• IV Therapist

    ID
    2018-21703
    Department
    IV Therapy
    Work Hours
    0600-1430
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
    40-56 Hours
    Location
    US-NY-Plattsburgh
    Weekend Requirements
    Working every other weekend required and holidays as scheduled
  • Overview

    The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the management of patient care, utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient outcomes.  The nurse directs and guides the delivery of nursing care, patient education, and all care related activities, while maintaining standards of professional nursing collaborating with other disciplines as appropriate.

    Responsibilities

    1. Practices within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for Registered Professional Nurses and provides care according to CVPH (generic & unit-specific) Standards of Care and Practice.
    2. Assesses patient by performing a functional health pattern/physical assessment on all patients as indicated when he/she is admitted, when a significant change in condition occurs, upon transfer to/receiving from another unit, and as defined by CVPH generic and unit-specific Patient Care Standards.  
    3. Verifies and/or transcribes and implements physician orders.
    4. Develops/Revises plan of care to include discharge plan that prescribes nursing actions to achieve age-specific outcome goals for the patient(s) with various diagnosis.
    5. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring monitoring/intervention with “Point of Care Testing” (e.g., fingersticks,  stool/gastric testing),  patient care devices (e.g., PCA, Gemini, suction apparatus),  and other such devices/treatments.
    6. Documents/communicates nursing care, physiological responses to other health care providers through verbal reports and patient record(s) as dictated by policy/guidelines; Reports to physician changes/deviations from expected norm.   
    7. Provides nursing care through utilization of the electronic information system, (e.g, Order Entry for orders, retrieving of lab data, etc)
    8. Provides leadership and measures effectiveness of nursing care by providing supervision, delegation, monitoring/reassessment of all patient care as required.
    9. Performs in crisis/emergency (e.g. code 99, 66, 33, priority one) while maintaining a positive/ calm approach.  Responds promptly.
    10. Provides prioritized patient/family education.
    11. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring pain management (surgical, chronic and terminal) according to organization and unit standards.
    12. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring medication administration by the applicable routes to include controlled substances and list II drugs; Utilizes the pyxis system as required.
    13. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring blood/blood product therapy.
    14. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring preventive skin care, wound management and pressure ulcer prevention/treatment.
    15. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring various respiratory therapy modalities such as oxygen therapy.
    16. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring specimens.
    17. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring restraints/ protective/ supportive devices, wandering/elopement, seizure and suicide precautions, and the patient on fall protocol.
    18. Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient population providing comprehensive holistic care for the dying patient, including post mortem care and support or the patient's spirituality.
    19. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring IV therapy to include various route (e.g., peripheral, central), methods (e.g.,  continuous, intermittent, IVPB, IVP), and  solutions/medications (e.g.,  TPN, PPN, lipid infusions, medicated drips).
    20. Provides care using infection control practices as outlined in Medical Center policies/procedures (e.g. Universal Standard Precautions and Isolation Techniques).
    21. Advocates patient rights and demonstrates a working knowledge of Advance Directive practices, organ donation and procurement as evidenced by completion of documentation as outlined by CVPH policy/procedures.
    22. Manages conflict/identifies ethical dilemmas and assists patients and families in resolving.
    23. Supports fluctuation in patient care needs by floating/overtime when required
    24. Responds promptly to the units in a timely manner when paged.
    25. Supports coworks in the accomplishment of IV therapy calls.
    26. Collaborates with physicians, case coordinators, discharge planners and nursing staff in preparation for a safe discharge.
    27. Provides venipuncture and IV care and maintenance as outlined in Medical Center policies/procedures/protocol (peripheral IVs to all groups, midlines).
    28. Provides nursing care for the patient with central venous access devices as outlined in Medical Center policies/procedures/protocols (blood draws, cap and dressing changes, removal, site assessments).
    29. Provides nursing care for the patient experiencing IV therapy related complications (infiltration, extravasation, thrombosis, phlebitis, fluid overload, clotted catheter).
    30. Provides nursing care to the patients requiring chemotherapy (administration, patient teaching, extravastion, chemo spill).
    31. Provides assessment for IV device placement and consults with physician.
    32. Provides nursing care to outpatients receiving IV therapy.
    33. Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
    2. Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
    3. Meets requirements of physical/pre-placement screening.
    4. Experience with PICC line placement or able to be competencied within six months is required on identified shifts.

     

    As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

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