This position is responsible for the provision of nursing care including but not limited to: triage calls as they arise with home infusion patients and to provide initial and ongoing infusion nursing care needs to home care patients complying with applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess patient needs and assist with medical issues related to concern of call
Adapt communication style to patients representing diverse personal, professional, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds
Use excellent listening skills to receive detailed information
Utilize electronic protocol database to assess, educate and document all health information in an accurate and expedient fashion
Meet minimum established quality and productivity standards
Knowledge of and appropriate use of internal and external resources
Collaborate with on call provider when necessary in providing advice or determining disposition for patient
Independently and completely performs focused assessment to provide most effective patient care.
Prioritizes key nursing diagnoses to address physical and psychosocial/emotional areas.
Independently develops, implements, and evaluates plan of care that recognizes subtle changes in patient’s condition and adapts plan as needed.
Utilizes standard unit technology and uses advanced technology as appropriate.
Inserts peripheral venous access devices and preforms phlebotomy
Infuses specialty medications in the home via multiple types of vascular access devises.
Anticipates and intervenes when there are concerns related to patient and staff safety.
Consults documentation to identify trends in patient status and enhance continuity of assessment and ongoing nursing care.
Demonstrates empathy in interactions with patients/families.
Recognizes ethical issues and seeks assistance in addressing them.
Recognizes and values professional collaborative communication and the positive effect on patient outcomes.
Functions as an independent and supportive team member, provides assistance to others.
Approaches conflict situations in a constructive manner.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills through use of the nursing process, excellent problem solving skills, and demonstrated ability to set priorities
Demonstrates customer service, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to build respectful relationships within and between units and individuals
Demonstrates accountability and dependability including good attendance record with punctuality
Demonstrates adaptability to changing needs and priorities based on unit, departmental and institutional goals/objectives
Other Related Duties:
Practices within the scope of license, certification, or registration.
Complies with all applicable continuing education requirements.
Complies with all University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and departmental standards and expectations.
Supports the department’s commitment to continuous improvement activities and principles through positive and respectful contribution in all problem-solving and change processes at PAC Services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The employee will be able to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations: ability to communicate/ exchange information, fine motor coordination/dexterity necessary for keyboarding or typing, and may require reaching, bending, twisting, stooping, moving about, lifting of up to 30 pounds, etc., with or without the use of assistive/adaptive devices.
OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD INFORMATION:
Staff members may have routine exposure to all chemical inventory, inclusive of hazardous materials, housed at all work sites for PACs, including but not limited to: the office, hospital, clinics, vehicles and warehouse. Chemical inventory reference materials are available to all staff in the form of hard copy and on-line Material Safety Data Sheets.
Staff may carry out assignments in patient’s homes, hospitals, clinics and PACs offices. Staff may drive personal or University owned vehicle and walk on uneven surfaces to these various work site locations in all weather conditions on a regular basis
Licensed registered nurse in the State of Michigan.
Two (2) or more years of adult medical/surgical nursing experience.
Ability to demonstrate excellent problem solving and triage skills
IV infusion experience
Direct experience with all types of vascular access devices.
Two years of recent clinical experience that demonstrates effective coordination of clinical care for a broad range of patients (adult, pediatric and geriatric).
Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast paced environment as demonstrated by interview, references and performance evaluation.
Excellent communication and customer service skills
In-depth recent experience in patient education (i.e.: self-care, disease state management).
NOTE: In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.
Home care or Home Infusion experience as a RN
Peripheral venous catheter insertion and phlebotomy experience
Pediatric experience as a RN
Certification in Infusion Therapy, Nutrition Support, Oncology Nursing
Experience teaching and developing patient education material/policies and procedures for home infusion and equipment techniques.
Experience with EPIC Home Health
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What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
Nursing at Michigan offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits!
Salary range for Registered Nurses- $67,815.44 - $107,275.37
Evening Shift Differential- $2.55 per hour
Night Shift Differential- $3.40 per hour
Weekend Differential- $1.75 per hour
Hours per week: 1.0 FTE 65 hours after hours schedule and 8 hours staffing. (The base pay will represent a pay schedule that is equal to 50% of the after hours commitment. EX: 32.5 hours pay / 65 hours after hours schedule)
Shift/ Hours/Days: M-F 7pm-8am (performed remotely) and 8 hours (in office/field) of staffing during the week
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 194294
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