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Registered Nurse (RN), Home Infusion (Per Diem) - Colorado Springs, CO more...
Location:Eldorado Springs, CO
Company:OptumRx
First posted:May 02, 2017
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Careers with AxelaCare. Discover a health services career that encourages your professional growth while delivering steadfast commitment to exceptional patient care. That's what you discover at AxelaCare. We were founded by a close group of medical professionals in Kansas City, KS to provide patient - focused, state of the art home infusion services for acute, hemophilia and Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIg) therapies. Today we collaborate with leading doctors to develop breakthrough technologies for patient outcomes assessment; and we recently joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies. It all reinforces our commitment to empowering people in the pursuit and delivery of exceptional patient care, and creating personalized career paths to discovering your life's best work.(sm)

The primary role of the Home Infusion Nurse is to provide infusion nursing services to patients receiving infusion medications from OptumRx / AxelaCare pharmacy and / or provide clinical coordination for infusion services for all OptumRx / AxelaCares patients.Service delivery will occur in patients home or alternate site per patients request. All infusion services and medication delivery will be provided utilizing accepted Infusion therapy clinical technique and OptumRX / AxelaCares established policy and procedures ordered by a licensed physician or licensed practitioner.All clinical operations will be consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies, and specifically focused on delivery of infusion therapy nursing and medication delivery.

Primary Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain positive clinical rapport with all patients and their families, representing AxelaCare including working directly with patients and their families, maintain contact and clinically monitor all patients providing direct infusion therapy services
Obtain medical history particularly as related to present condition
Assess patient in home environments, including clinical assessment safety of environment, willingness of patient / caregivers to become independent in therapy, pain assessment, monitor effectiveness of medication treatment, develop plan of care, education for patients and patients family members, including providing care
Infuse medications on a regular basis in patients home setting including monitoring and tracking vital signs, performing procedures such as IV placement, phlebotomy, and medication administration via peripheral infusion device; or PICC line; Implantable port; and / or Central Venous Catheters and as ordered by a licensed physician or licensed practitioner
Establish and maintain all clinical documentation including Plans of Care / Treatment (POC / POT), Clinical Summaries, medication changes and updates for AxelaCare pharmacy
Provide skilled care as outlined in the plan of care and according to the physician orders
Provide care to patients of most ages and varying diagnosis receiving infusion therapy medication
May work with numerous infused or Injectable medications including orals per AxelaCare protocols
Clinical oversight of all patient functions, including but not limited to observing signs and symptoms of reactions and reporting assessments to physician, any changes in patient physician, emotional or environment condition and patient / caregiver teaching
Completes patient visit document and submits documentation according to documentation policy
Communicates patient needs and issues with supervisor
Participates in case conferences
Maintains ongoing knowledge of current patient infusion medications
Collaborative relationships involving all agencies delivering services on behalf of / or in conjunction with AxelaCare, including all nursing agencies in a contracted relationship, patient, families, significant caregivers, and other healthcare team members
Maintain current State Nursing licensure, as required by the State Department of Health
Assist in securing and maintaining all licensure and accreditations warranted by AxelaCare, including required Home Health Licensure, JCAHO, and any other licensure or credentialing as necessary
Compliance and adherence to all State and Federal regulations and laws, JCAHO, OSHA, HIPAA, CPR, all infusion pharmacy and nursing licensure accepted standards of practice
Maintain all mandatory education required upon hire and annually per policy
May be required to represent the company in clinical interactions as requested
May provide education regarding AxelaCare Health Solutions services, for both internally and external customers
Function as clinical educator, and resource, including but not limited to orienting new staff
May work in office or alternate settings including home settings

Required Qualifications:

Registered nurse - Licensed in the state(s) of practice and others as requested
Graduate of accredited nursing program
2+years as a Registered Nurse with proficiency in infusion therapy
Knowledgeable and / or experience with current state licensure requirements
Knowledgeable and / or experience in HIPAA; OSHA; The Joint Commission (or other accrediting bodies)
Advanced interpersonal communications, both written and verbal.
Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
Ability to work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals including pharmacy, physicians, outside infusion nursing agencies, sales, patients, families, and significant caregivers
Professional appearance and teaching skills
Ability to work independently in home or alternate site settings
Ability to work under pressure with clinical emergencies if required
Ability to assume a flexible work schedule
Ability to meet attendance, overtime, on - call, and other reliability requirements of the job
Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience administering infusion therapy in a home or alternate site setting
Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office and electronic medical records (EMR) programs
Knowledge of the Infusion Nursing standards (INS) and nursing process including assessment, problem identification or nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning and communicating, implementation, and evaluation
Careers with AxelaCare. Discover a health services career that encourages your professional growth while delivering steadfast commitment to exceptional patient care. That's what you discover at AxelaCare. We were founded by a close group of medical professionals in Lenexa, KS to provide patient - focused, state of the art home infusion services for acute, hemophilia and Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIg) therapies. Today we collaborate with leading doctors to develop breakthrough technologies for patient outcomes assessment; and we recently joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies. It all reinforces our commitment to empowering people in the pursuit and delivery of exceptional patient care, and creating personalized career paths to discovering your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, Infusion Nurse, Home Infusion, home health IV, IVIG, IV therapy, INS, IGNS, ER, Oncology, ICU, Infusion Therapy, AxelaCare, Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado

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