Home Health Infusion Nurse - Per Diem - Newport News / Norfolk
Company: Option Care Health
Posted on: November 16, 2021
Extraordinary Care. Extraordinary Careers. With the nation's
largest home infusion provider, there is no limit to the growth of
your career. Option Care Health, Inc. is the largest independent
home and alternate site infusion services provider in the United
States. With over 6,000 team members including 2,900 clinicians, we
work compassionately to elevate standards of care for patients with
acute and chronic conditions in all 50 states. Through our clinical
leadership, expertise and national scale, Option Care Health is
re-imagining the infusion care experience for patients, customers
and employees. At Option Care Health we recognize that part of
being extraordinary is supporting and building a workforce that is
as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Join a company
that is taking action to develop a culture that is more inclusive,
respectful, engaging and rewarding for all team members. We are
committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements:As a leading healthcare provider, we
have an undeniable responsibility to protect the health and safety
of our patients, customers and team members. COVID-19 vaccinations
are required as a condition of employment for patient and
customer-facing team members as well as all Director level and
above leadership roles. Please note we will consider exceptions to
this requirement for those who cannot be vaccinated due to a
medical condition or strongly held religious beliefs. Upon hire,
new team members will have 42 DAYS from their start date to be
fully vaccinated or receive approved exemption. Please work with
your Talent Acquisition representative to determine if this
position falls into one of those categories. Job Description
Summary:An Infusion Nurse is a licensed clinician who coordinates
and provides direct patient care in the home or alternate treatment
site to ensure patient safety with continuity and compliance under
a physician's plan of care. Works under the direct supervision of
the designated supervisor.Job Description: ---Job Responsibilities
(listed in order of importance and/or time spent)
- Initiates, develops and implements nursing plan of treatments;
evaluating patient progress towards goals. Organizes and
participates in the provision of direct patient care, performs
treatments, administers medications, and educates patients and
families/caregivers. Modifies plan of treatment in response to
changing patient status or physician orders to achieve established
or revised patient care goals.
- Assesses patient needs and physical status at each skilled
visit through health data access and patient interview.
Re-evaluates patient needs through physical reassessment, response
to therapy, and supplemental physician orders. Obtains and
clarifies physician orders for plan of treatment revisions, informs
physician promptly of significant changes in patient's condition,
and provides written summary to physician within supplemental
- Provides effective and safe teaching using patient-centered
care approach for patient and family to achieve independence with
prescribed therapy and care needs through active participation per
plan of treatment goals.
- Effectively and timely communicates with Option Care's Clinical
team, medical providers, patients and families/caregivers to
facilitate continuity of care. Prepares clinical documentation in
real-time during visits and submits to the nursing department to
comply with established time lines for billing optimization.
Completes all documentation legibly, and applies approved
abbreviations and documentation error correction practices per
Option Care's policy.
- Coordinates discharge planning and prepares discharge summaries
with patient instructions and thoroughly reports patient care
needs, progress and goals when transferring care.
- Demonstrates compliance with agency operations, Option Care's
policies and procedures, professional standards, local, state,
federal regulations/guidelines, and accreditation standards.
- Maximizes work efficiency through the use of computers and
other automation technologies to validate plan of treatment orders,
communicates patient care provided, and follows assigned visit
schedule. Completes Daily Activity Record paper or electronic
(eDAR) accurately and legibly according to agency submission
requirements at the end of each work day.
- Responds promptly and appropriately to patient requests.
Initiates emergency procedures as necessary.
- Accepts accountability for own practice through ethical and
professional conduct. Follows established programs and practice
within policies and procedures reflective of Option Care's mission,
values and objectives.
- Observes legal and ethical guidelines for safeguarding the
confidentiality of patient and proprietary Option Care information
including adherence to HIPAA regulations.
- Speaks knowledgeably about Option Care's scope of services and
effectively instructs patients about related financial obligations
for care and service charges.
- Attends and completes required training modules, in-services,
and continuing education to maintain competency and professional
licensure for demonstrated knowledge regarding the care and
management of patients in the home and/or alternate care settings.
Participates in multidisciplinary team conferences and provides
mentoring to other nurses for orientation and supervisory
activities as assigned. Effectively provides oversight and
coordination of paraprofessionals in the home setting and may act
as the Supervisor in the absence of the Supervisor or Nurse Manager
as applicable in accordance with state and federal
- Participates in nursing department on-call
- Actively participates in facility process improvement program
and assists Supervisor or Nurse Manager with chart audit functions
- Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.
Supervisory ResponsibilitiesDoes this position have supervisory
responsibilities? (i.e. hiring, recommending/approving promotions
and pay increases, scheduling, performance reviews, discipline,
etc.) No Basic Education and/or Experience
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and at least 1 year
of experience as a registered nurse or recent graduate with prior
experience as an IV Certified LVN/LPN with one year professional
- Required license in Registered Nursing as granted by the
state(s) of practice.
- Current CPR certification. Basic Qualifications
- Demonstrated competency in patient care standards required for
safe delivery of services and infusion skill sets applicable to
agency programs and service needs. Advanced certification and
training as applicable.
- Required license to operate a motor vehicle in the state of
practice with access to a vehicle for business travel with proof of
- Basic knowledge of computer operating systems and software
applications with the ability to apply knowledge in the effective
use of nursing technology tools to communicate and document care
provided. Travel Requirements: (if required)Willing to travel up to
100% of the time for business purposes. Preferred Qualifications &
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing as granted by an accredited
school of nursing preferred. This job description is to be used as
a guide for accomplishing Company and department objectives, and
only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the
position. It is in no way to be construed as an all-encompassing
list of duties. Option Care Health subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity, making employment available without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status
according to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran
status, or genetic information.---
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