Registered Nurse -Infectious Diseases Antibiotic Program, Part time w/ benefits, Day

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Greenwich, CT
Nov 30, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Registered Nurse practices within the Patient and Family Centered Care Model will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients, coordinate ancillary staff and collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team. 

 

Greenwich Hospital’s IDAP department services patients from pediatric age and older. Its average daily census runs from 10-22 patients per 10 hour shifts. The department’s services are offered 365 days a year and available 24 hours per day. This is attained with a staff of a board certified Infectious Diseases doctor, highly skilled and compassionate 2 to 3 nurses who work 4 days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A nurse is on-call from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day. The team manages IDAP patients requiring individualized IV antibiotic therapy with and without wound care. In addition, the team provides to the needs of other patients requiring therapeutic phlebotomy, IV infusions for autoimmune diseases and specialized blood draws.



EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process
    • 1.1 Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency within their practicing specialty area.
  • 2. Professional Integration
    • 2.1 Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
  • 3. Leadership
    • 3.1 Uses effective communication, time management and prioritization skills.
  • 4. Communication/Collaboration
    • 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department/unit
  • 5. Quality/Performance Management
    • 5.1 Contributes to department effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance.
  • 6. Support of Unit Goals
    • 6.1 Dedicates work time in the areas of leadership, education, nursing practice or performance management to support advancement of unit goals in agreement with the Nurse Manager.
  • 7. IV placement, care and maintenance of peripheral and central lines.
  • 8. Administer IV meds such as Remicade, Actemra, Orencia, IV Ig, Reclast, Solumedrol, subcutaneous and IVP medications.
  • 9. Assures individualized wound care for patients.
  • 10. Evaluates patient outcomes and notifies ordering physician about changes in patient’s condition.
  • 11. Teaching patients about general wellness and diseases processes with reinforcement of teaching to both IDAP and non-IDAP patients.
  • 12. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals.
  • 13. Perform non-nursing functions such as precertifications, scheduling required patient testing, and secretarial tasks.
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Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; BSN strongly recommended or currently enrolled in BSN/MSN program.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Hospital experience of at least one year. Competent IV placement skills. Knowledge of EPIC is preferred.  

 

LICENSURE

 

RN in State of Connecticut or Permit; Basic Life Support (BLS)

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

May be exposure to infectious diseases. Will be exposed to physical, mental and emotional illness as well as end of life conditions and death. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care. Standing/walking for more than half of the day. Frequently bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting and lifting. Must be able to assist pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds

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Job Info

Job: 16873

Department: IDAP
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 24

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