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Home Infusion Field Nurse Supervisor - Farmingdale, NY

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
FARMINGDALE, NY
Date:
04/27/2017
Job Code:
1711693
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Home Infusion Field Nurse Supervisor - Farmingdale, NY(Job Number:697770)
Description

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The primary role of the Field Nurse Supervisor is to provide infusion nursing services to patients receiving infusion medications from AxelaCare Health Solutions LLC. (AxelaCare) pharmacy, supervise nurse professionals in the field, and / or provide clinical coordination for infusion services for AxelaCare’s patients.  Service delivery will occur in patient’s home or alternate site per patient’s request. The Field Nurse Supervisor will coordinate and manage the nursing activities of other nurses in an assigned area. These nurses may be a combination of contract nurses and / or direct employees of AxelaCare. All infusion services and medication delivery will be provided utilizing accepted Infusion therapy clinical technique and AxelaCare’s 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:
  • Ability to 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
  • Infuse medications on a regular basis in patient’s home setting including 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
  • Assess patient in home environments, including clinical assessment, monitoring and tracking vital signs, safety of environment, pain assessment, monitor effectiveness of medication treatment, develop plan of care, education for patients and patient’s family members, including providing care
  • Perform supervisory visits for assigned nursing personnel
  • Establish and maintain all clinical documentation including, but not limited to, Plans of Care / Treatment (POC / POT), Clinical Summaries, medication changes and any updates for AxelaCare pharmacy
  • Communicate effectively to internal AxelaCare personnel, any patient status changes or information relevant to promote the coordination of care and safety of a patient 
  • Willingness to work with most ages and diagnosis of patients receiving infusion therapy medication
  • May work with numerous infused or Injectable medications including orals per AxelaCare protocols
  • Clinical oversight of patient functions provided by AxelaCare Health Solutions, LLC., within a limited geographical area
  • Collaborative relationships involving agencies delivering services on behalf of / or in conjunction with AxelaCare, including nursing agencies in a contracted relationship, patient, families, significant caregivers, and other healthcare team members, in a limited geographical area, if needed
  • Maintaining current State Nursing licensure, as required by the State Department of Health, is mandatory
  • 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
  • May work in office or alternate settings including home settings
  • Ability to travel on occasion
  • May be required to work any day or shift as required to accommodate patient schedules in administering medications, on occasion.
  • May be required to lift or carry equipment and supplies to patients home
  • May be required to participate in afterhours on call responsibilities, on occasion
  • Other duties as requested

Job Health Care Delivery (Clin Care)
Primary Location US-NY-FARMINGDALE
Other Location 
Organization OptumRx AxelaCare
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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