The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT, USA
The UVMMC Home Infusion Nurse Coordinator (HINC) is responsible for assuring appropriate transition of patients to the home infusion service by creating, revising and assessing the patient plan of care relative to identified criteria. The Home Infusion Nurse Coordinator teaches patients, care givers and home health care nurses to administer infusion therapy in the home and makes recommendations regarding safety to MD and inpatient Case manager. The HINC will coordinate with health care team members to assure timely progression of patients across the continuum of care and coordinates with home health care professionals to assure all involved are prepared to participate in home infusion therapy for the patient. The HINC maintains contact with patient, care givers and health care professionals through assessments via phone weekly or as needed. The HINC supports quality improvement through evaluation of variances to identified protocols and maintains quality data systems, event reports and identifies and participates in quality projects and maintains inventory particular to patient needs.
This position is Per Diem; there is not a set schedule and there are no committed hours.
General Minimum Qualification Standards:
Demonstrates and maintains any required competencies.
Ability to speak, read and write English.
Exhibit honesty, self-direction, initiative, good judgement, positive attitude.
Communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Works cooperatively and in a productive manner with employees, clients, customers and the general public.
Maintains satisfactory standing with the Adult Abuse Registry, Child Abuse & Neglect Registry, Vermont Criminal Information Center and OIG.
Free from illegal use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
Able to carry out functions of job without risk of harm to the health and safety of self and others.
Holds a valid driver’s license and has a reliable, registered vehicle with insurance as required by home health agency and appropriate to position.
Traveling to and working in patients' homes will be required.
Schedule will vary; work hours may occur outside of normal business hours.
May experience hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, visitors and staff; stress due to a demanding profession; exposure to blood-borne pathogens; a variety of environmental exposures such as inclement weather, animals, firearms, tobacco use, dust, and other client based activities and preferences.
Essential physical requirements:
Must walk, sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours.
Must have the ability to push, pull and lift from the floor, up to a total of 50 pounds and be able to move with the weight.
Climbing: able to navigate stairs of varying heights and degrees.
Balancing: able to maintain balance.
Kneeling, crouching, stooping, twisting, reaching below waist level, reaching overhead and reaching torso level.
State of Vermont Registered Nurse (RN) license required. The University of Vermont Medical Center is moving toward an all Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) workforce. All external candidates hired into, or current employees promoted to, a RN position will be required to obtain their BSN as outlined in the terms of their offer letter. Current internal RNs are strongly encouraged to pursue a BSN to support this initiative.
Two to five years of related clinical experience such as case management, home or public health nursing experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.