Licensed Practical Nurse - Infusion

Position Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse administers a variety of Infusion Therapy regimens safely and efficiently in a private oncology practice setting. Works collaboratively with multiple physicians within the practice to meet each patient’s individual need throughout their chemotherapy treatments.

Responsibilities
  • Provides treatment to patients according to physicians’ orders by preparing and infusing peripheral parenteral medications, within the LPN scope of practice, and administering injections.

  • Coordinates patient care with departments within and outside the office by consistently communicating with other chemotherapy/triage nurses, Clinical Research department, PA’s, physicians, Lab staff members, Front Office, and Billing Office and outside facilities such as home health agencies, other doctors’ offices, and hospitals. 

  • Monitors patient status by performing continuous assessments during infusion, such as checking vital signs and possible drug reactions or side effects.

  • Assists the Prep Tech in maintaining supply inventory by ensuring that there is an adequate reserve of supplies, materials, and equipment and that they are in working order. 

  • Assists the Prep Tech when needed to ensure adequate supply of drugs, assists in   refilling drugs into the Pyxis machine, checking the expiration date of emergency drugs, and performing a monthly drug inventory.

  • Assists the Prep Tech in preventing excessive waste of materials (supplies) that are used for non-chemotherapy administration by monitoring usage, checking inventory, and ensuring that all equipment is in working order so as to avoid errors that would entail multiple procedures.  Is responsible for maintaining IV pumps:  sending them out for servicing when needed and alerting administration of same.

  • Educates patients/significant others about their treatments (drugs administered), side effects and self-care measures post treatment. 

  • Comforts patients and their families by maintaining constant communication with them and providing emotional and psychological support so as to alleviate any anxieties they may have, while also trying to make their experience as positive as possible. 

  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by following organizational standards and legal requirements

  • Ensures that equipment is clean, uncontaminated, and functional by performing cleaning duties.

  • Maintains knowledge base by attending educational sessions and remaining up-to-date with new drugs and treatment.

  • Works collaboratively with the RNs in the chemo infusion area by assisting with starting IV lines, taking Vital Signs, assigning chairs to patients for treatment and maintaining a calm environment in emergency situations.

  • Maintains patient privacy by keeping all information found in patients’ files confidential; HIPAA compliant. 

Required Skills
  • Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of prior experience within a medical setting

  • Prior knowledge of infusion therapies

  • Proficiency with computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Office, electronic medical records, etc.)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Office, electronic medical records, lab computer systems)

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, required

If you are interested in this position, please fill out the application here and mail, fax, or email it to the Human Resources department.

To mail:

1100 Meade St

Dunmore, PA 18512

To fax:

570.342.3316

To email:

careers@cancercarenepa.com

This organization does not discriminate in any way to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status of any employee because of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or military or uniformed services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. In addition, the facility complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. If you are an applicant with a mental or physical disability who needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, contact the Human Resources department.