Infusion Clinical Director
- Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC
- Silver Spring, Maryland
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**4 Day Work Week, Free Parking**
**Full COVID Vaccination Required**
JOB TITLE: Infusion Clinical Director
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating patients’ course of infusion therapy for clinical and CRBR patients. Responsible for assisting the staff in ordering medication, supplies and DME for the Infusion Department. Responsible for hiring and supervising nursing and support staff for the Infusion Department. Responsible for developing policies and procedures for the Infusion Department, including best practices to ensure safety of patients and staff. Responsible for collaboration and coordination with Infusion Business Manager, Physician Director, Marketing Director, and COO to foster business development of ARISE.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to Chief Operations Officer and Physician Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Infusion staff including Assistant Manager, Team Leads, Nurses and Medical Assistants.
TYPICAL WORKING DEMANDS: Requires full range of motion including handling, transferring, and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Involves standing, walking, and sitting. Requires exposure to bodily fluids. Occasionally lifts items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires ability to type and document in an electronic health record. Requires use of Microsoft Office.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to bio-hazardous materials, medicinal preparations. Fast paced, busy medical office. Travel as needed to all sites.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (List may not include all of the duties assigned) 1. Hire, onboard, supervise and evaluate Infusion staff. 2. Develops, implements, and updates policies and procedures related to infusion therapy. 3. Evaluates safety protocols and modifies as needed. 4. Educates Infusion staff on ARA and ARISE rules, regulations, processes, and expectations. 5. Holds monthly staff meetings and quarterly team leader meetings. 6. Delegating clinical responsibilities to Team Leaders 7. Collaborates with supervisors and other managers to develop ARISE business. 8. Communicates with Pharmaceutical Representatives for updated education and in-services on infusion medications. 9. Communicates with vendors (DME, Suppliers, etc.) as needed. 10.Carries forward strategic vision related to ARISE, as developed and instructed by Executive Committee. 11.Create and maintain reports for ARISE, including productivity reports, incident reports, audits, and other reports requested by upper management. 12.Clinically supports Infusion staff at all sites, as needed 13.Performs all Duties required of an Infusion Nurse: Checks patient electronic chart to ensure that physicians’ reports are in the chart before taking patient back to infusion room. Prepares patients for infusion of medication. Takes brief histories, checks vital signs, and reviews patient’s list of medications. Provides infusion therapy in a safe and competent manner. Monitors patient and reports appropriately changes tin the patient’s condition or to emergencies. Gives injections, performs phlebotomy as needed. Provides education information to patient’s family regarding biological drug therapy. Instructs patient about biological infusion, how it works and its side effects. Maintains current stats on patients. Schedules patients for biological infusions. Remains current with the policies mandated by federal and local governments, Medicare/Medicaid programs and other private healthcare programs regarding handling of laboratory work. Orders infusion medications and supplies as needed. Maintains emergency equipment and medication for the infusion suite. 14.Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of indications of therapy, pharmacological actions, interactions, side effects, and monitoring or parameters. 2. Understanding of drug calculations. 3. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment. 4. Knowledge of Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice by INS and adheres to the Standards of Practice. 5. Skill in site selection for placement of a peripheral IV which may include upper & lower extremities. 6. Skill in taking vital signs. 7. Skill in maintaining clear notes in a patient’s chart. 8. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, other staff members and the public. 9. Skill in medication calculations. 10.Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 11.Ability to adapt to changes in the department. 12.Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. 13.Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness. 14.Participate in the development of policies and procedures related to infusion therapy. 15.Ability to effectively hire, train and manage Infusion staff across the practice. 16.Ability to work in a collaborative and cooperative manner with the physician director, COO, managing partner and executive committee of ARA.
1. Follows compliance requirements mandated by OSHA.
2. Follows compliance requirements pertaining to collection and handling of laboratory specifics including, but not exclusive of, collection, temperature, containers, and proper disposal of biohazard materials.
3. Follows guidelines for maintaining patient confidentiality.
4. Demonstrates a strong commitment to honest and responsible corporate conduct. 5. Identifies, reports, and/or prevents any fraudulent or unethical behavior.
HIPAA-Minimum Necessary Access to PHI
The responsibilities associated with this position allow access to the computer ”role” of ARA Nurse only. We are committed to enforcing the minimum necessary access to our patients PHI by limiting the uses and disclosures of this information within our practice. In order for this employee to carry out his/her job (carry out TPO) in a manner that best serves our patients, the employee needs access to the aforementioned computer “role”. Role descriptions are explicitly defined in our HIPAA manual. Access to computer information is password protected. Upon termination of an employee, his/her password will be deleted from the system.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE: 1. BLS/CPR Certification 2. Current Registered Nurse License in DC, Maryland, or Virginia
EXPERIENCE: Management and / or leadership (Team Lead, Trainer) experience Minimum of 5 years of experience in infusion therapy or related experience
DISCLAIMER: The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed as an exhausted list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and the level of the job.
Job ID: 357440796