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Infusion RN/Case Manager

Infusion RN/Case Manager

Department 
Infusion Center
Job Locations 
US-CT-Norwalk
Employment Type 
Regular Full-Time
Position Schedule 
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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Position Summary

Westmed Medical Group has a full time position available for a full-time Infusion RN/Case Manager for the infusion center at the Norwalk, CT office.  The RN will function as both an Infusion RN and Case Manager in a dual function role.  RN will be responsible for infusions and accessing the patient for bloods/chemo via peripheral lines.  RN will be trained to administer chemotherapy, and provide monitoring and continued assessment throughout the infusion period. The RN will also mix chemo.  We are willing to teach access via port-a-cath.  In the case management function, RN will be responsible for assisting the primary care providers in the coordination of care for a high-risk patient population, ensuring optimal service coordination, facilitation and support through all transitions of care.  This may include but not be limited to hospitalizations, sub-acute stays and ER visits.

 

Schedule is Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm with flexibility in hours required as needed.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for infusions and accessing the patient for bloods/chemo via peripheral lines.
  • Administer chemotherapy, and provide monitoring and continued assessment throughout the infusion period.
  • Assesses and monitors changes in the physical and psycho/social needs of patients utilizing the nursing process.
  • Educates and counsels patient and/or caregiver with provisions for follow-up.
  • Prepares the patient for and assists in complex procedures and treatments.
  • Administers and documents all medications including IV therapy accurately.
  • Acts as a liaison between patients, their families, the physician, and other health care personnel to promote the delivery of quality, efficient and cost-effective healthcare services.

  • Communicates effectively to the healthcare provider(s) any changes in the patient’s plan of care to promote care continuity.

  • Initiates post hospitalization or ER visit contact by telephone to facilitate post-hospital care including understanding of the discharge plan, acquisition and understanding of new medications or changes in medications as well as establishing necessary follow-up appointments.

  • Provides regular progress updates to the Primary Care Provider; assists with discharge plan in collaboration with the discharge planning nurse at the transitional site of care.

  • Follows-up on the targeted patient population referrals, internal and external to the practice.

  • Educates patients and families about the chronic illness and promotes a self-care model, when appropriate to achieve optimum wellness or stability of the illness.

  • Reviews patient reports and retrieves the necessary information to follow up on any results or outstanding issues.

Required Qualifications

  • BSN degree
  • Current Connecticut licensure as a Registered Nurse required, dual licensure in New York strongly preferred
  • ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certified
  • Preferred Accredited Case Manager Certification (ACM)
  • Current BLS
  • 3-5 years experience as a RN Case Manager in a hospital or medical facility
  • Strong computer skills, EMR experience preferred
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

Company Overview

Westmed Medical Group is a large, award-winning multi-specialty medical practice, with headquarters in Purchase, NY. It is staffed by a team of over 500 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers who are dedicated to providing coordinated, efficient and the highest quality of patient care at its 13 locations in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. The practice, known for its one-stop-shopping medical experience for patients, uses state-of-the-art systems and has a national reputation for measured healthcare excellence. Westmed offers 60+ medical specialties and currently has over 1,000 employees.  Our mission is to be your trusted partner in comprehensive, lifelong care.  The foundation for service excellence at Westmed Medical Group starts with the patient experience and focusing on the complete total care of our patients. Westmed is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Medical Home, the highest achievable level.  Westmed has been one of 480 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) nationwide since 2012, and was ranked a Fortune® 2017 Best Workplaces in Healthcare and in New York State.

 

Here at Westmed Medical Group, we look for individuals who are interested in and seek a challenging, growth-oriented, dynamic and friendly environment. Individuals with a strong work ethic along with a caring personality are who we find to be most successful here, fitting into our not so basic mantra of simply being “Smart" & “Nice". Our organization is constantly looking to bring on like-minded people who have a genuine interest in helping people and possess an intellectual curiosity to try and do things better and more efficiently. We strive to bring out the best in all of our team members and provide individuals with the support they need to achieve their career aspirations while providing the best quality care to our patients.

 

We provide a modern office environment, state-of-the-art equipment and technology as well as competitive benefits and salary. Our benefits include medical, dental, free copays for employees who see Westmed physicians, discounted vision glasses, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401k and profit sharing, flexible spending plans, and more.  Westmed Medical Group has also been GreatRated! as a Great Place to Work, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

 

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