The Lead Infusion RN leads by example to provide and supervise
nursing care of patients as directed by the ordering physician.
Accountable for direct and indirect quality patient care.
Coordinates nursing care with the nursing team to deliver optimal
nursing care. Models professional development as an integral part
of nursing practice and acts as a liaison with other health care
professionals. Applies knowledge drawn from broad, in-depth
education in social and physical sciences when assessing, planning,
ordering, giving, delegating, teaching, and supervising nursing
care which promotes the patient's optimum health and
Leading clinic operations and all infusion nursing staff to
ensure that adequate levels of staffing are achieved to handle the
work load. Serves as a role model and resource for patient care.
Provides leadership and promotes team-building among staff.
Facilitates communication between staff, physicians, management and
all other customers.
Performed majority of the time:
- Appropriately documents all assessments and data collection in
an ongoing, timely, accurate, concise and systematic manner
utilizing hospital and departmental charting format.
- Administers and documents medications/IV's fluids safely and
accurately following hospital policy.
- Completes daily staffing assignments.
- Ensures efficient patient throughput.
- Manages drug inventories and nursing supplies in the treatment
- Schedules patient appointments as needed into computer
- Ensures prior authorization has been obtained by the ordering
physician for all visits, procedures, imaging studies, specialist
referrals and specialty drugs.
- Register and check in patients to include gathering patient
information and keying demographic and insurance information into
the computerized practice management system.
- Derives nursing goals from assessment data to identify expected
- Provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served,
i.e. adult or geriatric, based on principals of growth, development
and life stages.
- Evaluates effectiveness of interventions as related to nursing
goals and expected outcomes.
- Provide concise, pertinent report to health care team,
physicians, and clinical managers.
- Manages daily patient assignments by assigning nurses to
patients and flexing staff to meet the patient volumes.
- Acts as a resource person, advising or assisting Outpatient
Services personnel as necessary in planning patient care.
Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of
- Participates in recruitment, interviewing, selection, and
orientation of staff.
- Provides input for the employee annual and 90-day performance
- Audits computer systems to reconcile medication administration
and billing record discrepancies.
- Counsels employees, coordinates disciplinary action, and
follow-up with the Department Director.
- Monitor quality of care being delivered in the infusion suite,
investigate issues and help develop solutions to correct the
- Responds to emergency situations and contact emergency services
as directed by physician.
Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited
to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):
- Impact limited to the team and the wellbeing of the
- Supporting the Director with budget planning.
- Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing.
Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing required within two (2)
years of transfer date into Lead position.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in acute care setting with
an emphasis in oncology and chemotherapy administration.
- Knowledge of CPT and ICD-9 CM coding systems.
- Prior experience as a lead nurse.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
- Current RN licensure for Oregon.
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS.
- Oncology Nurse Certification.
Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
- Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, and
a willingness to lead by example.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Demonstrates organizational skills and ability to
- Presents a professional image.
- Demonstrates grammar and spelling abilities in written
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to infusion / oncology patients.
- Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning,
implementation, and evaluation to direct delivery of patient
- Ability to perform in emergency patient situations following
- Functions as a cooperative, flexible team member in a positive
manner utilizing good communication techniques. Utilizes proper
channels of communication.
OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality
Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part
of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place
We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named
Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro
home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to
treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth.
A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of
Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health
care to patients.
As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our
name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our
expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living
in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to
primary and specialty care.
Additional Posting Information
Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment
opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring,
promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and
compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to
race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship,
veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability,
or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law.
We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application
of this policy in our daily business conduct.