Infusion Center Nurse - Smith Clinic
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Infusion Center Nurse (ICN) is responsible for providing safe and competent infusion therapy including initiation and maintainance of intravenous lines and administration of medication and fluids. The ICN works with physicians and other healthcare team members to ensure the quality of care for the patient. The ICN integrates technical skills, scientific knowledge, and compassionate attitude to aid those living with chronic illness, including their families (starting from diagnosis, treatment, and then survivorship to end-of-life care).
1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a. Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. BSN preferred.
Licensed to practice professional nursing in Texas.
Relevant specialty certification required within two years of employment.
2. Work Experience: Three (3) years of nursing experience in related specialty area.
3. Equipment Operated: Office equipment related to job duties.
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Bilingual Skills Preferred
Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports
Others: Customer service focused/oriented, superior nursing process skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, pleasant telephone voice, ability to answer incoming calls and keep encounter patient/client-focused; uses excellent hearing and listening skills to receive detailed information; works well as a team member; effective with minimum supervision.
2. Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC, Research
3. Advanced Education:
Advance Training Specialty: Related specialty certification within two (2) years of employment
Bachelor's Degree Major: Nursing/BSN preferred
4. Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
5. Other Requirements: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret Harris Health system
Software, clinical care guidelines, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Demonstrates proficiency in crisis intervention, teaching/coaching, disease management, and diagnostic/monitoring.