Nurse Manager ( RN ), Home Infusion

Less than 5 years experience  •  Insurance

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/25/17
Baton Rouge, LA
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/25/17

Position Description

You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? OptumRx is creating an innovative approach to Specialty Home Infusion. Here you'll find a professional culture where you can use your talent and our resources to make an impact on a huge scale. With better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work.(sm)


As the Nurse Manager you'll responsible for all nursing related activities in the branch and ensure quality patient care and staff performance. The Nurse Manager follows the direction set by the General Manager / RVP Operations and the Regional Director of Nursing. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management and oversight of all nurses and nursing care provided by the nursing staff
  • Hires, trains, develops and manages a professional and allied staff
  • Assists the General Manager and VP Nursing in ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies governing health care delivery and the rules of accrediting bodies by continually monitoring operations and reporting and initiating changes where required and directed
  • Serves as the DON / Home Health Administrator in branch with a licensed home health agency
  • Serves as clinical resource to field staff, exercising considerable judgment, problem solving skills, and professional knowledge
  • Responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of systems that support the delivery of patient care and the achievement of quality patient outcomes
  • Assures that departmental staff complete orientation, maintain clinical competence, participates in continuing education and are evaluated in a timely manner. Participates in the orientation of clinical staff, or other branch personnel, as requested
  • Oversees the receipt, evaluation, acceptance and execution of the initial patient intake process to assure that patient verification, assessment, teaching, and the ongoing scheduling of nursing services occurs in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Manages employees through establishing performance goals, allocating resources and reviewing policies for the department. Including but not limited to performance evaluations, field supervisory visits, and performance management counseling
  • Assures that all patient related documentation, and clinical and departmental reports, are accurately completed, submitted, and / or filed in a timely manner, according to internal and external regulatory requirements and in support of the billing process 
  • Maintains and participates in the review of organization wide policies and procedures in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care
  • Participates in planning, decision making, and implementation of all branch office activities that affect clinical nursing services and the performance of the multidisciplinary team
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise, while assuming own clinical competency
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility and budget participation through improvement and innovation
  • Communicates with physicians and other health care providers on nursing related issues
  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of departmental reports.  Prepares periodic reports for supervisor, as required
  • Maintains all applicable internal, professional, local, state, federal licensures, certifications, and employment requirements, as required of staff department
  • Assures departmental understanding, implementation and compliance with all aspects of the company’s Performance Improvement Program. Including but not limited to completion of quality reports, reviewing quality data, researching employee / patient grievances, participation in branch emergencies (actual and drills)
  • Participates in the marketing of services by providing educational programs / in - services and participating in team selling opportunities
  • Participates in various internal committees as requested
  • Serves as branch infection control coordinator
  • Assumes or augments the duties of the staff nurse, as required to provide direct patient care, including clinical on - call, as per company policy
  • Maintains proficiency with electronic medical record system

Required Qualifications:

  • State (s) licensure in the state of practice and others as requested
  • 3+ years RNexperience in a related specialty, such as pharmaceutical industry, oncology, infusion therapy or critical care
  • 2+ years of documented proven management experience
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals including clinical, pharmacy, nurses, case managers, discharge planners, physicians, outside nursing agencies, patients, families and caregivers
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Knowledgeable regarding:  The Joint Commission, compliance, regulatory, performance improvement and state / federal requirements / regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • Experience as a registered nurse in a home health care and / or home infusion environment
  • Clinical leadership in home infusion therapy
  • Experience with acute and chronic infusion therapies
  • Experience with running an ambulatory infusion suite
  • Relationships with home health agencies
  • Familiar with state nursing laws with regard to home health licensure
  • Experience hiring and training nurse staff
  • Experience with nursestaffing processes
  • nowledge of the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) standards of practice, policies and procedures


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