Shields Health Solutions
  • 28-Mar-2017 to 27-May-2017 (EST)
  • Worcester, MA, USA
  • Full Time

Business overview:

One of the fastest growing companies in America, Shields Health Solutions partners with hospital leaders on every aspect of specialty pharmacy creation and management. The company provides the fastest, lowest risk model for Hospital leaders to create a hospital-owned specialty pharmacy business, whether starting from scratch or adding specialty capabilities to a hospital's existing pharmacy programs.


General description:

The Company is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter who is looking for a challenging assignment with a fast-growing company in the specialty pharmacy management services.  Applicant should be results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on the highest quality of patient care. A natural forward-planner who critically assesses own performance.  Mature, credible, well-presented, professional and comfortable in dealing with others both in-person and on the phone.  Critical to this position is a person who is able to work well under deadlines and time pressures.  Applicant must be reliable, tolerant, and determined; an empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view.  Most importantly, person must be able to work as a member of a close-knit team.


Job Purpose:

A Registered Nurse I is a licensed clinician who coordinates and provides direct patient care in the home or alternate treatment site to ensure patient safety with continuity and compliance under a physician's plan of care. Works under the direct supervision of the designated supervisor.



Specific Skills/Qualifications:

Required Licensure/Certification:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Licensure in registered Nursing as granted by the state(s) of practice, Current CPR certification.

Years of Experience: At least one year of experience as a registered nurse or recent graduate with prior experience as an IV Certified RN one year professional nursing experience.  Experience with insertion of peripheral IVs necessary.  Experience in home infusion practice preferred.

Skills:  strong interpersonal communication skills, strong phone skills, highly proficient in Microsoft Office particularly Excel and Word; able to quickly learn other programs and able to extract relevant information; strong organizational skills a must 

Traits: Organized, high-integrity, attention to detail, dependable, patient care/quality focus, empathetic, good listener/communicator

Other:  energetic, highly motivated, team player with strong personal and communication skills; discretion and confidentiality essential as position deals with highly sensitive and private data

Travel:  Willing to travel up to 100% of the time within your assigned local territory.



Job Duties:

  • Initiates, develops and implements nursing plan of treatments; evaluating patient progress towards goals. Organizes and participates in the provision of direct patient care, performs treatments, administers medications, and educates patients and families/caregivers. Modifies plan of treatment in response to changing patient status or physician orders to achieve established or revised patient care goals.
  • Assesses patient needs and physical status at each skilled visit through health data access and patient interview. Re-evaluates patient needs through physical reassessment, response to therapy, and supplemental physician orders. Obtains and clarifies physician orders for plan of treatment revisions, informs physician promptly of significant changes in patient's condition, and provides written summary to physician within supplemental order.
  • Provides effective and safe teaching using patient-centered care approach for patient and family to achieve independence with prescribed therapy and care needs through active participation per plan of treatment goals
  • Effectively and timely communicates with Shield's Clinical team, medical providers, patients and families/caregivers to facilitate continuity of care. Prepares clinical documentation in real-time during visits.  Completes all documentation legibly, and applies approved abbreviations and documentation error correction practices per Shields policy.
  • Coordinates discharge planning and prepares discharge summaries with patient instructions and thoroughly reports patient care needs, progress and goals when transferring care.
  • Demonstrates compliance with agency operations, Shields policies and procedures, professional standards, local, state, federal regulations/guidelines, and accreditation standards.
  • Maximizes work efficiency through the use of computers and other automation technologies to validate plan of treatment orders, communicates patient care provided, and follows assigned visit schedule.
  • Responds promptly and appropriately to patient requests. Initiates emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Accepts accountability for own practice through ethical and professional conduct. Follows established programs and practice within policies and procedures reflective of Shield's mission, values and objectives.
  • Observes legal and ethical guidelines for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient and proprietary information including adherence to HIPAA regulations.
  • Speaks knowledgeably about Shield's scope of services and effectively instructs patients about related financial obligations for care and service charges.
  • Attends and completes required training modules, in-services, and continuing education to maintain competency and professional licensure for demonstrated knowledge regarding the care and management of patients in the home and/or alternate care settings.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned;


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