New England Life Care (NELC) is a leading provider of home infusion therapy services and is the region’s only non-profit provider. NELC was created by local hospitals to ensure their patients have access to a provider that reflects their commitment to excellence, quality care and ethics. For more information about our unique, rapidly growing organization, please visit our website at www.nelifecare.org
We currently have an opportunity for a fulltime Staff IV Nurse. The person in this position is responsible for the provision of direct patient care to home infusion therapy patients in conjunction with physician orders. Establishes, implements and revises, as needed, a plan of treatment that meets each patient’s specifies needs and is in compliance with JCAHO, federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines and NELC policies and procedures.
Responsibilities include: •Accurately performs initial and ongoing patient assessments of home infusion therapy patients. •Provides comprehensive initial and ongoing patient and caregiver education relating to the prescribed home infusion therapy •Demonstrates competency in the aseptic administration and monitoring of all therapy types provided by NELC •Effectively communicates changes in patient status to appropriate members of infusion and reimbursement teams verbally and in writing. •Comprehensively documents all patient assessments and communication with patients, caregivers and other members of the healthcare team •Maintains and demonstrates competency in the use and troubleshooting of infusion equipment and supplies •Participates in case conferences as needed •Participates in On Call rotation for Nursing Department.
Requirements: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Nursing Minimum of 2 years acute care R.N License in good standing in MA
On-call commitment every 4th to 5th weekend. One evening shift per week
Experience: Previous home health nursing Previous home infusion therapy preferred
New England Life Care, Inc. (NELC) was founded in 1987 and established as a Maine corporation. The primary goal of its founders was to ensure the long term existence of a home infusion therapy/specialty pharmacy provider that reflects its member hospitals’ commitment to clinical excellence, quality and ethics. To better reflect the mission of its member hospitals and serve their respective comm...unities, NELC changed its corporate structure in 1993 to a not-for-profit hospital services cooperative. Since that time NELC’s membership has grown to eighteen hospitals. Our members include northern New England’s most prestigious teaching hospitals.
With facilities in Portland, Maine, Concord, New Hampshire and Woburn, Massachusetts, and a staff that includes ten registered pharmacists, twenty registered nurses and three registered dietitians, NELC provides specialty pharmacy drugs, custom compounded nutritional solutions and associated infusion products and services to nearly seven hundred patients in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. NELC works closely with its members’ physicians and community based nursing agencies in assuring a seamless continuum of care.
NELC’s facilities are licensed as pharmacies and and home health agencies in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In May of 2005, NELC once again achieved JCAHO Accreditation. This triennial quality award presented by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations continues to validate the high quality care and services provided by NELC.