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RN -Medication Supervisor JobDallas, TX

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Why You'll Love This Job

​​​​General Description:  
The Specialty Medication Program Supervisor supports both medical clinics and clinical research by providing direct care and management of medical patients and research participants that require in-office administration of a specialty medication via the intravenous or intramuscular route.  Additionally, the Specialty Medication Program Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of the procurement, inventory and administration of specialty medications and the direct supervision of support staff who also participate in these tasks.  This position reports to the Clinic Director with secondary reporting to the Director of Clinical Research.


Specific Responsibilities:
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and primary clinician in the administration of specialty IV and IM medications, including investigational medications or therapies that require in-office administration.
  • Completes a comprehensive review of all medications to be administered including medication side effects, administration protocols and patient monitoring protocols.
  • Performs clinical assessments, evaluations and procedures as directed by study or clinic protocol and ensures adherence and compliance to protocol schedule of events and patient or participant safety throughout the procedure.
  • Performs routine nursing assessment of all patients and study participants, including obtaining vital signs, EKGs and phlebotomy, in addition to medication administration.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner according to clinic procedure or research study protocol.
  • Works collaboratively with physicians, team members and pharmacy partners to engage in workflow processes that minimize the risk of infection, harm or injury to patients or study participants.
  • Ensures medication is handled safely and within the parameter set forth by the manufacturer or research study protocol and minimizes the risk of medication loss through handling mismanagement or temperature excursion.
  • Provides patient education, treatment and discharge planning utilizing the nursing process.  Promotes adherence to medications and appointments.
  • Works with various team members for medication procurement, prior authorizations, patient or research participant scheduling and other activities to support the timely reimbursement of medication administration.
  • Participates in clinic and research orientation, skills competency, continuing education, Human Subject Protection and Good Clinical Practice training, and other specialized training and testing as required.
  • Provides direct supervision, oversight, training, and regular competency and skills training to medical assistants assigned to the long acting injectable program.
  • Responsible for annual performance evaluations and goal setting for all direct reports and participates in disciplinary actions in coordination with the Clinic Director.
  • Recommends policy changes which enhance and support quality initiatives, enhances workflow processes, and continuous quality improvement to always strive to improve the quality of care delivery in the clinic.
  • Conducts chart and inventory audits regularly to ensure compliance with clinical and organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ensures direct reports follow organizational policy and procedure related to reporting of employee or patient incidents to Compliance and assists with follow up and mitigation of patient complaints.
  • Fulfills other administrative and practical duties as assigned by Clinic Director.
  • Provides supplementary care to patients as needed within the scope of their licensure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in performance improvement and quality activities of the agency
Direct Reports
  • Medical Assistants assigned to the Long Acting Injectable Program

Skills & Qualifications

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Current IV and IM medication and administration skills required.  Infusion certification preferred.
  • Clinical assessment skills and knowledge of HIV and other chronic disease management required.
  • Detail oriented with strict adherence to clinical procedures or research study protocols.
  • Strong verbal and written skills with health professionals, patients, and their families.
  • Ability to perform independently while working in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to communicate and instruct patients with varying levels of health literacy and preferred learning modalities.
  • Ambulatory practice procedures equipment and EMR experience required.
  • Skill in critical thinking relationship building prioritizing in a fast-paced environment and is responsive to community needs.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects.
  • Skill in solving mathematical computations needed to accurately calculate medication dosages.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.  
  • Dependable transportation and current Texas Driver’s License and active auto liability insurance.
  • Education and experience:
  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license required.
  • Minimum three (3) years applicable nursing experience
  • 2 years recent infusion experience preferred.
  • Clinical research experience required.
  • Infusion certification preferred
  • Human Subjects Protection (HSP) and Good Clinical Practice certification required.  May be completed upon hire.
Required Licensure:
  • Current licensure by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas or proof of reciprocity of licensure between the state of Texas and another state.  Must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).  Must be maintained throughout employment.
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