Frequently Asked Questions
What is a home infusion nurse?
Home infusion nurses are responsible for administering physician-prescribed intravenous medications to patients in their homes. These nurses must observe and document how the patient reacts to the infusion. As a home infusion nurse, you act as a resource and advocate for the patient and communicate with the prescribing MD and dedicated pharmacy.
Is this a full-time position?
No. This is a 1099 independent contractor position, although this can lead to a full-time position with benefits included.
What is a 1099 independent contractor?
Independent contractors are self-employed workers. As a contracted nurse, you are offering your nursing services to Enliven. While you don’t receive company benefits, you won’t be taxed on your paycheck. As a contract nurse, you are responsible for any out-of-pocket pre-requirement expenses.
How many hours am I obligated to work?
You are not obligated to work a certain amount of hours. As a contracted nurse, you have the flexibility to create your own schedule, with respect to the patient’s infusion orders. You can either accept or decline a patient offer. The huge benefit to working with Enliven is that as a contractor, you control the volume of work. When you accept a patient, you are responsible for keeping up with their therapy schedule.
How much travel is involved?
Our Intake & Scheduling team will always try to offer a patient to a nurse that lives within a 50-mile radius.
How do I document nursing notes?
All documentation is done electronically through our designated EMR system.
Do I need to bring any supplies with me to the patient’s home?
As a contractor, you are responsible for providing yourself with the appropriate supplies/tools. The only supplies you must bring with you to every visit include a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, O2 sat (optional), and either a laptop or iPad to complete charting. The pharmacy delivers medication and supplies to the patient’s home.
What happens if I can’t start an IV?
You will reach out to the Nurse Manager within your region or the Scheduling Team, and they will send an additional nurse to assist in starting the IV. On occasion, the patient’s infusion will need to be rescheduled for another day.
How does reimbursement work?
Pay is determined based on home infusion or nursing experience. Ownership makes the final decision.
Do I receive reimbursement for travel?
We offer mileage reimbursement for any miles exceeding 100 miles roundtrip.
What does orientation look like?
Orientation consists of 4-6 shadow visits (each 2-3 hours max) and a combination of Zoom and in-person training sessions. Amount of shadow visits and training sessions vary upon the nurse’s comfort level. Once interviews have been completed and contractor onboarding paperwork & requirements have been collected, the orientation process will begin.
Do I need to be Covid-19 Vaccinated?
Protect yourself and prevent the spread by getting vaccinated at your earliest opportunity.
Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.
What happens if I want to go on vacation and I am managing patients?
If you are planning on taking a vacation, please provide the Intake & Scheduling Team with the correct vacation dates, so they may help you find coverage for your patients.
Are there safety concerns with working independently in the home and what is my recourse?
The nurse’s safety is also our utmost concern. If a nurse encounters a situation in which he/she does not feel safe we ask he/she to not get out of their car and call our office immediately. We will never ask a nurse to jeopardize their own safety to infuse a patient. Our intake team does a great job at screening all new infusion patients and identifying issues ahead of the visit.