Registered Nurse Float
Company: US Oncology
Posted on: October 8, 2018
Position SummaryWillamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is looking for an exceptional Registered Nurse (RN) to join the team at the Country Club clinic in Eugene, OR. This RN would focus Gynecological Oncology, but will act as a float between departments as needed. This individual must also possess strong multi-tasking abilities - able to easily switch gears from department to department. And as our patients always are at the forefront of our mind, this person must bring a strong desire to serve and help guide others on the cancer care continuum.If you want to join a team that is on the cutting edge of cancer care, while always putting the patient first, we want to hear from youEmployment Type: Full Time - 40 hrs/week (1.0 FTE)Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k)Location: Eugene, ORJOB SCOPE: Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for oncology patients following established standards and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Administers chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician.Assists physician with exams and procedures.Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.Completes all chemotherapy charge forms. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies.Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and symptom management.Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.Displays appropriate technical skills for the administration of chemotherapy, medications and blood products, to include, but not limited to: venipuncture, central line access and infusion devices.Programs portable infusion pumps for continuous drug delivery and provides instruction to the patient and/or caregiver in the use of the pump at home.Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient chart.Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician.Assures nursing charges are accurate and complete on patient fee slips.Acts as a resource person to the medical assistants.Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patients' chart.Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material.Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.Maintains patient confidentiality at all timesQUALIFICATIONS:Experience and Education: RN with 1-3 years nursing experienceCurrent OCN certification preferredGraduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education.BSN preferred.More About The CompanyWillamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends. We are committed to excellence which means providing the latest in cancer-fighting medical treatments and technologies.Located in the beautiful Eugene-Springfield area, a mid-sized community where you can experience the splendor of all four seasons in a moderate climate. The South Willamette Valley is known for being wine country, and Eugene is a haven for wine lovers and craft beer enthusiasts. Superb skiing or a walk on the beach is within an hour's drive. Home to TrackTown USA and the University of Oregon, it's a mecca for runners and fans of track and football.As a member of The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, WVCI participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 75 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Eugene, Corvallis, and Springfield communities with three clinical offices located throughout the Central Oregon area.To learn more about WVCI and its daily mission, please visit our website at www.oregoncancer.com.The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Category: ClinicalCODES:MNHECThe US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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