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Registered Nurse Float

Job in Eugene - Lane County - OR Oregon - USA , 97401
Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-20
Job specializations:
  • Nursing
    RN Nurse, Part Time Nursing
  • Healthcare
    Unit Secretary, Part Time Healthcare
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Overview

Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is looking for an exceptional Registered Nurse (RN) to join the team at our Eugene, OR clinic. This RN will act as a float between departments as needed, supporting our Infusion Services, Radiation Oncology department, as well as our physicians conducting clinical office visits. This individual must possess strong multi-tasking abilities - able to easily switch gears from department to department. Our patients always are at the forefront of our mind, so this person must bring a strong desire to serve and help guide others on the cancer care continuum.

Employment Type: Full Time, 40 hr/week (1.0 FTE)

Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k)

Location: Eugene, OR

JOB 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.

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 times

Qualifications

* RN with 3years nursing experience
* Active OR State RN License
* Current OCN certification preferred
* Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education.
* BSN preferred.
* RN with 3years nursing experience
* Active OR State RN License
* Current OCN certification preferred
* Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education.
* BSN preferred.
* 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 times
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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