Drexel is ranked one of the best national universities and an “up-and-comer” for 2011 by U.S.News & World Report. The 16th largest private university in the nation, Drexel is made up of 10 colleges and 3 schools most of which serve both undergraduate and graduate students.
Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) is the largest private medical school in the country and the fourth largest overall. Drexel University College of Medicine evolved from the consolidation of two of the nation’s most venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Established in 1848 and 1850, respectively, they were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman’s was the very first medical school for women in the world.
Today, with over 1,000 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) has the largest medical student enrollment of any private medical school in the nation. Graduate students number more than 500, and the College is the academic partner in the education of some 550 medical residents. There are more than 700 clinical and basic science faculty, and more than 1,700 affiliate and volunteer faculty.
Position Title: Infusion Nurse
The primary responsibilities of the Oncology Nurse are to coordinate care for cancer patients and to provide emotional and educational support to patients and their family members. They help patients cope with their condition effectively by informing the patient about their treatment in a manner that they will understand. They administer chemotherapy treatments and assist in the management of symptoms.
Bachelors of Science preferred.
Oncology certified Nurse preferred or willing to obtain certification within 1 year of hire.
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certification.
Current license in Pennsylvania.
2 years' experience in Oncology care.
Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support.
Assessment of patients physical, emotional and psychological needs.
Education on symptoms and side effects of treatment.
Help coordinate plan of care relating to the treatment
Assessment and maintenance of all central venous and peripheral lines.
Wound care and dressing changes.
Maintain and distribute medications.
Preparation, administration and accurate documentation of chemotherapy and biologics.
Coordinate inpatient admissions.
Set up homecare/hospice services.
Must be able to deal with suffering and death.
Work well under pressure.
Good organizational skills.
Compassionate and comforting attitude.
Strong support and people skills.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the varied diversity and excellence of the academic community, and all of its complements.
Supplementary Posting Information:
The University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11%) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.drexelmedjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=72112 or visit www.drexelmedjobs.com and search for Infusion Nurse. The requisition number is 2588.
For more information about Drexel University College of Medicine, please visit www.drexelmed.edu.
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