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RN- Per Diem RN Community Oncology Practice Irvine

UCLA Health Type Full time Posted 7/1/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/23/2014
CA - California (All) - Los Angeles Referral - n/a -    
 

Job Duties

Under supervision of the Charge Nurse or Director, provide direct nursing care, infusion therapy and documentation to patients in the Community Oncology Practice. Major functions include: patient assessment, patient evaluation and preparation and administration of chemotherapeutic agents and other intravenous drugs, patient education and psychosocial support.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge of the Oncology patient population and practice operations. Knowledge of all aspects of infusion therapy in an oncology setting . Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through for multiple patient treatments on an ongoing basis. Excellent blood withdrawal and IV skills. Possession of current California RN license. Minimum of two years of acute care/Oncology outpatient experience. Experience to accurately screen and triage acute patient. Knowledge to recognize abnormal laboratory values and report to Physicians. Skill in usage of medical diagnostic equipment, as well as working knowledge of instruments and supplies required to perform necessary blood tests and provide infusion therapy. Ability to accept direction from leadership and act promptly. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, peers, physicians and administrators. Skill in listening perceptively, conveying awareness and responding to patients and visitors with health concerns using tact. Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and general public in a high volume, clinical setting. Skill in performing with frequent interruptions an/or distractions including the ability to accept equivocal circumstances and respond to changing priorities and deadlines. Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, and hostility. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with sensitive and confidential information using discretion and judgment and discretion.
BSN strongly preferred 2 yrs or greater Oncology Experience.