Nurse Educator

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Eugene Oregon
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 27, 2021
Closes
Mar 27, 2021
Ref
3752
Specialty
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Overview

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Knowledge is power! Willamette Valley Cancer Institute firmly believes that educating patients and their families on cancer and its various treatments, is a crucial part of bring them onto the care team. WVCI is looking for a stellar Nurse Educator to help us empower our patients with knowledge. Responsible for educating patient, family members, and other clinical employees, the Nurse Educator is an integral part of our collaborative care approach. Oncology experience is going to be incredibly helpful as well as strong communication skills. If you have a desire to serve our community and help shape the future of cancer care in Central Oregon, we want to hear from you today!

 

Employment Type: Full Time, 36hr/week (0.9 FTE)
Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k)
Location: Eugene, OR

 

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Responsibilities

    Prepare and present education materials to both patients and clinical staff. Making sure that the information is both up to date and accessible to all audiences. Maintain informational resource binders on available therapies. Accessing the patient portal to answer patient questions, and triage to the appropriate department as needed. Assist Clinical team on making adjustments to current treatment regimens as needed. Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols. Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures. 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.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 patient's 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.Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.Maintains patient confidentiality.

Qualifications

    Associates in Nursing Required, BSN degree preferred. Three or more years of oncology nursing experience; OCN certification preferred. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer. Active Oregon State RN License

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