Outpatient Transplant Registered Nurse (RN)

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Dallas, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 22, 2021
Closes
Dec 20, 2021
Ref
8075
Contract Type
Permanent
Overview

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Texas Oncology requires new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests.

 

Texas Oncology is looking for 2 Outpatient Transplant Infusion Registered Nurse's (RN's) to join our team!  This position will support the Sammons Cancer Center location in Dallas, TX.  This position will work for the BMT Unit that is open 365 days per year. This position can work four 10 hour shifts or five 8 hour shifts. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma.  Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today—at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fight against cancer.  Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

Why work for us?
Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas.  We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

 

What does the Outpatient Transplant Registered Nurse (RN) do?
The Registered Nurse, under minimal supervision, provides nursing care from initial patient contact through high dose chemotherapy followed by stem cell rescue to follow-up care post stem cell rescue. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.


Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and promote the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices.
    • Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material.  
  • Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician.
    • Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.
    • Administers hematopoietic stem cells when an outpatient transplant is scheduled.
    • 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.
  • Facilitates clinical operations and patient care.
    • Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
    • Monitors patients during bone marrow biopsies. 
    • Performs sterile dressing changes and starting/maintaining peripheral IV access in addition to central lines.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the Outpatient Transplant Registered Nurse (RN) will have the following background and experience: 

  • Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of Oncology/Critical Care experience or 1 year of BMT experience. 
  • Current RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and 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.

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