RN Sr.

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Salem, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 05, 2022
Closes
Feb 04, 2022
Ref
6672
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Overview

Blue Ridge Cancer Care has an exciting opportunity for a FT Registered Nurse (RN Sr) at both its Salem (4 days a week) and Lexington (1 day), VA locations. Blue Ridge Cancer Care is an affiliate of The US Oncology Network that extends an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401k, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Wellness and Perks Program.

Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.

 

SCOPE:

Under minimal supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Demonstrates knowledge of physiological, psychological, and developmental and age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. 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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates and promotes the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices. Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history.Collects and records nursing assessment and interventions.Reviews and reports the results of the health status assessment and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data and psychosocial assessment of assigned patients to the provider.Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material.  Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.Maintains patient confidentiality.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.Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies where applicable.  Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom managementPerforms venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.Maintains accurate documentation of assigned patient care and treatments provided.Applies knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture.  
    Maintains work environment
      Restocks the supply area as needed.Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen. Maintains all disinfection protocols.Maintains equipment according to quality control standards. 
    Facilitates clinical operations and patient care
      Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.Assists physician with exams and procedures.  Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.Facilitates and schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures, referrals and future appointments for patients.Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.As necessary, facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.Assist patients in locating available community resources
    Inter professional collaboration
      Assist and collaborate with clinical research. Acts as a resource to LPN/LVNs and medical assistants.Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.Serves as mentor/preceptor and provides day to day guidance to less experienced nursesOther duties as assigned.
    Participates in professional development activities and maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.
Infusion RN

    Key Responsibilities: (Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician.): 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. Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Training:

    -Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.-RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in Virginia. -Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy provider card preferred.-Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. -Must maintain continuing education requirements. 
 

Business Experience:

Five years nursing experience, including at least one year in oncology preferred.

 

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

Oncology certification preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  There is a possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

 

The US Oncology Network and Blue Ridge Cancer Care are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

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