Registered Nurse (Exciting Opportunity in Pharmacy Environment)

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Denver, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Oct 07, 2017
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse at our Rose location in Denver, CO.

Under minimal supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients who are receiving oral oncolytic prescriptions from our in-office dispensary. Demonstrates knowledge of specific medications and also age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

Primary Responsibilities

-Familiarizing self with the intricacies of each of the oral oncolytic medications dispensed from the pharmacy

-Providing over-the-phone or in-person counseling to patients who are initiating a new drug therapy

-Counseling includes directions for use, dose, frequency, administration, timing, missed-dose, anticipated side effects, management of those side effects, adverse events, black-box warnings, labs to be monitored and frequency of those labs

-Establishing (with the pharmacist) a drug-specific protocol for follow-up, assessment and monitoring of each medication dispensed

-Conducting outbound phone calls to each patient who started a new oral oncolytic medication at appropriate increments (day 7, day 14, day 21, etc.) for first 2-3 months of therapy

-Records patient data from each phone call and manages needs appropriately (promotes adherence, manages side effects, orders labs, contacts the prescriber, suggests office visit/urgent care/ER)

Secondary Responsibilities

-Handling all aspects of prescription processing (learns all duties in the pharmacy)

-Processing new prescription orders through pharmacy software, building patient profiles ensuring all insurance, demographic, and health information is obtained and entered into the system in an accurate and timely manner.

-Submitting and obtaining prior authorizations from insurance,

-Finding financial assistance through manufacturer programs and foundations and facilitating the application process

-Filling and labeling medications

-Packaging and shipping medications via FedEx.

- Collecting co-pays and charging accurately

-Answering incoming phone calls and also making outbound calls to patients to schedule delivery of refills

-Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient chart. Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician.

Requirements: Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education. Minimum of

three years nursing experience, oncology required. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer. RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. Current CPR certification required. Must maintain continuing education requirements.

All candidates are required to pass a drug screening and background check prior to hire.

Physical Demands: 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 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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