Registered Nurse - East Clinic

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Portland, OR
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 14, 2017
Closes
Dec 14, 2017
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Registered Nurse

Compass Oncology, the Pacific Northwest’s largest private Cancer Care Clinic group, is looking for an exceptional
Registered Nurse (RN) to join the team at the East clinic in Portland, OR. This RN would focus on caring for our patients receiving infusion therapies. IV skills are crucial for success in this role, and having prior oncology experience is a plus. This individual must also possess strong multi-tasking abilities, and bring positivity and passion to their work. If you want to join a team that is on the cutting edge of cancer care, while always putting the patient first, we want to hear from you!

Employment Type: Full Time – 32 hrs/week (0.8FTE)

Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k)

Location: East Clinic – Portland, OR

JOB SCOPE:

Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for oncology patients following established standards and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administers chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician.

  • Assists physician with exams and procedures.

  • Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.

  • Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 patients 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.

  • Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.

  • Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and Education:

  • BSN degree with at least three (3) years nursing experience

  • Current OCN certification preferred

  • Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education

  • BSN preferred

Licenses Required:

  • Current RN state license with the State board of Nursing in practicing state

  • Current CPR/BLS certification

  • Must maintain continuing education requirements

More About The Company

Compass Oncology team brings together leading cancer experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology and palliative care to provide the most comprehensive cancer care possible and an even more cohesive patient experience. In addition, the majority of our physicians specialize in particular cancer types, bringing a heightened level of expertise to our patients. If you are a dedicated, team-oriented, patient-centered individual looking for an opportunity where you are proud of what you do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in the lives of our patients; Compass Oncology is the place for you!

As a member of
The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, Compass Oncology participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 69 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Portland and Vancouver communities with six clinical offices located throughout the metro area.

To learn more about Compass Oncology and its daily mission, please visit our website at www.CompassOncology.com.

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.

Category: Clinical

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