Registered Nurse - RN - Oncology Admissions Pending Unit - FT Nights
Up to a $15,000 sign on bonus offered and relocation available for eligible candidates and positions.
The Oncology Admissions Pending Unit (APU) is a specialty unit for oncology patients requiring hospitalization after evaluation in the Emergency Department. The unit is able to accommodate patient needs while waiting on room availability within the hospital. The average length of stay for patients in the APU is 12-24 hours. The average length of stay for patients transferred to this area is approximately 12 hours. The primary nurse will complete the admission assessment, carry out physician orders, and coordinate with multidisciplinary teams until the patient is able to transfer to the oncology unit.
Under general supervision, provides nursing care in a hospital to a variety of patients with health problems ranging from simple to complex.
Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients. Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician order on assigned patients. Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment. Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological manifestations of patients and intervenes when necessary. Administers medication as prescribed. Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous infusions and blood products. Delivers patient care competently. Interacts with family and patient in sharing care plan while in the hospital and at time of discharge. Informs patient and family of hospital procedures. Makes referral regarding patient care needs to appropriate personnel. Delegates tasks to support staff.