RN Hope-Wilmot /Tucson

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Tucson, AZ
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 09, 2018
Closes
Feb 08, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Arizona Oncology Associates
is looking for a Registered Nurse. Great opportunity to join a team that focuses on patient care - Located in Beautiful Sunny Phoenix, you will have the ability to enjoy small town living with big city amenities on top of a rewarding work/life balance.


The ideal candidate will have the following background and experience:

  • Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred. Current or pending oncology certification preferred. 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.

  • Position is considering all levels of experience

  • Scope


    Under minimal supervision, provides professional nursing care for 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



    -Mixes and 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.

    -Records patient data prior to each physician visit,
    including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies,
    medication changes.

    -Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols. Assesses
    patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs,
    x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.

    -Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures. 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 patient's 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.

    -Maintains a clean work environment and restocks the supply
    area as needed. 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. Participates in professional development activities and
    maintain professional affiliations. Maintains patient confidentiality



    Company Overview


    As the largest cancer practice in Arizona, we are proud to provide advanced and compassionate Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology and Hematologic services. Our physicians and staff incorporate a multidisciplinary, personalized approach to treatment to enhance the patient experience by providing complete care in convenient, community-based locations.

    We are proud to provide patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the-art technology, and an extensive research program. We believe it is beneficial to patients’ that these therapies are provided in a community setting, because it allows you to remain close to home and to your support system.
    Arizona Oncology
    physicians are supported by talented clinical staff that are sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers.



    United in Healing with The US Oncology Network



    Arizona Oncology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks focused on advancing cancer care in America. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Arizona Oncology is united with more than 1,000 physicians and 10,000 cancer professionals nationwide.


    Ready For Your Next Career Challenge? We’d Love to Hear from You!


    If you possess the above qualifications and a desire to make a difference, we invite you to submit your resume and apply. In addition to a great career opportunity, we offer excellent benefits, a team environment, professional development, and the chance to be part of a nationwide network dedicated to fight the war against cancer.


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    The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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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