Registed Nurse (RN) Oncology Nursing (9 West)

Location
Hines, IL
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2018
Closes
Feb 10, 2018
Specialty
Palliative Care
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Oncology Nursing is a highly specialized area that targets diagnosing, treating and caring for people who have all types of cancer and cancer related illnesses. 9 West is an inpatient unit which provides direct patient care to those in need of side effect management related to chemotherapy treatment, those patients who need closer observation and are chemotherapy naÃ?,??ve, those who are neutropenic and need to be admitted until their blood counts recover, and acute medical/surgical problem, diagnostic treatments that cannot be facilitated in the outpatient setting and who may require telemetry monitoring

Staff nurses assigned to 9W provide care to Oncology and Acute Medical Surgical Patients inclusive of but not limited to:

  • Cancer diagnoses: leukemia, lung cancer, head/neck, etc.
  • Oncology emergencies
  • Acute neurological conditions
  • Acute medical conditions: dehydration, GI bleeding, etc.
  • Pain management
  • Monitoring side effects of cancer therapy
  • Medical/oncologic emergencies
  • Palliative & end of life care
Other general medical and surgery patients are also admitted to this unit when indicated. All patients have an individualized plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary treatment team. Goals of care provided on 9W are inclusive of but not limited to:
  • To provide the necessary treatment regime for the patient
  • To adhere/comply with the hospital/JCAHO standards
  • To provide patient care in a cost-effective manner
  • To maintain on-going communication with all health care providers
  • To appropriately document all patient care activity/treatments in the electronic Medical Record/BCMA
  • To report any identified patient safety issues to management
  • To support patient centered care initiatives specifically warm hand off and hourly rounding
Work Schedule: 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM, all days of week and holidays
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Preferred Experience:
  • BSN
  • Current BLS Certification (American Heart Association)
  • Current ACLS
  • a minimum of one year of full time nursing experience
  • Oncology Nurse Society and Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation certification preferred
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • 10-2850A
  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850A
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

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