Resource Nurse Per Diem - Oncology Float RN
Under supervision of the Nurse Supervisor or Medical Charge Nurse or Director, provide direct nursing care, infusion therapy and documentation to patients in the Community Oncology Practice. This position floats to various Oncology clinics throughout the health system to support the needs of the patients. Major functions include: patient assessment, patient evaluation and preparation and administration of chemotherapeutic agents and other intravenous drugs, patient education and psychosocial support.
Knowledge of the Oncology patient population and practice operations. Knowledge of all aspects of infusion therapy in an oncology setting. Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through for multiple patient treatments on an ongoing basis. Excellent blood withdrawal and IV skills. Possession of current California RN license. Possession of BCLS certification. Possession of ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification. Knowledge and skill in Central line Catheters. Experience to accurately screen and triage acute patients. Knowledge to recognize abnormal laboratory values and report to Physicians. Skill in usage of medical diagnostic equipment, as well as working knowledge of instruments and supplies required to perform necessary blood tests and provide infusion therapy. Ability to accept direction from leadership and act promptly. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, peers, physicians and administrators. Skill in listening perceptively, conveying awareness and responding to patients and visitors with health concerns using tact and discretion. Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and general public in a high volume, clinical setting. Skill in performing with frequent interruptions an/or distractions including the ability to accept equivocal circumstances and respond to changing priorities and deadlines. Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, and hostility. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with sensitive and confidential information using discretion and judgment.
Preferred: Possession of a BSN degree. Possession of OCN certification. Possession of PICC line certification. Current RN license in California required.
Minimum of two years of acute care/oncology outpatient experience.
Working knowledge of the UCLA registration system, appointment scheduling system and order entry system, preferred.
Knowledge and ability to understand, assume responsibilities, and perform duties associated with moderate complexity laboratory testing, including quality control, calibration, proficiency testing, as well as review and approve test results prior to release.