Oncology RN - Outpatient Transplant

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 05, 2020
Closes
Mar 04, 2020
Specialty
Hemo / Oncology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position Summary

Virginia Oncology Associates, the largest group of medical professionals in Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina devoted exclusively to cancer care and blood disorders, has an exciting opportunity for an Oncology Outpatient Transplant RN at our Norfolk Office.

Scope:

Under minimal supervision, provides nursing care from initial patient contact through high dose chemotherapy followed by stem cell rescue to follow-up care post stem cell rescue. Nurse will also provide care to patients undergoing Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history; assisting in physical exam and psychosocial assessment.
  • Reviews and reports the results of the health status assessment and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data and psychosocial assessment of assigned patients to the transplant physician and supervisor.
  • In collaboration with transplant physician, manages symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to the intense high dose therapy, stem cell rescue as well as CAR-T therapy administered within the practice.
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families throughout the transplant process.
  • As necessary, facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.
  • Facilitates and schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures and future appointments for patients.
  • Provides patient care utilizing nursing processes and procedures: assesses plans, implements and evaluates care.
  • Maintains written and/or computer documentation of assigned patient care and treatments provided and paperwork required for reimbursement purposes.
  • Reports data to company Transplant Network, International Autologous and Blood and Marrow Transplant Registries and other appropriate bodies. Incorporates company Transplant Network recommendations into clinical practice as assigned.
  • Promotes continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices by communicating with caregivers in other settings as necessary.
  • Participates in clinical studies relative to chemotherapy and care of the patient.
  • Maintains equipment according to quality control standards.
  • Assists in providing patient, family and community education to those interested in the process of stem cell transplantation or CAR-T therapy.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Nursing degree (BSN preferred) from an accredited program for professional nursing education.
  • Minimum three years medical/surgical nursing experience, one-year oncology experience preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer.
  • Current RN state license.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification

Category: Clinical

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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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