Oncology Infusion Nurse
SUMMARY OF JOB:
The Oncology Infusion Nurse collaborates with the members of the interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive patient care, in an outpatient Oncology center. Essential duties include the management of patients diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases in conjunction with a physician. The oncology infusion nurse is responsible for patient education, administration of IV therapy, chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician. The oncology infusion nurse is responsible for assessing, prioritizing, and monitoring of the patient under their care, and providing education regarding therapy and treatment associated with specific medications. The oncology infusion nurse utilizes critical thinking skills is assessing patient symptoms to determine appropriate education and support. The oncology infusion nurse works collaboratively with the physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom management, and is responsible for documentation of nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient record, as well as communicating all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician and care team, as appropriate. Patient care functions for the oncology infusion nurse also include the assessment of patient/family needs and provision of teaching and other instructional material.
CONNECTING TO MISSION:
All individuals, within the scope of their position are responsible to perform their job in light of the Mission & Values of the Health System. Regardless of position, every job contributes to the challenge of providing health care. There is an ongoing responsibility for ensuing that the values of Respect, Compassion, Justice, Hospitality, Holistic Approach, Stewardship and Collaboration are present in our interactions with one another in the service we provide.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Bachelors Degree in Nursing upon hire (within 6 months)
Specialty certification required (Biotherapy and Chemotherapy Certification)
Specialty certification preferred (OCN)
IV skills, experience in oncology or infusion therapy required
Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Effective Public speaking and presentation skills required
Proficient in use of personal computer programs including word, power point, excel and data management programs preferred
LICENSE AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:
Specialty certification OCN/AOCN and/or Patient Navigation preferred
BLS certification required
Membership in the Oncology Nursing Society or similar Professional organization is preferred