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Registered Nurse (Chemo) in Marinette, WI at Bay Area Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

Location:  Bay Area Medical Center
Requisition Number:  2286
# of Openings:  1
Title:  Registered Nurse (Chemo)
Department:  7190 - Medical Oncology
Position Type:  Per Diem
Shift:  1 – Days
Hours:  0730-1630, variable
FTE:  .1
40 hr. waiver required:  No
Is call required:  No
Weekend Rotation:  None
Removed Internally:  8/12/18

TITLE:             Registered Nurse (Chemo)


Department:   Bay Area Cancer Care Clinic

Reports to:     Cancer Care Clinic Manager

Supervises:    No One


Job Summary:

Utilize the nursing process in the execution of general nursing procedures in the maintenance of health, prevention of illness and/or care of the ill with specific knowledge and training in radiation and medical oncology.  The nursing process consists of the steps of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.  Work in collaboration with the medical oncologists to assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of care.  Perform delegated medical acts under the general supervision or direction of providers.  Assist in the day to day operations of the clinic.

Essential Functions:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Interpersonal/human relation skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain schedules
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to exert physical effort, standing, lifting, and carrying materials or equipment
  • Ability to retrieve and file information
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
  • Ability/willingness to adhere to the established BAMC policies

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in patient care:
    1. Assessments and Vital signs
    2. Medication administration as prescribed within scope of practice;  implement patient prescriptions as directed.
    3. Intravenous skills in accessing veins via needles, implanted ports or central venous catheters. Provide care, maintenance and troubleshooting of same.
    4. Administer and monitor chemotherapy and/or infusion therapy – including premedication, chemotherapy and other fluids as ordered. Follow appropriate safety and handling protocols, as well as medication safety checks.
    5. Understand chemotherapy and radiation side effects and intervene with appropriate nursing measures.
    6. Lab testing and obtain blood for lab work as ordered
    7. Collection of data/triage
    8. Follows care plans, protocols and algorithms in directing patients in management of their diagnosis, reporting deviations to the providers.
    9. Universal precautions and infection control; knowledgeable of role in safety
    10. Knows and performs duties in time of emergencies
    11. Rotate triage nurse responsibilities

  2. Documentation
    1. Competent in Epic  – electronic medical record
    2. Documents thoroughly, accurately and timely according to the care given to the patient.

  3. Communication
    1. Uses effective communication skills and interpersonal skills in obtaining information from patient; also to other employees and facilities.
    2. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality.
    3. Record nursing care given and report to the appropriate person.
    4. Reinforce the teaching provided by providers and provide basic health care instruction at the patient’s level of understanding.
      1. Evaluate patients learning ability and response to education.
      2. Refer to community services as needed.

    5. Minimize and communicate anticipated and/or actual service delays.

  4. Operations
    1. Assist patients in the transition from inpatient to outpatient settings, under the direction of the physician or physician extender(s).
    2. Conduct data collection as requested.

  5. Other
    1. Performance of delegated medical acts:
      1. Accept only those delegated medical acts for which there are protocols or written or verbal orders;
      2. Accept only those delegated medical acts for which the R.N. is competent to perform based on his or her nursing education, training or experience;
      3. Consult with providers in cases where the R.N. knows or should know a delegated medical act may harm a patient.

    2. Obtains all necessary insurance pre-authorization requirements.
    3. Clean and maintain patient exam rooms; order and safe storage of stock.
    4. Maintain work space in a neat and orderly fashion; comply with dress code.
    5. Able to provide care for patients of all age groups.  Maintains age specific competencies.
    6. Complies with all regulatory responsibilities and instructions.
    7. Provide nursing services when needed to cover staff vacations, illnesses, leave of absences, or increased work load.
    8. Float as needed to perform IV Therapy in the Surgery Center.
    9. Other duties as assigned/directed by providers, or clinic management.


Qualifications:

  1. Wisconsin RN license required.
  2. BCLS Certified required, ACLS or completion of Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation Class required.
  3. A minimum of 2 years recent (within 3 years) RN experience in a cancer care chemotherapy infusion clinic setting required.
  4. Completed of ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certificate Course through Oncology Society Nurse (ONS) required, or obtained within 6 months of hire.
  5. Oncology Nurse Certification (OCN) preferred
  6. Must be adept at obtaining patient history and in handling clinic telephone triage.
  7. Experience with word processing and/or computer system operations required.
  8. Excellent customer relation skills required.

Working Conditions:

Potential exposures to latex proteins, blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials, and communicable diseases.

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