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RN Chemotherapy Infusion

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by DaVita Medical Group

Las Vegas, NV 89101
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

SUMMARY

The Chemotherapy Nurse is a professional registered nurse certified in biotherapy and chemotherapy administration. Utilizing the nursing process, the chemotherapy nurse will provide care for patients with cancer. He/she must work autonomously and have the authority and accountability for the decision making relative to the nursing care provided. He/she will work in collaboration with oncologist/hematologist in the overall assessment, interpretation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Responsible for quality and continuous improvement within the job scope.
  • Responsible for all actions/responsibilities as described in company controlled documentation for this position.
  • Contributes to and supports the corporation's quality initiatives by planning, communicating and encouraging team and individual contributions toward the corporation's quality improvement efforts.
  • Administers chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hydration and other medications via peripherally intravenous access, implanted ports and maintains central line catheter devices.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.
  • Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and symptom management.
  • Provides treatment education to patients and families.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Performs other work related duties and responsibilities as directed, assigned or requested.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 year of clinical experience in an acute or outpatient setting (REQUIRED)
  • Proficiency in venipuncture and intravenous infusion (REQUIRED)
  • 3 to 5 years of recent clinical nursing experience (PREFERRED)
  • Previous experience in Oncology environment (PREFERRED)
  • Previous experience in use of Electronic Health Records (PREFERRED)
  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) by ONCC (PREFERRED)

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing
  • Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider by ONS (to be acquired within 3 months of hire)
  • Basic Life Support CPR by AHA
  • Current Nevada State RN license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in venipuncture and intravenous infusion.
  • Computer literate.
  • Knowledge of current standards of patient care.
  • Thorough understanding of RN scope of practice
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with physicians, patients, families and ancillary staff.
  • Ability to make sound, independent judgments and act professionally under pressure.

Reference: 744942080