Job Title: Registered Nurse (Infusion)
FLSA Status: Non - Exempt
The nurse will provide and coordinate infusion activities to assure compassionate patient care. Provides direct patient care in compliance with professional practice standards. The Infusion Nurse will also promote a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Administer chemotherapy IV fluids via peripherally inserted central catheters.
• Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.
• Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.
• Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.
• Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
• Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.
• Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.
• Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
• Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’ orders.
• Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
• Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.
• Documents patient care in the health care record according to standards.
• Directs and delegates care to other team members.
• Providing safe, effective, appropriate and comprehensive infusion services to oncology patients.
• Provides education and follow‐up care after patients have been released from chemotherapy.
• Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
• Medical Assistant, Licensed-Practical Nurse or Registry Professional
• Adult teaching experience; patient advocacy
• 3+ years’ experience in clinical oncology a plus
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
• Excellent analytical skills
• Ability to recognize knowledge gaps and apply appropriate education techniques to bridge gaps
• Proficiency in communication technologies (email, cell phone, etc.)
• Highly organized, ability to multi-task and ability to keep accurate notes and records.
• Experience with RCCA EMRs IT systems and reports preferred.
• Local knowledge of community services and resources preferred.
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications – Work, Excel, Power Point, preferred.
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SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
• Demonstrates professional, appropriate effective and tactful communication/presentation skills, include written, verbal and nonverbal.
• Demonstrates a positive attitude and respectful, professional customer service.
• Acknowledges patient’s rights on confidentiality issues, maintains patient confidentiality at all times, and follows HIPAA guidelines and regulations.
• Proactively acts as patient advocate, responding with empathy and respect to resolve patient and family concerns.
• Proactively continues to educate self and improve professional skills.
• Associate’s Degree in nursing (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) with at least one (1) year of oncology experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Current BCLS Must obtain OCN certification within one year of hire.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; have manual dexterity; handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, exposure to infectious diseases, and transmission of airborne disease. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About this company
Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA) has become one of the largest oncology physician networks in the United States and the largest in the Northeast. With approximately 700 employees at every level of Oncologic healthcare, RCCA is committed to treating cancer patients with the highest-quality treatments and the highest-quality healthcare professionals. Please find RCCA career opportunities at our 30 locations by following the link listed below. Join the fight against cancer today.
Location/Region: Little Silver, NJ