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RN Infusion Cancer Center (Relief, Days)

Company: StCharles
Location: Henderson
Posted on: October 3, 2021

Job Description:

ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM                                                              

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:                                      RN – Infusion – St. Charles Cancer Center

REPORTS TO POSITION:         Nurse Manager

DEPARTMENT:                         St Charles Cancer Center

DATE LAST REVIEWED:          April 1, 2021

OUR VISION:                            Creating America’s healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION:                         In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES:                          Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Cancer Center at St. Charles Health System is a comprehensive cancer center that provides holistic care to our patients. The cancer center provides chemotherapy, medical oncology, infusion services, radiation therapy, integrative medicine, nutrition, social work, survivorship and other supportive care treatments. All of our staff support our patients in the various stages of their treatments. 

POSITION OVERVIEW: The RN - Infusion – St. Charles Cancer Center provides comprehensive infusion services as a member of the health care team in accordance with SCHS mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures. Applies standards for professional nursing practice and focuses clinical care to enhance the experience for patients, families, and all others. As a nurse this position will oversee the work of other caregivers that provide specific care to assigned patients(s) throughout the shift, as required under the scope of the RN licensure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

Maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this knowledge in accordance with SCHS policies and work instructions and within laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.

Assesses the patient’s condition and needs using critical thinking and clinical judgment. Sets outcomes; implements appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient’s progress.

Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with SCHS policies and procedures for medication administration.  

Answers phone, enters charges appropriately and correctly.

Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with the St. Charles Health System’s policies and regulatory agencies

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Collaborates on care, planning and implementation, with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s and all other member of the health care team.

Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System’s departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.

Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.

Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when appropriate.

Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.

Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way.  It includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and the skillful use of communication skills (touch, eye contact, etc.).

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate. 

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

EDUCATION                   

Required: As required by license.

Preferred: BSN and/ or advanced training in oncology, chemotherapy or similar.

             

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required:  Current Oregon RN license. BLS/CPR.

Preferred: Oncology Nurse Society certified (OCN). Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification required within one (1) year of hire. 

EXPERIENCE

Required: One (1) year oncology experience in hospital or clinic setting.

Preferred: Advanced customer service training.

           

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION: 

Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS. 

Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees.

Strong team working and collaborative skills.

Ability to multi-task and work independently.

Attention to detail.

Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.

Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.

Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS Office.

Proficient in administering chemotherapy.

Proficient in insertion of peripheral IV’s, accessing, care and maintain of port- a- Cath’s and PICC lines.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers.

Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.

Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.

Never (0%):  Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), operation of a motor vehicle.

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.

Never (0%):  Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP

Schedule Weekly Hours:

0

Caregiver Type:

Relief

Shift:

First Shift (United States of America)

Is Exempt Position?

No

Job Family:

REGISTERED NURSE

Scheduled Days of the Week:

Variable

Shift Start & End Time:

Variable

Keywords: StCharles, Henderson , RN Infusion Cancer Center (Relief, Days), Other , Henderson, Nevada

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