Registered Nurse Oncology Per Diem Framingham
Company: Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Posted on: June 6, 2021
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director, Oncology
Services, assesses the health care needs of cancer patients and
formulates, implements, and evaluates a plan of care. Provides
direct care, including the administration of chemotherapy, blood
products, and other therapies related to cancer management.
Functions as a resource person, educator, and counselor to patients
and families dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Ensures quality and safe delivery of care to patients in the
following age groups: All ages; Neonate; Infancy; Toddler;
Preschool; School age; Adolescent; Adult; Geriatric.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensures safe and efficient patient triage daily within the
unit. Adjusts the schedule and assignments as needed to ensure the
best care delivery. Monitors patient flow and responds to needs in
a Performs an assessment of the medical, physical, and emotional
status of cancer patients and families. Designs, implements, and
evaluates a plan of care based on age appropriateness and
educational abilities. Reviews and interprets diagnostic findings
and participates in the development of a treatment strategy.
Develops an individualized approach to care based on situations
presented by the patient.
- Provides direct patient care to each patient and family,
including phlebotomy, administration of chemotherapy, and
administration of blood products and medications associated with
cancer treatment. Works to prevent or minimize side effects and
complications of treatment and the disease process. Intervenes to
minimize severity of predicted effects. Collaborates with
physicians in a multidisciplinary manner for the safe, competent,
integrated delivery of care.
- Provides guidance and counseling to patients and family
members, assisting with the various psychosocial responses to a
diagnosis of cancer. Works to mobilize patients to identify and
implement lifestyle changes which enhance quality of life. Provides
educational materials and opportunities to allay fears and develop
a positive approach to disease management.
- Prioritized manner. Works to ensure minimal waiting times and
- Serves as a consultant for the Medical Center and community in
the management of cancer care. Collaborates with the patient care
units for the education and competency of the staff.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired
through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in nursing. Current
licensure as a registered nurse in Massachusetts.
- BLS certificate from the American Heart Association
- Minimum of two years of experience as an RN in an acute care
setting, with one year of oncology experience preferred.
- Expert IV and phlebotomy skills with familiarity with vascular
access devices and central venous catheters preferred.
- Must complete the oncology nursing certification exam (or
equivalent oncology certification per the 2020 Commission on Cancer
education standards) within two years of employment or complete 12
nursing education units annually specifically related to oncology
nursing. Until the RN completes certification it is the expectation
of the medical oncology department that 12 oncology specific
nursing education credits will be submitted to meet the
aforementioned Commission on Cancer standard.
- Patient care environment.
- Constant standing and walking.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job.
They are not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the job.
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