Alliance Healthcare Services, Inc. Newburyport , MA 01950
At Alliance Oncology, our team members focus on transforming the patient experience and delivering exceptional quality care. Our commitment to patient care and excellence are reasons Alliance Oncology is a national leader in radiation oncology. It's also the reason why Alliance is the partner of choice for hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers to whom we offer the latest oncology technologies and care.
Job ResponsibilitiesAlliance Radiation Oncology at Anna Jacques Hospital - ONCOLOGY NURSE (PRN)
The Oncology Nurse performs a wide variety of duties involving the clinical care of patients receiving therapy treatments and supporting the clinical duties of the center Medical Director. Works with the physician in assessing and treating the new, current and follow-up appointments for oncology patients. Educates patients and family regarding treatment and side effects management.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrates ongoing nursing assessments to include: assessing patients for therapy side effects and providing appropriate nursing interventions. May be required to perform laboratory functions such as blood/specimen collection.
Educates patients and family members regarding their specific diagnosis, treatment and management of side effects. Provides emotional support to patients and families and makes appropriate referrals to community and hospital support services, such as social work, home care, hospice, etc., as needed. This would include coordinating hospital admissions.
Assists in coordinating the scheduling of patient consultations, simulations and follow-up visits. Assists with scheduling of required outpatient lab tests, x-rays, and scans as needed.
Works with the oncologist on all patient care, follow-up, and medical management. Assists physicians during patient exams and procedures performed in the department.
Maintains comprehensive and accurate records of all patient activities, including exams, diagnostic testing, medications, cancer treatments, referring physician information, etc.
Oversees the maintenance and care of examination equipment and supplies including maintaining stock levels of supplies and materials, checking for outdates, and ensuring center exam room and equipment is in good working order.
Coordinates and directs center support groups and screening efforts.
Abides by departmental policies and procedures to include infection control, blood borne pathogens, precautions, radiation safety, privacy and HIPAA. Appropriately refers questions, requests or problems to supervisors.
Associate's Degree or equivalent experience required; Certificate from College or Technical School preferred.
RN License required.
CPR Certification required.
State drivers' license required.
Two (2) years oncology nursing experience preferred.
The employee may be exposed to radioactive isotopes, ionizing radiation, and a strong magnetic field. May be exposed to radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
More than 50% of the time:
Sit, stand, walk.
Repetitive movement of hands, arms and legs.
See, speak and hear to be able to communicate with patients.
Less than 50% of the time:
Stoop, kneel or crawl.
Climb and balance.
Carry and lift (ability to move non-ambulatory patients from a sitting or lying position for transfer or to exam).
A division of Alliance HealthCare Services, we are an equal opportunity employer and we believe in strength through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity &