RN, Treatment Suite (Oakwood, Ohio)

US Oncology, Inc. Dayton , OH 45401

Posted 5 months ago

Position Summary

Oncology Hematology Care (OHC) is currently accepting resumes for a Registered Nurse to join the team at our Oakwood, OH office.

Scope: Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for oncology patients following established standards and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group.

Primary responsibilities of the RN include:

  • Administers chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician. Assists physician with exams and procedures. Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.

  • Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, medication changes. Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols. Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.

  • Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures. Completes all chemotherapy charge forms. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.

  • 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.

  • Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices. Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.

  • Displays appropriate technical skills for the administration of chemotherapy, medications and blood products, to include, but not limited to: venipuncture, central line access and infusion devices.

  • Programs portable infusion pumps for continuous drug delivery and provides instruction to the patient and/or caregiver in the use of the pump at home.

  • Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient chart. Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician.

  • Assures nursing charges are accurate and complete on patient fee slips. Acts as a resource person to the medical assistants. Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.

  • Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material. Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.

  • Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart. Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.

  • Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen. Maintains patient confidentiality.

Qualifications:
Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred. At least 1 year of experience required, preferably in an oncology environment. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred. Current RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac and Life Support) certification required within 3 months of hire.

This position offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, company paid short and long-term disability and basic life insurance. We also offer PTO (paid time off), paid holidays and a 401k contribution, as well as a wellness program and continuing education benefits.

About the company: For over 30 years, OHC has served as the region's premier provider of treatments for cancer and blood disorders, offering a wide range of services and state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, as well as being nationally recognized for cutting edge clinical research breakthroughs. OHC puts patients first by delivering compassionate and convenient care, tailored to meet a patient's medical and personal needs.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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RN, Treatment Suite (Oakwood, Ohio)

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