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Registered Nurse - Oncology

Company: HUTCHINSON CLINIC P A INC
Location: Hutchinson
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationHutchinson Clinic - Hutchinson, KSPosition TypeFull TimeJob CategoryHealth CareRole:Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices and maintains office hours as directed by department manager.Essential Functions & Responsibilities:Administer cytotoxic agent, biological response modifiers and intravenous medications. Checks appropriate lab data before administration of cytotoxic agent. Documents administration and side effects in the medical record. Instructs patient and family regarding medications, side effects and treatment instruction.Responds to and refers calls related to symptom management and triages appropriately. Schedules tests, labs and coordinates care with outlying hospitals, clinics and home care agencies. Identifies social service needs of individual patients, collaborates with community resources to establish coordinated care.Attend required meetings and participates in committees as requested.Performs related work as required.Performance Measures:Participates in interdisciplinary care planning with physician and other health care professionals such as home care, dietary, and hospice.Anticipates complications of chemotherapy and takes action to prevent/minimize the complications.Involves patient and family in care planning and attempts to establish interventions specific to the individual needs of the patient.Reviews laboratory indices and appropriately instructs a myelosuppressed patient regarding conservation of energy, infection, and bleeding precautions.Identifies and takes nursing action in the prevention or management of a potential/actual allergic reaction.Takes appropriate precautions in the preparation, handling and disposal of chemotherapy.Demonstrates knowledge and skill in assessment, management and follow-up care of intravenous access, any complications related to extravasation.Demonstrates skill in assessing the patient's need for venous access device and the factors to be considered in selecting one type of device over another for a particular patient.Demonstrates knowledge of research trials through participation and data collection, drug administration, patient education, and follow-up directed by nurse manager.Knowledge & Skills:Experience: Two years to five years of similar or related experience is preferred. Education: A two year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study at a business or trade school or completion of a specialized and extensive in-house training or apprenticeship program.Interpersonal Skills: The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job. Physical Requirements:Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising the position.

Keywords: HUTCHINSON CLINIC P A INC, Hutchinson , Registered Nurse - Oncology, Healthcare , Hutchinson, Kansas

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