Overview: Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA) is looking for an exceptional Registered Nurse (RN) to join the team. This position provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Demonstrates knowledge of physiological, psychological, developmental, and age-specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. This individual must also possess strong multi-tasking abilities and bring positivity and passion to their work. If you want to join a team that is on the cutting edge of cancer care, while always putting the patient first, we want to hear from you! While some experience is preferred, we are very open to new grads looking to explore oncology care.
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift D ay, no nights or weekends! Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k) Location: Manchester, CT Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and promote the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices.
Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history.
Collects and records nursing assessment and interventions.
Reviews and reports the results of the health status assessment and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data and psychosocial assessment of assigned patients to the provider.
Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material.
Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician.
Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.
Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies where applicable.
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.
Maintains accurate documentation of assigned patient care and treatments provided.
Maintains work environment
Restocks the supply area as needed.
Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
Maintains all disinfection protocols.
Maintains equipment according to quality control standards.
Facilitates clinical operations and patient care
Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
Assists physician with exams and procedures.
Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.
Facilitates and schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures, referrals and future appointments for patients.
Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
As necessary, facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.
Assist patients in locating available community resources.
Inter professional collaboration
Assist and collaborate with clinical research.
Acts as a resource to LPN/LVNs and medical assistants.
Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.
Serves as mentor/preceptor and provides day to day guidance to less experienced nurses
Other duties as assigned
Participates in professional development activities and maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.
Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Must maintain continuing education requirements.
3-5 years nursing experience including at least one year in oncology preferred
Specialized Knowledge/Skills -
Oncology Nursing Society OCN certification preferred
Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy certification preferred / required within 6 months of hire
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body 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 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.