Staff RN - Oncology

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Feb 17, 2021
Nursing

Job Description

The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit. Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Participates in Peer Review Participates in professional development activities Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs Utilizes resources in an economical manner Utilizes safe administration of medications Utilizes Safe Patient Handling Department Specific Competencies Recognizes and manages vasovagal response to treatment. Assesses and differentiates types of chest and abdominal pain with appropriate intervention. Ensures diet is appropriate and restrictions (food and fluid) are followed. Provides activity/rest as appropriate to patient condition, disease process. Ensures a safe environment for staff and patients Discharge planning= early assessment of need for home durable equipment, follow-up with home health or possible rehab or ECF. Keeps patients clean and turned appropriately. Ensures durable equipment is provided to the patient to promote independent functioning. Manages hematomas in A-line puncture sites. Correlates disease process to drug therapies to manage patients with hyper/hypotension, fluid overload, pump failure, dysrhythmias. Interprets EKG tracings as they relate to drug therapies and disease process and intervenes. Maintains IV access on all patients. Reinforces follow up care with physicians ie, blood drug levels, M.D. appointments. Implements protocols requiring higher level expertise: eg, ACLS code management. Works with MD to provide for Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy, Dietary and/or Respiratory Therapy when needed. Provides assistance with complex discharge planning in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team to develop a safe, realistic and timely discharge plan. Education Degree Program College Diploma Nursing Additional Information Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 2 Years Acute Care Experience Additional Information ONS Chemo and Biotherapy Certification within one year of employment License / Certification Requirements Registered Nurse License ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association