RN Infusion Therapy-H Oncology

  • MaineHealth
  • Belfast, ME 04915, USA
  • Jun 08, 2021
Nursing

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary
    • WCGH Oncology & Infusion is seeking an experienced RN to join our specialty department. RNs in this department are responsible for the safe administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, blood products, and various other medications to patients being treated for chronic and life threatening diseases. The oncology RN will also work closely with providers during patient visits, assess and educate patients, assist with bone marrow biopsies, and help to coordinate the care of their patient, before, during, and after completion of treatment. The oncology RN must have a strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and prioritize, and be a skilled critical thinker. The oncology RN works in collaboration with the entire care team to deliver excellent, comprehensive care to patients in both the clinic and infusion area.

      The Oncology – Infusion Therapy Registered Nurse exercises independent judgment when providing comprehensive nursing care including the administration of chemotherapy to oncology outpatients and infusion/transfusion therapy for outpatients. The RN is accountable and responsible for clinical decision making and coordination of a patient’s care during an assigned shift or throughout the length of stay on a unit. The RN exercises independent judgment to assess patient needs, to develop the plan of nursing actions in collaboration with the health care team, to implement the plan and to evaluate the effects and outcome of the care provided. The RN will provide direct nursing care to patients in accordance with the scope of practice as defined by the Maine State Board of Nursing. As part of the care team, the RN will coordinate, assign and oversee patient care duties delegated to registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nurse aides (CNAs). The RN utilizes excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in collaborating with Medical and Nursing Staff, Support and Ancillary Services, Administration, Community Providers, patients, families and care givers.

  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.|
    • License/Certifications: Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the State of Maine. Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred. Will obtain OCN once eligible and will maintain. BCLS.
      • Chemotherapy: Must complete ONS Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy certificate course, within 3 months of hire prior to administering chemotherapy, and must maintain every 2 years.
    • Experience: Three years’ experience in acute clinical setting with previous oncology nursing experience preferred.|
    • Must have solid organizational and communication skills.
    • Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergencies.
    • Strong peripheral and central venous line skills necessary.
    • May be needed to float to Pen Bay Cancer Care occasionally.