The infusion center oncology nurse is an integral member of the healthcare team and collaborates with both internal and external staff to coordinate services, ensure quality care and provide continuity of care. The infusion nurse is responsible for interdependently and independently assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care delivered to the patient receiving infusion therapy. During the treatment course and follow-up period, the infusion nurse will assess and provide appropriate nursing intervention for actual or potential problems that the patient and family may experience related to the disease process and treatment. The practice of the infusion nurse involves direct patient care and encompasses patient and family teaching, symptom management and counseling. The infusion nurse is an advocate for the patient and family. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this position. The infusion nurse must be able to supervise patient care, secure cooperation from others, problem-solve, and exercise initiative and judgement. The infusion nurse’s duties include management of patient records, participation in patient care, data entry and retrieval into and from the All Scripts System, participation in research and investigational drug administration, and having a clear understanding of chemotherapy side effects with combined radiation treatment, when applicable.
Come join our Medical Oncology Clinic & Infusion Center nursing team, where you are rewarded by the important care you provide each day. Our team members enjoy a fast-paced, specialty nursing environment, with convenient daytime hours! You will have the opportunity to utilize a large spectrum of nursing skills on a daily basis. Our staff is team-focused and always willing to pitch in and help each other. We are seeking skilled, motivated individuals to join our team!
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To perform in this position requires the incumbent to be a graduate of a school of nursing with current licensure in Minnesota. A minimum of one year current infusion center oncology nursing experience preferred and encouraged. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification required within eighteen months of completing one year of infusion center experience. OCN certification preferred and encouraged. This position requires current Healthcare Provider level CPR certification upon hire or must be obtained within 6 months.