RN - Community Oncology Practice- San Luis Obispo

UCLA Health
San Luis Obispo, CA
Post Date:
August 16, 2022



Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing or Medical Director, provide direct nursing care, infusion therapy, and documentation to patients in the Community Oncology Practice.

Major functions include: patient assessment, patient evaluation and preparation, and administration of chemotherapeutic agents and other intravenous drugs, patient education, and psychosocial support.



  • BSN or MSN, required

  • Possession of current California RN license

  • Possession of BCLS certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • Possession of & ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification

  • Knowledge of the Oncology patient population and practice operations

  • Knowledge of all aspects of infusion therapy in an oncology setting

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow-through for multiple patient treatments on an ongoing basis

  • Excellent blood withdrawal and IV skills

  • Knowledge and skill in Central line Catheters

  • Experience in accurately screen and triage acute patients

  • Knowledge to recognize abnormal laboratory values and report to Physicians

  • Skill in usage of medical diagnostic equipment, as well as

  • working knowledge of instruments and supplies required to perform necessary blood tests and provide infusion therapy

  • Ability to accept direction from leadership and act promptly

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, peers, physicians, and administrators.

  • Skill in listening perceptively, conveying awareness, and responding to patients and visitors with health concerns using tact and discretion

  • Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and the general public in a high volume, clinical setting

  • Skill in performing with frequent interruptions and/or distractions including the ability to accept equivocal circumstances and respond to changing priorities and deadlines

  • Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, and hostility

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with sensitive and confidential information using discretion and judgment

  • Ability to push, pull or carry 30 pounds or more


UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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