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RN - Community Oncology Practice- San Luis Obispo

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

Responsibilities


 


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.


 


Qualifications



  • 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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