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Registered Nurse - Part Time

Company:
Regional Cancer Care Associates
Location:
Edison, NJ 08837
Post Date:
August 10, 2022
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

     

       
     

       

         
Job Type

         
Part-time

       

     
Description

     

SUMMARY:

The nurse will provide and coordinate infusion activities to assure compassionate patient care. Provides direct patient care in compliance with professional practice standards. The Infusion Nurse will also promote a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach toward patients, families, and all members of the care delivery team.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Administer chemotherapy IV fluids via peripherally inserted central catheters.
  • Identifies, assesses, and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.
  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post-discharge care programs.
  • Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patients condition warrants.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.
  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.
  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.
  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with the established nursing protocol and physicians orders.
  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.
  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.
  • Documents patient care in the health care record according to standards.
  • Directs and delegates care to other team members.
  • Providing safe, effective, appropriate, and comprehensive infusion services to oncology patients.
  • Provides education and follow-up care after patients have been released from chemotherapy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Medical Assistant, Licensed-Practical Nurse, or Registry Professional
  • Adult teaching experience; patient advocacy
  • 3+ years experience in clinical oncology a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to recognize knowledge gaps and apply appropriate education techniques to bridge gaps
  • Proficiency in communication technologies (email, cell phone, etc.)
  • Highly organized, ability to multi-task, and ability to keep accurate notes and records.
  • Experience with RCCA EMRs IT systems and reports preferred.
  • Local knowledge of community services and resources is preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, preferred.

       
Requirements

       

SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrates professional, appropriate effective, and tactful communication/presentation skills, including written, verbal and nonverbal.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and respectful, professional customer service.
  • Acknowledges patients rights on confidentiality issues maintains patient confidentiality at all times and follows HIPAA guidelines and regulations.
  • Proactively acts as a patient advocate, responding with empathy and respect to resolve patient and family concerns.
  • Proactively continues to educate self and improve professional skills.


EDUCATION:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (Bachelors Degree preferred) with at least one (1) year of oncology experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Current BCLS Must obtain OCN certification within one year of hire.

         


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