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Oncology RN II
MacNeal Hospital • Berwyn, Illinois
We seek a caring, compassionate, experienced professional to join our highly engaged staff in caring for our patients at the Center for Cancer Care at MacNeal Hospital. This registered nurse must have good communication skills; be collaborative and adhere to the American Nurse Association Nursing Standards of Practice.
Administer chemotherapy, biotherapy and immunotherapy.
Administer non-oncologic infusions and transfusions.
Assist in the provision of continuity of care for the cancer patient.
Acquire and interpret an accurate patient history.
Perform a pertinent physical assessment.
Assist the physician with treatments and/or procedures.
Performs nursing assessments and triage of patient care needs for new and established patients.
Sensitively serve the needs of patients and families coping with the processes of death and dying.
Utilize appropriate consultative services.
Coordinate care with inpatient, home care, hospice, and other disciplines and agencies.
Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings.
Help facilitate patient/family support groups.
Conform to established center/hospital policies and procedures; participates in continuous quality improvement objectives; and adheres to safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Provide education to patients and their families; acts as an information resource.
Explain procedures such as x-rays, nuclear scanning, CT and MRI scanning.
Educate about symptom management and nutrition.
Use available patient education resources from the American Cancer Society.
Participate in community education and screening programs offered by the Cancer Center.
Participate in continuing education through conferences, educational programs, current nursing literature, and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Maintain accurate records, and ensure record privacy and safe-keeping.
Collaborate with research nurses to educate patients and family about the details of investigational studies.
Help ensure that protocol requirements are met, that tests are done in an appropriate and timely manner, and that data are recorded appropriately.
Participate in data management activities.
Consult inpatient nursing staff regarding port access/care; provide support regarding the administration of oral chemotherapy.
Consult with multidisciplinary staff regarding patient/family needs and plans for coordination of care and activities associated with oncology services.
Consult with other departments and agencies about concerns of continuity and provision of nursing care.
Current RN licensure by the State of Illinois as a Registered Nurse.
Bachelor's degree; or associate's degree if currently (or soon-to-be) enrolled in BSN program (to be completed within 3 years).
Proven knowledge and ability to administer chemotherapy, safely.
Current certification in the administration of chemotherapy/biotherapy and Basic Life Support.
OCN Certification optional but encouraged.
Superior communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage and educate staff, patients and families, visitors, physicians, and other personnel.
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