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RN Sr.

Company: Texas Oncology
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Texas Oncology is looking for a Registered Nurse Senior to join our team!This position will support the Texas Oncology Dallas, Texas location. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

Why work for us?

Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

What does the Registered Nurse Sr do?

Under minimal supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients following standards and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mixes and administers chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician.
  • Assists physician with exams and procedures.
  • Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of the exam rooms.
  • Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to vital signs, height, weight allergies, mediation changes.
  • Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols.
  • Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.
  • Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures. Completes all chemotherapy charge forms. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.
  • Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom management.
  • Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.
  • Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.
  • Displays appropriate technical skills for the administration of chemotherapy, medications and blood products, to include but not limited to: venipuncture, central line access and infusion device.
  • Programs portable infusion pumps for continuous drug delivery and provides instruction to the patient and/or caregiver in the use of the pump at home.
  • Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching, fluid and medication administration in the patient chart.
  • Communicates all pertinent information and interventions to the physician.
  • Assures nursing charges are accurate and complete on patient fee slips. Acts as a resource person to the medial assistants.
  • Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patients chart.
  • Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instruction material. Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assist with referral if necessary.
  • Manges patient medication refill requirements from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
  • Maintains a clean work environment and restocks the supply are as needed. Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.
  • Follow OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years nursing experience, preferably in an oncology environment.
  • Current or pending Oncology certification preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred.
  • Current RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.

Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status

Keywords: Texas Oncology, Grand Prairie , RN Sr., Other , Grand Prairie, Texas

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