The Seacoast Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital provides the most comprehensive program of medical and radiation oncology in the Seacoast of NH and Southern Maine. Our services include diagnostic testing, chemotherapy services, radiotherapy services, clinical trials and a full complement of support services designed to meet the specials needs of our patients and families.
We have a part time opportunity for an Oncology RN.
a. Appropriately assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care, specific to population served
b. Follows policies/procedures, clinical practice standards pertinent to care, including emergency situations
c. Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make decisions
d. Demonstrates the ability to provide competent, effective care
e. Seeks validation for clinical decisions, integrates input from other clinicians for decision making
f. Prioritizes and organizes work appropriately to effectively meet patient needs
g. Appropriately delegates to and supervises team members based on assessment of competencies, within scope of practice to ensure
appropriate implementation of care
h. Collaborates & communicates relevant patient data to appropriate persons clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing (e.g. handoffs)
i. Effectively develops teaching plan and regularly integrates teaching into patient care
2. SYSTEMS THINKING
a. Recognizes available resources/tools for meeting patient/family needs
b. Completes assignments in an efficient and timely manner, requesting and utilizing resources appropriately
c. Documents patient assessment, plan, interventions and response in accordance with applicable policies and procedures
d. Communicates with Nurse Manager/ or designee about availability and management of supplies, system equipment and personnel
resources at unit/department level
e. Demonstrates contribution to unit-based programs and strategies to monitor and continuously improve the quality of patient care
f. Optimizes use of staff (overtime, agency, skill mix, etc.) based on unit census and patient acuity
3. CLINICAL INQUIRY
a. Shows commitment to learning new knowledge and skills to enhance service to patients/ families and achieve organizational goals
b. Implements and validates practices based upon current nursing evidence
c. Advances the profession by assisting in clinical education and orientation of other staff and students; may function as preceptor for
d. Uses available resources to answer questions in regard to best practices, reflects upon practices on an ongoing basis
e. Identifies opportunities for improvement in processes of care and other improvements at a unit level
f. Actively participates in the collection and use of data and/or evaluation relative to unit-based performance improvements
4. UNIT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
a. Participates in selection of and completes all unit-specific competencies
b. Articulates Nursing Sensitive Indicators and quality goals for unit and describes role in accomplishing expectations; describes role and
participates in quality improvement initiatives.
c. Pain Management - Alleviates and reduces pain to a level of comfort acceptable to the patient
d. Chemotherapy Management: Assists patient to understand and minimize the side effects of chemotherapy treatments.
e. Accurately administers Chemotherapy to the Oncology patient.
f. Radiation Therapy Management: Assists the patient to understand and minimize the side effects of radiation treatments
g. End of Life Care: Promotion of physical comfort, psychological, and spiritual peace in the final phase of life.
h. Medication Administration - Prepares, gives and evaluates the effectiveness of prescription and nonprescription drugs. Completes medication reconciliation with patient and family and documents changes and additions.
Experience Minimum Required
Graduate of accredited nursing program with RN licensure.
Education Minimum Required
RN program completion
BSN or enrollment in BSN programTraining Preferred/Desired
ONS Chemotherapy Biotherapy provider card
National OCN Certification
Special Skills Minimum Required
Exceptional venous access experience
Special Skills Preferred/Desired
Licensure and/or Certifications Required
AHA BLS, Registered Nursing License
Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired
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