Oncology Registered Nurse (RN)

Texas Oncology
Austin, Texas · 08/23/2017



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Job Description

Texas Oncology in Austin, TX is searching for an Oncology Desk Nurse (RN) for their North Austin location. This is a Monday-Friday 8a-5p position with no call, weekends or major holidays. Under general supervision, the Desk RN provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Must recognize physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care and participates in company wide quality initiatives. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including physiological and developmental differences unique to each group.
-Assess and monitors therapy of patients using appropriate technical skills under the direction and supervision of a physician.
-Assists physician with exams and procedures.
-Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow.
-Demonstrates knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture.
-Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central venous access devices and alternate delivering systems.
-Documents all elements of care.
-Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician or mid level provider.
-Serves as a resource person to the medical assistants and LPNs.
-Triages patient/family phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
-Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching.
-Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.
-Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.
-Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
-Maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.
-Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations. -Maintains patient confidentiality.

Skills

-Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
-1-3 years experience; Oncology experience 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
-Oncology Certification (OCN) preferred
-Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac and Life Support) certification required with in 3 months of hire


Notes

We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.


The US Oncology Network 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.


Contact Details

State/Province: Texas
Country: United States
Email: meggan.swierkowski@usoncology.com



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