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RN Oncology/Infusion-DMG Janesville-FT Days

Company: SSM Health Dean Medical Group
Location: Janesville
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Role Purpose:

The Oncology RN, under the supervision and direction of the Clinical Manager, and in complimentary, collaborative association with the physician, provides primary care to the oncology patient and family, including assessment, counseling and education. May be required to travel to sites where needed.

Responsibilities:

1. Identifies self as a Registered nurse in all professional encounters. Models a high quality of professional nursing at all times.
2. Utilizes the nursing process: assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation in all patient encounters.
3. Performs or assists with department procedures.
4. Demonstrates and understands sterile and aseptic techniques. Uses appropriate techniques in setting up and assisting with procedures.
5. Completes laboratory and medical imaging requisitions, assists in the scheduling of procedures.
6. Assists medical provider with processing of diagnostic results bringing significant values to the provider's attention. Has knowledge of tests and procedures and their significance as related to patient care.
7. Takes a leadership role in the facilitation of department functions.
8. Administers medication by all routes. Demonstrates and understands administration techniques. Recognizes the implications of dosages, interactions, side effects, adverse effects, routes of administration of drugs as they apply to individual patients. Uses knowledge of medications in instructing patients about medication therapy.
9. Triages/screens telephone call related to patient care:
a. Obtains appropriate information with attention to detail and accuracy (i.e. Using direct symptom related questions - keeping patient focused).
b. Makes nursing assessment utilizing, theory and judgment, and patient information.
c. Implements appropriate care using nursing assessment, protocols, and standing orders.
10. Documents appropriate information in patient's medical record.
11. Respects and maintains confidentiality of all patient information.
12. Cleans, prepares, and autoclaves equipment and instruments in preparation for sterilization per infection control policies and procedures.
13. Establishes teaching protocols for patient education, family counseling, and general public information.
14. Conforms to all Dean policies and procedures.
15. Performs delegated medical acts and provides supervision as needed in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act to the LPNs and unlicensed personnel.
16. Attends in-services and continuing education program. Attends and participates in department staff meetings.
17. Assess patient status to determine need for treatment or intervention in life threatening situations. Participates using emergency standing orders if needed, or under the direct supervision of a medical provider.
18. Provides leadership in staff education and training.
19. Participates in quality improvement activities.
20. Has an understanding of rational behind Dean policies and procedures and acts as a resource to other personnel.
21. Identifies, plans and implements oncology patient's care, including physical, emotional and psychological aspects of care.
22. Manages chemotherapy treatments for stabilized patients, paying close attention to blood counts and other side effects, referring to physician when necessary.
23. Provides assessments and case management for patients and their support system throughout the physical and psychological stages of illness. Identifies and facilitates referrals to other agencies or support services.
24. Serves as a resource for clinic and hospital personnel for nursing management of oncological problems. Works cooperatively between hospital, hospice and other services to bridge continuance of providing correspondence.

Required:

1. Registered Nurse
2. Must complete and pass the Proficiency Assessment delivered at the conclusion of the onboarding program.
3. Previous completion of Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Biotherapy course - Fundamentals of Administration or completion within 18 months of employment with SSM Health Dean Medical Group Oncology and/or Infusion departments.
4. Demonstrates a high level of confidence and self-assurance when responding to critical patient care situations.

Preferred:

1. Previous Oncology and/or Infusion experience
2. Oncology Nursing Society Certification and/or Infusion Certification

Essential Physical Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods and to move quickly between tasks.
2. Ability to hear and converse on the phone and in person.
3. Ability to see fine print and to use the computer.
4. Ability to perform fine motor tasks, such as when working with instruments, taking blood pressures and performing other patient care tasks, writing, computer or phone tasks.
5. Ability to safely lift up to 20 pounds and to push/pull up to 100 pounds when working with equipment, pushing wheelchairs or assisting with patient handling tasks.
6. Ability to bend/twist and crouch when performing various job tasks.
7. Ability to work with and to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with bloodborne pathogens or other chemicals.
8. Depending on location assigned, may need to be able to safely drive a person vehicle on a weekly or daily basis.

About SSM Health Dean Clinic-

Based in Madison, Wis., Dean Clinic consists of a network of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin. Our more than 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics as well as eye care through our Davis Duehr Dean locations. Dean Clinic also offers urgent care services and operates outpatient surgery centers. Dean Clinic joined SSM Health in 2013.

Keywords: SSM Health Dean Medical Group, Janesville , RN Oncology/Infusion-DMG Janesville-FT Days, Healthcare , Janesville, Wisconsin

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