The Registered Nurse is responsible for the implementation of therapeutic interventions and diagnostic procedures for the adult oncology and ambulatory care population. The nurse’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to chemotherapy administration, blood product administration, intravenous and the central line catheter care, medication administration, assisting the oncologist in the performance of medical procedures, patient and family education, emergency care of oncology patients, patient follow-up, maintenance of patient care records and scheduling of treatments. The nurse is responsible for promoting teamwork with physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff to provide quality and safe care. Demonstrates the ability to function independently with limited supervision. The nurse shall attend continuing education courses relevant to oncology on a concurrent basis. Membership in oncology nursing organizations and achievement of oncology nursing certification is encouraged. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Core competencies: Medication Administration, General Nursing Assessment, Pain Management, Fall risk assessment, Blood Administration, Compliance and computerized annual required education (HealthStream); additional competencies as defined by Department Director.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado.
- CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently.
- Current Oncology Nurse Certification (ONC) preferred.
- Minimum two-year experience in Med/Surg, ICU, or ER nursing and one-year oncology experience preferred.
- This job requires that the nurse is responsible for the assessment, treatment, and care of the adult oncology and ambulatory care population. The nurse should demonstrate current clinical and theoretical knowledge in the specialty areas of oncology and ambulatory care by participating in educational conferences and continuing educational programs. The nurse may act as liaison with the nursing and medical staff when outpatients are admitted to the hospital. The nurse plans and participates in patient and community educational groups and staff education. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of adult and geriatric patients.