The Registered Nurse will be clinically competent while delivering care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation. RNs will effectively interact with patients, significant others and other health team members while maintaining all standards of professional nursing.
Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Greets patients and escorts them to a treatment chair or bed
2. Assists physician in preparing for surgical and minor procedures
3. Provides nursing care to patients; administers and controls narcotics, prescribed medications, mixes and administers chemotherapy treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
4. Observes, records and reports patient's condition and side effects to drugs and treatments to physician and records in EMR; administers prescribed medications as directed.
5. Updates patient chart utilizing EMR.
6. Oversees infusion appointment bookings and ensures emergency situations are scheduled appropriately; maintains timely flow of patients.
7. Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls.
8. Adheres to all documentation guidelines as instructed by Practice Administrator and Clinical Director and provides accurate documentation in the patient's electronic medical record.
9. Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Clinical Director, Practice administrator or the physician.
10. Utilizes leadership skills in overseeing and assisting other members of the health care team to prioritize and resolve issues.
11. Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriated care and positive working relationships.
13. Instructs patient and family regarding multi-specialty treatments, medications side effects and gives instruction on how to alleviate systems.
14. Telephone prescription requests to pharmacy or utilizes electronic transmission of prescriptions in EMR.
15. Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA, CLIA and COLA regulations.
16. Follows all OSHA guidelines to minimize exposure to blood borne pathogens.
17. Communicates physician referral requests to staff via EMR for necessary processing.
18. Ensures proper insurance authorization prior to treatment.
19. Performs patient education when appropriate.
20. Replenishes supplies, stocks and cleans infusion rooms and manages pharmaceutical supplies.
21. Oversees infusion room and medical assistant's preparation of infusion room, including re-stocking of treatment areas.
22. Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
23. Follows established RCC policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental and infection control guidelines.
24. Arranges for all biohazardous waste pick-up.
25. Attends annual CPR, OSHA, CLIA and COLA training programs.
26. Utilizes leadership skills in overseeing and assisting other members of the health care team to prioritize and resolve issues.
Competencies 1. Customer/Client Focus.
2. Teamwork Orientation.
3. Problem Solving/Analysis.
4. Communication Proficiency.
5. Learning Orientation.
6. Ethical Conduct.
7. Stress Management/Composure.
Work Environment Incumbent will be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients and specimens in working environment.
Physical Demands 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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work The incumbent is scheduled is based on a standard work shift.
Registered Nurse degree.
Training in specialty-specific nursing care.
Minimum of two years of experience in a physician's office or hospital.
Minimum of one-year oncology & chemo administration.
Chemo mixing Certification.
Valid registration as a Registered Nurse in the state of California.
Current AHA health care provider training (BCLS)
Internal Number: 101
About Rio Bravo Cancer Center
We are a private, free-standing facility, comprised of the Department of Hematology/Oncology and the Department of Radiation Oncology. The two departments collaborate to provide our patients with the highest quality patient care. Our team works together to treat cancer comprehensively and to ensure that no person must face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis alone. We are a corporate employer with 50+ employees that include clinical, administrative and revenue cycle management teams.