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Bozeman Health ONCOLOGY INFUSION NURSE in Bozeman, Montana

  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • POSITION SUMMARY

  • The oncology infusion center nurse collaborates with providers to coordinate service and ensure quality and continuity of care for patients receiving a variety of medications, including chemotherapy, biotherapy, and other medications as well as blood and blood products. This nurse interdependently assesses, evaluates and implements care delivered to patients in the infusion center.

  • REQUIREMENTS

  • EDUCATION

  • Required:

    • Current Montana RN license
  • Preferred:

  • LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

  • Required:

    • CPR Certification
  • PEARS with in 1 year of hire ….CURRENT EMPLOYEES (hired prior to 1/16/2019) must have PEARS BY 1/1/2020

  • ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certificate within 2 years of hire….CURRENT EMPLOYEES (hired prior to 1/16/19) must have certification by 1/1/2020

  • Preferred:

    • Oncology Certification
  • PALS

  • ACLS

  • EXPERIENCE

  • Required:

  • Preferred:

  • Infusion Center Experience

  • Oncology experience

  • KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF:

    • Utilize computer skills - hardware basics and software programs including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets
  • SKILLS IN:

  • ABILITY TO:

    • Oncology Infusion nurse considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost planning when delivering care to patients.
  • Prioritizes duties and use of time while assisting office personnel in navigating patient through the clinic in a friendly, professional, and efficient way.

  • Demonstrate ability to pay close attention to detail in providing patient care Assists with orientation of newly hired nursing staff

  • Perform activities that demonstrate nursing accountability

  • Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of work assignments

  • Demonstrate customer service skills including interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Follow policy manuals for established policies and procedures, specific instructions, and guidelines

  • COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:

    • Utilize organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Work independently with a minimum of supervision

  • Documents in a legally defensible manner in the medical record all phone conversations, verbal instructions, medication administration and any other items discussed with patients, their families, and other individuals involved in the patient's care.

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 50% Time Spent -

  • Initiates and maintains intravenous access via peripheral line or central line.

  • Administers chemotherapy, biotherapy, and other medications as ordered by the prescribing provider, if properly trained to do so, and practices in and environmentally safe and healthy way.

  • Administers blood and blood products in accordance with facility policies and procedures.

  • 35% Time Spent -

  • Provides direct patient care, which encompasses teaching, symptom management and monitoring physical, psychological, social and educational needs.

  • Assesses and provides nursing interventions for actual or potential problems that the patients and family may experience related to the disease process and treatment.

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Documents in a legally defensible manner in the patient’s medical record via paper charts or EMR all phone conversations, verbal instructions, medication administration and any other items discussed with patients, their families, and any others involved in the patient’s care.

  • Clearly documents and charges for all therapy administered in the infusion area.

  • 5% Time Spent -

  • Performs telephone triage for oncology patients receiving care in Cancer Center

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