Kalispell Regional Healthcare RN - Radiation Therapy in Kalispell, Montana
At Kalispell Regional Healthcare, our mission is to improve the health, comfort, and life of those we serve. We believe in a better future for healthcare. With more than 4,000 employees, we are the largest private employer in the Flathead Valley. As we continue to grow, we look for people dedicated to service and quality.
Provide professional care within the Radiation Oncology unit, coordinate care with other disciplines, assist physicians with examination, education, and treatment of patients and perform tasks required to ensure the clinic runs smoothly. Participate in planning and evaluation of patient care. Possess the ability to constructively and positively interact with the Radiation Oncology Team.
*Coordinate patient care with radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, physicists, physician offices, social services, etc. Facilitate the care of the oncology patient in an accurate, professional, caring, timely and compassionate manner.
Be present in the exam room to assist with examinations/ procedures. Be present during new patient visits to assist with coordination of care. Ensure assigned provider remains on task.
*Perform and document comprehensive patient assessment according to radiation therapy department and national nursing standards, such as room patients upon arrival, complete comprehensive ROS, medication reconciliation, physical assessments and report to the appropriate provider. Assess and identify problems or concerns in implementing interventions and evaluate patient outcomes. Complete quality check lists and/or care plans for each active patient.
*Ensure all pertinent information is available on radiation therapy patient records, such as referring physician notes, operative information, pathology records, laboratory reports, radiology films etc. Keep all information organized for effective and efficient management of information in the patient record. Assess and document all patient interactions accurately and completely, including history taking, specimen labeling, vital sign recording and other assigned documentation.
*Provide thorough and up to date patient/family education including radiation therapy treatment and management of side effects. Utilize current literature handouts, patient education folders and videos. Secure or develop the most current education information and utilize evidence based literature based on current ONS, ASTRO, ACRO, ACR and NCCN practice guidelines.
*Provide attentive/ professional answers to patient questions, seek assistance when necessary and keep the physician/appropriate team members appraised of current patient physical and emotional status. Triage provider calls and make referrals as appropriate. Role model appropriate communication in all interactions including but not limited to: phone, fax, e-mail and interpersonal etiquette.
*Appropriately utilize department resources in accordance with organization-wide/ department budget constraints such as, supplies, overtime, low census and work product timelines.
Perform charting tasks such as tracking "no show" patients, verify completed consent forms, ensure prescriptions are complete/ correct, participate in weekly chart rounds and review clinic charts/ records at least once daily to ensure all ordered tests/ scans/ requested documentation are available for the provider at time of clinic visit.
*Provide appropriate follow through with radiation oncologist/NP, manager and staff requests. Work closely with the provider in an interdisciplinary fashion to provide comprehensive, holistic patient/ family care. Assist the provider in identifying appropriate patients for tumor board and clinical trials.
Ensure patient entry doors are unlocked and lights are on in anticipation of the first patient of the day. Ensure exam rooms are stocked with supplies and order new supplies as needed.
Participate in huddles with therapists and front office staff to communicate anticipated concerns/ patient information.
All other duties within the oncology nurses scope of practice as delegated by the provider or practice manager.
Current Montana RN License.
Current Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
Previous oncology experience preferred.
Kalispell is a dynamic community located within a thirty-minute drive of Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Glacier National Park, several National and State forests and parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Kalispell is the retail, professional, medical, and governmental center of the Flathead Valley serving approximately 140,000 people in Northwest Montana.
Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell
Requisition ID 2021-10123
Category Nursing - Clinic
Pay Period Status 80
Shift Start Hours 8:00 AM
Shift End Hours 5:00 PM
Schedule M-F 5 days a week. Shift start and end vary based on patient volume, mostly 8-5.
Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)