STAFF RN III-FT-76400-DAYS

Nursing 76400 - Radiation Oncology Full-Time Days 8 Hour Per Diem


Description

Under supportive supervision, the RN works effectively using the nursing process in rendering routine nursing care to a critically or acutely ill adult patient or a given patient care population of less acutely ill patients as it relates to the care setting. Emphasis at this level is on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures, standards and protocols for individuals within the assigned work shift. This position provides age specific care to young adults through geriatric age groups.

Core Competencies

Adheres to infection prevention guidelines
Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care
Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status
Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care
Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals
Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals
Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process
Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession
Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model
Participates in organizational activities
Participates in Peer Review
Participates in professional development activities
Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner
Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles
Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient
Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs
Utilizes resources in an economical manner
Utilizes safe administration of medications
Utilizes Safe Patient Handling

Department Specific Competencies

Educate patients and families regarding the disease, diagnostic procedures needed and goals of treatment with radiation therapy.
Educate patients and families and manage the symptoms and side effects from radiation treatments (e.g., use of medications, dietary changes, activity changes, skin care, oral care)
Assess patients psychosocial issues (home situation, availability of support, past coping mechanisms, financial concerns, work status, etc.)
Coordinate care for patients receiving multimodality treatment (schedules for patients, dates of surgery, radiation, imaging, etc.)
Counsel on specific issues of concern (sexuality, end-of-life issues).
Refer patients (as needed) for social work, psychiatry.
Provide skin care (sprays/irrigations, application of skin care products, dressing changes).
Assist with various procedures (physical exams, simulations, brachytherapy).
Monitor patients receiving treatment (conscious sedation, brachytherapy, anesthesia).
Develop policies, procedures, and standards of care as it pertains to Radiation Oncology.
Assess symptoms at weekly treatment/status check visits.
Assess for long term effects at follow up visits.
Administer medication (pain medication, IV contrast) as ordered.
Refer as needed for nutrition, enterostomal therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy.
Participates in Oncology Committee Meetings.
Develop patient education materials.
Provide statistics for department as needed.
Collect blood and urine specimens.
Participate in managing supplies and equipment.

Education

DegreeProgram
N/AN/A
Additional Information
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or satisfactory completion of course of instruction as specified in current Laws Relating to Nursing Education Licensure-Practice with Rules and Regulations, Title 16, Section 1433 inclusive. Diploma or Associate degree Baccalaureate degree in Nursing Master's Degree or its equivalent in a appropriate specialty in Nursing

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
N/A
Additional Information
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License / Certification Requirements

Registered Nurse License
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the Amercian Heart Association