Oncology Infusion Nurse
Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA) has become one of the largest oncology physician networks in the United States and the largest in the Northeast. With approximately 900 employees at every level of Oncologic healthcare, RCCA is committed to treating cancer patients with the highest-quality treatments and the highest-quality healthcare professionals.
Currently, Regional Cancer Care Associates is actively recruiting a certified Infusion Nurse to join its team.
SUMMARY: Responsible for providing primary care to patients, including assessment, treatment, care planning, patient education and medical care evaluation. The RN works to promote good health, prevent disease and help patients cope with their disease by providing advice and emotional support. This position is responsible for both infusion and clinic responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes the following and other duties may be assigned:
• Must demonstrate sound knowledge of the nursing processes; health care systems, structure, and functions; and community resources.
• Demonstrates understanding of healthcare technology, equipment and supplies.
• Demonstrates familiarity with state law on nursing care, nurse practice guidelines, and RCCA Central Jersey Division policies and procedures.
• Utilizes nursing judgment in the decision-making process when responding to patient calls and questions.
• Demonstrates critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychological and cognitive status.
• Formulates goal directed plan of care, prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcome.
• Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent and compassionate manner.
• Functions to establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies.
• Evaluates effectiveness of the care given by all healthcare team members. This includes environmental factors and instrumentation in progression of the patient toward outcomes.
• Demonstrates a sound knowledge of the ONS and OSHA guidelines.
• IV therapy techniques reflect a sound knowledge base of the principles of practice.
• Chemotherapy administration techniques reflect a sound knowledge base of the principles of practice
• Demonstrates knowledge of medical record documentation requirements and federal/state laws related to release of health care information.
• Maintains and demonstrates knowledge of telephone-based clinical assessment techniques.
• Demonstrates knowledge of medical practice telephone triage protocols.
• Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate home health information to follow until a visit with the physician, if they do not need immediate hospitalization.
• RNs should be familiar with the most common side effects of each drug they are administering. They should as the patient if they are experiencing any of these specific side effects before administering subsequent cycles of the drug.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree. Graduate of an NLN/AACN accredited program in nursing. Maintains clinical competencies through participating in continuing educational programs (contact hours per years), and clinical practice as mandated by Board of Nursing and national certification body. Experience in relevant patient care setting or as regulations dictate.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES: Current valid NJ State Professional Registered Nurse license. Maintains National or Board Certification as appropriate in area of specialty. Maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support HCP certification. In collaborative agreement with physicians on staff- fulfills terms of collaborative agreement.