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Oncology RN - Oncology

Company: US Oncology, Inc
Location: Palestine
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Oncology RNOverview

Texas Oncology is looking for an Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team! This position will support the medical oncology, radiation oncology, and infusion departments for the Palestine and Nacogdoches locations. This is a full-time Monday - Friday 8am-5pm position with no weekends, call, or major holidays.

Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.

Why work for us?

Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.

What does the Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) do?

Under minimal supervision, the Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Demonstrates knowledge of physiological, psychological, and developmental and age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.


The essential duties and responsibilities:

* Plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and promote the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices.
* Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history.
* Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material.
* Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.

* Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician.
* Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.
* Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom management.
* Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.

* Facilitates clinical operations and patient care.
* Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
* Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
* Assist patients in locating available community resources.


The ideal candidate for the Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) will have the following background and experience:

Level 2:

* Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
* RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
* 3-5 years nursing experience.
* Oncology experience preferred.
* OCN certification preferred.

Level Sr (in addition to level 2 requirements):

* Five years nursing experience.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. There is a possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.

Physical Requirements:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc, Tyler , Oncology RN - Oncology, Healthcare , Palestine, Texas

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