Registered Nurse - Senior, Oncology Certified - Ft. Worth - Simmons Ca
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: March 28, 2020
Experience and Education Associate's degree (BSN preferred), seven
(7) or more years oncology nursing experience, licensure as
Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas and
a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited
by the American Heart Association (AHA), are required.
Oncology Nursing Society Certification: OCN, CPHON, CBCN, or BMTCN
Job Duties Provides working supervision to other nursing staff
and/or other non-licensed medical or office support personnel.
Maintains a safe and secure environment to meet patient needs.
Facilitates patient scheduling for all tests and visits. Completes
billing of all nursing procedures including any infusion therapy.
Precepts new staff to the clinic processes related to operations.
Directs the duties of the Medical Office Assistant and Clinic Staff
Assistant to facilitate clinic operations. Participates in new
product evaluation and implementation.
Prepares equipment and assists physicians during physical exams and
medical procedures. Prepares patient for the physician exam.
Chaperones physician visit. Prepares and administers medications as
prescribed by physician. Takes, records, and reports patient vital
signs using medical equip ment; inspects equipment and facilities
visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper
functioning of equipment. Obtains any specimens ordered by the
physician for collection.
Documents patient care interventions and education in medical
records; ensures appropriate patient consents and authorizations
are obt ained for research and/or medical treatment. Delivers
nursing interventions to assigned patients that are consistent with
stated medical plan of care while observing and recording signs,
symptoms, and behavior of patients in medical records. Participates
in interdisci plinary rounds. Works with the multidisciplinary care
team to facil itate patient quality of life throughout the cancer
trajectory. Assist the patient and family through the end-of-life
Triages patient phone inquiries according to physician and/or
departmental protocols and documents such inquiries and results in
patients' medical records. Demonstrates effective communication
skills, physical and psychosocial assessment skills, and knowledge
of how to access pertinent health records to facilitate triage
decision making. Acts as the telephone triage nurse.
Participates in evaluating nursing needs of patients; assesses
problems affecting patients; recommends policy and/or procedural
changes according to nursing expertise; schedules patients'
appointments, tests, and procedures via on-line computer system or
telephone. Fa cilitates patient-physician communication and assists
the patient through the treatment process. Covers the care of
patients when a nurse who usually assists with their care is not in
Provides patient education, procedural instructions, general health
information, and reinforces physician instructions in person and t
hrough telephone contact. Documents patient education in the
medical record. Recognizes when new patient education materials or
techni ques are required and assists center leadership to provide
those materials to the patients.
Administers chemotherapy and blood products in the infusion area.
Demonstrates knowledge of central line, port, and IV management.
Provides nursing care to the patient undergoing complex procedures
such as bone marrow biopsies or intrathecal chemotherapy. The bone
marrow transplant nurse will be responsible for administering high
dose chemotherapy and stem cell infusions.
Provides patient counseling based on specialized and/or advanced
knowledge gained through education and experience. Assists patient
through the University system to facilitate patient treatment
Precepts new nursing staff to the nursing process within the clinic
. Consistently assists all new staff in the clinic in order to
assure their success. Participates in nursing education
Performs duties of Clinical Leader in the infusion area. Performs
duties of Clinical Leader in the clinic area. Trouble shoots
patient complaints and involving Clinic Manger when appropriate.
Assists with policy development for the Cancer Center. Attends
multidisciplinary team meetings for disease site specialty .
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas
Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain
criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. In accordance with federal and state
law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national
origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
expression. Associated topics: asn, bsn, cardiothoracic, care, ccu,
coronary, hospice, intensive care, neonatal, tcu
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