Registered Nurse - Oncology Certified - PRN - Infusion Clinic - Ft. Wo
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 22, 2020
Experience and Education
- Associate's degree (BSN preferred).
- Two (2) years oncology nursing experience.
- Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for
State of Texas.
- A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course
accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA), are
- Oncology Nursing Society Certification: OCN, CPHON, CBCN, or
- 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.
- 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 equipment; 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 nursing assessment. Documents patient care
interventions and education in medical records; ensures appropriate
patient consents and authorizations are obtained 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 interdisciplinary
rounds. Works with the multidisciplinary care team to facilitate
patient quality of life through out the cancer trajectory.
- 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. Facilitates 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 through telephone contact. Documents patient education in the
medical record. Recognizes when new patient education materials or
techniques 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
- Provides patient counseling based on specialized and/or
advanced knowledge gained through education and experience. Assists
patient through the University system to facilitate patient
- 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.
- Attends multidisciplinary team meetings for disease site
- Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Securit y This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas
Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain
criminal history record information
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: ambulatory, asn, infusion, maternal,
nurse, nurse rn, psychiatric, registered nurse, surgical, unit
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