Part-time, Outpatient Oncology RN (8a/4:30p) - Valley West Hospital, Sandwich

Clinical Nurse
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Provides optimal quality patient care for persons with documented hematologic or oncologic diagnoses.  In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the general Registered Nurse job description, the oncology unit RN is responsible for the following standards.


1.                  ASSESSMENT:

a)      Prior  to chemotherapy administration,           assesses physiologic status in relation to potential          tolerance of ordering drugs(s).

b)      Triages and records patient phone calls and reviews all calls with physician or physician representative for needed interventions to assure prompt and safe patient care


2.                  IMPLEMENTATION:

               a). Administers chemotherapy and hematologic                                agents as physician ordered

               b).  Arrange for patient admissions (In-patient, Out-                         patient and observation) to hospital and completes                          necessary forms

               c).  Participates in education and awareness activities                                   for the patients, department personnel, other hospital                          personnel, medical staff, and the community


3.                  EVALUATIONS: 

            a). Utilizes knowledge of chemotherapy drugs and their effects to assess patent tolerance/response to drug therapy

            b). Upon discharge assures follow-up plan established with                 patient and/or family




A.    See RN job description

B.     Has attained certification in Chemo/Biotherapy


LICENSE REQUIRED:  Current RN license in the State of Illinois



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