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RN-Radiation Oncology

Company: Northern Arizona Healthcare Corporation
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
The RN Oncology Services conducts the initial patient assessment, assists in the development of treatment plan, delivers care and documents any variances in patient's condition. S/he provides nursing case management functions and generates referrals for testing or to other physicians as directed. The RN assists and/or performs procedures that are within the scope of nursing practice and works as part of a multidisciplinary team and provides input to the continuity of care. S/he will be in direct contact with adult and geriatric patients and must possess the skills to care for their physical and developmental needs.

Responsibilities:
Patient Care* Completes chart audits ensuring accuracy and documents changes.* Completes nursing assessment for new patients (prepares charts, enters patient history in the EMR, and verifies medications).* Updates patient care records.* Implements corrective actions based on the recognition of changes in patient's condition.* Knowledge of IV and/or oral chemotherapy medications that may be prescribed.* Interprets basic laboratory and diagnostic data and communicates results to physician for follow-up/intervention.* Demonstrates accuracy of documentation of assessments, interventions and patient responses.* Utilizes the pain scale in assessing patient's pain and documents interventions and progress.* Functions as a part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care and concerns.* Documents patients on concurrent treatment and communicates to the appropriate staff.* Coordinates Brachy Therapy procedures with physicians offices and OR scheduling.* Is responsible for patient teaching for pre-op and post-op follow up instructions.* Maintains open interactions with various internals department, outside agencies, patients and their families.Event Participation and Coordination* Participates in Cancer Center sponsored community health screenings and events.Compliance/Safety* Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.* Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.* If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.* Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.* Remains current on radiation oncology and medical oncology practices.

Qualifications:
Associate Degree in Nursing- Required -New hire RNs and those hired on or after 7/1/2016Must enroll in a BSN program within one year of hire and complete within 6 years of hire. - -Certification & LicensuresActive, unrestricted, Arizona RN License or valid, participating compact license- RequiredBLS (American Heart Association)- Required upon hireOCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) certification- Required within 12 months of hireONS / ONCC Radiation Therapy Certificate- Preferred -ExperienceMinimum 1 year experience in the field of oncology- RequiredMinimum 3 years of acute care nursing experience- Preferred -Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

Keywords: Northern Arizona Healthcare Corporation, Flagstaff , RN-Radiation Oncology, Healthcare , Flagstaff, Arizona

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