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Sr Registered Nurse (RN) Specialty - Oncology Infusion

Date:  Jun 24, 2022
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Nursing Jobs
Job Type:  Not Applicable
Requisition ID:  724841

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

PRIMARY PURPOSE The RN is a licensed professional who uses the Parkland nursing professional practice model to coordinate patient care delivery, that focuses on a particular patient population(s)/specific health conditions, by the health care team. Using the nursing process, the RN assesses the patient, identifies nursing diagnoses based on responses to health problems, develops and implements an individualized plan of care, and evaluates the patient's response. The RN utilizes knowledge of patient needs and the healthcare environment to assist patients to transition through the healthcare encounter without any preventable complications or delays. The RN delegates interventions to health care personnel based on the Texas Nursing Practice Act, each patient's condition and the competencies of the employee.

 

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

Education: - Graduate of a Registered Nursing program, Bachelor's in Nursing Degree (BSN) preferred.

Experience: - Must have two years of nursing experience. - Prefer experience in an acute care setting.

Equivalent Experience: - None.

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

- Must have current, valid RN license or temporary RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing; or valid Compact RN license.

- Must have current healthcare provider CPR course completion card from one of the following: -American Heart Association -American Red Cross -Military Training Network.

- Must have Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy certification within six months after placement in role.

 

Skills or Special Abilities:

-Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nurse Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.

-Must demonstrate ability to safety and successfully perform all responsibilities of Registered Nurse I-Oncology Services.

-Must have comprehensive understanding of chemotherapy as it relates to indications and side effects.

-Must be able to start and discontinue intravenous access.

-Must be able to access and provide maintenance of central line devices.

-Provides continuous assessment, consults with other team members as required and provides nursing care which demonstrates patient centered/patient valued care.

-Exercises independent judgment in providing nursing care.

-Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and possess good oral and written communication skills.

-Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and hospital staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

-May be required to communicate effectively, via the overhead paging system.

-Must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide direction to non-nursing staff, serve as a preceptor, and serve on rotation as a Charge Nurse.

-Must be able to prepare and conduct in-service educational programs. -Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

-As applicable, will be required to demonstrate acceptable knowledge of nursing standards of care for specialty care area.

-Must satisfactorily complete the oncology orientation to all applicable competencies.

 

Responsibilities

1. Serves as a patient advocate, by focusing on patient needs, patient rights, confidentiality, and religious and cultural preferences. Maintains positive working relationships with all Parkland internal and external customers, employees, etc. Serves as a resource for patients and other healthcare team members. Provides patient care educational information and training to patient and family members. May serve as a resource for specific clinical patient care issues. May participate in community outreach activities (such as health fairs, community collaborations or outreach clinics) as assigned.

2. Maintains and implements knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact or govern nursing practice, and ensures the hospital and Parkland are in compliance. This includes EMTALA, Order of Productive Custody, Memorandum of Transfer and APOWW. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Maintains and updates knowledge of sanitation, infection control, safety, supplies, equipment, appropriate utilization of supplies and materials.

3. Performs appropriate patient assessments meeting admission and discharge criteria, provide safe medication administration using the patients six (6) rights, adequately perform POC monitoring and demonstrate safe infection control practices. Performs patient assessments related to cancer care and other medical diagnosis to include allergies and hypersensitivity reactions, physical, signs and symptoms, changes in activities of daily living, psychosocial, support network and financial dimensions across the continuum of care (diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, and end of life). Completes appropriate documentation by maintaining accurate and timely entries and notations in patient care records and hospital documents. Ensures that all records and documents meet the standards, goals, and objectives of Oncology Services and Parkland.

4. Educates patients, families and significant others on cancer care, therapies, treatment side effects, interventions and prevention. Performs patient teaching with documented care plans that are disease site oriented as related to phase of care across the continuum and for discharge planning.

5. Collaborates with wound care stoma and ENT nurses for performing wound, colostomy and tracheotomy care as directed.

6. Manages telephone triage for patients/families/other internal and external health care professionals to optimally navigate the health care system.

7. Seeks and utilizes direction from more experienced staff and team members as needed. May work with other staff in providing direction to non-nursing staff. Participates in information exchanges with nursing and other Parkland staff that support the standards, missions, goals, and objectives of Oncology Services and Parkland.

8. Identifies ways to improve work process and improve patient and customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of Oncology Services and Parkland.

9. Serves as a preceptor or trainer to newer nursing staff members. Serves as a Charge Nurse on rotation as necessary. Serves as a role model for oncology nursing. Serves as a resource to unit nurses.

10. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in nursing practice by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals and actively participating in specialty nursing organizations. Keeps abreast of current clinical trials relevant to the patient population and specific cancer, communicating effectively with clinical trial staff. Maintains State of Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse, plus any additional required licensures/certifications. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. Prepares and conducts an in-service educational program for Oncology Services, at least once per year.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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