PURPOSE OF JOB:
To provide continuity of care to medical
oncology patients, while practicing within the professional boundaries
established by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB –
includes, but is not limited to:
possess strong clinical skills in patient assessment and obtaining pertinent medical
history, as well as the ability to communicate this clearly to the physician
and other members of the healthcare team.
the ability to make independent nursing judgments, which includes: triaging
patient issues, symptom management, emergency management, and taking
appropriate action, collaborating with the physician as needed
provide direct patient care and infusion services to oncology patients, as well
as to patients referred from gastroenterology, immunology, neurology,
rheumatology, and other disciplines.
have extensive knowledge of chemotherapy and biotherapy, which includes:
administration, indications, immediate and long term side effects, and is able
to instruct/educate patients and families in these areas.
knowledgeable about various venous and arterial access devices
knowledgeable about lab results and diagnostic findings and can educate
patients when needed.
assist with procedures such as bone marrow biopsies, central line placement, paracentesis,
be skilled in the delivery of conscious sedation and the ability to monitor
be skilled in telephone triage
competent in the use of the EMR and patient documentation
patient care activities with Social Workers and other departments
communicate and delegate tasks to other members of the healthcare team in an
appropriate and professional manner
and maintains patient confidentiality, and maintain confidentiality in regards
to clinic matters
with skill during stressful or in emergency situations
continuing education hours as needed to maintain licensure
ongoing professional growth through and participation in relevant education
endeavors and appropriate associations such as the Oncology Nursing Society
to clinic standards, policies and procedures, as well as being cost effective
to work independently, as well as a team member
high standard of professional performance, behavior and appearance.
bi-monthly nursing meetings, or reads the minutes if unable to attend
- Graduate of accredited school of
- Possess a valid and current Arkansas state
- CPR certification required
- ACLS certification optional
- ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
certification required after hire
- ONS Pediatric Chemotherapy and
Biotherapy certification optional
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)