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Oncology Nurse

Company: Illinois Cancer Specialists
Location: Berwyn
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Registered Nurse

  • Monday - Friday Health Benefits included and no weekend hours. We offer a friendly and inclusive environment with opportunities for career growth and learning.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician. Assists physician with exams and procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures. Completes all chemotherapy charge forms. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.
  • Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and symptom management.
  • Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.
  • Displays appropriate technical skills for the administration of chemotherapy medications to include, but not limited to: venipuncture, central line access and infusion devices.
  • Programs portable infusion pumps for continuous drug delivery and provides instruction to the patient and/or caregiver in the use of the pump at home.
  • Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient chart. Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician.
  • Assures nursing charges are accurate and complete on patient fee slips. Acts as a resource person to the medical assistants. Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
  • Managers patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
  • Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen. Maintains patient confidentiality.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
  • Oncology experience highly desired.
  • RN State license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in IL.
  • Current BLS Certification

Keywords: Illinois Cancer Specialists, Berwyn , Oncology Nurse, Other , Berwyn, Illinois

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