Infusion RN Float
Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health System
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington
Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of
Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their
health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to
the poor and underserved - a tradition still carried out today.
Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky
with a full range of services including distinguished awards for
cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health
supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a
Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and
Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With
our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building
healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and
vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both
inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Job Summary / PurposeUnder the direction of the CHI Saint Joseph
Health Cancer Center Supervisor/Manager, the Oncology Nurse
provides comprehensive cancer care to patients through the
continuum of cancer care providing chemotherapy infusion,
education, interpretation, emotional support, for oncology patients
and their care givers.Essential Key Job Responsibilities
- Displays knowledge and complies with the National Patient
Safety Goals. Performs duties in a cost -effective manner,
participates in performance improvement activities: Quality
improvement and patient safety activities, assists in maintaining
compliance with JACHO accreditation and other internal and external
regulatory standards including code of conduct.
- Implements an age appropriate plan of care in conjunction with
the health care team per Scope of Service. Performs other duties,
within the realm of competency and scope of practice, as
- Attends all CHI Health required educational programs as well as
all Knowledge HUB Modules.
- Performs nursing assessment and lab evaluation on all treatment
patients. Elicits pertinent information concerning treatment and
any treatment related side effects. Makes appropriate
recommendations based on oncology knowledge, policies and
procedures, physician-directed protocols, individual and family
preferences and communication with interdisciplinary team. Obtains
orders as required and documents patient assessment,
recommendations made and patient teaching in the chart.
- Reviews patient labs to determine if values are within accepted
parameters for treatment. The RN calculates ANC, follows
established policies and procedures, advises patients of necessary
precautions and reschedules lab/treatment per physician-directed
- Possesses and in-depth knowledge of oncology, chemotherapy and
biotherapy treatment regimens, medications used to care for these
complex patients. Knows the uses, standard dose, high does,
functions, side-effects and management/administration requirements
of chemotherapy and biotherapy regimens.
- Administers chemotherapy and biological agents proficiently
according to established policies and procedures, ONS, INS, OSHA
and NIOSH guidelines.
- Recalculates BSA, AUC and all drug doses accurately. Monitors
patients for any adverse reactions.
- Demonstrates proficiency with patient care, including specialty
oncology procedures, i.e., therapeutic phlebotomy, hypersensitivity
reactions, anaphylaxis, oncology emergencies, procedures and
- Demonstrates proficiency in establishing and maintaining venous
access peripheral IV, mediports, power ports, dual ports, Hickman,
quad ports and other central lines.
- The Clinician oversees the flow of the treatment areas to
ensure all patients are seen in a timely fashion, patient
issues/concerns are addressed and follow-up treatments are
scheduled. The Clinician is also responsible for charging correctly
for all treatments rendered.
- Provides comprehensive education and educational materials for
patients and families that is site specific for their treatment.
Adjusts teaching style to what is most appropriate for the
educational and learning limitations of the patient/family.
Documents all education in patient chart. Provides additional
emotional support for the patient and family throughout the
treatment process, with particular attention to the special
problems and needs of the extremely ill Oncology patient. Counsels
and cares for patients through the life-span under emotionally
charged circumstances requiring a high level of nursing expertise,
both clinical and psychological.
- Performs duties in an autonomous manner based on knowledge,
established policies and procedures, standards of care and
physician-directed protocols. Works with minimal supervision and
exercises initiative and independent judgment in dealing with
complex patient care and other issues.
- Participates in assigned committees, JCAHO preparation, COC
certification process, and Quality Improvement initiatives i.e.,
chart audits, hand washing audits, callbacks to the patient and
rescheduling no-shows as assigned by supervisor. Provides competent
care based on knowledge of nursing research, evidence-based
practice and performance improvement.
- Participates in own professional growth as demonstrated by the
following; maintains professional certification in Oncology,
attends and participates in local medical oncology educational
conferences and disseminates this information to peers, strives to
learn new skills, cross trains to all areas of the treatment area,
participates in health-related community and cancer center
- Successfully completes annual RN skills and Oncology RN skills
validations. Completes initial ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider
Course and maintains current card. Attains and maintains Oncology
- Other duties as assigned by management.
Minimum QualificationsRequired Education (for CHI Leadership Job
Levels from Supervisor through President)
Does Not Apply
Required Education for Staff Job Levels
Associates of Science in Nursing
Required Licensure and Certifications
Current RN license to practice in the state of Kentucky
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
OCN required within 2 years of hire or when eligible, ONS
Chemotherapy-biotherapy Provider certified within 2 months of hire
date and maintained.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Minimum 2 years of experience in
inpatient and outpatient oncology. ONS Chemotherapy-biotherapy
Provider certified and OCN certification preferred.
Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph Health System, Lexington , Infusion RN Float, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky
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