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Infusion RN Float

Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Lexington
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 assigned.
  • 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 protocols.
  • 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 neutropenic patients.
  • 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 projects.
  • 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 Certification.
  • 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.
    PREFERRED Qualifications
    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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