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Location:Harrison Health Partners
Department:HHP Hematology / Medical Oncology - Bremerton, 72781
Shift Hours:Monday-Friday, 0800-1700
Job Type:Per Diem
Cares for and treats patients in medical office, as directed by Physician, by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Delivers patient care appropriate to age of patients cared for/served. Obtains and interprets information in terms of patient needs. Applies knowledge of growth and development appropriate for the age groups cared for/served. Understands the range of educational treatment needs of the patients cared for/served in the specific population groups. Has met annual in-service requirement for education case studies regarding population appropriate care for the patients in the specified population groups.
- Administers supportive care treatments in ambulatory care setting as ordered by physician.
- Collaborates with outside facilities in coordinating patient's care needs.
- Performs nursing activities in daily outpatient hematology/oncology ambulatory clinic.
- Assist in developing and renewing nursing policies and procedures.
- Respond to patient emergencies and act under the direction of the physician who responds.
- Other duties as required.
- Interviews patient to determine medical problem/condition and documents in chart for physician.
- Obtains and records patient's vital signs and weight.
- Assists physician with patient examination as needed.
- Reviews physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient.
- Documents services performed for billing purposes.
- Dresses wounds.
- Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
- Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
- Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts.
- Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
- Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
- Sterilizes equipment and supplies.
- Cleans infusion chairs and answers patients' calls.
- Maintains supplies, including stocking and ordering new supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies.
- Responds to patient telephone inquiries by evaluating and responding to the patient's problems and questions.
- Follows up with patients on lab results, including the scheduling of any additional tests.
- Coordinates referrals for patients through insurance and other physician offices.
- Functions within legal parameters. Is knowledgeable of federal and state regulations that affect area of practice. Professional performance and behavior is consistent with the Law Relating to Nursing Care. Utilizes patient Bill of Rights as a guide in assisting patients and families in making ethical decisions.
- Demonstrates hospital and unit specific clinical competencies. Successfully completes annual skills checklist within specified timeframe. Provides staff education in clinical specialty. Is seen as a clinical expert by peer reviews. Assists in verification of skill competency with completion of annual skills checklist.
- Completes all forms accurately e.g. OARS (Online Alert Reporting System), SOS (Service Excellence Online System), equipment checklists e.g crash carts. Assures that patient acuities are completed and reported at designated time.
- Demonstrates economy in the use of all equipment and supplies. Demonstrates fiscal accountability by ensuring patient procedure and supply charges are captured and documented daily. Communicates recommendations that result in cost containment.
- Attends, contributes and documents a minimum of 75% of staff meetings per year in addition to YED, Safety Carnival and CPR.
- Communicates in a caring and professional manner, while maintaining open communications with patients, family, co-workers and medical staff. Provides positive feedback to team members for a job well done. Communicates recognition to Unit Director for team member performance. Consistently receives feedback from patient and families regarding professional and caring attitude.
- Supports philosophy and mission of Harrison Medical Center. Communicates and works with other healthcare team members in role modeling and promoting a positive image of Harrison Medical Center. Represents Harrison in community organizations or community services to provide a positive image of Harrison Hospital. Serves on hospital committee.
- Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.
Current registration as a RN in the State of Washington; Bachelors Degree in nursing preferred.
Additional education, certification & current education enrollment may substitute for a Bachelors Degree
Two (2) years of Hematology/Oncology experience preferred.
LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
OCN Certified RN preferred.
OCN Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Administration Certification must be obtained within the first six (6) months of hire.
We accept licensure as a Washington State RN as a basic level of competency .
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association. ACLS/PALS required based on area of assignment.
NRP required based on area of assignment.
Must have previous related experience
- Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
- Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
- Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
- Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
- Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
- Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
- Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
- Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
- Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
About Harrison Medical Center:
For more information about what it's like to be part of the Harrison team and live in the Kitsap area, please visit http://jobs.harrisonmedical.org/.
Harrison Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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