Department:HHP Hematology / Medical Oncology - Poulsbo, 72785
Responsible for coordinating outpatient chemotherapy treatments. Coordinates hospital admissions, both emergent and scheduled, including physician orders, lab work and patient follow-up.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential 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
LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
We accept licensure as a Washington State RN as a basic level of competency.
BLS certification. ACLS/PALS required based on area of assignment.
NRP required based on area of assignment.
CONTINUING EDUCATION & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
Continuing education & license renewal required annually; yearly educational day (YED) and other requirements as determined by the Director, Medical Oncology.
Population Specific continuing competency requirements:
Knowledge and expertise in providing care to assigned population
Must have previous related experience
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving to achieve goals
Demonstrated skills in verbal communication and listening
Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers
Job performance is based solely on the individual's ability to perform the essential job functions
This position requires the ability to participate in lifting or moving of physically challenged patients.
ENVIRONMENTAL / JOB CONDITIONS:
Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection: Risk of exposure to infectious disease during all patient contacts
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Risk of exposure to Bloodborne pathogens during all patient contacts
Personal Protective Equipment Required: Yes
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Population Appropriate Care Competency:
Infants 0 to 1 year of age
Pediatric 2 to 12 years of age
Adolescent 13 to 18 years of age
Adult 19 to 65 years of age
Geriatric Patient Over 65 years of age
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.
Responsible for coordinating outpatient chemotherapy treatments.
Coordinates hospital admissions, both emergent and scheduled, including physician orders, lab work and patient follow-up.
Rotates through Phone Triage position, evaluating problem severity, discussing case with providers, and provides advice and/or schedules patient for office visit or arranges hospital admissions; also manages prescription refills.
Rotates through Injection Room position and administers injections, manages coagulation issues, maintenance of VAD's, as well as some triage.
Administers chemotherapy and 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.
Coordinates efforts of home health and hospice agencies, home infusion vendors and pharmacies. Updates orders as required.
Assist in developing and renewing nursing policies and procedures.
Serve as preceptor to new nursing staff.
Respond to patient emergencies with crash cart and act under the direction of the physician who responds.
Other duties as required.
Clinical intervention consistently reflects understanding of underlying pathophysiology. Is certified in clinical specialty and/or ACLS, NRP, PALS. Measured by education record documentation.
Provides safe, therapeutic and efficient patient care. Safely administers prescribed medications, treatments, and procedures. Takes appropriate action based on observations of patient's response. Functions independently in a code situation according to ACLS guidelines.
Ensures a safe environment by keeping work and patient areas orderly and clear of obstacles. Uses proper transfer techniques and body mechanics. Is viewed as an expert on all lifting devices.
Documents all components of the nursing process according to Harrison Medical Center charting
Standards. Documentation reflects understanding of patient's disease process. Models exemplary documentation skills as evidenced in chart audits.
Maintains knowledge of emergency response plans. Responds in an appropriate manner to all potential and actual emergency situations following code procedures.
Supports and enforces infection control practices by practicing standard transmission precautions and consistent use of personal protective equipment.
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.
During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.