UofL Health

RN Oncology Infusion, Brown Cancer Center, First Shift, Part Time

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2024-38800
Category
ULH-Cancer Center
Job Type
Regular

Overview

We are hiring at the UofL Health Brown Cancer Center - Medical Center Northeast

 

Locations:

2401 Terra Crossing Blvd. Louisville, KY 40245

 

Shift:  1st Shift, Part Time

 

About Us

UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center Northeast location is currently treating over 600 patients a month. We have outpatient infusion chairs for chemotherapy and immunotheapy. We also have onsite raditional oncology. The same expert cancer care that is delivered downtown is also delivered at Northeast

 

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive Pay & Benefits Options.
  • Paid Vacation, Sick days, and Holidays.
  • Free tuition to UofL for Part- and Full-time employees for Child/Spouse/Domestic Partner.
  • 401K with Employer Match.

 

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

The Infusion RN is a licensed professional who provides evidence-based care to adult patients receiving various types of treatments for cancer including chemotherapy and immunotherapy.  The Infusion RN works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to provide patient-centered care utilizing knowledge of infusion therapy, standards and principles of oncology nursing practice, standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs, oncology drug therapies and side effects management and critical thinking skills.  This employee will demonstrate technical competence, professional and clinical judgement and communication skills, perform appropriate patient assessments, review lab parameters, provide education and support, administer infusion therapies and obtain and maintain appropriate venous access.  The Infusion RN is expected to participate in continuous learning and stay abreast of the latest evidence-based practices and infusion therapies.

 

Some Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs nursing assessment and identifies changes in patient status by recognizing signs/symptoms of adverse reactions and side effects.
  • Communicates pertinent information concerning treatment and any treatment related side effects. Obtains medication reconciliation with every patient encounter.
  • Reviews and identifies abnormal lab values and other diagnostic tests appropriately and communicates to appropriate provider.
  • Reviews and verifies appropriate parameters before initiating treatment; performs calculations of ANC, BSA and dosage following established policies and procedures.
  • Administers chemotherapy proficiently by all routes (IV, SQ, IM, IP, Central line, Peripheral and PO) in accordance with the Oncology Nursing Society guidelines in addition to other standards (ASCO, INS, OSHA, NIOSH and NCCN); monitors patient for adverse reactions and provides appropriate treatment.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team including clinical trials to ensure compliance with all treatment requirements and procedures; ensures appropriate documentation is completed and reports changes in patient condition/adverse event to appropriate provider.
  • Addresses any patient issues/concerns and follow-up treatments scheduled.
  • Provides education and materials to patients/families specific to treatment and side effects; adjusts teaching style to meet the needs of the patient and family; documents all education.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN); must obtain or enroll in a BSN program within two (2) years of hire.
  • Current ONS Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy certification course provider card.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ONCC certification (OCN, BMTCN and/or CBCN); must obtain within 1 year of eligibility.
  • Two (2) years of oncology patient care experience.

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