Experience and Education
Associate’s degree (BSN preferred) and two (2) years nursing experience,
oncology experience preferred. Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse
Examiners for State of Texas, and a current Basic Life Support (BLS)
certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA), are
Certification in one of the clinical areas offered by the Oncology Nursing
Certification Corporation (ONCC) required within 24 months of employment (OCN,
CPHON, CBCN, or BMTCN). Application for certification is required upon meeting
Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area. Maintains a
safe and secure environment to meet patient needs. Facilitates patient
scheduling for all tests and visits. Completes billing of all nursing
procedures including any infusion therapy.
Prepares equipment and assists physicians during physical exams and medical
procedures. Prepares patient for the physician exam. Chaperones physician
visit. Prepares and administers medications as prescribed by physician. Takes,
records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment; inspects
equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patient safety and
proper functioning of equipment. Obtains any specimens ordered by the
physician for collection.
Obtains medical history from patients through structured interviews in
accordance with departmental guidelines. Documents nursing assessment.
Documents patient care interventions and education in medical records; ensures
appropriate patient consents and authorizations are obtained for research
and/or medical treatment. Delivers nursing interventions to assigned patients
that are consistent with stated medical plan of care while observing and
recording signs, symptoms, and behavior of patients in medical records.
Triages patient phone inquiries according to physician and/or departmental
protocols and documents such inquiries and results in patients’ medical
records. Demonstrates effective communication skills, physical and
psychosocial assessment skills, and knowledge of how to access pertinent
health records to facilitate triage decision making.
Participates in evaluating nursing needs of patients; assesses problems
affecting patients; recommends policy and/or procedural changes according to
nursing expertise; schedules patients’ appointments, tests, and procedures via
on-line computer system or telephone. Facilitates patient-physician
communication and assists the patient through the treatment process.
Provides patient education, procedural instructions, general health
information, and reinforces physician instructions in person and through
telephone contact. Documents patient education in the medical record.
Administers chemotherapy and blood products in the infusion area. Demonstrates
knowledge of central line, port, and IV management. Provides nursing care to
the patient undergoing complex procedures such as bone marrow biopsies or
intrathecal chemotherapy. The bone marrow transplant nurse will be responsible
for administering high dose chemotherapy and stem cell infusions.
Provides patient counseling based on specialized and/or advanced knowledge
gained through education and experience.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history
Salary Salary Negotiable
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environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University
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