Registered Nurse – Oncology Certified – Infusion Clinic – Simmons Cancer Center

UT Southwestern

Full Time
Dallas, TX
Posted 2 weeks ago

Experience and Education
Associate’s degree (BSN preferred), two (2) years oncology nursing experience,
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 required.

Oncology Nursing Society Certification: OCN, CPHON, CBCN, or BMTCN
required.

Job Duties
Provides working supervision to other nursing staff and/or other non-licensed
medical or office support personnel. Maintains a safe and secure environment
to meet patient needs. Facilitates patient s cheduling for all tests and
visits.

Completes billing of all nursing procedures including any infusion therapy.

Precepts new staff to the clinic processes related to oper ations. Directs the
duties of the Medical Office Assistant and Clin ic Staff Assistant to
facilitate clinic operations.

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.

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. Participates in interdisciplinary
rounds. Works with the multidisciplinary care team to facilitate patient
quality of life through out the cancer trajectory.

Triages patient phone inquiries according to physician and/or depar tmental
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. Acts as the telephone triage nurse.

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. Covers
the care of patients when a nurse who usually assists with their care is not
in the clinic.

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.
Recognizes when new patient education materials or techniques are required and
assists center leadership to provide those ma terials to the patients.

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. Assists patient through the
University system to facilitate patient treatment plan.

Precepts new nursing staff to the nursing process within the clinic .
Consistently assists all new staff in the clinic in order to assure their
success.

Attends multidisciplinary team meetings for disease site specialty.

**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
record information

Salary Salary Negotiable

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environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University
community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits
unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color;
religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability;
genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Job Features

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