Company: Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Founded in 1926 Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a
334-bed acute care nonprofit community hospital located in Glendale
California. The hospital offers a full complement of services
including its award winning heart center the colorectal surgery
institute a gastrointestinal program and is a Los Angeles County
approved primary stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy of
humankindness with Dignity Health one of the nation's five largest
health care systems. Visit
more information. Responsibilities
An oncology nursing position in an outpatient oncology office,
assisting -an oncologist in the day-to-day care of the patients in
the office. The position involves direct patient interaction by
phone and assisting with office visits, as well as coordination of
the care of chemotherapy patients, including chemotherapy education
and symptom management. -Although this position does not include
administration of chemotherapy, the nurses will work very closely
with the nearby chemotherapy nurses. This is a unique opportunity
to work side by side with an MD, helping them care for the patients
and developing very meaningful and long term relationships with
many of the patients. It is a very warm, tight-knit office, and
many of the staff have been there for years. -Both physicians in
the office are very -involved with their patients and committed to
their work. Some oncology experience is required, and an Oncology
Certified Nurse (OCN) is preferred. - Position Summary: - Under
general supervision, the RN-Medical Oncology performs a wide range
of duties and tasks related to the care and treatment of cancer
patients. The RN-Medical Oncology is responsible for knowing
his/her professional scope of practice as defined by the California
Business and Professional Code and must maintain applicable and
current licensing. The RN maintains a clean, organized, and safe
environment, and performs patient care services that support the
Medical Oncologist and clinical staff. - Responsibilities may
- Provide professional nursing care to oncology patients.
- Assist in the development and implementation of an individualized
plan of care, including prioritizing and coordinating delivery of
care. Prioritizes and completes follow up assessments, evaluations
and modifies plan of care as needed.
- Coordinate supportive care that occurs between office visits.
- Assess patient and family needs in regard to physical, emotional,
and social aspects of their disease and/or treatments. -
- Understand the side effects of chemotherapy. Assesses patient and
assists with general symptom management.
- Document patient concerns, patient messages, and care provided to
the patient in the patient's medical record for physician's review.
Monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychosocial
status and takes appropriate action based on assessment of the
patient and family and Oncology standards of care.
- Perform triage of patients over the phone to determine and
prioritize level of care needed.
- Plan and provide education on chemotherapy to patient and family
based on physical, behavioral, psychological, developmental, and
- Utilize a multidisciplinary approach for oncology patient care,
with discussions and referrals to other disciplines as needed.
- Provide leadership to other clinical staff by articulating and
delegating expected standards of care, encouraging team members,
and supporting their contributions.
- Establish and maintains positive working relationships with
patient, family, team members, physicians, and other staff.
- Other duties as assigned. Qualifications
- Six (6) months of experience as an RN in an acute care or
ambulatory care setting, in same unit
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, with a focus on
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer service
- Medical terminology, familiarity with CPT coding procedures and
reference tools, and pharmacology appropriate to Registered Nurse
scope of practice is essential
- Current Registered Nurse (RN) License
- Current BLS Certification through the American Heart
Association Preferred Qualifications:
- One (1) year of oncology experience
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing
- Knowledge of chemotherapy drugs, chemo toxicity, and chemo
- Ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team in
the treatment and care of sick and/or terminally ill patients and
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
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