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RN Oncology

Company: Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health
Location: Glendale
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 for 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 include:
- 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 age-related factors.
- 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
Minimum 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 registered nursing
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills
  • 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 schedules
    • Ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team in the treatment and care of sick and/or terminally ill patients and their families
    • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)

Keywords: Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health, Glendale , RN Oncology, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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