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Registered Nurse - Chemo Experience Needed

Company: Beverly Hills Oncology Medical Group Inc
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse

Looking to grow your career and make a positive change? When the daily work you accomplish has a critical impact on the lives of others, every effort and detail matters. Beverly Hills Oncology Medical Group has evolved to meet the healthcare needs of one of the most diverse populations in Los Angeles. From working with a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and medical assistants, you'll have everything you need to do something amazing - for yourself and for others.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and providing care to patients within the scope of practice and will strive to provide these services in a compassionate, professional, ethical and knowledgeable fashion. The RN role responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patients' status, plan of care, goal achievement, and input into process improvement. The RN will coordinate care to create an attainable solution in an efficient manner and also convey a positive image of the clinic and exhibits values of respect, integrity, innovation, and compassion.

The Registered Nurse will assume the responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process throughout the delivery of patient care. The RN will provide compassionate care in a competent and respectful manner with a goal towards process improvement; coordination of care with an emphasis on patient education and symptom management strategies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. IV insertions, Port and PICC access, and phlebotomy.

2. Patient assessments, multidisciplinary care planning, detailed patient education with an emphasis on pre and post treatment follow up, side effects, precautions and self-care tips. Reinforces education during every patient visit.

3. Verifies safety of ordered medication doses and monitor patients for reactions to side effects of therapy and intervene as necessary.

4. Knowledge about cancer and treatment regimens and provide patient education: detailed teaching for first-time chemotherapy risks and benefits of treatment, side effects, precautions, and answer all questions under the supervision of the physician. Follow up and reinforce education for every patient visit.

5. Acts as a patient advocate and monitor patient flow by, reviewing lab results, reporting abnormal lab results, reporting patient symptoms and concerns to the attending physician in a timely manner.

6. Acts as a patient advocate and coordinates care with colleagues to ensure the work flow of the clinic remains stable.

7. Documents medication administration and captures charges for each patient visit. Complete IV infusions on a high volume of patients throughout the day and monitor multiple patients within a safe ratio.

8. Coordinates care with multidisciplinary team to formulate care plans and make recommendations for changes as needed to address for health problems and follow-up care.

9. Performs review of procedures and properly capture charges for each patient visit.

10. Evaluates the quality of care provided and coordinates recommendations for changes or improvements.

11. Acts as a teacher and mentor to medical assistants and other colleagues.

12. Chemotherapy administration, hydration and other medications as prescribed. Monitors lab values and notifies physicians in a timely fashion of abnormal values and patient condition changes.

13. Accepts accountability for own practice through ethical and professional conduct. Follows established policy and procedures to reflect the centers mission, values and objectives.

14. Observe and practice legal and ethical guidelines for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient information and adherence to HIPPA regulations.

15. Remains current on new therapies and industry trends.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed in a cancer treatment center environment. It involves frequent contact with patients, physicians, and other center staff. Work may be stressful at times. Interaction with others is constant and with interruption. The employee could be exposed to communicable disease, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions that are common to the clinical environment. Safety policies and good health practices are expected to be understood and observed. The RN will work in a fast-paced cancer treatment infusion area. Interaction with patients, visitors and staff is a constant. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances is common to the clinical environment. Safety policies, standard health practices and good health practices are expected to be understood and observed.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION

At least 6 months Chemo experience.

License and current registration to practice in state of California.

ADN or BSN fromaccredited College of Nursing program preferred.

Bachelor's degree in nursing highly preferred.

ONS is preferred.

PI185328316

Keywords: Beverly Hills Oncology Medical Group Inc, Beverly Hills , Registered Nurse - Chemo Experience Needed, Healthcare , Beverly Hills, California

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