Provides and coordinates nursing care in collaboration with the
health team for patients requiring specialty services (i.e.:
oncology). This includes the assessment of patient and
caregiver(s); establishment of the nursing care plan; teaching;
evaluation of clinical outcomes; and assistance in program
development including system processes to provide cost-effective
Provides ongoing care (assess, plan, intervention, and
evaluation), according to the age specific and developmental needs
of the patient. Assesses educational needs and provides teaching
and counseling to the patient and their family. Integrates health
promotion and preventive aspects of care. Assumes primary
responsibility for caseloads consisting of patients in specialty
Anticipates and recognizes changes in a patient's status and
need for care. Determines priorities of patient care based on
essential patient needs. Provides on-going assessment of patient's
response to services and teaching and applies interventions as
appropriate. Updates and revises care plan as needed. Communicates
with physicians to confirm, correlate, and update patient's plan of
care. Provides status update to physician on a regular basis.
Maintains and updates accurate clinical and patient records
according to agency, state, and federal guidelines.
Provides telephone consultation/triage to patient, family,
and/or significant others according to protocol and medical group
Participates in community education programs and continuous
quality improvement activities.
Assists in development and implementation of staff orientation
and educational activities.
Follows published agency policies and procedures and regularly
monitors changes or additions to them.
Continually strives to advance knowledge and practice of
clinical skills in specialty area including certification as
Three 9 hour days per week. Infusion and Triage roll
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team
member practices, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare
Providers certification issued by the American Heart
Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless
department leader has determined it is not required.
Associate's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 2 years of experience in an acute care
nursing that includes experiences in oncology.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to work independently and make sound
judgments.Exceptional organization and communication skills (oral
and written).Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.