RN - Radiation Oncology (PRN)

Little Rock, AR
May 04, 2021
May 05, 2021

Preparing for a Career Break

DescriptionResponsible for providing specialized nursing care and education of patients receiving radiation therapy, for preparing the patient for and assisting the physician with examinations, for maintaining medication and medical supplies, assisting other areas or staff as necessary, and for keeping the nursing area neat and orderly.RequirementsEDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE and REGISTRATION:1.Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the State of Arkansas.2.Current certification in Basic CPR.EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:1.Skill and proficiency in the field of oncology nursing. Such proficiency is acquired through completion of a registered nursing program.2.Proficiency in nursing practice and clinical skills as normally acquired through two years of nursing experience.3.Knowledge of CARTI and department policies and procedures, preparation of patients for examination, patient flow through the department, physician preferences and protocols, medication administration, venipuncture skills knowledge of oncology nursing as acquired through orientation within CARTI for a minimum of three months.Summary1.Provides specialized nursing care in support of radiation therapy patients; assesses patient problems, recommends, initiates and evaluates nursing interventions, responds to and provides crisis interventions, makes referrals and documents in a clear concise manner.2.Assesses educational needs, distributes educational materials, conducts patient education and instructs patient and family on nursing care during radiation therapy.3.Requests outside records and x-rays, assembles records and prepares charts, while maintaining confidentiality of all medical documents and patient information.4.Prepares and instructs patients for examination; assists physician when necessary.5.May be subject to assist Physician with HDR procedures and provide specialized radiation therapy nursing care per physician's orders and departmental guidelines, determines and prepares set-up per policy.6.Cleans and prepares exam rooms for next patient, issues supplies to patients as necessary.7.Collects patient specimens for laboratory, charges appropriately, records results in patient chart, and notifies physician of abnormal results.8.Performs patient care procedures; changing dressings and bandages, administers intramuscular, subcutaneous, and PO medications, documents in patients chart and charges appropriately.9.Monitors flow of patients IV lines and equipment10.Schedules patient lab work, x-rays or other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures with area hospitals or facilities as directed by the physician.11.Schedules patients for new or re-evaluation appointments and follow-up visits.Requesting, receiving and returning records and x-rays on an as needed basis.12.Cleans, sterilizes and stores instruments per policy.13.Inventories medical and office supplies.Orders or notifies appropriate personnel of needed items.14.Monitors medical equipment in the nursing area and requests repairs/replacements as necessary.15.Maintain nursing areas in a neat and orderly fashion.16.Assists in training new departmental personnel.17.Assists with the orientation and supervision of CARTI students rotating through the nursing area.18.Investigates and examines patients and employees involved in accidents.Prepares Patient Occurrence Report/Variance Report.19.Maintains confidentiality of all patient, employee and institution information.20.Assist other areas or staff as needed.21.Collects and documents patient health information as directed for compliance with Meaningful Use and ACR recommendations.This position is a Safety Sensitive Position. The essential functions, physical demands, and mental competencies of this job require the employee maintain the ability to work in a constant state of alertness in a safe manner.
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