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Registered Nurse (PRN) Hematolgy/Oncology
Details: PURPOSE OF JOB: To provide cancer patients with safe, quality patient care throughout their treatment and disease process. MAJOR DUTIES: Mixes chemotherapy and other drugs ordered by physician Administers chemotherapy and other drugs ordered by physician Patient education Patient counseling and referral to appropriate support services under the direction of the physician Assessment of patient for side effects of treatment and symptoms related to disease or disease progression REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BSN preferred. Will consider ADN with extensive experience. Must have a valid TX RN license Current AHA-CPR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Oncology certification Chemotherapy certification
Manager, Nursing Services
Details: Job is located in Arlington, TX.Texas Oncology has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Nursing Services in our newest Arlington, Texas location.Position Overview:Coordinates all activities related to nursing functions and patient care. Assists in determining staffing requirements. Screens and interviews nursing applicants and orients personnel with assistance from other managers whose efforts support patient service. Recommends nursing budgetary activities under the direction of the Director, Clinical Services. Monitors nursing operational costs and is accountable for maintaining adherence to budget guidelines. Facilitates effective communication between patients, nursing, and other staff and all physicians, co-chairs the QA/QI committee and insures the proper coordination and implementation of the QA/QI program. Coordinates and implements internal developmental programs for nursing staff to enhance staff and patient satisfaction and retention. Coordinates the nursing staff evaluation process. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Oversees the clinical operations for all nursing clinical support activities for two busy physicians. Maintains effective nursing staff coverage for the practice and satellites within budgetary constraints. Hires and coordinates training for all nursing personnel to maximize service to patients in accordance with practice policies and procedures. Reviews and revises clinical policies and procedures to reflect the exact practice of the physicians and nursing staff for implementation throughout the practice. Directs the correct use of charge codes and educates all staff in correct procedures per reimbursement guidelines. Coordinates the completion of performance evaluations for all nursing staff. Develops performance expectations and departmental objectives for nursing staff positions to ensure efficiency and productivity. Demonstrates working knowledge of applicable labor laws, schedules and coordinates employee vacations, sick leave and overtime. Advises physician chair for QA/QI committee of update on all activities to insure implementation of the program standards. Reviews and revises as necessary and coordinates the inclusion of professional standards of organizations such as ONS, CLIA, JCAHO, and OSHA into the patient service procedures. Monitors and evaluates patient satisfaction. Provides staff training/inservices as required on updated drugs, protocols. Develops methods for obtaining CEUs. Establishes criteria for professional organization participation and certification. Develops new services and activities for patients, families and staff in accordance with practice service objectives. Develops annual operating goals and budget for the nursing department in support of the practices business plan under direction of the Director, Clinical Services. Controls nursing departmental operating costs within budget parameters. Establishes and maintains all nursing personnel files. Ensures all licensing and certification criteria are met. Provides support and direction as required in the area of clinical research in the practice and ensure nursing staff compliance to the established research protocols. Performs tasks assigned to staff nurses as necessary. Directly supervises professional nursing staff at all locations and indirectly supervises nursing and ancillary staff at all practice locations, including medical records and laboratory personnel in some locations.
RN - Oncology - Night Shift - Medical Center
Details: Registered professional nurse who assesses, implements or delegates, plans, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in accordance with established philosophy, providing and directing patient care for a group of patients. Relates effectively with other shifts/departments for optimal continuity of care. Provides clinical supervision for entry level nurses and assists in their development.Job Responsibilities Nursing Process 1. Uses critical thinking skills to assess the basic physical, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, and developmental needs of patients and families. Communicates findings to appropriate healthcare team members. a. Collects data from all applicable resources; organizes assessment data so that it is complete and accessible; and then documents findings (legibly) in the medical record or other appropriate documents. b. Recognizes alterations in health status, anticipates onset of patient care crisis situation and communicates findings appropriately. c. Assesses, reassesses, and manages pain.2. Develops and uses a specific plan of care and modifies it to meet individual patient needs using evidence-based practices. Implements patient care and therapeutic procedures. Monitors and documents progression of treatment and teaching goals. a. Identifies and prioritizes the patient’s present/potential problems. b. Plans appropriate nursing interventions specific to the patient’s problems, incorporating the patient’s cultural, age-specific, and developmental needs. c. Competently performs nursing interventions and procedures for the patient population (s) served consistent with scientific principles of nursing and policy and procedure. d. Provides education to patients and family concerning diagnosis, treatment, and hospitalization. e. Reviews and updates plan of care according to patient’s needs and/or regulatory agency requirements. f. Documents and involves patient, family, and other healthcare workers in plan of care decisions in accordance with HIPAA requirements.3. Evaluates the care and treatments provided to the patient and the patient response to the care and treatments. Performs timely re-assessment and documentation: a. Evaluates patient’s response to treatment/care and modifies plan of care as needed. b. Evaluates patient and/or significant others ability to perform self care and procedures prior to discharge. c. Records patient’s response to prescribed treatment and other significant data.Patient Throughput/ Patient Flow Process 1. Anticipates admission/discharge/transfer needs to facilitate patient flow. a. Identifies potential/actual discharge/transfer needs of patients upon admission and as patients’ conditions change. b. Identifies need for and/or follows-up on referrals to ensure identified problems are addressed. c. Incorporates other disciplines into plan of care according to patient’s needs. d. Evaluates patients and/or significant other’s understanding of discharge instructions based on ability to verbalize and/or give return demonstration. e. Expedites admission/discharges/transfers. f. Participates in a process of communication with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the progress of the patient through the continuum of care. Unit Operations 1. Demonstrates good stewardship in proper use and maintenance of equipment and supplies. a. Coordinates the selection of supplies and equipment in a cost effective manner. b. Charges for supplies/procedures appropriately. c. Ensures availability and organization of supplies and equipment for patient care. d. Performs and documents emergency equipment checks as assigned. e. Removes and returns discontinued supplies and equipment. f. Removes broken equipment from area immediately and initiates a work order. g. Ensures and documents that all alarms (patient and equipment) are functional. Safe Practice/ Quality Care/ Regulations 1. Incorporates patient safety practices/guidelines to promote a safe environment resulting in positive patient outcomes. a. Demonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement Activities. b. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in administering medications.2. Completes medication reconciliation upon admission, transfer, and discharge.3. Reviews physician’s orders for clarity and accuracy, legibility & appropriate authenticity (name, title, date, time, etc.).4. Follows the restrictions on abbreviations and does not use abbreviations on the “Do Not List”. Uses only approved abbreviations.5. Transcribes telephone orders per policy.6. Administers, documents, and evaluates medications according to policy and procedure.7. Instructs patient on medication including: expected effects, side effects, and possible food or medication interactions and documents instructions.8. Recognizes, reports, and documents medication errors and adverse drug reactions. a. Uses patient identifiers as defined by policy. b. Communicate patient information effectively across the continuum of care.9. Uses an approved hand-off communication format consistently.10. Follows the universal protocol, e.g. time out.11. Uses SBAR to communicate changes in patient condition.12. Follows the Chain of Command.13. Critical values are reported in a timely manner in accordance with policy.14. Sets clinical alarms according to equipment parameters and responds rapidly to the alarms. a. Initiates the Rapid Response team in response to deterioration in patient condition. b. Demonstrates safe patient handling practices. c. Promotes a safe patient care environment including compliance with restraint policy and rounding. d. Implements processes to prevent falls, pressure ulcers, and other hospital-acquired complications. e. Assures compliance with core measure implementation and documentation, e.g. SCIP, CHF, AMI, CAP. f. Identifies, corrects and/or reports patient safety and/or environmental safety hazards at the time of discovery. g. Demonstrates proper infection control and isolation techniques including providing appropriate information concerning isolation precautions and patient status to patient, family, and/or significant others and/or other disciplines. h. Adheres to CHRISTUS policies and procedures and the standards of the Joint Commission, OSHA, DHHS, HIPAA, etc. Leadership 1. Serves as a leader of patient care. a. Guides and supervises other nursing staff in the operational activities in assigned area. b. Promptly recognizes and attempts to reinforce appropriate behavior and attempts to correct inappropriate behavior in self and co-workers. c. Delegates nursing and non-nursing functions according to standards. d. Participates in leadership activities including community activities, e.g. charge/team leader, council participation, preceptor/coach, unit education, staff/council meetings. e. Assumes responsibility for currency of knowledge and skills including participating in unit-level meetings and all mandatory education activities sponsored by the facility. f. Identifies and corrects inconsistencies in nursing procedures/techniques. g. Participates in implementing performance improvement and change activities. h. Assists in teaching and evaluating other personnel as assigned. i. Contributes to the learning experience of students and new employees. j. Acts as a resource person. k. Communicates the intensity of work load and collaborates with nursing leadership to meet patient care needs and unit activity. Whether your skills lie in patient care or administration and you prefer to work in not-for-profit health care, CHRISTUS Health facilities may have a career opportunity for you. CHRISTUS Health and our facilities are committed to being an equal opportunity employer as part of our on-going mission. It is the policy of CHRISTUS Health not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, orientation, disability, age or national origin.CHRISTUS Health is committed to providing meaningful benefits for you and your family and to sharing with you the prosperity you help create. We support our health care teams with competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package. Medical Health CoveragePrescription Drug PlanDental CoverageVision CoverageLong-Term DisabilityGroup Term LifeAccidental Death & Dismemberment
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