Chemo Infusion RN - North Valley Region
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, Practice Management, provides professional nursing care for City of Hope patients at various Community Practice locations. The Float Pool Nurse exercises skill proper clinical judgment to provide quality, safe, efficient care to City of Hope oncology patients.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Greets patients and escorts them to a treatment chair or bed.
- Assists physician in preparing for minor procedures.
- Provides general nursing care to patients; administers and controls narcotics, prescribed medications, mixes and administers chemotherapy treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
- Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician and records in EMR; administers prescribed medications as directed.
- Updates patient chart utilizing EMR.
- Oversees infusion appointment bookings and ensures emergency situations are scheduled appropriately; maintains timely flow of patients.
- Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls.
- Instructs patient and family regarding treatment medications, side effects and gives instruction on how to alleviate systems.
- Telephone prescription requests to pharmacy or utilizes electronic transmission of prescriptions in EMR.
- Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA, CLIA and COLA regulations.
- Follows all OSHA guidelines to minimize exposure to blood borne pathogens.
- Communicates physician referral requests to staff via EMR for necessary processing.
- Ensures proper insurance authorization prior to treatment.
- Performs patient education when appropriate.
- Replenishes supplies, stocks and cleans infusion rooms and manages pharmaceutical supplies.
- Oversees infusion room and medical assistant's preparation of infusion room, including re-stocking of treatment areas.
- Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
- Follows established CCSMG policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental and infection control guidelines.
- Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining patient confidentiality
- Arranges for all biohazardous waste pick-up.
- Attends annual CPR, OSHA, CLIA and COLA training programs.
- Attends all regular staff meetings.
- Adheres to all documentation guidelines as instructed by Practice Administrator and Clinical Director and provides accurate documentation in the patient's electronic medical record.
- Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Clinical Director, Practice Administrator or the physician.
- Utilizes leadership skills in overseeing and assisting other members of the health care team to prioritize and resolve issues.
- Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriated care and positive working relationships.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Registered Nurse degree.
- Training in specialty specific nursing care.
- Minimum of two years of experience in a physician office or hospital.
- Minimum of one year oncology & chemo administration.
- Experience with managed care, Medicare and Medi-Cal population.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to plan and carry out responsibilities with supervision.
- Working knowledge of managed care basics.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with other departments.
- Ability to travel to multiple City of Hope locations within region required.
- Current and valid California Registered Nurse Licensure.
- Current CPR certification through the American Heart Association.
Preferred education experience and skills:
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).
- Chemo mixing experience.
- Electronic Medical Record (EMR) experience.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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