New England Cancer Specialists has an open full-time Infusion Oncology RN position to work in the Treatment Room of our Scarborough Office. The Oncology Infusion Nurse is a critical part of a fast paced outpatient Treatment Room, dedicated to direct patient care for our Hematology/Oncology patients requiring infusion services. Will administer chemotherapy, biotherapy and immunotherapy drugs per policy and procedure Collaborate with Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in carrying out day to day aspects of clinical operations as part of a team. Will communicate issues to the appropriate Charge Nurse or practice Nurse Supervisor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Draw blood from ports, central lines, and peripheral IV access. Perform other procedures as needed.
Provide patient education regarding various therapies.
Assist physicians; conduct patient assessments.
Follows established oncology protocols to maintain a clean and safe working environment. Safeguards self and others against the hazards of toxic drugs, disposes of hazardous waste according to approved protocol.
Initiate and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol.
Coordinate patient care responsibilities within the scope of the practice for licensed and unlicensed health care providers.
Maintain patient care standards and assures that patient care functions, such as assessment, treatment and documentation are completed safely and effectively.
Participate in interdisciplinary team conferences, in-services and continuing education programs, national and regional professional organizations and community sponsored programs specific to Oncology and Hematology.
Provide recommendations on practice clinical policies and processes to practice Directors.
Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.
Travel: Minimal. Might need to travel to other locations occasionally, on an as needed basis for coverage.
Weekends: Occasional, these positions will participate with other nurses in the weekend urgent care coverage. Candidates may also elect to have weekend regular hours.
New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and benefits to our employees. Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances. Short Term and Long Term disability insurances. Tuition reimbursement. Generous Paid Time Off. Company paid holidays. Paid membership to SMONS and ONS.
We support and encourage employees to continue their medical education. Employees may attend in-services, seminars, professional conventions or postgraduate seminars (CME Events), as well as participating in professional societies so far as is reasonable and practical.
The Practice is committed to helping medical professionals maintain their licenses to practice medicine by providing them with opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education (“CME”). CME benefits may include reimbursement for tuition costs and examination fees; and time off for CME Events and exams. The company also pays for reasonable travel and lodging if needed for CME Events, registration cost, and meals if needed.
Our employees donate 100% of their Friday Jeans Money back to our patients. When we wear jeans to work on Friday, we agree to donate $2.00 to help those in need. This money is distributed to the Financial Advocates in our Brunswick, Scarborough, and Kennebunk sites, and then changed into gift cards to help our patients with food, gas, and other necessity they may need assistance with.
Experience and Skills:
Bachelor degree in Nursing required. Licensed Nurse within State of Maine required.
ONS Chemotherapy & Bio-therapy Certification required, or have ability to get certification within one year of employment.
Hematology/Oncology experience required.
2 - 5 years nursing experience, one year of Chemotherapy/Oncology nursing experience preferred
Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff
New England Cancer Specialists is a progressive, highly successful private medical group practice. Our physician owned practice is composed of oncologists and hematologists representing nearly 50% of the cancer specialists in Maine, that practice in three locations with state-of-the-art cancer facilities (chemotherapy), integrated cancer care and access to clinical trials. Established in 1978, ...New England Cancer Specialists is celebrating its evolution into an innovative comprehensive treatment and research facility that can guide patients through all aspects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
As a a physician owned practice, New England Cancer Specialists can work collaboratively with multiple hospitals in the region. We are a QOPI certified practice that provides a full array of cancer services expected in an Oncology Medical Home. Our physicians work in three different locations in Southern Maine, and travel to clinics throughout the state to ensure care is available to those who need it. NECS also offers also provide cancer related genetic information (for family history of cancer) and related counseling. Our offices are located in Scarborough, Kennebunk and Sanford. Clinics are held in Norway and North Conway, NH.
Because it is an independent entity, New England Cancer Specialist is able to work with any hospital or primary care physician in the state, region, or country. “Any doctor can refer any patient to us here at NECS,” added Dr. Weisberg. “And we will keep a patient’s primary care physician fully informed at every step during treatment.” As a nationally recognized facility, New England Cancer Specialists maintains ongoing collaborative relationships with the best research, treatment, and academic centers across the region and the country. Physicians work out of offices in Brunswick, Scarborough and Kennebunk; and travel to clinics in Norway and North Conway, NH.
To learn more about New England Cancer Specialists, visit our website at www.newenglandcancerspecialists.org.
Voted one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Maine Learn about our participation as one of seven community oncology practices in the exciting COME HOME project http://www.comehomeprogram.com/index.php/come-home-practices-2/