The Registered Nurse will provide direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs of the patients in accordance with physicians' orders, Joint Commission, OSHA, nursing and department guidelines. The RN fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care which fosters the best interest and well-being of all patients and their families.
Unit Specific Competency: Chemotherapy Administration: ●Knowledge of Chemotherapy Agent's action, toxicities, and goals. ●Routes of Chemotherapy Administration. ●Vesicant and Extravasation Protocol. ●Safe handling and disposal, storage and transportation. ●Hazardous drug spills. ●Patient and family education and support. ●Review pertinent lab values and chemotherapy order. ●Conduct physical assessment. ●Calculate and verify dose. ●Yearly Chemotherapy Competency Course or equivalent. Vascular Access Devices: ●Purpose and description of device. ●Care of implanted ports, tunneled catheters, and PICC lines. ●Signs and symptoms of access device complications. ●Pertinent documentation of all Vascular Access Devices. ●Patient and family education and support. ●Cathflow-Activase for restoring catheter patency. Specialty Clinic Management: ●Complete patient registration, obtain pertinent information and maintain flow of specialty clinic. ●Triage patients and phone calls appropriately and efficiently. ●Assist MD with procedures. ●Schedule patients for lab tests, X-rays & other procedures and follow up care. ●Maintain continuity of care for chemotherapy patients while promoting a safe environment.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
We reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Inspired by our faith,
•We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.
•We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settin...gs and improve access, quality, health outcomes, and affordability.
•We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnerships with others who share our vision and values.
Caring Spirit - We honor the sacred dignity of each person.
Excellence - We set and surpass high standards.
Good Humor - We create joyful and welcoming environments.
Integrity - We do the right thing with openness and pride.
Safety - We deliver care that seeks to eliminate all harm for patients and associates.
Stewardship - We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.