This position will provide professional nursing skills in administering treatments prescribed by physicians and in preparing patients for examination. Will administer Chemotherapy, Molecular Targeted Therapy, and Immunotherapy as well as other treatments as needed.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
Infuse and manage the delivery of all medications to include chemotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, immunotherapy and clinical research therapy (including phase 1).
Demonstrate advanced skills in the delivery of nursing care with regard to documentation, organization, and coordination of care.
Monitor patients and possess the knowledge to answer questions regarding the treatment being delivered.
Educate patients regarding Chemotherapy, Molecular Therapy and Immunotherapy. Ensure patients’ understanding of treatment plan, rationale and when it is important to contact the clinic while undergoing the particular treatment plan.
Assess patient’s symptoms and triage when to call the physician caring for the patient and or encourage the use of medications previously prescribed for various symptom management of oncologic patients. Such medications may include, but not limited to, prescriptions for anti-emetics, rashes, GI distress as well as OTC for the same.
Assess need for consultation to various supportive care therapies available at the cancer center and assist the patient to access such therapies.
Call in or e-scribe medications as ordered by the Physician/APP.
Engage the patient and family when emotional wellness needs to be supported.
Provide empathy, and decrease hopelessness as well as assess when further intensive treatment may be necessary.
Complete all research associated documentation thoroughly and in a timely manner.
Minimum requirement Associate’s degree with five (5) years of professional nursing experience, and a current Texas Registered Nurse license.
Preferred qualifications BSN; Bio Chemo Certification from Oncology Nursing Society. Preferred OCN(Oncology Certified Nurse).
Internal Number: 2016339; 20163551
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