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RN Staff Nurse Outpatient Oncology Infusion - Delnor Cancer Center, Full-Time, Days

Location Geneva, Illinois Business Unit Delnor Hospital Job REQID 72648 Job Function Clinical Nurse Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

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Benefits

  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Description

Normal Infusion hours at the Delnor Cancer Center are Monday - Friday 7a - 5p.  This position will be scheduled for 8 hour shifts within those operating hours.  The center closes when the last patient of the day has completed their visit.

·     Assessment and Planning:

o    According to hospital and department specific guidelines and standards of practice, provides services reflecting age specific physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and environmental variables affecting the patient.

o    Assesses patient/family educational needs, abilities, learning preferences, and readiness to learn.

o    Anticipates potential problems including those related to the patient’s disease entity, adjustment to disease, physical complications, knowledge deficit, discharge needs, and family support.

o    Initiates and coordinates effective communication with physicians and/or other healthcare providers by reporting and recording pertinent observations and reactions regarding patient/family/significant others.

o    Assesses patient response to treatment regimen, recognizes and analyzes the cause of patient’s symptoms and changing condition and initiates appropriate nursing interventions.

·         Implementation:

o    Appropriate age-specific interventions are identified, implemented, and documented in a safe and timely manner; documentation and practice reflects patients response to interventions.

o    Includes the patient/family/significant other as active participants in the development of the plan of care, the care given, and in teaching.

o    Demonstrates competence in performance of nursing skills and department specific procedures.

o    Performs job responsibilities in a safe manner utilizing knowledge of standards of care in providing education relating to prescribed medications, and treatment regimens

·         Evaluation:

o    Consistently evaluates patient diagnostic data in a timely manner and intervenes appropriately.

o    Comprehensively and accurately documents patient’s response to interventions/medication regimen.

o    Communicates patient’s status changes to physician and/or other healthcare team members as appropriate.

o    Evaluates patients and family's response to teaching plan including level of understanding, acceptance, and compliance.

o    Participates in evaluation of treatment plan.

·         Leadership:

o    Consistently uses effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills evidenced by clear, concise, objective, accurate, and timely messages.

o    Views change as an opportunity for professional growth and enhanced patient care; understands and promotes rationale for change, attends new product in-services, and complies with new policies/procedures.

o    Delegates appropriate responsibilities to unlicensed staff members in accordance with the patient’s needs as well as capabilities and qualifications of the staff to be assigned.

o    Supports department leadership in implementation of new programs or ideas.

o    Demonstrates support by objective participation in and evaluation of change.

o    Independently accesses unit/hospital/department resources by referencing policies, procedures, and guidelines, as necessary to maintain standards of care.

o    Serves as a positive role model to students and orientees.

o    Answers questions and provides resources in a professional manner.

o    Participates in orientation of new personnel; creates a positive learning experience for students, encourages students to ask questions to further learning, invites students to assist with procedures as appropriate, and provides instructor with feedback.

o    Participates in the identification of own learning needs and sets goals for professional development by seeking appropriate consultation, formal education, or resources as needed to meet identified goals.

o    Completes all department-based skill competencies during the designated time frame.

o    Objectively completes self-evaluation within assigned time frame; provides objective timely peer review input as requested.

·         Continuous Quality Improvement and Risk Management:

o    Maintains knowledge of ongoing department Performance Improvement initiatives and results by attending 50% of staff meetings annually.

o    Participates in PI activities.

o    Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

·         Bachelor of Science in Nursing required for all new hires after 01/01/2011

·         Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois

·         One year of experience in similar role

·         CPR – Basic Life Support

·         ONS Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Certification or obtain within 30 days of hire

·         OCN Certification, or obtain within 2 years of hire

 

Preferred:

·         Three years of experience in a similar role

·         Outpatient oncology experience

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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