Assesses physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and evaluates patients’ adaptation to health changes.
Develops a plan of care based on patients’ disease, symptoms, and response to treatment.
Educates patients, families, and caregivers on disease processes, treatment, side effects and symptom management.
Coordinates with inter-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
Refers patients, families and caregivers as appropriate to other clinical resources/professionals such as social work, home health care, clinical nutrition, etc..
Implements, evaluates and modifies plan of care.
Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical practice.
Administers supportive medications, hydration, chemotherapy, blood and cellular products to patients undergoing immunotherapy treatments.
Functions as a resource for rotating physician staff regarding standard practice and operations in the clinic.
Maintains knowledge of immunotherapy clinical research protocols.
Potential to train to function in Charge RN role.
Participates in continuous process improvement activities for the department.
KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES:
Critical thinking; the ability to practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, information seeking, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge
Ability to develop clinical judgment.
Time Management skills; the ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Ability to communicate effectively by looking and listening for cues, asking open-ended questions, exploring cues, using pauses, screening responses, and clarifying response.
Ability to effectively listen by using reflecting, acknowledging, summarizing, empathizing, and paraphrasing skill.
Ability to effectively provide information by checking what information the person knows already, giving small amounts of information at a time, using clear terms and avoiding jargon, avoiding detail unless it is requested, checking for understanding, and pausing and waiting for a response
Must be willing to work variable shifts, including evenings and weekends.
Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.
Current Washington State nursing license.
Current Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card from American Heart Association.