Washington Township Medical Foundation (Part of the Washington Hospital Healthcare System)
May 1, 2018
Based on experience
Part Time - Experienced
The Practice Nurse will work closely within the WHHS/UCSF Oncology Clinic and multidisciplinary team as a clinical resource, care provider, educator and advocate. He/She will be utilizing both nursing practices and ONS standards to assess, plan, and care for medically complex Oncology patients. He/She will provide education to patients and families about diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, and resources. The Practice Nurse will provide coordination of care within the Clinic as well as with other specialties. The nurse will triage and manage acute Oncology symptoms and laboratory values utilizing both nursing process and standard operation procedures. He/She will be responsible for obtaining authorization as needed. The nurse will provide comprehensive care utilizing both scientific knowledge and practice within the scope of the California Board of Registered Nurses. In addition to performing the essential functions listed below, may also be assigned other duties as required.
Responsibilities and Duties
Essential Functions* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.*
Assesses physical, psychological, and emotional needs of patients and families.
Utilizes the nursing process and ONS standards to assess, plan, and care for medically complex patients.
Demonstrates the ability to work independently and within the Oncology Clinic team.
Communicates with providers and staff pertinent information about patient’s care.
Demonstrates knowledge related to clinical trials for patients participating in clinical trials through UCSF and Washington Hospital.
Obtains authorizations and appropriate consent forms prior to the start of procedures and/or treatments.
Provides comprehensive chemotherapy teach for all oral chemotherapy.
Provides symptom management, financial assistance, monitoring for toxicity and adherence to oral chemotherapy.
Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Demonstrates quality nursing care to oncology patients from diagnosis through the continuum of care to survivorship.
Provides ongoing nursing skills of assessment, planning, and coordination within RN scope and ONS standards.
Utilizes critical thinking and nursing process to manage patient’s symptoms.
Follows all infection control policies when handling biohazardous waste.
Planning & Coordinating:
Coordinates care and subsequent appointments with surgery, radiation, plastics, social work, genetics, and nutrition as appropriate.
Demonstrates awareness of support services both within the organization and within the community.
Maintains excellent dependability, interpersonal skills, and teamwork.
Acts in a professional and respectful manner when interacting with patients, families, and staff.
Provides care placing the patient as the highest priority. Utilizes excellent communication and customer service skills.
Adheres to established policy and procedure for time and attendance.
Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
Utilizes good nursing judgment when caring for Oncology patients.
Abides by the patient first ethic and Hospital code of conduct.
Improving the Organization:
Participates in ongoing performance improvement and quality initiatives.
Embraces opportunities to obtain continued nursing educational opportunities.
Maintains current licensure and ONS certification(s).
Seeks opportunities for additional training related to employment.
Adheres to all regulatory and compliance policies and procedures. Follows Title 22, OIG, HIPAA, State/Federal laws, and Clinic policies and procedures.
Other Duties: ( Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice)