This position provides specialist nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through all stages of treatment. The incumbent is responsible for providing Medical Oncology and other infusion treatments and education regarding these treatments to patients with cancer, ensuring continuity of evidence based nursing care for patients undergoing chemotherapy, assessing health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other caregivers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care.
Assesses and evaluates patients with acute and chronic problems related to cancer and cancer therapies according to standardized nursing procedures.
Provides direct patient care to oncology and hematology patients receiving outpatient infusion and other therapies, as required by caseload and staffing needs.
Manages a select caseload of patients receiving chemotherapy/biotherapy/supportive care on an outpatient basis.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills in intravenous access, the management of central venous catheters, venipuncture, and chemotherapy delivery, including the management of anaphylaxis and extravasation.
Administers chemotherapy/biotherapy/supportive care, performs patient assessment, provides symptom management and patient and family education.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition and circumstances.
Acts as part of a multidisciplinary team providing continuity of care throughout various stages of treatment and follow-up.
Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial and nutritional support needs.
Plans, implements and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment, to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
Ensures all patients have an accurate plan of care, reflecting the assessment undertaken and incorporating issues and recommendations.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Complies with measures to actively manage and reduce risk to patients, and the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents.
Maintains contemporaneous and accurate treatment records, submitting relevant statistics, reports and activity data as requested.
Ensures all patients are fully informed of the risks and benefits of proposed procedures/ treatments, contributing to the process of securing informed consent.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The individual shall perform a variety of responsible nursing care procedures requiring professional knowledge and consideration specific patient conditions and treatments and ability to work independently in completing assignments. The incumbent shall perform duties as assigned and ensure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Requires the ability to handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, and make sound decisions.
This position requires an individual of high energy that can maintain a long and flexible schedule to meet department and organizational requirements. Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time, able to hear and talk over the telephone and in person with others. The work includes walking, standing, bending, and carrying items such as portable laptop, office material, and books.
Contacts often require tact and sensitivity as those related to stressful situation such as death, dying, and catastrophic illnesses. Must be able to prioritize and use good judgment. Must be able to collaborate with professional personnel on a wide variety of complex Oncology Services’ program issues.
The incumbent oversees and directs patient care management, safety, and experience of patients undergoing chemotherapy, and has a very high impact on the quality of patient treatment and care at TCRHCC.
TCRHCC is located within the Navajo Nation and, in accordance with Navajo Nation law, has implemented a Navajo/Indian Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position and applicants who are enrolled members of any other tribe who meet the necessary qualifications will be given secondary preference.
In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees at TCRHCC are expected to conform to the following:
Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles may be grounds for immediate termination.
I have read the qualifications and requirements for the position of Clinical Nurse II. To the best of my knowledge, I believe I can perform these duties.
Must have valid, current, full and unrestricted Professional Nursing License to practice nursing in any state of the United States of American, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or territory of the United States
Must maintain and have a current valid BLS Certification by the American Heart Association
Must earn the following two credentials within two (2) years of employment at TCRHCC:
Oncology Certified Nurse ® certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Card from the Oncology Nursing Society
Experience: Must have five (5) years’ practice experience as a nurse in the acute care and/or ambulatory care setting including three (3) years’ of oncology nursing experience. Must have experience in all routes of infusion therapy, including peripheral lines, PICCs, implanted ports and other central venous access.
Other Skills and Abilities: A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:
Strong networking and relationship skills with demonstrated ability to work with staff, physicians, patients, and the general public
Experience and knowledge in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of illness and subsequent treatment; experience in cancer care and treatment a plus
Possess understanding of Medical Oncology, Oncology Nursing, and other cancer treatment modalities
Highly motivated, self-directed individual with a demonstrated understanding of nursing care in ambulatory service delivery
Ability to provide direct care appropriate to support the specific populations served in Oncology Services
Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills
Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Card
Other Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Ability to speak Navajo
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Depends on Experience
Additional benefits summary info is available at: http://tchealth.org/benefits.html
Internal Number: TC-2017-0315 (DH8001)
About Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Career Opportunity at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC)
TCRHCC is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. At the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, located in Tuba City, Arizona, we pride ourselves on being a place where our employees feel empowered to deliver the kind of care they believe in. The kind of care that attracted them to the healthcare field in the first place. Our employees value the camaraderie, collaboration, and a high-tech environment. Our patients value the genuine care they receive.