Job Summary/Purpose: The Hollings Cancer Center infusion suite is an outpatient clinic consisting of 44 chairs. The infusion suite provides comprehensive care to patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy, blood products, and biological agents. As a National Cancer Institute, we also provide comprehensive care to patients enrolled in clinical trials. 32 chairs are dedicated to solid tumor patients, including patients from other specialty areas (i.e. neurology, rheumatology, pulmonology); 10 chairs are dedicated to patients undergoing bone marrow transplant, and 2 chairs are dedicated to patients requiring central line access prior to physician and infusion appointments. The outpatient infusion suite is open Monday through Friday from 7am until 6pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am until 12pm. Given the specialty of populations in our care, the Hollings Cancer Center infusion suite requires nurses to be chemotherapy/biotherapy certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. Upon employment, there are multiple opportunities for nurses to obtain specialty certification in a number of areas to include oncology, bone marrow transplant, and palliative care.
Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred. RN staff hired on or after July 1, 2013 with an Associate or Diploma degree in nursing are required to be enrolled in an accredited BSN program within two years and successfully obtain a BSN degree within four years of the RN hire or reclassification date. Refer to policy A141 for more details. A minimum of one year of work experience as a registered nurse required.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Chemotherapy/biotherapy certified by the Oncology Nursing Society
Internal Number: A507890
About Medical University of South Carolina - MUHA
Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.