Essential daily duties include reviewing patient histories and assessing the health status of patients by collecting and analyzing patient data, performing treatments and administering chemotherapy and other infusions based on Provider orders. Staff will be responsible for the development and implementation of processes consistent with nursing standards specific to patient needs including patient call-back, walk-in and telephone triage, Specialty Pharmacy support, and the implementation of patient education tools and processes. RNs will be required to perform general nursing duties including evaluation, planning, implementation and documentation of nursing care for an assigned population. Competency testing and administering medications within the nursing scope of practice is expected. It is required that each RN is familiar with standard concepts, procedures, and practices in nursing services. Employees will participate in performance improvement and CQI activities as necessary. Other duties may include assisting in office procedures, supply inventory management, cleaning and organizing rooms and equipment, and appointment scheduling when necessary. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals as well as healthcare consumers.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Administers medications as directed by the Provider.
Prepares medications using all safety precautions.
Prepares cancer patients, both physiologically and psychologically, for chemotherapy.
Instructs patients and families regarding home care following chemotherapy.
Ability to access IV ports, PICC lines and insert peripheral IV’s.
Ability to accurately triage patients and intervene appropriately.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy and specific to unit age specific populations.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques including non- pharmacological techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Knowledgeable of Infection Control, TB, Blood borne Pathogens and Hazardous waste plans.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services within scope of practice.
Communicates appropriately and clearly with all health care team members.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Functions as liaison between the patient/family, physicians, other healthcare providers and administration.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Demonstrates the ability to use the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), to gather data and input quality information for EMR reporting measures.
Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
Assists in successful implementation of programs to improve coding and reimbursement for office-infusion procedures.
Assists in identifying referring physicians and assuring to the extent possible that strong relationships are developed and preserved.
Assists the physician(s) and physician assistant(s) in addressing hospital and clinic related issues, serves as a liaison and representative of Big Horn Health Network in resolving problems.
Ability to effectively coordinate care in a complex practice model with highly interactive multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals with competing demands on available resources which must be balanced to create patient-centered care. Work will include setting common goals, merging resources, and providing education.
Current Registered Nurse licensure.
A minimum of five years nursing experience, three years oncology experience.
Additional Salary Information: Sign on bonus and Relocation Assistance available
Internal Number: 2951
About Sheridan Memorial Hospital
For over 100 years, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been serving our community. Licensed for 88 beds, Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility located along the valley of the eastern slope of the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Sheridan, Wyoming. With sophisticated technology and services beyond what one might expect in a hospital this size, patients can take comfort in knowing they are receiving high quality care. Our patient satisfaction surveys tell us that we are providing exemplary service to our patients and their families. We are proud of our more than 700 experienced and caring employees. Over 60 physicians provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas.