The Staff Nurse is responsible for the overall assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care at New York Proton Center. The person in this role will provide clinical nursing care, ensuring compliance with established regulations and standards including quality assurance and accurate medical record documentation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Interview patients, measure vital signs, place IVs
Listen to patient and caregiver questions and give well informed answers in a way patients and caregivers can understand, and know when to defer questions to physicians
Ensure appropriate assessment of patients with acute and chronic problems related to cancer and cancer therapies according to evidence-based practice in adherence with organizational policies and procedures as well as regulatory requirements
Develop and maintain an excellent level of patient centric care
Oversee and coordinate with research coordinators and research nurses for patient enrollment and compliance for clinical trials or protocols
Participate in all Quality Improvement projects by providing input as it pertains to nursing components for safe and efficient patient care
Comply with all New York Proton Center policies related to Privacy Rules established under the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Perform other job-related duties, as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
At least 2 years of professional nursing experience, required
Previous Oncology experience, including previous Radiation Oncology experience, preferred
Graduate of accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, required
Current valid NY Registered Nurse License, required
Certification in oncology, or specialty practice area, preferred
Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects at one time, and rapidly change priorities based on patient and practice needs
High integrity with respect to maintenance of confidential patient information
Composure under pressure
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with data management, and efficiency using electronic medical record systems. Oncology Information System, ARIA experience preferred
Work is performed onsite in an interior/office/clinical environment
The noise level is usually low to moderate
Very little travel will be required (up to 5%)
Lifting required following universal precautions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift, or move, up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Chuck Merrifield, Director of Clinical Services
The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Internal Number: NYPCSN
About New York Proton Center
The New York Proton Center is the region’s foremost destination for proton therapy.
This is our commitment:
Establish a gold standard for this highly advanced form of radiation treatment.
Assemble a team of physicians and clinical experts with long experience in proton therapy and a commitment to the well-being of their patients.
Further the body of clinical evidence advancing proton therapy as a highly effective treatment for complex tumors and difficult-to-treat cases.
Create a welcoming and reassuring environment for patients, from the comfort of our physical space to the warmth and sincerity of our clinical staff.