Texas Oncology is looking for an Oncology Desk Registered Nurse (RN) to join our team!This position is for the Central Austin location at 6204 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731,one of the 175+ sites we have across the state of Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today—at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fight against cancer.
Why work for us?
One reason to join our team is the physicians at the Central Austin location love to teach, are very approachable and value their teams. Another reason to join our team is because we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a 401-k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you just for tracking your steps, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
What does the Desk Registered Nurse (RN) do?
Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
The essential duties and responsibilities:
Mixes and administers chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician.
Assists physician with exams and procedures. Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.
Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures. Completes all chemotherapy charge forms. Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies. Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.
Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom management. Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.
Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material. Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary. Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
The ideal candidate for the Desk Registered Nurse (RN) will have the following background and experience:
Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred
Minimum of seven years nursing experience, preferably in an oncology environment
Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer
RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state
Current CPR certification required
Must maintain continuing education requirements
Internal Number: JAG JM 1
About Texas Oncology
Texas Oncology has over 210+ sites across the state of Texas and Southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today—at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fight against cancer.