The medical support staff at 21st Century Oncology is a specifically trained group of individuals who have demonstrated expertise in dealing with patients and their special needs. The Registered Nurse assists the Physician, as needed, to ensure the health and safety of our patients during all aspects of their care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Remaining with the Physician at all times in the exam room unless asked to step out or sent to schedule a study • Assisting the doctor in all aspects of the patient's initial consultation, and: 1. Weekly status checks 2. Routine follow-up examinations 3. Any emergency visits that are needed. • Scheduling and follow-up on all diagnostic studies that are ordered including proper documentation and obtaining Physician's signature on test result • Responsible for acquiring results and documenting said results on all interim reports to the Physician and then to the chart • Charting information of patient progress on weekly status check sheets and scuts and providing copies of notes (scut) to Front Desk Receptionist • Drawing of blood for various lab tests that are sent out and following up on results of lab including obtaining Physician's signature on test results • Attending annual OSHA/Biomedical update meetings and application in the clinical setting of the updates • Documentation of medications that the patients are currently taking, and document any new medications prescribed by our Physicians while under our care to include the name of the medication, dose and amount prescribed, Physician prescribing, instructions, date and Nurse's initials • Documentation of any samples given to patient • Responsible for charting patient's vital signs, initial weight, and all follow-up weights • Verifying that the allergy sticker is complete • Once aware, responsible for reporting or verifying all patient problems and reporting to appropriate personnel • Maintain HIPAA rules and regulations as it applies to patient privacy • Maintain open communication with front desk, Physician, and other staff as it applies to: 1. Patient add-ons 2. Patients on treatment breaks 3. Changes in treatment plan • Maintain licenses
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Hold a valid State RN license in good standing
Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
Professional and reliable
Good interpersonal and organizational skills
Demonstrates care and compassion in dealing with patients
Ability to multitask and be detail-oriented
Good communication skills
Minimum of 1 year as a Registered Nurse
Experience in Oncologypreferred, but not required
JOB DESCRIPTION CLAUSE:
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer
Internal Number: 2380
About 21st century oncology
21st Century Oncology is the premier provider of cancer care services across multiple modalities, the largest radiation oncology provider and one of the largest groups of urologists in the U.S. For more than 30 years, 21st Century Oncology has been committed to providing state-of-the-art, academic quality radiation therapy and other cancer treatments in a patient-centric setting focused on continuous innovation.
Headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, the physician-centric company operates 165 treatment centers, including 129 centers located in 15 U.S. states. The Company also operates 36 centers located in eight countries in Latin America.
21st Century Oncology employs or is affiliated with nearly 1,000 physicians globally, including:
Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists
Head and Neck Surgeons
—working together to deliver the most advanced integrated cancer care.