As an experienced practitioner, is accountable for providing high quality, individualized, goal directed nursing care for all levels of Hematology/Oncology patients and their significant others in accordance with the mission, vision and philosophy of the Division of Nursing in our Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. This clinical nurse will exemplify the role of caring for patients receiving standard therapy, high-dose regimens and for those on research protocols. This nurse will be proficient in the procedures and interventions for administering cytotoxic and therapeutic agents while maintaining the safety precautions necessary when handling these agents. There is a requirement to travel to additional patient infusion sites, several times weekly.
*Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital and exhibits a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the hospital while working within a comprehensive, multidisciplinary environment
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of nursing care to medical oncology and radiation oncology patients.
Proficient in vascular access care, maintenance and management.
Safely prepares mixes, handles, administers and disposes of chemotherapeutic agents according to policy.
Performs designated nursing and other cancer care activities according to established department policies and procedures, as well as the Commission on Cancer standards.
Review patients for appropriate accrual to research trials, collaborating closely with the research nurse.
Attains knowledge and competency reflective of current standards of practice.
Interacts and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.
Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of nursing practice.
Integrates research findings into nursing practice and collaborates with Oncology Research.
Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Communicates information to others as appropriate to maintain effective patient flow.
Participates in programs related to cancer awareness, prevention, early detection, support and survivorship.
ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
Computer system access for the Nursing Division is assigned based on criteria as specified in Policy # 08-113-0, and on the minimum necessary as described in this job description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator (for Nursing Division this is Nursing Informatics) or the department that has ownership of system/module. See computer system Access Control policy. .
Qualification/Basic Job Requirements
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Nurse with at least one year professional Chemotherapy infusion experience and care of the Hematology/Oncology patient
Has an automobile to transport self to and from an off-site location
Current Illinois Nursing Licensure
Current BLS Certification from American Heart Association
Current Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Card
Oncology Certified Nurse Preferred
Internal Number: STAFF03912
About Swedish Hospital a Part of Northshore
Swedish a full-service Acute Care Community Hospital has been serving Chicago's diverse north and northwest side for 133 year, providing the full range of comprehensive and wellness services including an acute care hospital, primary care and specialists in the medical group, strong community outreach programs.
Swedish integrated Cancer Care program offers patient-centered quality care throughout the entirety of a cancer survivor's journey. In addition to traditional oncology care such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy and radiation therapy, the program provides exercise and fitness programs at Galter Life Center, integrative therapies, nutrition assessment and counseling.
The program incorporated a board-certified palliative care physician who provides integrated care with a team of oncologist, nurses, social workers and dietitians.