The infusion nurse navigator is a registered nurse who coordinates quality care for the hematology/oncology patients undergoing treatment with the physician and patient. Facilitates education, treatment, symptom management, navigation of needs and support throughout the course of the illness on a group of patients (primary patients).
Two to four years experience as an Registered Nurse
Current Illinois license as a Registered Nurse.
Certification as Oncology Nurse , or obtain within 2 years of hire.
Knowledge of pain control and management treatment modalities
Understanding of growth and development needs of the age group with which the associates interacts
Ability to function independently using critical thinking skills
Good communication skills
Intravenous skill (IVP~IVBP cont. infusion.
Experience in the functioning and diversity of central venous access devices.
Demonstrate ability to handle and dispose of chemotherapeutic and immunologic agents.
~Assist/support/move ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients
~Administer CPR and utilize Automatic External Defibrillator
~Push wheelchairs, provide assistance to ambulatory patients, and assist patients with dressing/undressing.
~Ability to lift 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly
~ There may be a need to travel to another site as required
If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Purpose: The infusion nurse navigator is a registered nurse who coordinates quality care for the hematology/oncology patients undergoing treatment with the physician and patient. Facilitates education, treatment, symptom management, navigation of needs and support throughout the course of the illness on a group of patients (primary patients).
Accountabilities: Patient Care Navigation: Participates in professional responsibilities in infusion center Direct Patient Care:
Internal Number: 210941
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