Provides safe and effective patient care under direction of the physician and/or nurse manager.
Escorts patients from waiting area into exam room. Obtains and records vital signs following traditional techniques.
Performs initial and ongoing assessment of patients presenting for care, utilizing guidelines established by Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
Performs diagnostic and therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician.
Documents and administers immunizations and therapeutic injections, as well as medications, under the supervision of the physician.
Schedules patients for procedures, diagnostic testing or specialists, as directed by the physician.
Assists physician with office procedures.
Performs venipuncture and stat lab work, as ordered by the physician, during the patient visit. Prepares specimens for outside lab testing.
Documents patient information in medical record that includes observation, care administered, results of diagnostic tests, and patient’s response, when indicated.
Relays laboratory and x-ray results to patients, via telephone or mail, as directed by the physician. Maintains a log of diagnostic tests, ordered and received, as well as notification of patient.
Accepts and communicates all telephone messages to the physician.
Demonstrates competence in the performance of all patient care duties.
Coordinates the physician’s workday and interacts with patients to resolve issues as appropriate.
Communicates patient care concerns to appropriate personnel, bringing situations out of his/her realm to the attention of the supervisor.
Upon request, communicates physician directions to patient via return telephone calls.
Provides follow-up by telephoning patient/family to check on condition.
Provides and documents patient/family teaching based on an assessment of needs, as directed by the physician.
Demonstrates proficiency in the use of medical equipment, as appropriate, within the scope of the practice.
Assists patients with ambulation using proper technique and tools.
Telephones or faxes prescription requests to pharmacies as directed by the physician.
Maintains exam rooms are neat and clean between each patient use.
Organizes and straightens work area at the end of the shift. Wipes surfaces with disinfectant. Returns all stock and forms to appropriate level. Work area is to be left ready for next shift.
Maintains responsibility for clinical aspect of practice
Assumes responsibility for inventory control of clinical supplies, ensuring adequate levels are kept, and organized, on an ongoing basis. Unpacks and verifies proper receipt of supplies, handling any necessary returns, rejections, etc.
Provides control and maintenance of bio hazardous waste and sharps.
Checks sample medications for overstocking and date of expiration. Labels samples according to protocol before they are dispensed to patients. Logs in, and disposes of, sample medications according to hospital policy.
Properly cleans and packages instruments for sterilization.
Relieves other staff members as indicated for scheduled and unscheduled breaks.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
Current Florida Registered Nurse licensure required.
BLS/CPR certification required.
The Radiation Oncology office nurse demonstrated a cancer specific knowledge base and clinical expertise in cancer care to provide nursing care to patients receiving Radiation Therapy under the direction of the physician and/or nurse manager in compliance with established standards and protocols of the practice and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center goals and objectives.
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