At Compass Oncology, we know facing a cancer diagnosis is life changing. Our caring team of professionals delivers unparalleled cancer treatment and leading-edge research all while giving patients the best personal experience possible. We know our patients' names and faces, their stories, struggles and their victories. We know, because we are there with them every step of the way in their fight against cancer.
We are looking for an experienced RN to support or our Infusion Treatment room. This position will support our West Cancer Center located in Tigard. Nurses working at Compass are an important part of the interdisciplinary team that supports the extraordinary care provided to our patients. This individual will help guide our patients through their cancer care journey. Utilizing the nursing process, the nurse addresses the acute and chronic needs of the patient with a cancer diagnosis answering clinical questions and gathering information for our providers to inform care delivery decisions. While a current or pending OCN certification is preferred, a nurse with nursing experience, strong assessment skills, and infusion therapy skills will find success in this role.
Employment Type: Full Time, 40 hours, M-F Location: West Cancer Center (Tigard, Oregon).
Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Demonstrates knowledge of physiological, psychological, and developmental and age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
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.
Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.
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.
Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.
Displays appropriate technical skills for the administration of chemotherapy, medications and blood products, to include, but not limited to: venipuncture, central line access and infusion devices.
Programs portable infusion pumps for continuous drug delivery and provides instruction to the patient and/or caregiver in the use of the pump at home.
Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient chart.
Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician.
Assures nursing charges are accurate and complete on patient fee slips.
Acts as a resource person to the medical assistants.
Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patients' chart.
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.
Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.
Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.
Experience/Training: Minimum (0-3) years of nursing experience preferred. Oncology experience desired.
More About The Company Compass Oncology team brings together leading cancer experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology and palliative care to provide the most comprehensive cancer care possible and an even more cohesive patient experience. In addition, the majority of our physicians specialize in particular cancer types, bringing a heightened level of expertise to our patients. If you are a dedicated, team-oriented, patient-centered individual looking for an opportunity where you are proud of what you do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in the lives of our patients; Compass Oncology is the place for you!
As a member of The US Oncology Network , one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, Compass Oncology participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 89 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Portland and Vancouver communities with clinical offices located throughout the metro area.
To learn more about Compass Oncology and its daily mission, please visit our website at https://compassoncology.com/
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.