To get the best, we are offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center - Central Oregon's largest private Cancer Care Clinic group, is looking for an exceptional Clinical Nurse to join the team at their Corvallis, OR location. An integral part of our overall mission of creating a patient-centered experience, the Clinical Nurse will be the supportive team member that will provide support to current patients with questions about their care. Responsible for triaging patient calls and assessing for severity and complexity of the compliant, the Clinical Nurse helps provide care for patients in between visits.
Employment Type : Full Time, 40hrs (1.0FTE) Benefits : M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k)
Location : Corvallis, OR Responsibilities:
Prioritize and assess the needs of the patients in clinic and over the phone and to utilize resources, knowledge of the cancer disease state, and clinical judgement to determine the best solution for the patient's current issue
Triage patients calling into the practice by following written protocols that include verifying patient info and status, gathering pertinent information, use critical thinking to determine severity of compliant, document interaction, and refer to ED if needed.
Will use clinical assessment skills and best judgement to determine if emergency care is needed immediately, the issues should be addressed at urgent care, or if the complaint can wait till the patients' next visit
Work from a queue of non-emergent messages within 24 hours
Documents all conversations with patients to maintain a comprehensive medical record
Provides clear instruction and education to patients via the telephone
Collaborates with physicians via electronic communication, face to face, or the telephone to discuss patient care needs that cannot be independently and appropriately addressed using standing orders or practice protocols
Sets up same day and/or future provider/infusion room appointments to address symptom management concerns
Communicate in a respectful and therapeutic manner, offering compassion and understanding at every interaction
Serve as a clinical resource and appropriately delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge, model professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession
Serve as a key communication link between the patient, his/her family and the care team
Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all encounters, consultations and treatment are recorded in the patient's record via Electronic Health record system
Utilize all resources and guidelines at his/her disposal to effectively assess, prioritize, advise, schedule appointments, or refer calls when necessary to the appropriate medical facility, personnel or specialized community service
Maintain accurate, clear, and concise electronic documentation via notes, problem lists, and medication lists
Strong patient assessment/triage skills
Exceptional skill at following complex protocols
Strong communication skills with patients, families, care team and outside entities.
Self-motivated and directed
High functioning with working individually and within a team
Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation
Familiar with and ability to follow HIPPA regulations
Demonstrated knowledge of oncology or applicable specialty therapies and medications, potential side effects and appropriate management / nursing interventions thereof
Collaboration and coordinating with team members (providers, schedulers, etc.)
Incorporates critical thinking into daily activities
Demonstrates an ability to quickly prioritize and re-prioritize patient needs and tasks throughout the day
Ability to navigate EMR and computer software systems
Ability to navigate multiple computer programs, patient and hospital portals simultaneously
Ability to present information in an organized framework-SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation
Current RN state license with the applicable State Board of Nursing
Minimum of 2+ years nursing experience, 1+ year of triage preferred
Oncology or applicable specialty experience preferred.
ONCC within 3 years of hire.
Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred.