Overview: Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for a LPN in Colorado Springs.
We realize that it sounds clich?? but it is true - taking care of cancer patients is a calling. It's much more than a job. Each of us has a unique story that brought us to Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC), but those stories usually share common themes of care, compassion, and commitment.
No matter the role each RMCC team member serves in, the goal is the same: to provide the best care possible for each and every one of our patients. Whether we are a nurse holding our patient's hand, or a scheduler on the phone finding an appointment that fits into a patient's schedule, we are deeply connected to our patients and do what we can to help.
Salary Range: $23.00-$27.00
Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certification, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary, RMCC offer the following benefits for this position, subject to eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; health savings account; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) retirement plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance; long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; PTO, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, and employee paid critical illness and accident insurance. Responsibilities:
Under general supervision, provides general nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. Maintains efficient patient flow, assists with patient care, i.e. vitals, assessments and procedures. Maintains physicians schedule and performs miscellaneous tasks assigned by physicians. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Provides general nursing care to patients. -Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards. -Assists with the preparation of equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients. -Observes, records, and reports patients condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. -Administers prescribed medications as directed. -Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination. -Screens patients for appropriate information. -Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests. -Schedules patient tests, procedures and hospital admissions and provides follow-up for receipt of test results. -Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls. -Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. -Formulates and updates patient care plans. -Orders, prepares and inspects patients charts. -Posts tests and examination results. -Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes. -Assures appropriate consent has been obtained prior to treatment or procedures. -Performs EKG and oxymetry readings as needed by physician. -Performs lab procedures and processing of lab specimens as needed. -Files all labs and outside reports accurately and as needed. -Obtains blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions. -Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols. -Maintains all chemo room and procedure room disinfection protocols. -Prepares exam rooms including re-stocking of treatment areas. -Phones in prescriptions and makes other patient calls as required or directed by physicians. - Arranges for pre-authorizations and pre-certifications as needed. -Obtains new patient records and previous test results, x-rays, scans, etc. -Acts as a backup for other medical assistants and schedulers as needed. -Maintains patient files, records and other information. -Acts as preceptor and provides input to performance appraisals of Medical Assistants
Environment (Office, warehouse, etc.) -
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. There is a possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
Physical Requirements (Lifting, standing, etc.) -
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent. Graduate from an accredited school for practical nursing. Requires a minimum of five years experience as a practical nurse in a hospital or clinic setting. Phlebotomy experience preferred. Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state. Current CPR certification required.
All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire.