Texas Oncology is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) to join our team ! This position will support the San Antonio Medical Center location with travel once a week to our Stone Oak location . This is a full-time Monday - Friday 8am-5pm position with no weekends, call, or major holidays.
This position can be a level 1, 2 or Sr based on relevant candidate experience.
Texas Oncology i s the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220 + sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma . Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texa ns diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.
Why work for us?
Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas . W e offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program , a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle , and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
What does the LPN/LVN do? ( including but not limited to)
Under general supervision, provides general nursing care for patients following established standards and practices . Promote efficient patient flow, assists with patient care. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities (including but not limited to):
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 examination and procedures.
Observes, records, and reports patients condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
Administers prescribed medications as directed .
Screens patients for appropriate information . Instructs patients in collection of specimen samples for testing .
Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls . Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.
Performs EKG and oxymetry readings as required by physician .
Obtains blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions.
Phones in prescriptions and makes other patient calls as required or directed by physicians.
Maintains patient files, records and other information.
Initiate IV fluids and IV therapeutic medications in accordance with LPN/LVN state nurse practice act
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the LPN/LVN will have the following background and experience:
High school graduate or equivalent .
Graduate from an accredited school for practical nursing .
This position is entry level and requires 0-3 years experience as a practical nurse.
Phlebotomy experience preferred .
Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state .
Current BCLS certification required within 3 months of hire.
Level 2 (in addition to level 1 requirements)
This position requires at least 3 years experience as a practical nurse.
Level Sr (in addition to level 1 and 2 requirements)
Requires a minimum of five years experience as a practical nurse in a hospital or clinic setting.
Current CPR certification required.
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.
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 . Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.