The RN - Infusion – St. Charles Cancer Center provides comprehensive infusion services as a member of the health care team in accordance with SCHS mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures. Applies standards for professional nursing practice and focuses clinical care to enhance the experience for patients, families, and all others. As a nurse this position will oversee the work of other caregivers that provide specific care to assigned patients(s) throughout the shift, as required under the scope of the RN licensure.
(May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)
Maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this knowledge in accordance with SCHS policies and work instructionsand within laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.
Assesses the patient’s condition and needs using critical thinking and clinical judgment. Sets outcomes; implements appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient’s progress.
Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with SCHS policies and procedures for medication administration.
Answers phone, enters charges appropriately and correctly.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with the St. Charles Health System’s policies and regulatory agencies
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Collaborates on care, planning and implementation, with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s and all other member of the health care team.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System’s departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when appropriate.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way. It includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose, asking the patient their preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and the skillful use of communication skills (touch, eye contact, etc.).
Conduct all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.
Deliver customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate
As required by license
BSN and/ or advanced training in oncology, chemotherapy or similar preferred
Current Oregon RN license required
Oncology Nurse Society certified (OCN) preferred
Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification required within one year of hire.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Minimum 1 year oncology experience in hospital or clinic setting preferred
Advanced customer service training preferred.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees
Strong team working and collaborative skills
Ability to multi-task and work independtly
Attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS Office
Proficient in administering chemotherapy
Proficient in insertion of peripheral IV’s, accessing, care and maintaince of port- a- cath’s and PICC lines.