The department of Radiation oncology is an ambulatory setting that sees both in and outpatients. We have 12 exam rooms, 4 linear accelerators, 1 CT, 1 PET/CT, 1MRI, 1 GK and 1 Brachytherapy Suite. There are up to 175 patients/ day that receive care in the department.
The Registered nurse independently and/or collaboratively provide symptom management and patient education, prepare patients for Radiation Procedures, and monitor patients during and after radiation procedures and evaluate patient response to care via weekly nursing visits while patients are receiving treatment and establishing trusting nurse/patient relationships.
JOB SUMMARY: Provides nursing care to patients using the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation). Directs and leads other assigned team members and collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to provide age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with nursing standards of care and practice.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred. Minimum of two years nursing experience, preferably in area of specialty, preferred
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) may be required within one year in select areas. Additional specialized training and or certifications in assigned specialty area are required.
1. Provide patient/family centered care using the nursing process and focusing on the physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, religious, and environmental needs. This includes providing for the assessment, development of nursing diagnoses, outcome identification, planning, implementation of interventions, coordination of care, health teaching and promotion and evaluation of goals and interventions consistent with the policies of WFBMC.
2. Demonstrates self-directed learning through completion of any orientation requirements, nursing certification/updates and continuing education programs. Possesses clinical assessment skills relative to the area of specialty. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the area of specialty.
3. Maintains a safe, therapeutic, and healing environment through ensuring patient privacy and responsive, respectful, accepting, and professional behavior.
4. Utilizes and promotes the use of technology and equipment to enhance the safety of patients and staff.
5. Communicates effectively to promote sharing of information throughout the continuum of care and as an effective member of the healthcare team.
6. Demonstrates the ability to function in a professional setting through active participation in a professional practice model. This includes participating in shared governance, adherence to standards of care, participation in peer review and professional development promoting leadership and clinical excellence, effective team skills, autonomous practice and acknowledgment of accountability for actions and critical thinking.
7. Performs and maintains competency for point-of-care testing as assigned, waived and or non-waived, ensuring compliance with WFBH policies and with applicable state and federal regulations.
8. Acts as a patient advocate throughout the continuum of care including all patient settings and in the community.
9. Coordinates the effective and efficient delivery of patient care services through the application of care management principles. Identifies clinical priorities and initiates action to improve patient outcomes.
10. Demonstrates ability to function in a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance, promotion of a healthy work environment and acceptance of personal responsibility for professional growth.
Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Solid written and oral communication skills
Ability to tolerate moderate to high stress levels
Subject to occasional crowded conditions
Moderate noise environment
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Subject to many interruptions and stressful situations
Regular exposure to the risk of blood borne diseases, infections and contagious diseases
Contact with patients, family members, community members, co-workers and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances
Handles absentee replacement on short notice
Required to wear PPE
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X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum
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