Oncology Infusion RN

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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

HCA Healthcare Denver, CO

Company
HCA Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
03058-3457
AJE Ref #
575873034
Location
Denver, CO
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Code: 03058-3457

Full-time

No Weekends

SARAH CANNON RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SCRI) is the research arm of HCA s global cancer enterprise, Sarah Cannon. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world s leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials in oncology, cardiology and orthopedics through affiliations with a network of more than 1,000 physicians across the United States and United Kingdom.

We believe our success is dependent on a healthy work environment where staff members are the core of advancing therapies for patients and accelerating drug development. We apply the same compassion and commitment we have for our patients to our co-workers and colleagues and promote an entrepreneurial culture.



SUMMARY OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position supports the mission of Presbyterian/St Luke s Medical Center of optimizing quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person. The Drug Development Unit Treatment RN s primary responsibility is to treat and follow study subjects while ensuring protocol compliance and close monitoring of the subjects occur while subjects are on study.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties include but are not limited to:

* Read and interpret EKGs

* Closely follows study patient(s) throughout treatment course ensuring protocol compliance

* Must communicate all protocol related issues/problems to the investigator

* Assesses patient for side effects of treatment and symptoms related to disease or disease progression

* Assesses lab data and communicates abnormal findings to the investigator and oncologist

* Assesses and documents patient compliance with medications and return visits

* Communicates with the pharmacy staff to provide timely and accurate study drug distribution

* Documents in the patients Electronic Medical Record (EMR) according to practice guidelines and policies

* Administers, documents administration, and returns study drug to pharmacy staff

* Maintains a current medication list and records in protocol specific requirements

* Must ensure timely collection of specimens

* Attends all study/mandatory staff meetings

* Maintains source documentation

* Provide data team with completed follow-up forms, medical records, lab data and other source documents in a timely manner

* Assists data team with query resolution as appropriate

* Educates and orients ancillary staff in study specific procedures

* Documents and reports adverse events

* Performs other responsibilities as assigned by Phase I management team after sufficient orientation has taken place

* Mixes and administers chemotherapy as ordered by physicians and documents properly in patients EMR

* Performs telephone triage

* Assesses the patients EMR to ensure that all required data has been entered prior to patients scheduled appointment

* Performs patient counseling and referral to appropriate support services

* Adheres to practice guidelines

* Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth

* Works overtime if there is a need, and supervisor has approved

* Assists lab personnel as needed

* Monitors schedules daily for appropriate treatment distribution and additional patient visits

* Generates and reviews daily clinical reports and channels to appropriate personnel

MANDATORY:

* Practices and adheres to the Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement

* During your employment with SCRI you will be routinely assigned training requirements. You are expected to complete any training assignments by the due date.



COMPETENCIES:

* Knowledge: A body of information needed to perform tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience

* Must possess an in-depth knowledge of protocol requirements

* Must possess a sound knowledge of each Phase I protocol

* Knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients and families

* Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task

* Strong critical thinking skills

* Skills required to care for patients and their families

* Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties

* Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and other health care team members

* Ability to manage a team and work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care

* Desire to provide compassionate, holistic care



EDUCATION:

Minimum Required: Associate Degree (2 yr program) Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Preferred: Bachelor s College Degree (4 yr program) BSN



EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Required:

* One year of acute care experience required

* Oncology experience

Preferred:
Oncology experience, preferably in an outpatient facility



CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:

Required:

* Current licensure in the state of Colorado as a Registered Nurse

* BLS Healthcare provider

* ACLS

* ONS Chemotherapy Provider

Last Edited: 08/12/2016