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Licensed Practical Nurse - Radiation Oncology

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Tucson
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Facing cancer takes great strength and courage. It also takes an exceptional team of caregivers using the most advanced cancer treatment options, clinical trials, and research protocols. We are looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse that focuses on bringing understanding and peace to patients and their families during what may seem like a confusing and challenging time. This is a float position that requires travel between practice locations as needed. About Us: Our mission is to increase access to and advance the delivery of high-quality cancer care in America. As part of US Oncology, one of the nation's largest health care services networks dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and research, we can quickly bring the latest advances in cancer care to our patients. Most importantly, we understand the special needs of cancer patients, and are devoted to caring for the whole person, not just the disease. Our physicians and staff treat patients in over 28 locations throughout the state including Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Tucson. Benefits: We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package that includes, 401K Profit Sharing Plan, Critical Care Insurance, Dental Insurance, Health Spending Account, Legal Insurance, Long-Term Care, Medical Insurance, Paid Time Off Plan, Short and Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, and Vision Insurance. To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care. Responsibilities In your job, you will have the ability to make a difference in a patient's journey by: Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards. Assist with the preparation of equipment and aid physician during examination and procedures. Observe, record, and report patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Perform EKG and oximetry readings as required by physician. Obtain blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions. Phone in prescriptions and make other patient calls as required or directed by physicians. Maintain patient files, records, and other information. Initiate IV fluids and IV therapeutic medications in accordance with LPN/LVN state nurse practice act. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Graduate from an accredited program for practical nursing education. Zero (0) to three (3) years of experience required, preferably in an oncology environment. Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac and Life Support) certification required within 3 months of hire. Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state What You Bring to the Team: Phlebotomy experience preferred. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred. Demonstrate knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture. Demonstrate awareness of community resources available to patients and assist with referrals if necessary. Maintain current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities. The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Masks are required in all Arizona Oncology facilities regardless of vaccination status. Candidates who accept employment including current employees who are applying for internal positions, are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Religious and medical exemptions are available to those who meet the criteria.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate from an accredited program for practical nursing education. Zero (0) to three (3) years of experience required, preferably in an oncology environment. Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac and Life Support) certification required within 3 months of hire. Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state What You Bring to the Team: Phlebotomy experience preferred. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred. Demonstrate knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture. Demonstrate awareness of community resources available to patients and assist with referrals if necessary. Maintain current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities. The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Masks are required in all Arizona Oncology facilities regardless of vaccination status. Candidates who accept employment including current employees who are applying for internal positions, are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Religious and medical exemptions are available to those who meet the criteria.

In your job, you will have the ability to make a difference in a patient's journey by: Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards. Assist with the preparation of equipment and aid physician during examination and procedures. Observe, record, and report patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Perform EKG and oximetry readings as required by physician. Obtain blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions. Phone in prescriptions and make other patient calls as required or directed by physicians. Maintain patient files, records, and other information. Initiate IV fluids and IV therapeutic medications in accordance with LPN/LVN state nurse practice act.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Tucson , Licensed Practical Nurse - Radiation Oncology, Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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