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Lead Infusion RN

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Tucson
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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 Registered Nurse Lead that focuses on bringing understanding and peace to patients and their families during what may seem like a confusing and challenging time.

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 21 locations throughout the state including Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, 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, 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:

* Assess and monitor therapy of patients using appropriate technical skills under the direction and supervision of a physician, including with exams and procedures.
* Assist in providing staff training and in-service instruction.
* Assist in determining staffing requirements and maintaining effective nursing staff coverage for the practice within budgetary guidelines.
* Participate in the interviewing and recruiting of nursing personnel; assist in annual performance evaluations of nursing and clinical staff.
* Assist with the review and revision of clinical policies and procedures; assist and collaborate with clinical research.
* Assist in verifying correct coding and charge capture.
* Maintain efficient and appropriate patient flow with focus on patient safety.
* Perform venipuncture; access implanted ports and maintain central venous access devices and alternate delivering systems.
* Document all elements of care; triage patient/family phone calls as needed and document relevant information in the patient's chart.
* Assess patient/family needs and provide education on a variety of topics and resources.
* Manage patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and record detailed information in the patient electronic medical record.
* Facilitate and schedule consultation preop-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures, referrals and future appointments for patients.
* Act as a resource to LPN/LVNs and medical assistants; serve as mentor/preceptor and provides day to day guidance to less experienced nurses.
* Provide nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

* Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education.
* 5 years of experience required, preferably 1 year an oncology environment.
* Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac and Life Support) certification required within 3 months of hire.
* Current RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.

What You Bring to the Team:

* BSN 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 may be 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.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Tucson , Lead Infusion RN, Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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