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Community Hospital Pod Nurse, Grand Valley Oncology, Full-Time in Grand Junction, Colorado

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administer chemotherapy IV fluids via peripherally inserted central catheters.

  • Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.

  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.

  • Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient?s condition warrants.

  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

  • Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.

  • Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians? orders.

  • Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

  • Documents patient care in the health care record according to standards.

  • Directs and delegates care to other team members.

  • Providing safe, effective, appropriate and comprehensive infusion services to oncology patients.

  • Provides education and follow-up care after patients have been released from chemotherapy.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate?s Degree in nursing (Bachelor?s Degree preferred) with at least one (1) year of oncology experience

OR

  • equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

  • Current BCLS

  • Must obtain OCN certification within one year of hire

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