Overview: Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for a FT RN to support our radiation oncology team in Boulder.
We realize that it sounds clich?? but it is true - taking care of cancer patients is a calling. It's much more than a job. Each of us has a unique story that brought us to Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC), but those stories usually share common themes of care, compassion, and commitment.
No matter the role each RMCC team member serves in, the goal is the same: to provide the best care possible for each and every one of our patients. Whether we are a nurse holding our patient's hand, or a scheduler on the phone finding an appointment that fits into a patient's schedule, we are deeply connected to our patients and do what we can to help.
If this sounds like you, we'd love to have you join our team.
Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Demonstrates knowledge of physiological, psychological, and developmental and age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to provide for assessment and therapeutic management of patient/family needs. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Salary Range: $34.00-$42.00
Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certification, etc. Responsibilities: -Perform baseline assessments on new radiation oncology and follow-up patients which includes reviewing patient's medical records for baseline data and comparing with assessment data.
-Perform weekly and PRN assessment throughout course of treatment to include assessing patients for side effect of radiation and reporting changes in patient status to physician.
-Perform post-procedure assessment by responding to patient calls after completion of treatment.
-Implements plan of care in accordance with established standards, guidelines, protocols, and procedures based on actual and potential problems.
-Perform ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of nursing intervention and initiate appropriate changes.
-Complete admission assessment from on patients scheduled for radiation therapy.
-Coordinate and participate in immediate effective management of emergencies.
-Maintain a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, visitors, and staff including following through on patient information regarding allergies and pregnancy and adhering to all department safety/OSHA policies.
-Evaluate and assesses patient education and learning needs and provides information to patients/significant others based on these needs.
-Function as a patient advocate, respecting patients bill of rights through 1) confidentiality, 2) Right to be informed, 3) Right to privacy (physical and psychological) and advance directives.
-Acts as liaison between Nursing, Radiation Therapy and Business Office personnel to provide optimal interdisciplinary patient care and maintain effective relationship between services.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. There is a possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Qualifications:
Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education
Minimum two years nursing experience required, oncology experience preferred.
All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire.
Candidates will be required to show proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.