PD Staff Nurse - Cancer Center Infusion Center Galter

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, IL
Posted 60+ days ago
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As an experienced practitioner, is accountable for providing high quality, individualized, goal directed nursing care for all levels of Infusion Therapy patients and their significant others in accordance with the mission, vision and philosophy of the Division of Nursing in our Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. This clinical nurse will exemplify the role of caring for patients receiving standard injection therapy, infusion therapy and for those on research protocols. This nurse will be proficient in the procedures and interventions for administering injectable medications and infusion therapy, while maintaining the safety precautions necessary when handling these agents. There is a requirement to travel to an additional infusion site when needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital and exhibits a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the hospital while working within a comprehensive, multidisciplinary environment
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of nursing care to the infusion center patient.
  • Proficient in vascular access care, maintenance and management.
  • Safely prepares handles, administers and disposes of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and infused agents according to policy.
  • Performs designated nursing and other patient care activities according to established nursing policies and procedures.
  • Has current chemotherapy immunotherapy card. Attains knowledge and competency reflective of current standards of practice.
  • Interacts and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.
  • Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of nursing practice.
  • Integrates research findings into nursing practice and collaborates with potential research opportunities
  • Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
  • Communicates information to others as appropriate to maintain effective patient flow.
  • Collaborates closely with the charge nurse and APN

ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

Computer system access for the Nursing Division is assigned based on criteria as specified in Policy # 08-113-0, and on the minimum necessary as described in this job description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator (for Nursing Division this is Nursing Informatics) or the department that has ownership of system/module. See computer system Access Control policy. .

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Nurses with at least one year professional Infusion experience preferred.
  • Communicates effectively.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

  • Current Illinois Nursing Licensure
  • Current BLS from American Heart Association
  • Current Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Card preferred

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

  • Committee membership as needed

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS

  • Patients and their families and significant others, Division of Nursing Staff, Medical Staff and other hospital personnel.

ENVIRONMENT

  • May be in an upright position and moving about most of the working time
  • May lift heavy objects
  • Use of computer
  • Potential for exposure to chemotherapy, immunotherapy hormones, chemicals, airborne diseases, blood and bodily fluid.
  • Risk of injury by violent patient

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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