Phelps County Regional Medical Center RN Infusion Nurse in Rolla, Missouri
The Registered Nurse is a professional caregiver who provides primary nursing support for Medical Oncology. Administers or assists with administration of chemotherapeutic agents and infusion products following established protocols or physician's orders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares patients for appointments with providers or for chemotherapy by screening to determine nature of the visit, obtaining and recording pertinent physical assessment data & explaining procedures to patients.
Assists providers with examinations by providing instruction to patients regarding preparation for laboratory & x-ray diagnostic procedures. Obtains diagnostic labs prior to chemotherapy.
RevRev Sets up treatment rooms ensuring that adequate supplies are on hand and proper instruments are available. Cleans treatment rooms as required.
Acts as a counselor for patient & family. Is responsible for providing medical advice & education on all facets of Oncology. Inserts IV catheters & administers IV fluids for the purpose of hydration or the patient.
Reviews medical records for appropriate knowledge and understanding of medical, surgical, and social history in relation to chemotherapy and/or biotherapy administration and monitoring.
Administers chemotherapeutic agents under the direction of a physician, or according to prescribed protocols. Is knowledgeable of the actions of the chemotherapeutic agents, of the interactions with the body's systems & of the nursing interventions necessary to counteract or minimize reactions. Ensures verification of all chemotherapy agent dosing with another RN prior to drug administration.
Follows established oncology protocols to maintain a clean & safe working environment. Safeguards self and others against the hazards of toxic drugs. Disposes of bio-hazardous waste according to approved protocol. Abides by federal, state & or local standards regarding drug accountability. Medication therapy under a physician's direction or medication protocol. Monitors patients during & after periods of instillation.
Completes various forms (consultation forms) as required. Maintains accurate records & appropriate entries in patient chart (electronic &/or paper) for specific medications utilizing chemotherapy documentation forms.
Documents treatments or observations as needed. Is responsible, in conjunction with the physician, for documenting information for investigational protocols and ensures that all appropriate investigational drug materials is understood by the patient.
Standards of Behavior
Service: I will seek out opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, always maintaining a positive attitude, showing respect to those we serve, and maintaining a safe environment for everyone.
Opportunity: I will address the needs of my customers and respond in a timely manner. It is my responsibility to provide everyone with prompt service, assist customers, listen courteously and maintain their right to privacy.
Attitude: I will represent PCRMC with a positive attitude, caring demeanor and professional appearance in all encounters including stressful situations. A positive attitude is demonstrated through a friendly approach, active listening and meeting the needs of our customers.
Respect: I am dedicated to serving our customers. I will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. I will respect and appreciate the value of all individuals through my behavior and communication.
Safety: I am committed to promoting a safe culture within our organization.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing preferred. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required.
- Work Experience
2 years of current Oncology experience preferred with at least 1 year being in an out-patient setting preferred.
Current RN license in the State of Missouri or Compact state required. American Heart Association BLS certification required. OCN-Oncology Nursing Certification preferred.
- Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs., turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching.
- Minimal physical discomfort. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially bio hazardous material. Ability to function under stress.