Registered Nurse
Chicago Ridge, IL 
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Job Description
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.

The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually

We have an immediate opening for a PRN Registered Nurse.


Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and promote the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices. 
    • Assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history.
    • Collects and records nursing assessment and interventions.
    • Reviews and reports the results of the health status assessment and physical examination, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data and psychosocial assessment of assigned patients to the provider.
    • Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material.  
    • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician.
    • Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.
    • Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies where applicable.  
    • Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems and symptom management
    • Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.
    • Maintains accurate documentation of assigned patient care and treatments provided.
    • Applies knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture.  
  • Maintains work environment
    • Restocks the supply area as needed.
    • Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen. 
    • Maintains all disinfection protocols.
    • Maintains equipment according to quality control standards. 
  • Facilitates clinical operations and patient care
    • Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
    • Assists physician with exams and procedures.  
    • Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.
    • Facilitates and schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures, referrals and future appointments for patients.
    • Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
    • As necessary, facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.
    • Assist patients in locating available community resources.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Inter professional collaboration
    • Assist and collaborate with clinical research. 
    • Acts as a resource to LPN/LVNs and medical assistants.
    • Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.
     
    Minimum Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities):
    Education/Training –Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.  RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.  Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.  Must maintain continuing education requirements. 
     

    Business Experience –
    0-3 years nursing experience, preferably at least one year in oncology
     
    Applicants will be hired into the title appropriate to their credentials and years of experience.
     

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Certification or Vocational
Required Experience
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