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Experienced Infusion RN - Ambulatory Cancer Center

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Euclid
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Provides professional nursing care to a specified group of patients in a variety of ambulatory care settings.We are proud that Hillcrest Hospital is a Magnet Hospital; the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. With 500 beds, we ensure our nursing caregivers have the tools they need to grow both professionally and personally. With Shared Governance and a Professional Practice Model, Cleveland Clinic ensures our nurses have the authority and autonomy they need to care for their patients.The Hillcrest Hospital Cancer Center offers an exciting and rewarding work environment for those who have a passion to work with patients diagnosed with cancer. Within the Cancer Center there are multiple sub-departments, including: medical oncology; radiation oncology; and, breast and plastics, gynecologic oncology. Our Cancer Center encompasses a 24-chair, 3-bed infusion suite that serves the needs of the oncology and hematology population, as well as patients needing other general infusions.Nursing roles within the Cancer Center include infusion, breast navigation, and care coordination. Additionally, nurse practitioners are utilized in the gynecology oncology department. Every department is also supported by medical assistants and patient access clerical assistants. The Cancer Center prides itself of having a multi-disciplinary team approach for our patients. The nursing team works closely with pharmacy, physicians, social work, art and music therapy, Nutrition services, genetic counseling, and palliative medicine.Oncology is a fast-paced, continually evolving specialty. Our caregivers often find their passion by working and developing relationships with patients and their families during a highly vulnerable time.Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess health status by completing a nursing assessment.-
  • Performs telephone triage.-
  • Notifies physician/LIP of abnormal findings.-
  • Establishes a care plan in collaboration with the patient, family, and health care team.
  • Collaborates with care coordinators to ensure smooth and effective transitions of care.
  • Assists with specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.-
  • Assist with specialized patient care equipment as required by the clinical department and medical specialty assigned.-
  • Administers medications and treatments as ordered by physician/LIP and monitors patients for response.-
  • Initiates CPR and other emergency measures. Covers other nursing roles within the department
  • Provides health education to patients and families.- Develops, evaluates, adapts, and documents education to learning needs.- Assists in preparation of the department specific education for patients and colleagues.-
  • Facilitates smooth operation of the ambulatory areas.
  • Participates in quality initiatives, process improvements, and research activities to improve patient outcomes, patient experience, and patient safety.-
  • Maintains professional growth and development in the nursing field and identified annual core competencies.
  • Some RN Ambulatory work may require travel within the region to support physician clinics and surgical procedures in various locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.- BSN preferred.Certifications:
      • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required.
      • In areas performing moderate sedation procedures and/or cardiac stress testing, must have current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) Certification within 6 months of hire.Competencies (Complexity of Work):
        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
        • Professional behavior/appearance required, ability to focus on patient safety, teamwork, patient outcomes, patient experience and quality improvement.
        • The ability to travel within Cleveland Clinic regional locations.-
        • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.Work Experience:
          • Minimum one year recent experience as a Registered Nurse.
          • If current Cleveland Clinic Caregiver in ambulatory Cleveland Clinic setting transferring into a RN role but remaining in the same current ambulatory Cleveland Clinic setting will consider current LPN, Medical Assistant, and/or other unlicensed clinical healthcare experience (e.g. Dialysis Tech., Ambulatory CT., in lieu of RN experience,- or if current Cleveland Clinic Caregiver in a clinical role within the same specialty area as ambulatory area transferring into will consider current LPN, Medical Assistant, and /or other unlicensed clinical healthcare experience(Dialysis Tech. , Ambulatory CT., Inpatient PCNA, inpatient C.T., Inpatient LPN, in lieu of RN experience.-- Current demonstrated clinical competence.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
            • Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
            • May requires some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.
            • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
            • Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
                Schedule: Full Time

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