Infusion Oncology RN - Float Kennebunk/Scarborough

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-674423
    • Job Location: Topsham, ME
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 15, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

NECS is currently seeking a full time Infusion Oncology RN to join our Kennebunk location with shared coverage in our Scarborough location. The Infusion Oncology RN is a critical part of our fast paced outpatient Treatment Room, dedicated to direct patient care for our Hematology/Oncology patients requiring infusion services. The successful candidate will administer chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy drugs as well as non-oncology infusions in accordance with established guidelines. They will work within a collaborative team including Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, and Nurse Navigators in carrying out the day to day aspects of clinical operations.

NECS is a private medical practice composed of 15 Oncologists and hematologists, serving the State and region from 4 different locations in Maine. NECS is committed to achieving the best outcomes and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as 1 of 12 Oncology Medical Homes in the Nation and the first private practice to become part of the Dana Farber Care Collaborative. NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience for our patients.

Job Duties:

  • Draw blood from ports, central lines, and peripheral IV access. Perform other procedures as needed.
  • Assist Physicians; conduct patient assessments.
  • Maintain patient care standards and assures that patient care functions, such as assessment, treatment and documentation are completed safely and effectively.
  • Initiate and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol.
  • Follows established oncology protocols to maintain clean and safe working environments. Safeguards self and others against the hazards of toxic drugs, disposes of hazardous waste according to approved protocol.
  • Delivers chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and non-oncology infusions in accordance with prescribed protocols and NECS guidelines.
  • Performs injections and IV therapy (IV starts, PICC line/Port Access) utilizing aseptic technique.
  • Calculate/verify AUC dosing, CrCl, IVIG dosing.
  • Operate infusion pumps.
  • Perform therapeutic phlebotomy in accordance with physician orders.
  • Evaluate lab data in conjunction with the provider to provide appropriate care to the patient.
  • Provide patient education at chair-side regarding therapies patient is receiving.
  • Evaluate side effects and toxicities of therapy and provide for their management.
  • Maintain open and effective communication with all physicians, employees and vendors.
  • Provide recommendations on practice clinical policies and processes to practice Directors.
  • Work collaboratively with the Clinical Research, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Business Office, HR, and Genetic departments.
  • Coordinate patient care responsibilities within the scope of the practice for licensed and unlicensed health care providers.
  • Help ensure that resources, supplies, and materials are available
    • Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.
    • Demonstrates respect for life, dignity, and rights of all persons.
    • Ensures the smooth execution of all practice nursing policies, procedures and systems.
    • Other duties as assigned. Must be willing to travel and work at satellite offices when the need arises.

Experience and Skills:

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.
  • Associated RN - Must be enrolled in a BSN program within 6 months of hire and complete your degree within 4 years of hire. (Tuition reimbursement available per company policy)
  • Licensed Nurse within State of Maine required.
  • ONS Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Certification required within 6 (six) months of hire
  • Two years plus nursing professional experience required
  • Hematology/Oncology experience preferred.
  • OCN required within 1 (one) year of hire or when eligible based on ONCC criteria
  • INS required within 2 (two) years of hire or when eligible based on INS criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities.

Benefits

  • New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and benefits to our employees.  Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Short Term and Long Term disability insurances.  Tuition reimbursement.  Generous Paid Time Off.  Company paid holidays. 401(k)
  • The Practice is committed to helping medical professionals maintain their licenses to practice medicine by providing them with opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education (“CME”). CME benefits may include reimbursement for tuition costs and examination fees; and time off for CME Events and exams.  The company also pays for reasonable travel and lodging if needed for CME Events, registration cost, and meals if needed
  • Throughout the year NECS’s Activities and Engagement committee focuses on creating fun events, including appreciation activities, theme days and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

New England Cancer Specialists provides equal employment and promotional opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, on the basis of experience, knowledge, training, education, ability to perform the essential functions of a position, and overall performance. All employment and promotional opportunities will be conducted in a lawful basis without regard to an individual’s race, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under Federal, State, or local law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting Human Resources at (207) 303-3372 or email us at jobs@newecs.org.