Infusion Oncology RN Per-Diem - Float

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-740989
    • Job Location: Portsmouth, NH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 25, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

NECS is currently seeking an experienced Infusion Oncology RN to join our fast-paced practice in a Per-Diem - Float roll. The successful Float Per-Diem Infusion Oncology RN may be called into service in our Portsmouth, NH or Kennebunk, ME locations to cover staffing gaps as needed. Candidate will posses their Chemo/Bio Card through OCN. 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 RN 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 16 Oncologists and hematologists, serving the State and region from 5 different locations in Maine & New Hampshire . 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 Cancer 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. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume

Job Duties:

  • Delivers chemotherapy in accordance with prescribed protocols and NECS guidelines.
  • Performs injections and IV therapy (IV starts, PICC line/Port Access) utilizing accepted techniques.
  • Calculates/verifies AUC dosing, CrCl, IVIG dosing.
  • Operate infusion pumps.
  • Perform therapeutic phlebotomy in accordance with physician orders.
  • 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.
  • Initiates 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 dispose of hazardous waste according to the approved protocol.
  • Evaluates lab data in conjunction with the provider to provide appropriate care to the patient.
  • Provides patient education at chairside regarding therapies patient is receiving.
  • Evaluates side effects and toxicities of therapy and provide for their management.
  • Maintains open and effective communication with all physicians, employees, and vendors.
  • Provides recommendations on practice clinical policies and processes to practice Directors.
  • Works collaboratively with the Clinical Research, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Business Office, HR, and Genetic departments.
  • Coordinates patient care responsibilities within the scope of the practice for licensed and unlicensed health care providers.
  • Helps to 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 if the need arises.

Monday-Friday work-week, no nights. The position will average less than 20 hours per week.
Weekends: Periodic: this position may be asked to cover weekend infusion room clinic hours 9-1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Travel: Candidate will be scheduled to work in one location per day but have the flexibility to work in any of our three Infusion Clinics.

Experience and Skills:

  • Licensed Nurse within the State of Maine or State of NH required.
  • Two Plus years of Infusion is REQUIRED.
  • ONS Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Certification required
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing strongly preferred.
  • Two years plus of nursing professional experience required.
  • Hematology/Oncology experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities.

Benefits

This position is not benefits eligible


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.

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