Infusion Oncology RN - Portsmouth

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-743259
    • Job Location: Portsmouth, NH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 16, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeing at 40 hr./5-day Experienced Infusion RN in our Portsmouth, NH clinic.  Experience in Oncology/Hematology Preferred

The Infusion RN is a critical part of our fast-paced outpatient Treatment Room, dedicated to direct patient care for our Oncology/Hematology patients requiring infusion services by administering chemotherapy, biotherapy, and immunotherapy drugs per policy and procedure.  The Infusion RN will work collaboratively with Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers as well as other members of the clinical team.  

NECS is a private medical practice composed of 15 Oncologists and hematologists serving the State and region from different 5 locations in Maine and New Hampshire.  NECS is committed to achieving the best outcome and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient.  Nationally recognized as 1 of 10 Oncology Medical Homes in the Nation and the first private practice member 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. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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, dispose of hazardous waste according to the approved protocol.
  • Delivers chemotherapy per 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 per physician orders.
  • Evaluate lab data in conjunction with the provider to provide appropriate care to the patient.
  • Provide patient education at chairside regarding therapies the 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. 

Travel: Minimal. Might need to travel to other locations occasionally, on an as-needed basis for coverage.

Weekends: Occasional, this position will participate with other infusion nurses in the weekend rotation for coverage in Portsmouth

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
  • Licensed Nurse within the State of NH required or Compact Licensure from ME if a Maine Resident. 
  • OCN Certification Preferred
  • Two years of Hematology/Chemotherapy/Oncology nursing experience preferred
  • ONS Chemotherapy & Bio-therapy Certification required or have the ability to get certification within one year of employment.
  • Two - Five years plus nursing professional experience required.
  • Must have strong IV skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff
  • Must be detail-oriented, strong follow-up skills, and 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).
  • Our employees donate 100% of their Friday Jeans Money back to our patients.  When we wear jeans to work on Friday, we agree to donate $2.00 to help those in need

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.