Infusion Oncology RN - Full Time

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-788120
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 20, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking 32 hr./4-day Experienced Infusion RN in our Scarborough, ME 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 13 oncologists and hematologists serving the region from 5 different locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be an adult oncology member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative, striving to provide the highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every patient, every day.  

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: This position participates in a weekend rotaton amounting to 3-4 weekends per year paid at a time and a half rate. 

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 a comprehensive benefits package to our employees.  Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term, and Long-Term disability insurances as well as Long Term Care insurance.  Other benefits include a company-sponsored retirement program, generous Paid Time Off in addition to 10 Company-paid holidays, a Wellness Program, and other voluntary benefits.  Benefits are effective 1st of the month after your hire date.


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.