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Infusion RN - Oncology

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-836640
    • Job Location: Portsmouth, NH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 17, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Are you an experienced Infusion RN looking for better work life balance, paid holidays, generous paid time off, no late nights? Are you an RN looking to make a career change? Do you take pride in knowing that you are making a difference every day in your patients and fellow employee’s lives? Then look no further than New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) a Proud Dana Faber Affiliate practice.

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking a full-time 32 hr. / 4-day in our Portsmouth Clinic. 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 collaborate 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 the first Dana Farber Affiliate practice in the country, 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.
  • Cross Train to Nurse Navigation for periodic coverage.
  • Maintain open and effective communication with all physicians, employees, and vendors.
  • Provide recommendations on practice clinical policies and processes to practice Directors. 

Travel: Infrequent Coverage in our other clinics may be asked on an emergency basis. Travel stipend available in accordance with company guidelines.

Weekends: Occasional, these positions will participate in weekend call roatation once 6 times per year. 

Experience and Skills:

  • Associates in nursing required, Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
  • Licensed Nurse within the State of Maine required
  • ONS Chemotherapy & Bio-therapy Certification required or have the ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • Two years of Hematology/Chemotherapy/Oncology nursing experience preferred
  • OCN Certification Preferred
  • 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, including part-time employees over 20 hrs per week.  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 hire date. 
  • NECS supports continuing education and offers a tuition reimbursement program as well as covering expenses associated with obtaining and maintaining national certification and state licenses.

 


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