Registered Nurse (Radiation Oncology)

US Oncology, Inc. Denver, CO
Position Summary

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse in our Radiation Oncology department in Lakewood.

The successful candidate will:

* Perform baseline assessments on new radiation oncology and follow-up patients which includes reviewing patient's medical records for baseline data and comparing with assessment data.

* Perform weekly and PRN assessment throughout course of treatment to include assessing patients for side effect of radiation and reporting changes in patient status to physician.

* Perform post-procedure assessment by responding to patient calls after completion of treatment.

* Implement plan of care in accordance with established standards, guidelines, protocols, and procedures based on actual and potential problems.

* Perform ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of nursing intervention and initiate appropriate changes.

* Complete admission assessment form on patients scheduled for radiation therapy.

* Coordinate and participate in immediate effective management of emergencies.

* Maintain a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, visitors, and staff including following through on patient information regarding allergies and pregnancy and adhering to all department safety/OSHA policies.

* Evaluate and assesses patient education and learning needs and provides information to patients/significant others based on these needs.

* Function as a patient advocate, respecting patients bill of rights through 1) confidentiality, 2) Right to be informed, 3) Right to privacy (physical and psychological) and advance directives.

* Acts as liaison between Nursing, Radiation Therapy and Business Office personnel to provide optimal interdisciplinary patient care and maintain effective relationship between services.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer preferred.

RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in Colorado.

All candidates are required to pass a drug screening and background check prior to hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time with the use hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry.

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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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