Registered Nurse

US Oncology, Inc. Northridge, CA
Position SummaryThe US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.

The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually

We have an immediate opening for a Full Time Registered Nurse

SCOPE:

Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty, that recognizes physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care. Participates in company wide quality initiatives. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including physiological and developmental differences unique to each group.

* Assess and monitor patients using appropriate technical skills under the direction and supervision of a physician (including weekly checks).

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

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

* Assists with procedures.

* Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow.

* Demonstrates knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture.

* Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central venous access devices as well as alternate delivery systems.

* Documents all elements of care.

* Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician or mid level provider.

* Serves as a resource person to the medical assistants and LPNs.

* Triages patient/family phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.

* Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching.

* Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.

* Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.

* Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.

* Maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.

* Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.

* Maintains patient confidentiality.

* Reports variances

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred. Two or more years experience as a practicing registered nurse. Experience in hospital setting: ER, Med Surg, and/or Urgent Care ideal. Radiation oncology or medical oncology experience a plus! RN California state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. BCLS.

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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