Infusion RN - Per Diem

St Luke's University Health Network Phillipsburg, NJ
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.St. Luke's Warren Campus located in Phillipsburg, NJ is seeking a per diem Registered Nurse to join our dynamic Outpatient Infusion team.

The Registered Nurse (R.N.) delivers nursing care for patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses plans, implements, and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the R.N. are carried out according to the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act, Hospital Policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Performs an assessment of all assigned patients, prior to therapy as well as an ongoing assessment during treatment.

* Demonstrates knowledge of bladder chemotherapy and administration of agents intravesically if a requirement to meet patient care needs.

* Demonstrates knowledge of administration and handling of antineoplastic medications and biological modifiers.

* Provide comprehensive clinical therapeutic infusion services to patients in a controlled medical setting.

* Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness in accordance with care plan.

* Demonstrates knowledge of procedure performed and is able to assist physician as indicated.

* Proficient in the maintenance and care of peripherally inserted central catheters and all venous access devices.

* Demonstrates an awareness of unit budget.

* Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to co-workers, and students.

* Takes an active role in unit-based CQI.

* Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, push, and carry objects up to 10 lbs. frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up, bend, crouch, kneel, and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, and turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision, depth, perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state of New Jersey or seek New Jersey licensure through reciprocity.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Successful completion of BLS. Basic computer skills, preferred.

Within 6 months of employment will take the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Course with successful completion of post-test. (Can not administer chemotherapy until this course is completed.)

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.