Registered Nurse - Float (Full Time)
Company: Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 9, 2021
Registered Nurse- FloatGeneral Summary:Provides comprehensive
cancer care by assessing and monitoring patients, assisting with
the administration and coordination of their treatment plans.
Collaboration with the physician and other members of the health
care team to assure patient receives quality, compassionate care.
This nurse will float to various CHC locations based on staffing
requirements.Job Requirements:Education: Licensed RN in the State
of Michigan. Successful completion of competency based orientation
program and chemotherapy certificate. ONS Chemo & Biotherapy
Provider Card and CPR certification or acquisition within 90 days
of employment.Experience: Minimum of 1-year medical/surgical
(preferably oncology).Other: Must have reliable transportation
capable of up to 40 mile commute. Time management and
organizational skills. Effective written and verbal communication
skills. Working knowledge of a variety of health care equipment.
Ability to make quality, independent decisions. Ability to instruct
and direct the work of others. 80% of time spend standing and/or
walking. Ability to lift up to a 60 pound weight load. Very
frequent lifting and bending, pushing and/or pulling loads. Able to
work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high
volumes and multiple interruptions.Preferred
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Education/Experience:BSN, OCN, > 1
year of oncology experience.Primary Duties and Responsibilities
(Essential Functions):1. Work at various CHCWM locations to cover
vacation requests and accommodate for increased staffing needs.2.
Assesses and monitors the overall needs of patients and significant
others.3. Develops and maintains an individualized plan of care
with the patient and significant others.4. Initiates follow-up care
in community and home.5. Gives chemotherapy according to ONS and
OSHA guidelines.6. Provides research based nursing care in
cooperation with physicians, research team and community and
national research standards.7. Evaluates patients and significant
others needs for education and develops and implements appropriate
teaching strategies.8. Documents nursing care and teaching
consistent with documentation guidelines.9. Maintains communication
with other health team members to ensure continuity of care and
coordination of services. Acts as patient/significant others
advocate.10. Assumes a leadership role and delegates appropriately
to support staff to facilitate safe, efficient and quality patient
care.11. Documents patient chargeable services and items used.12.
Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in oncology
by reading, attending conferences, seminars, etc.Function as a team
member by expanding his/her responsibilities as directed by
management to facilitate optimal workflow within the cancer
center.Communicates and interacts with peers and other departments
in a manner that is viewed as having a positive effect on patient
services and CHCWM staff morale. Interacts effectively with
patients and/or family members and demonstrates sensitivity in
regards to cultural diversity, age specific needs and
confidentiality.This employee has access to medical records daily.
The parts of the medical record s/he needs to reference to perform
his/her job are as follows: Face Sheet Section, Physician
Correspondence, Radiology, Pathology, Labs, Hospitalization,
History and Physical, Home Health (Encounter Forms), Chemotherapy
Flow Sheet (Treatment Section), Dictation, Lab Information System,
Pharmacy Information System, Entire Chart/Electronic Medical Record
(EMR).Work Environment:Very fast-paced and engaging environment.
Oncology nursing requires a high level of personal accountability
for the rapidly changing landscape of cancer care. High level of
independence and accountability for individualized care of cancer
patients. Works closely with physicians and ancillary personnel in
caring for and treating oncology/hematology patients. Nursing is
the front lines for response to a variety of attitudes,
personalities, and health related reactions of patients, families
and visitors. Nurses are empowered to address the physical and
emotional needs of patients and work collaboratively with support
services available to CHCWM to accomplish this. Possible exposure
to a variety of contagious diseases and/or hazardous materials. The
physical activities of this position include: Carrying and Lifting
- 1lbs -10lbs; 34% to 66% of the time. Hand movement - Simple
grasping, gross grasping, and fine manipulation, e.g. IV Pumps
(feeding tubing/pushing buttons). Constantly (67-100%) carrying,
standing, walking and repetitive hand/wrist motion. Frequently
(34-66%) sitting, reaching above shoulder, and forearm rotation.
Occasionally (1-33%) twisting/turning, stooping/bending,
pushing/pulling and/or squatting.
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