This position will support LLUMC's strategic plan and the organization's mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness. The Clinical Nurse B-Cancer Center specializes in caring for patients eighteen years of age or older with suspected or confirmed malignancies or a hematologic disorder. Provides patient-centered care to outpatients in the clinic and/or infusion center. Performs the nursing process with minimal supervision. Administers complex and advanced chemotherapy, biological agents and medications utilized in approved research studies and in accordance with physician orders. Facilitates the empowerment of the nursing profession and embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements in practice to enhance the patient experience and clinical outcomes. Functions in a skills mix environment and may directly supervise and delegate tasks to licensed and unlicensed staff. May be required to serve in shift coordinator role upon completion of shift coordinator orientation. Performs other duties as needed.
Demonstrates basic competencies in clinical oncology nursing. Ability to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in oncology and treatment modalities. Basic knowledge of healthcare regulations and accreditation required. Exhibit professional behavior at all times. Able to: speak, read and write legibly in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, electronic medical record, electronic event reporting program; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment; perform technical patient care activities; relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math and statistical functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; work well under pressure; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. If hired prior to January 1, 2018, Bachelor's Degree may be in progress, or, an Associate's Degree in Nursing with a Bachelor's Degree in another field and a Master's Degree in Nursing required. If hired prior to January 1, 2018, Master's Degree may be in progress. Minimum one year of general clinical nursing experience required. Minimum one year in oncology nursing preferred.
Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association required. Chemotherapy certification required and may be obtained within one year of hire. Other certification(s) as required in the department-specific Plan for Providing Care and may be obtained during orientation process.
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