Posted Date: 1/10/2023
Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center, 311 South Clark St, (Southeast edge of St. Anthony Campus), Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Infusion Therapy
Employment Type: Full-Time
SUMMARY Specially trained to administer chemotherapy and other IV medications. Responsible for monitoring cancer and non-cancer patients’ vital signs as well as overall well-being, helping to manage and lessen side effects while undergoing treatment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Obtain and monitor vital signs and observe for drug reactions.
Access, assess and care for central lines, particularly venous access ports and PICC lines. Draw blood from central lines as ordered. Troubleshoot line issues.
Administer chemotherapy using appropriate precautions and personal protective equipment.
Administer non-chemotherapy drugs and blood products.
Listen to patients and attend to their physical and emotional needs.
Start peripheral IVs, monitor the site and discontinue the IV when treatment is completed.
Provide health care education including information on chemotherapy, other drugs and the management of side effects and know when to call the physician.
Note all physician orders with date, time and signature. Receive verbal physician orders and read back order per protocol.
Complete accurate and pertinent nursing documentation prior to the end of the shift.
Collaborate with other members of the cancer care team to provide individual holistic patient care.
Interact appropriately with other staff members.
Make appropriate referrals to other departments.
Respond professionally to patient phone calls and questions and document all interactions.
Assist with data collection for Quality Management.
Attend all mandatory meetings and programs.
Complete all other duties as assigned.
Comply with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agree to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Comply with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Maintain a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Policies.
Maintain the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Graduate of an accredited school for nursing – BSN preferred
Licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Iowa
Minimum of two years Med/Surg experience preferred
Excellent customer service skills and communication skills required
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current BCLS certification required before starting employment
ACLS certification within six months of employment
OCN (Oncology Certification) required within two years of employment
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens and bio-hazardous materials. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.