Registered Nurse - Neurological Hematology Oncology Clinic - Simmons C
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: July 1, 2020
Experience and Education Associate's degree (BSN preferred), two
(2) years oncology nursing experience, licensure as Registered
Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas, and a current
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the
American Heart Association (AHA), are required.
Oncology Nursing Society Certification: OCN, CPHON, CBCN, or BMTCN
required will need to be obtained within two years of starting this
Job Duties Provides working supervision to other nursing staff
and/or other non-licensed medical or office support personnel.
Maintains a safe and secure environment to meet patient needs.
Facilitates patient scheduling for all tests and visits. Completes
billing of all nursing procedures including any infusion therapy.
Precepts new staff to the clinic processes related to operations.
Directs the duties of the Medical Office Assistant and Clinic Staff
Assistant to facilitate clinic operations.
Prepares equipment and assists physicians during physical exams and
medical procedures. Prepares patient for the physician exam.
Chaperones physician visit. Prepares and administers medications as
prescribed by physician. Takes, records, and reports patient vital
signs using medical equipment; inspects equipment and facilities
visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper
functioning of equipment. Obtains any specimens ordered by the
physician for collection.
Documents nursing assessment. Documents patient care interventions
and education in medical records; ensures appropriate patient
consents and authorizations are obtained for research and/or
medical treatment. Delivers nursing interventions to assigned
patients that are consistent with stated medical plan of care while
observing and recording signs, symptoms, and behavior of patients
in medical records. Participates in interdisciplinary rounds. Works
with the multidisciplinary care team to facilitate patient quality
of life through out the cancer trajectory.
Triages patient phone inquiries according to physician and/or
departmental protocols and documents such inquiries and results in
patients' medical records. Demonstrates effective communication
skills, physical and psychosocial assessment skills, and knowledge
of how to access pertinent health records to facilitate triage
decision making. Acts as the telephone triage nurse.
Participates in evaluating nursing needs of patients; assesses
problems affecting patients; recommends policy and/or procedural
changes according to nursing expertise; schedules patients'
appointments, tests, and procedures via on-line computer system or
telephone. Facilitates patient-physician communication and assists
the patient through the treatment process. Covers the care of
patients when a nurse who usually assists with their care is not in
Provides patient education, procedural instructions, general health
information, and reinforces physician instructions in person and
through telephone contact. Documents patient education in the
medical record. Recognizes when new patient education materials or
techniques are required and assists center leadership to provide
those materials to the patients.
Provides patient counseling based on specialized and/or advanced
knowledge gained through education and experience. Assists patient
through the University system to facilitate patient treatment
Precepts new nursing staff to the nursing process within the clinic
. Consistently assists all new staff in the clinic in order to
assure their success.
Attends multidisciplinary team meetings for disease site
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned. Security This
position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code
51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history
Salary Salary Negotiable
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. In accordance with federal and state
law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national
origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
expression. Associated topics: ambulatory, cardiothoracic, care,
care unit, domiciliary, intensive care unit, neonatal, nurse rn,
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