Registered Nurse - Surgical Oncology Clinic - Simmons Cancer Center
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: January 15, 2021
Experience and Education
- Associate's degree (BSN preferred).
- Two (2) years nursing experience, oncology experience
- Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for
State of Texas.
- A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course
accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA), are
- Certification in one of the clinical areas offered by the
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) required within
24 months of employment (OCN, CPHON, CBCN, or BMTCN). Application
for certification is required upon meeting eligibility
- Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area.
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
- 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.
- Obtains medical history from patients through structured
interviews in accordance with departmental guidelines. 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
- 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
- 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.
- Provides patient education, procedural instructions, general
health information, and reinforces physician instructions in person
and through telephone contact. Documents patient education in the
- Provides patient counseling based on specialized and/or
advanced knowledge gained through education and experience.
- 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 record information
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, bsn, care, care unit,
neonatal, registed, registered nurse, surgical, transitional,
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