The nurse will provide one on one patient care implementing, overseeing and monitoring a variety of infusion therapies including chemotherapy. The nurse will monitor for complications related to the therapies and intevene as appropriate. The nurse will also provide patient education for a variety of infusion related therapies as well as diseases. The nurse will refer patients as needed.
The Oncology Float Pool Registered Nurse is required to meet the specific requirements of the float pool agreement. The agreement must be signed and in department and personnel file. The agreement is to be reviewed and signed annually. The Float Pool RN is responsible to maintain competencies and required department check offs for all areas of potential assignment. The Float Pool RN is assigned for duty thru Oncology clinical leaders/coordinators collaboratively.
This position may not reside in a specific department for more than 8 weeks unless approval given to cover leave of absence or in extreme staffing crisis. The float pool RN will be evaluated by the clinical leader/coordinators in Wellmont Cancer Institute associated with this nurse's performance. Responsible for providing nursing care. Provides patient care that is appropriate to age and developmental level of assigned patients. Performs nursing assessments and delivers care as an integral part of the care team. Works toward favorable outcomes while delivering safe high quality healthcare. Accurately reports and documents in the Electronic Documentation System.
Education: ONS chemotherapy course required. Oncology experience required. OCN preferred.
Licenses/ Certifications: Valid and active nurse license to practice in both TN and VA. Current chemotherapy provider card. Oncology certification preferred CPR is required for any RN, LPN, PCT, Patient Transporter or other direct patient care provider.