Overview: At the Cancer Center of Kansas, we value each and every employee for their life-saving expertise and the role they play in making our patients' lives as easy and comfortable as possible. Our employees are our most valuable resource. They help us create the warm and caring environment that's the foundation for some of the best cancer research and care in the country. If you would like to join a team dedicated to improving lives every day, contact us below. Responsibilities: Position: Registered Nurse ( Manhattan location)
Location: Wichita, KS
Shift: M-F, 8:00- 5pm
The Staff Nurse provides compassionate, patient-centered support throughout the treatment process, facilitating patient education and access to a variety of community resources. They must demonstrate excellent communication skills and a detailed knowledge of oncology diagnoses, treatments, and symptom management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct nursing care for patients, including appropriate supportive care, mixing and administration of chemotherapy, fluid and electrolyte replacements, and other oncology treatments as prescribed.
Performs nursing assessments and triage of patient care needs for new and ongoing patients.
Screens lab and other test results daily for critical values. Initiates appropriate action following standing orders.
Provides education to patients, families, and significant others; acts as an information resource to students, health care professionals, patients, and the public.
Provides family support as required, including applicable referrals and bereavement counseling.
Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
May train and guide other nursing and support staff engaged in clinical activities; may participate in research and related activities.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned in accordance with OSHA guidelines.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
At least one year of previous experience in a medical setting is preferred.
Experience with venipuncture technique and IV administration preferred.
Experience in oncology or hematology is preferred.
Familiarity with or ability to learn IKnowMed G2 and Lynx required.
Basic Work Requirements:
Ability to perform basic computer functions and is familiar with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data.
Ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm is preferred.
Ability to operate a multiline phone system and utilize appropriate phone etiquette.
Knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with ICD10 codes is preferred.
Possesses strong customer service skills and professionalism.
Comfortable working in a team environment but maintains responsibility for individual performance.
Displays a positive demeanor toward patients, coworkers, and responsibilities.
Demonstrates a willingness to work with and for others; is flexible and courteous.
Exhibits behavior that promotes a spirit of cooperation.
Demonstrates strong time management and critical thinking skills.
Displays good judgment in problem solving.
Accepts constructive criticism.
Qualifications: EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum one year experience in a medical office environment is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Degree (Bachelors or Associates) in Nursing required.
Current Nursing License in the State of Kansas required.
Chemo certification required (may be obtained during orientation).
Current CPR Certification required (may be obtained during orientation.
Minimum of 15 contact hours per year of Continuing Education required annually.
OCN certification encouraged.
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. Work may require sitting for long periods of time; also stooping, bending, and stretching for objects and supplies. Occasionally lifting objects or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other office equipment. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for prolonged periods of time.
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. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Work is performed in a medical office environment. Involves frequent interaction with staff, patients and physicians.