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Oncology Infusion RN

Location: Danbury, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 15873

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.


Summary:
Provides outpatient chemotherapy infusions/injection, including biologics, immune mediators, growth stimulating factors, hormonal and non-hormonal treatments in a fast-paced, high volume outpatient setting.

 

Responsibilities:
1. Performs patient assessments in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on safe and accurate cancer infusion therapy.
2. Provides direct care to oncology/hematology patients or patients requiring chemotherapy to treat a non-malignant disease, demonstrating experience and competency in the administration of high risk medications, i.e. chemotherapy biologic, immune mediated infusions as well as injections, treating app. 15 patients per day.
3. Administers complex treatments following ONS standards as well as DHS nursing policy and procedure to ensure safe and accurate delivery.
4. Demonstrates knowledge of symptom management specific to oncology issues.
5. Provides care related to INFUsysterm ambulatory home infusion pumps, including programming and troubleshooting to ensure safe delivery of care to patients requiring continuous chemotherapy infusion.
6. Documents the delivery of chemotherapeutic and support agents utilizing CPOE. Verifies doses are calculated based on patients clinical information to ensure patient safety.
7. Educates patients regarding all aspects of cancer treatment, including distribution and explanation of current literature , to ensure understanding of risks, benefits and side effects of chemotherapy.
8. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of billing and coding regulations, including CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS and third party billing to ensure compliance as well as maintain fiscal viability for the organization.
9. Coordinate referrals for oncology/hematology patient: ie Social worker, dietician, radiation therapy , support groups and financial assistance
10. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Other information:
Required:
Associate Degree
Two years administration of chemotherapy
License, Registration, Certification requirement: State of CT RN license.
Current ONS /ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate
BLS certified
Advanced proficiency in administration of chemotherapy including biologic immune mediators and growth stimulating factors.


Prefer: OCN preferred
Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: 7:30 am - 7:00pm 8 Hour shift, variable M-F


Org Unit: 177

Department: Chemotherapy Center

 

Exempt: No

 

Grade:

Credentials:
Essential:
* Registered Nurse
* Basic Life Support
* Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate
Nonessential:
* Oncology Certified Nurse

Education:
Essential:
* Associate's Level Degree
Working conditions:
Essential:
* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Significant occupational risk
* Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
* Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste, etc.

 

EOE, including disability/vets.


We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Danbury

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Oncology Infusion RN

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Danbury, Connecticut US

Job Number: 48113