Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.
Kettering Health Hamilton
The Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care to patients in all settings in collaboration with other health care providers. The RN is accountable for his/her own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law. Utilizing organizational resources the RN acts as a patient advocate for the delivery of safe care including delegation of care and participation in performance and practice improvement activities. The delivery of nursing care within the Kettering Health Network reflects the missions, vision, values and philosophies, of the organization and nursing departments. The Registered Nurse reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager. The oncology infusion RN provides quality nursing care to patients experiencing hematological/oncological treatments and disease management including knowledge and skills to provide chemotherapy and biotherapy agents safely and effectively. Possesses and develops understanding of the oncologic process and oncologic emergencies. Knowledgeable to instruct patients and their support persons about disease, symptom management and treatment as well as advocate for their needs. This position will require cross-training in the clinic setting for coverage in clinic area. This includes working directly with physicians in the office setting, taking calls and responding to in-basket EPIC messages, scheduling appointments and teaching patients and completing required paperwork.
· Licensed in the state of Ohio as a Registered Nurse · Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (NLN or CCNE) if they are a new graduate nurse. New graduates from non-accredited programs may be considered if they had a clinical rotation at a network hospital. · Bachelor of Science in nursing preferred (must be completed within 5 years of hire). If hired after June of 2010, at KMCS, all other KHN facilities after Jan 2011. · ONS chemotherapy and Biotherapy administration certification (or obtained within 6months of hire) · OCN certification highly preferred · At least year of oncology nursing experience required with preference given to RN’s with oncology clinical experience. Experience with oncology EMR preferred · A nurse who is returning to the acute care setting after five or more years may be required to provide evidence of successful completion of a refresher course. · BLS certification
· Manages patient care in the oncology clinic area which includes but is not limited to: · Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance to Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy/Biotherapy guidelines and able to administer these agents in accordance with ONS guidelines. · Follows KHN policy and procedures for chemotherapy administration and follows safety practices for patients, visitors and self. · Responsible for knowledge of drugs/chemotherapy/biotherapy/treatments and procedures provided. · Evaluate and initiate IV access, central line management and assessment of port function. · Ongoing patient assessment prior to, during and following administration of treatment. · Able to ascertain patient symptoms in relation patient’s regimen and other oncologic modalities of treatment. · Able to assess and recognize oncologic emergencies and intervene appropriately. · Serve as an advocate for patients and their families in relation to their cancer treatment & diagnosis. Able to interact appropriately with patients and families who are in times of crisis. · Able to communicate effectively and appropriately with staff members and members of the interdisciplinary team. Responds to patient’s requests/needs timely and effectively. Documents all patient contact within the EMR. · Identifies learning needs/style of patients and families and provides the appropriate education to them. · Able to utilize the oncology Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for all charting, charging, retrieval of orders, scheduling, ect. · Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude and behavior towards patients, families and staff. · Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from patient charts (paper by EMR) in a timely manner. · Follows up promptly on patient concerns and questions. · Instructs patients and families regarding medications, treatment plans and aftercare instructions. · Provides a calm and understanding environment in which the patient can receive cancer treatment resulting in a positive experience.