RN Clinical – Oncology Services – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

As an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process to provide therapeutic care to patients. The Registered Nurse is accountable for the coordination of patient care and education to the patient and family in accordance with the standards, policies, and practices in a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment.

As an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process to provide therapeutic care to patients and their families in the outpatient setting.

Essential Duties:

  • Follows policies and procedures: demonstrates ability to access online manuals and references
  • Transfers learned scientific knowledge into practical application in applying the nursing process
  • ASSESSMENT Appropriately completes nursing assessment and screening upon patient arrival at each appointment
  • DIAGNOSIS Interprets assessment information and formulates nursing diagnosis
  • PLAN Maintains problem list, medication list and allergies list
  • INTERVENTION Administers medications as ordered and completes re-assessments as indicated Completes patient care procedures correctly per policy Delegates tasks based on others’ scope of practice and competency Acts as patient advocate
  • DOCUMENTATION Documentation is complete and correct on all encounters Assessment and screening at each appointment including pain scale Consents signed for all invasive procedures Ensures medication list is current and complete
  • EDUCATION Provides patient and family education as needed based on diagnosis or treatment plan
  • EQUIPMENT Maintain B/P machine Maintain Bladder scanner Maintain EKG machine Maintain Steris and supporting logs Maintain O2 pulse oximeter Correctly identifies and notifies appropriate department about defective equipment
  • COMMUNICATION Communicates effectively with all members of the healthcare team including the patient and family by: Clinic to floor or DH report for urgent patient care situations Appropriate patient/family interactions Effectively triages phone calls Utilizing e-mail system SBAR
  • ORGANIZATION Manages time effectively. Able to organize and prioritize responsibilities Takes meal breaks without incurring overtime
  • OBSERVES REGULATORY AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: National Patient Safety Goals Uses two patient identifiers Does not use unapproved abbreviations Uses procedural time out Uses appropriate communication between providers Completes medication reconciliation Maintains audible alarms
  • Hazardous waste management Biohazard Medication Sharps Chemotherapy
  • HIPPA OSHA requirements (ie. No food or drink in clinical areas) JCAHO (continuous survey readiness Critical values are written, read back and shared with appropriate provider Dictated orders are written down, read back for validation, signed, timed and dated Maintains a safe work environment for self and others
  • QUALITY MEASURES Identifies and participates in data collection and process improvements
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Participates in professional hospital/nursing activities Relief charge nurse Nursing committees/councils Journal club Educational workshops Membership in ONS Assist in the development or updating of patient education materials
  • Accepts and completes additional duties as assigned
  • Bonus Points Professional certification Other:
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req Bachelor’s degree Nursing Degree in Nursing (BSN) *Grandfathered from BSN if hired prior to 12/2019
  • Req 6 months Experience working in oncology as a registered nurse required.
  • Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
  • Req Knowledge of medical procedures and conditions and ability to understand, follow and successfully perform duties, including whole blood collection, and apheresis procedures, in accordance with administrative and clinical policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Req Committed to excellence in patient care and customer service.
  • Req Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref Ambulatory and/or oncology experience preferred.
  • Pref Specialty Certification Specialty certification in oncology is preferred.
  • Pref Oncology Certified Nurse – OCN (ONCC)

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Registered Nurse – RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing)
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
  • Req Chemotherapy Certification Obtain Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Card within 6 months of hiring.

The hourly rate range for this position is $41.00 – $88.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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