Administers chemotherapy and biologicals, assisting in obtaining informed consent, discussing side effects and treatment with patients and families. Provides emotional support (together with social worker) and instructions to patients and families. Administers study drugs and biologicals. Triage duties.
Able to provide education re: treatment, side effects.
Assesses patients and address symptom management
Triage calls and follow up
Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team to navigate patient through treatment
Provides education services to patients and their families and other hospital staff. Develops content, resource materials and coordinates educational plan.
Shares and learns new approaches in the care of patients through conferences and workshops.
Acts as role model
Serves on task forces and committees related to the clinical specialty
Helps to maintain patient records
Participates in quality improvement activities
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EducationRequires DC nursing license.
ExperienceMinimum of two years experience as oncology nurse, familiarity with vascular access devices. Typing and computer skills necessary. Good interpersonal communication skills; able to work effectively with medical professionals at all levels including Hematology/Oncology Clinic staff; administrative personnel in the Division of Hematology/Oncology; Unit personnel; and Social service workers.
Experience with safe administration of Chemotherapy/Biotherapy.
Knowledge of assessing patient physical symptoms and lab work
Competencies Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion to preserve the confidential nature of the patient information. Ability to prioritize work and complete assignments in the timely manner. Ability to work with constant interruptions.