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RN - Chemo Infusion Clinic - Jeff Hwy - PRN (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Ochsner is the leading clinical oncology program in the Gulf South Region. For over 75 years, we have been dedicated to cancer research and new cancer treatment developments, with more clinical trials than anywhere else in the region. In the past year, Ochsner has provided both personalized and state-of-the-art care to more than 22,000 cancer patients. Our multi-disciplinary approach, advanced technologies, and focus on clinical research and our Precision Cancer Therapies Program, define our approach to cancer care. Over the last 5 years, Ochsner Health has invested more than $135M in facilities and technology across the Ochsner Cancer Institute reflecting our commitment to leading cancer care in the region and beyond. These projects have included a 115,000 ft2 expansion to the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, the new St Tammany Cancer Center in Covington, and the expansion of the Baton Rouge Cancer Center.

In this position the nurse supervises and provides nursing care to patients with cancer. Administer chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy to cancer patients and other specialty patients requiring these medications. We will pay for you to take the chemotherapy and biotherapy certification course offered by ONS if you are not already certified. Monitor patient's condition and create symptom management plans with the physicians. Monitor and treat life-threatening adverse reactions. Administer fluids, antibiotics, and blood products to patients. Participate in the care of patients enrolled in phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials. Provide care and maintenance for central line catheters. Draw labs from both central and peripherally. Create stress management plans with the patients and their families once they receive their cancer diagnosis. Recognize and triage cancer-related issues and complex laboratory values. Understand and manage complex treatment plan schedules. Provide supportive resources and educations to patients and their families based on the patients' diagnosis and treatment. Teach both the patients and their families about what to expect throughout their treatment and survivorship. Demonstrates collaboration, professionalism, and effective communication in all interactions with physicians, the administrative team.EducationRequired - Registered nurse diploma.
Preferred - Associate's degree in nursing.
Work Experience
Required -None.
CertificationsRequired - Current registered nurse (RN) license in state of practice.Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association.Preferred -Certification in clinical specialty area.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgementand be self-directed.
  • Good interpersonal skills.Job Duties
    • Effectively uses the nursing process in the delivery of patient care.
    • Assesses learning needs and implement teaching strategies appropriate for the diverse needs of the patient, family and other groups or disciplines.
    • Communicates, delegates and manages nursing team resources (human and fiscal) properly and serves as a leader and partner on the Interdisciplinary Team.
    • Uses data, information and knowledge to evaluate and promote change in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
    • Embraces concepts and behaviors that enhance customer satisfaction and employee morale and improvement in the profession of nursing.
    • Performs other related duties as required.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

      This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
      The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
      Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
      The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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