DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. The name DaVita is an adaptation of an Italian phrase meaning “giving life, symbolizing the commitment of the company to give life to patients needing dialysis. Along the core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment, and Fun the company is continuously expanding its operations to countries outside of the US. DaVita serves 200,000 patients with dialysis and accounts for 55,000 teammates. For 12 years DaVita has been on the Fortune Magazine's world's most admired companies list. DaVita offers career paths in the categories of clinical, corporate, laboratory, leadership, nurses, patient care technicians. From the brink of bankruptcy in 1999 DaVita has made a thriving business to become an industry-leader Fortune 200 ® company.
The Chemotherapy Nurse is a professional registered nurse certified in biotherapy and chemotherapy administration. Utilizing the nursing process, the chemotherapy nurse will provide care for patients with cancer. He/she must work autonomously and have the authority and accountability for the decision making relative to the nursing care provided. He/she will work in collaboration with oncologist/hematologist in the overall assessment, interpretation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care
Responsible for quality and continuous improvement within the job scope.
Responsible for all actions/responsibilities as described in company controlled documentation for this position.
Contributes to and supports the corporation's quality initiatives by planning, communicating and encouraging team and individual contributions toward the corporation's quality improvement efforts.
Administers chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hydration and other medications via peripherally intravenous access, implanted ports and maintains central line catheter devices.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.
Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and symptom management.
Provides treatment education to patients and families.
Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Performs other work related duties and responsibilities as directed, assigned or requested.
1 year of clinical experience in an acute or outpatient setting is required.
Proficiency in venipuncture and intravenous infusion is required.
3 to 5 years of recent clinical nursing experience is preferred.
Previous experience in Oncology environment is preferred.
Previous experience in use of Electronic Health Records is preferred.
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) by ONCC is preferred.
Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing
Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider by ONS (to be acquired within 3 months of hire)
Basic Life Support CPR by AHA
Current Nevada State RN license
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Proficiency in venipuncture and intravenous infusion.
Knowledge of current standards of patient care.
Thorough understanding of RN scope of practice
Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with physicians, patients, families and ancillary staff.
Ability to make sound, independent judgments and act professionally under pressure.
Associated topics: ambulatory, asn, bsn, cardiothoracic, hospice, maternal, mhb, neonatal, surgery, tcu