Cincinnati-based Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is a faith-based healthcare provider with over 500 points of care, including 23 hospitals across Ohio and Kentucky, employing 34,000 staff members. Their core services feature primary care and family medicine, heart and vascular care, orthopedics, sports, medicine and spine care, cancer care and oncology. Mercy Health offers a wide variety of opportunities for physicians and advanced practitioners as well as for nurses. You can be contracted full-time or part-time and can enjoy the compensation package which includes components such as medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending or health reimbursement accounts, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life and accident insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, retirement savings plans, tuition reimbursement, and discounted fitness memberships.
JOB SUMMARY Provides compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic nursing care to patients in the Outpatient chemo-infusion setting, supporting the Mercyhealth nursing philosophy. Standard hours of operation are Monday through Friday; usual shift is either 7-5 or 8-6 and may include day, weekend and holiday hours (on rare occasion depending on patient needs). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES + Utilizes the nursing process and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients. + Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures, standards of care, and State laws/practice act. + Documents according to standards of care. + Initiates a patient plan of care according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family education. + Provides guidance and support to various units based on identified needs, skills and abilities. + Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities. + Chemo infusion nurses will be responsible for administering chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy and other medications as prescribed. + The nurse will provide symptom management and patient education specifically tailored to the patients treatment plan and course of therapy. + The oncology infusion nurse will provide hands on care to patients, practicing in an evidence based manner in accordance with NCCN guidelines and hospital policies and procedures. + The chemo infusion nurse will perform all steps of the nursing process including, but not limited to, patient assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the patients personalized care plan + The chemo infusion nurse will work in collaboration with the physician, mid-level providers, nurse navigator and triage staff to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach to care. + Oncology Triage Nurse As a triage nurse, the RN is able to make nursing decisions via phone, is able to recognize life threatening emergencies, is able to utilize systematic comprehensive patient assessment skills, uses protocols appropriately, and has excellent interviewing and documentation skills. Practices nursing utilizing the nursing process to give advice based on critical judgment and practice protocols. The RN is responsible for performing these functions and procedures in accordance with all policy, procedure, and professional practice guidelines on an ongoing basis. AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION Adult & Geriatric COMPETENCIES To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance. Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work. Cost - Conserves organization resources. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; consistently performs essential duties and responsibilities. Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Change Management - Communicates changes effectively. Delegation - Delegates work assignments, matching the responsibility to the person. Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others. Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Supports the Culture of Excellence; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Self-directed in daily work routine, remaining productive during work hours. Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly; Utilizes appropriate equipment for partner/patient safety, such as lifts and gait belts. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time, ready to accept assignment. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed; Seeks out educational opportunities. EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Licensed as an RN in the State of Wisconsin HCP CPR Certification (Other certifications per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS, NALS) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Drivers License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring) Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written/oral instructions. Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, basic computer knowledge is beneficial. WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states all employees in the specified job classification have occupational exposure. INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform job duties. WORK CONTACT GROUP Patients, Families, Physicians, Health Care Team Members, Community SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. SUPERVISES Supervises nursing support staff as appropriate. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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