CLINIC REGISTERED NURSE - NORTH OAKS ONCOLOGY CLINIC

North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on September 5, 2022
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Status:  Full Time

Shift:     Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Exempt: No 

Summary:

The Registered Nurse is a member of the health care team and is responsible for providing quality nursing care utilizing North Oaks Health System standards of care. The RN provides direct nursing care to adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients and adjusts methods appropriately to accommodate the needs specific to each age group. The RN will uphold the Philosophy and Objectives of NOHS and will utilize effective communication between nursing personnel, providers, other hospital departments, patients, and families. Serves on committees as requested by Clinic Manager. Responsible for patient care limited to guidelines established by the LSBN.

 

Other information:

FACTORS RELATING TO THE JOB

. Experience, Knowledge and Skill

1.Previous Experience Required:

1-3 year’s previous RN experience preferred, preferably in a clinic setting.

1 year oncology experience preferred.

Oncology certification preferred (OCN)

2. Specialized or Technical Education Required:

Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing school, and be currently licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and maintain licensure. Membership in an RN organization is encouraged.

3. Manual or Physical Skill Required:

Must possess good physical health.

4. Physical Effort Required:

Strength: Medium

Push: Occasionally

Pull: Occasionally

Carry: Frequently

Lift: Occasionally

Sit: Occasionally

Stand: Frequently

Walk: Frequently

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

1. Ensure the maintenance of quality patient care.

A. The RN will greet patients presenting to the office in a courteous and friendly manner.

B. The RN will call patients from the waiting area in the order their chart becomes available. The RN will obtain and record patient’s weight, height and vitals and escort patient to examination room and continue preparing the patient for the provider encounter. Documentation will be completed in EHR according to policy.

C. The RN will and record medications the patient is currently taking and chief complaint(s) in the patient’s medical record. Responsible for Pain Assessment. Reassess and document as directed. Responsible for patient education and documentation.

D. Administer medications in a safe, effective manner according to scope of practice and per policy.

E. Perform phlebotomy as ordered by provider and according to policy. Perform EKG testing, respiratory testing and other ancillary duties as required and per policy. Assist providers with exams, procedures, and treatments as specified.

F. Assist with aseptic and sterile dressing application.

G. Prepares instruments and sends to Sterile Services Department for sterilization per policy.

H. Assist with the collection and preparation for transport of patient specimens in accordance with Universal Precaution Policy, clinic and laboratory requirements.

I. Assist with cleaning the patient treatment area after the patient visit is completed.

J. Perform daily quality control and clinic checklist functions as assigned.

K. Attention to patient’s/significant other’s psychosocial needs by appropriate social interaction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: (continued)

L. Call in medication refills and return calls in response to patient’s messages as directed by a provider.

M. Schedule hospital tests as directed by a provider. Assist with obtaining proper pre-authorization as required.

N. Call patients regarding test results as directed by a provider.

2. Adhere to policy and procedure.

A. Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Program and Federal and State Regulatory guidelines.

B. Consistently attend staff meetings.

C. Adhere to acceptable dress code.

D. Report all incidents and injuries. Report to management as indicated.

E. Report all medication errors.

F. Comply with attendance policy.

G. Knowledgeable of health system safety codes.

H. Report unsafe conditions.

I. Provide clean environment.

J. Account for medication. Medication counts as required. Label all multi-dose medications per policy.

3. Assist in operational functions.

A. Assist clinic leadership in maintenance of policies and procedures as designated.

B. Assist in maintaining inventory. Check for expired items on a monthly basis. Notify manager when numbers are low and need to be replaced. Clean and stock exam rooms as needed.

4. Maintain satisfactory communications.

A. Communicate effectively by expressing ideas clearly, actively listening and always following appropriate channel of communication. Demonstrate responsiveness to others ensuring a complete follow up on matters requiring additional attention.

B. Promote satisfactory relationships. Communicate with patients, visitors, staff, and providers in a courteous and professional manner.

C. Coordinate referrals, hospital procedure testing, and admissions with appropriate personnel as required. Assist with office duties including answering calls, pulling charts, filing, audits, etc.

5. Participate in professional development activities.

A. Attend committee meetings as designated by clinic leadership.

B. Attend in-service programs.

C. Participate in staff development, including student externships.

6. Perform other duties as directed.