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Clinical Nurse II - Oncology 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
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ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY

*** SIGN-ON BONUS ***   $15,000 

**  LRP Options

*  Starting Hourly rate:   $33  to  $52  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

This position provides specialist nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through all stages of treatment. The incumbent is responsible for providing Medical Oncology and other infusion treatments and education regarding these treatments to patients with cancer, ensuring continuity of evidence based nursing care for patients undergoing chemotherapy, assessing health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other caregivers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assesses and evaluates patients with acute and chronic problems related to cancer and cancer therapies according to standardized nursing procedures.
  2. Provides direct patient care to oncology and hematology patients receiving outpatient infusion and other therapies, as required by caseload and staffing needs.
  3. Manages a select caseload of patients receiving chemotherapy/biotherapy/supportive care on an outpatient basis.
  4. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in intravenous access, the management of central venous catheters, venipuncture, and chemotherapy delivery, including the management of anaphylaxis and extravasation.
  5. Administers chemotherapy/biotherapy/supportive care, performs patient assessment, and provides symptom management and patient and family education.
  6. Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition and circumstances.
  7. Acts as part of a multidisciplinary team providing continuity of care throughout various stages of treatment and follow-up.
  8. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial and nutritional support needs.
  9. Plans, implements and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment, to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
  10. Ensures all patients have an accurate plan of care, reflecting the assessment undertaken and incorporating issues and recommendations.
  11. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  12. Complies with measures to actively manage and reduce risk to patients, and the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents.
  13. Maintains contemporaneous and accurate treatment records, submitting relevant statistics, reports and activity data as requested.
  14. Ensures all patients are fully informed of the risks and benefits of proposed procedures/ treatments, contributing to the process of securing informed consent.
  15. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The individual shall perform a variety of responsible nursing care procedures requiring professional knowledge and consideration specific patient conditions and treatments and ability to work independently in completing assignments. The incumbent shall perform duties as assigned and ensure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Requires the ability to handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, and make sound decisions.

Physical:

This position requires an individual of high energy that can maintain a long and flexible schedule to meet department and organizational requirements. Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time, able to hear and talk over the telephone and in person with others. The work includes walking, standing, bending, and carrying items such as portable laptop, office material, and books.

Mental:

Contacts often require tact and sensitivity as those related to stressful situation such as death, dying, and catastrophic illnesses. Must be able to prioritize and use good judgment. Must be able to collaborate with professional personnel on a wide variety of complex Oncology Services’ program issues.

 
Position Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Associate’s Degree in Nursing with intent to successfully apply and be accepted to an accredited BSN program within two (2) years of hire date.

License/Certification:

  • Must have valid, current, full and unrestricted Professional Nursing License to practice nursing in any state of the United States of American, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or territory of the United States
  • Must maintain and have both a current and valid ACLS and BLS Certification by the American Heart Association
  • Must have Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Card from the Oncology Nursing Society
  • Must earn the following credential within two (2) years of employment at TCRHCC:
    • Oncology Certified Nurse ® certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC)

Experience:

  • Must have two (2) years’ practice experience as a nurse in the acute care and/or ambulatory care setting including at least one (1) year of oncology nursing experience. Must have hands-on experience in all routes of infusion therapy, including peripheral lines, PICCs, implanted ports and other central venous access.

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  • Strong networking and relationship skills with demonstrated ability to work with staff, physicians, patients, and the general public
  • Experience and knowledge in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of illness and subsequent treatment; experience in cancer care and treatment a plus
  • Possess understanding of Medical Oncology, Oncology Nursing, and other cancer treatment modalities
  • Highly motivated, self-directed individual with a demonstrated understanding of nursing care in ambulatory service delivery
  • Ability to provide direct care appropriate to support the specific populations served in Oncology Services
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills
 
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe or San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 8/2/2020  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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