Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse III - Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center - West LA in Los Angeles, California
Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Would you like to use your clinical competencies with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer treatment, research and education? We would be happy to hear from you! Please consider the following exciting opportunity with one of the most outstanding and dynamic places to work in the medical field as your next career move.
The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all those we serve with cancer. You can look forward to working closely with our board-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists, surgeons, immunotherapists, pathologists, and dermatologists to advance cancer care.
As a Clinical Nurse III, you will serve in a leadership role and function to assist oncology patients with medical care and treatment. You will interact directly with patients, both in person at the time of clinic appointments and visits, as well as by telephone, to respond to inquiries. This position functions as an Oncology Registered Nurse performing professional clinical duties in the infusion clinic to provide quality patient care.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Oversee medical assistant/LVNs in infusion center.
Review charts each afternoon prior to the day’s appointments.
Ensure protocol is signed off by physician and authorization obtained from billing office.
Carry out physicians’ orders in a professional and timely manner
Accurate and timely completion of daily charge slips.
Draw blood samples as appropriate and perform phlebotomies.
Participate in patient education, including use of handouts, videos, audio materials, and other educational devices. The patient, family members or friends may need education related to specific cancers, chemotherapy, antiemetic agents, side effects, venous access devices, procedures, and informal emotional counseling.
Maintain appropriate records of clinical activities
Advise supervisor, physicians, or administrator of possible or actual problems.
Participate in planning workshops, evaluation meetings, seminars, educational or administrative meetings as necessary or requested
Maintain scheduling of chemotherapy treatments, outside labs and other tests as needed.
Review and adhere to department policies and procedures to maintain proficiency in operating guidelines.
Maintain confidentiality when performing all duties and responsibilities.
Assist with specimen testing as needed.
Seek guidance and direction, as necessary, for the successful completion of job duties, ask appropriate questions when in doubt.
Responsible for infection prevention (Hand Washing, Use of PPEs, and Environmental Prep) throughout the shift.
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Graduateof an accredited nursing program required
CurrentCalifornia RN License required
CurrentChemo-Bio Certificate required (or willing to obtain within 30 days fromstart date)
BLSfrom the American Heart Association required
OncologyCertified Nurse (OCN) required (or willing to obtain within one year fromstart date)
Aminimum of 3 years of recent experience in Oncology nursing required
Atleast 1 year of experience administering chemotherapy in an outpatientsetting required.
PriorCharge Nurse experience preferred
Youwill work in a generally clean environment, but may be exposed tochemotherapy, chemotherapy-contaminated waste, and infectious materialsincluding blood, body fluids and possible communicable diseases.
Thework environment requires you to use protective barriers, such as gowns,gloves, masks and goggles/protective face shield to ensure protectionespecially when mixing and or administering chemotherapy, hazardous drugs,or contact with blood or bodily fluids.
Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, Oncology, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Infusion, Los Angeles, CA, California
Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.