PRN Registered Nurse Radiation Oncology
Requisition #: 457525
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC 20016
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: May 11, 2022
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Radiation Oncology Nurse provides quality nursing care to the patients in Radiation Oncology. The Radiation Oncology Nurse assesses, plans, implements, documents, and evaluates patient clinical and psychosocial needs and responses to therapeutic procedures. The Radiation Oncology Nurse provides education and psychosocial support to patients and families.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides evidence-based direct patient care based on the nursing process, policies, procedures and protocols of Sibley Memorial Hospital. Assesses and monitors the patient’s condition and initiates appropriate nursing interventions. Anticipates the needs and coordinates care for radiation oncology patient population to achieve clinical, financial, and organizational outcomes.
- Administers ordered medication and monitors patient responses.
- Assists physician during the initial, on-treatment, and follow-up examinations, and witnesses formal consent process.
- Provides patient/family education about treatment, treatment related side effects, and expected outcomes. Provides an education plan for patients.
- Educates nursing staff regarding topics related to Radiation Oncology. Seeks quality educational experiences and integrates new learning into nursing practice.
- Learns and adapts to changes in work environment (e.g. new technology, policies and procedures). Acts as a change agent by coordinating the implementation of new concepts to staff.
- Collaborates with primary nurses from other ambulatory or inpatient units to coordinate care of radiation oncology patients. Works cooperatively with other disciplines to achieve goals of the patient, family and department.
- Acts as patient and family advocate. Clarifies explanations, coordinates services, and orients to hospital and departmental systems. Makes appropriate referrals.
- Documents plan of care in patient record.
- Assesses patients for administration of IV contrast and administers contrast according to written contrast administration policy.
- Follows the Circle of Excellence in all interactions with patients, families, and co‑workers.
- Cleans exam rooms and instruments. Notifies Clinical Operations Manager,
Radiation Oncology when supplies need to be ordered.
Minimum Education and Experience:
- Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing or enrolled in a BSN program within 1 year of hire. Must complete BSN program within 2 years of enrolling.
- Two years of nursing required, oncology experience preferred.
- ONS/ONCC Radiation Therapy Certificate preferred. Must have completed the ONS/ONCC Radiation Therapy Certificate Course within 30 months of hire unless an extension by the nurse manager or designated leader.
- Current CPR Certification required.
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