Job Description

Employment Status:
Full time
Job Function:
Nursing
Department:
200003 Nursing Admin-RN
Shift Hours / Days:
4- 10 Hour Shifts, 6:45am- 5:15pm
Hours / Pay Period:
80

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

Job Summary/Purpose:

Provides the Mother Standard of care to oncology patients across the adult and geriatric spectrum. An Individualized plan of care is developed and implemented; utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Responsible for inspiring and guiding other qualified patient care team members to ensure enhanced outcomes through effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Nursing care addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals, support persons and all members of the healthcare team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents the care of medical/surgical, ambulatory care and same-day surgery patients.  Assists with special procedures.  Directs the care delivered by Patient Care Technicians and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides critical staffing to multiple patient care areas including the Inpatient Unit, Oncology/Specialty Clinic, Quality of Life Center/Internal Medicine Clinic, and Perioperative Services.
  • Adheres to the hospital and department infection control policies including but not limited to hand hygiene, asepsis, isolation practice, and employee health practice.
  • Effectively communicates with peers to resolve conflict.
  • Assists in the on-boarding of new stakeholders.
  • Protects the patient’s dignity, rights and privacy.
  • Assesses the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
  • Delegate tasks according to the Arizona Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions.
  • Document nursing care, implants and specimens accurately, completely and legibly.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines as applicable.
  • Maintain required competencies.
  • Pursue professional growth and keep current with technology.
  • Administers and monitors patients undergoing sedation/analgesia per physician order and hospital protocol.
  • Ability to care for patients who are aggressive, agitated, in seclusion or restrained.
  • Ability to care for patients with IV lines, central lines, ports, chest tubes, pleural catheters, and tracheostomy tubes.
  • Maintenance and care of patients with an ostomy/ileostomy and urostomy.
  • Administer medications via all routes, using the 6 rights, medication bar scanner and monitoring patient for side effects.
  • Ability to collect blood specimens and blood cultures.
  • Care for, assess and monitor patients with Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) and epidural catheters.
  • Administer and monitor blood products safely.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of chemotherapeutic agents and medications.
  • Demonstrates competence in chemotherapy administration through ONS.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills to manage complex patient and family needs.
  • Conducts and reinforces patient education, including: treatment plan/regimen, financial implications of care, symptom management, side effects, patient family responsibilities related to self-care, available resources at home or at facility.
  • Assesses needs and coordinates services, inside and outside to meet needs including, but not limited to, medications, equipment and home care services.
  • Ability to care for patients receiving intravesical therapy via urinary catheter.
  • Care and assess wounds utilizing wet to dry dressing, staple and suture removal, surgical tape and wound drain removal.
  • Implement and provide care of the patient receiving Therapeutic phlebotomy.
  • Administers and monitors patients undergoing sedation/analgesia per physician order and hospital protocol.
  • Able to provide thorough assessment for pre and postoperative patients for neurological, cardiac and respiratory status.
  • Appropriately utilizes ergonomics for patients postoperatively.
  • Comprehension of transferring patients from OR to ICU/Med Surg.
  • Ability to conduct risk assessment, prevention and treatment of pressure injury
  • Ability to assess and treat unplanned hypothermia.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) is required, Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
  • One (1) year of experience in area required, Two (2) years of experience preferred
  • Current Arizona Registered Nursing License, RN is required
  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) National Certification in specialty is preferred
  • Oncology experience is preferred.

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK.  Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers  to begin your journey.