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Oncology RN

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Job Summary: 

Oncology nurses are nurses who specialize in the support and care of patients diagnosed with cancer.  They approach patients with empathy and care, administer chemotherapy treatments, educate patients about their disease; and manage illness and cancer-related symptoms.  They not only act as nurses, but also as a caregiver, educator, consultant, administrator, and researcher.  The individual who holds this position will support and adhere to the Choice Cancer Care mission statement, Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assess the patient’s physical and emotional conditions, medical history, health habits, and practices.

  • Completes a detailed history and conduct a physical examination of the patient.

  • When the Oncologist is not present; the nurse is informed of all relevant results of laboratory, pathology, and imaging tests. 

  • Builds a bond with each patient.

  • Helps patient cope with their condition effectively

  • Provides information about the disease in a manner the patient would understand.

  • Assists the patient in acquiring the knowledge and skills to regain and maintain health, motivates the patient into having right attitude towards treatment.

  • Provides direct care, participates in therapy sessions and provides counseling and educates the patient’s family.

Education and training requirements:

To be an Oncology Nurse, one must be Registered Nurse with at least an Associate degree, although a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is often preferred.  BLS required. The nurse will obtain ONS biotherapy/immunotherapy certification within 6 months of hire date. Oncology Nurse Certification is encouraged but not required.

Knowledge and skills requirements:

Aside from the skills required as a nurse, Oncology nurses must be able to deal with death and suffering; has a good outlook in life; can handle excessive paperwork; can keep themselves updated with new treatment methods; has strong support skills and people skills; is patient, nurturing, and emotionally stable; and ensures both the patient and family is comfortable with the treatment.

The Oncology Nurse will have working knowledge of the ONCO EHR and capable of documentation of Infusions and other treatments in the MAR, nurse notes and updates needed to the Medical record as well as the ability to scan into the EHR.

Working Conditions:

Oncology nurses at Choice work Monday through Friday at one of 4 locations; Las Colinas, Lewisville, Plano or Southlake. Physical Demands: Requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, and twisting.  Requires full range of motion, manual dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  May require helping lift/transfer patients.  Requires ability to deal with stress from dealing with multiple tasks, irregular hours, tense patients, and unexpected emergencies.

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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