Registered Nurse - Radiation Oncology in Martinsville, VA at Sovah Health - Martinsville

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

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Job Description

SOVAH Health - Martinsville

The Oncology nurse is responsible for conducting initial and ongoing assessments of the oncology patient to include physical, psycho-social, financial, nutritional, educational, and spiritual. The nurse provides nutritional counseling based on the patient’s condition, treatment modality, and treatment site and offers nutritional supplements or dietary referrals as needed. Recognizes and reports patient’s behavioral and physiological changes and provides interventions as needed. Verifies patient identification prior to performing any procedures and practices age specific explanations and reassurances as needed. Performs clinical skills which includes the administration of chemotherapy, transfusions of blood products, port maintenance, Inserting of intravenous devices, and assists with simulation procedures requiring the instillation of contrast media. Documents and maintains oncology records, Practices infection control and participates in Quality Assurance and other educational activities. Collaborates with other health care workers and serves as a liaison. Ability to get along with co-workers and demonstrates regular and reliable attendance. Assures confidentiality of patient information, departmental, and hospital affairs.

Job Requirements

Education:    Current RN License from VA State Board of Nursing or Compact State, BLS Certification required (if not current training required), Oncology Nursing Certification preferred
Experience: One year Oncology Nursing experienced preferred, Basic computer skills required
Skills: Ability to perform nursing procedures and recognize and report changes to the Oncologist, BCLS; Professionalism: Posses superior qualities in leadership, communication, adaptability, problem solving, attitude, and organization
Typical Physical Demands: Full range of motion of upper and lower extremities.  Moving and/or lifting patients and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.  Pushing equipment > 100 pounds.  Dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires corrected vision and hearing within normal ranges.  Standing and/or walking for extensive periods of time.  Working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.  Potential for exposure to communicable disease and/or body fluid which require the use of body substance isolation precautions Sovah Health will make reasonable accommodations as required by law to an applicant’s disability.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran