Registered Nurse (RN), Oncology Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer are facing the unknown and need special, personalized treatments and kindhearted attention. For that reason, we send oncology patients to 8 North to receive exceptional care.

The Oncology Unit (8 North) at Fort Sanders Regional is a 42 bed unit providing care for patients who have a cancer diagnosis. We work very closely with Thompson Cancer Survival Center and specialize in the treatment of the oncology patient including those who are receiving inpatient chemotherapy and targeted therapies, blood transfusions, or those who need end of life care. Patients on our unit usually stay a few weeks at a time.

As an RN on our oncology unit, you will perform a variety of tasks. You will be caring for high dose chemotherapy patients who are undergoing treatment for acute leukemia and lymphoma. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs.

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, nurses on 8N are encouraged to become certified in oncology nursing or chemotherapy. We provide classes to become an OCN on site. If you choose to become certified, our organization can help with the cost of your testing, as well as pay you a yearly bonus for taking the next step in your career.

If you are passionate about caring for oncology patients, apply today!

Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.

For more information on this position or others contact: Erica Young || …@covhlth.com || 865-###-####

  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
  • Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs, and sitters.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Experience: Minimum of three (3) years professional experience.

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State RN licensure. CPR required

Associated topics: anesthetist, certified nursing, clinical nurse, cns, family medicine, family nurse practioner, np, nursing assistant cna, ob, practice

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