Registered Nurse 2 - Chemotherapy/Infusion - UMHC/SCCC - Deerfield - Up to $15,000 Sign-on Bonus
Job location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-06
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The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Chemotherapy/Infusion Registered Nurse 2 for UMHC/SCCC at Deerfield. The Chemotherapy nurse will be a professional registered nurse who standard chemotherapy and biotherapy agents, research study and non-chemotherapy medications. He/she will administer care to oncology patients as well as with multiple disease process and research study patients. Modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses, conditions and physician orders. Reviews, evaluates and reports diagnostic tests to assess patient’s condition. Consults with physicians and other healthcare professionals related to assigned patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans. Prepares patients for, and assists with examinations, procedures and treatments. Considers patient age and culture during patient treatments and provides any needed information regarding treatment plan. Nurtures a compassionate environment by providing psychological support. Performs appropriate patient tests and safely administers medications within the scope of practice. Administers and maintains accurate records related to medications and treatments as per regulatory bodies, policies, procedures and physician orders. Communicates plan of care in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members, ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines (i.e. HIPAA). Uses best practices for transition of patient care. Uses available resources to assist in discharge planning. Plans, prioritizes, and adjusts assignments to accomplish goals and render superior patient care; seeks assistance when needed. Adapts to changing work demands and environment. Safely operates medical equipment. Serves as a preceptor and assists new staff in the provision of care in order to help them acclimate to the healthcare environment, and a direct patient care role. Provides concise and constructive feedback when needed. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Administers research study agents, standard chemotherapy and biotherapy agents, and non-chemotherapy medications. Monitors therapeutic responses and side effects, and obtains pharmacokinetic blood samples and other laboratory specimens as required by each protocol. Assists in maintenance of up-to-date protocol information in clinical areas. Documents in a concise, accurate and legible manner according to each clinical protocol and clinical practice standards. Provides documentation to the Research Nurse and/or Data Manager. Meets study timelines and objectives as defined by protocols. Abides by requirements in accordance with the Oncology Nursing Society’s Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing. Supports patients and their families during trial treatment. Works with research nurse and principal investigator to educate patients and their families about their treatment and protocol requirements. Follow policies and procedures for clinical trials.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, BSN required
Certification and Licensing:
Registered Nurse License; Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)
Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Administration Guidelines provider course
Oncology certification preferred
Minimum 2 years of nursing experience; recent experience administering chemotherapy and biotherapy agents
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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