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Cancer Center Chemotherapy Nurse - Chemotherapy

Company: Lakeland Regional Health
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:


Position Information


Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off
Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 80

Shift Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Hollis Cancer Center, US:FL:Lakeland

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Position Summary

Performs patient assessment, care planning, patient and family education and counseling, symptom management, coordination of services, administration of chemotherapy as well as other supportive medications and the ongoing evaluation of patient care outcomes. Consistently interacts with patients and families to provide psychosocial support. Communicate and collaborate with the multidisciplinary cancer care team to provide holistic care to patients. Involved in community activities including prevention and detection, therapeutic care, screening, support groups and survivorship activities. Assists with technical procedures and demonstrates knowledge and skill necessary to complete assigned responsibilities. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Position Details

Detailed responsibilities:
* People At The Heart Of All We Do
- Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration.
- Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care.
- Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created.
* Safety And Performance Improvement
- Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety.
- Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work.
- Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work.
* Stewardship
- Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities.
- Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures.
* Standard Work Duties: Cancer Center Chemotherapy Nurse
- Actively participates in team development, achieving dashboards, and in accomplishing department goals and objectives. Facilitates continuity of care through interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination of all appropriate care services, including available community resources.
- Assist research nurses as required for patients enrolled in protocols. Follows the documentation guidelines required by the research protocol.
- Maintain a safe, organized, and therapeutic environment.
- Utilize the telephone in the successful delivery of patient care, including pharmacy calls, triaging patient problems, and calling patients with results as needed.
- Coordinates and provides nursing care, including the assessment of patient needs and the initiation of referrals as appropriate. Prioritize and organize workdays to meet the needs of the patient. Coordinates with physicians regarding phone calls, triage of patient's side effects.
- Prepare the patients for chemotherapy through ongoing education and physical preparation. Provides extensive education to patient/family on care at home and offers emotional support. Witness consent forms and assists with any procedures as necessary.
- Collaborate with physicians on chemotherapy treatments'dose and regiment. Coordinate patient's monthly chemotherapy calendar.
- Administer medication; documents medication given or prescribed by ordering physician as required by specialty. Continually observe IV site while chemotherapy is being administered and responds appropriately to extravasations.
- Recognize and respond to emergency situation as appropriate. Evaluates and manages patient's needs. Remains current in field and participates in educational seminars to further knowledge of chemotherapy and administration practices. Demonstrates an awareness of self-responsibility and accountability of own professional practice. Assist in quality improvement activities to improve the work in the department.
- Promote positive patient relations and serves as their advocate. Ensure charge tickets are turned in, in a timely manner and all are received. Manages electronic MAR'chemotherapy treatments




Qualifications & Experience

* Bachelor Degree



Other information:
Licenses Essential: Current State of Florida Registered Nurse license. - - - - - -
We are looking for exceptional RNs to join our team!
Lakeland Regional is an 864 bed Level II Trauma Center in Central Florida located between Tampa and Orlando. As a catalyst for community health for more than 100 years, not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at our Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations.
LRH has earned multiple workplace awards from highly reputable names including Aetna, -Forbes and the Florida Hospital Association. Relocation available
Great Opportunities await in:
- - - - - - - -Medical/Surgical
- - - - - - - -Critical Care
- - - - - - - -Emergency Department
- - - - - - - -OR Circulators
- - - - - - - -Cath Lab
- - - - - - - -Labor & Delivery/ Mother Baby
Our workplace is ideal for you if you enjoy or seek:
- - - - - - - -Competitive pay rates
- - - - - - - -Shift differentials
- - - - - - - -BSN/MSN differentials
- - - - - - - -Employer matched retirement fund contributions
- - - - - - - -Access to $5,000 per year in education assistance
- - - - - - - -Free continuing education credits
- - - - - - - -Benefit eligibility at 48 hours bi-weekly
- - - - - - - -Self-scheduling
- - - - - - - -To serve patients and families in a Culture of Relationships and Caring
Together, our Promise is YOUR HEALTH.

Keywords: Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeland , Cancer Center Chemotherapy Nurse - Chemotherapy, Other , Lakeland, Florida

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