Oncology Nurses specialize in the support and care for patients diagnosed with cancer. They offer a wide range of service, from cancer prevention to direct care through acute, palliative, supportive, and rehabilitative services.
Oncology RNs practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, private oncologists' offices, radiation therapy facilities, home healthcare agencies, and community agencies.
An Oncology Nurse may work in a variety of areas, including surgical Oncology, gynecologic Oncology, radiation Oncology, pediatric Oncology, and general medical Oncology.
DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
*Providing direct nursing care for specified patients, including appropriate supportive care and administration of chemotherapy, blood components, fluid and electrolyte replacements, and other oncology treatments as prescribed.
*Performing nursing assessments and triaging patient care needs for new and ongoing patients.
*Providing education to patients, families, and significant others; acts as an information resource to students, health care professionals, patients, and the public.
*Providing family support as required, including applicable referrals and bereavement counseling.
1+ years of recent work experience as an Oncology RN
Current BLS certification
Current TB Screening
Active/Unencumbered State Nursing license
Valid Photo Identification or Driver's License
Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process