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RN-Hematology

Company: Clopton Clinic
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Job Type: Full time
Pay: N/A
Experience Required: experience preferred

Position Details:

Clopton Clinic

Job Description Job Title:                    Chemo Nurse, RN and LPNDepartment:              OncologySalary Level:Reports To:                Oncology Office Manager 

SUMMARY   Provides prescribed medical treatment ordered by the physician, places patient in exam room obtaining vital signs and chief complaint, assists physicians and nurses as required.  Serves as a mediator between physician and patient.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 Maintains an efficient and effective workflow for the physicians. Works up all new patients and obtains required information and studies needed by the attending physician. Obtains weight, blood pressure, chief complaint, and verifies patient’s current medication and dosage on office patients. Escorts patients to chemo room and prepares patient for chemo and non-chemo treatment. Provides assistance to the patient who may be incapacitated to the rest room or with hygiene care.  Observes patient and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge. Prepares ordered drugs per the physician, verifies and records correct dosages, maintains written records of administration.   Administers specified medication orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, or by IV and notes time and amount on patient’s chart. Performs monthly care for port a caths with a flush routine per protocol. Dispenses and administers medication in a safe manner. Verifies the “5 rights of drug administration”. Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on urine samples if required.   Analyze lab results to be reported to the physician in preparation of treatment. Answers all phone messages in a timely and efficient manner.  Addresses all messages before leaving at the end of the workday. Educates patients as needed. Assures that treatments continue in a timely manner by verifying future appointments, scans and follow-up visits. Addresses concerns of patient and caregivers with written material or oral education.   Maintains the efficiency of chemo room by refilling stock daily, perform aseptic cleaning of equipment and furnishings. Keep chemo room in presentable manner by correctly disposing of waste and maintaining organized workstations/areas. Performs under multi task, stressful and fast paced situation and functions as a main player of a team environment. Administers emergency care as needed due to drug reaction or other distress.  Advocate for patients needed with other emergency personnel. Attend to and provide documentation for the maintenance of the department’s Crash Cart.  Maintain contents for emergency use.   Prepares the patient chart prior to the scheduled appointment.  Obtains any procedure or test report performed since the last patient appointment. Assists in other departments as necessary. Performs pulse ox when ordered. Maintains patient confidentiality. QUALIFICATIONS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE   Valid Arkansas RN or LPN License. 

 LANGUAGE SKILLS   Ability to read and interpret documents such as physician notes, medical test reports, and patient instructions.  Ability to write routine medical correspondence to patients and other medical personnel.  Ability to speak effectively to patients and other health care workers. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

 REASONING ABILITY   Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES   Keyboarding skills preferred.  Windows skills preferred.  Ability to speak and hear effectively over the telephone.

 CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS   Valid Arkansas RN or LPN license.  CPR certification preferred. 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS   The physical/mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 This job will require working under stress during emergency situations. This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

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Email: hr@cloptonclinic.com

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