Registered Nurse

Westerly, RI
May 13, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
The staff nurse for the oncology patient subpopulation, provides safe, effective, and evidence-based care tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family. The staff nurse utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for our patients maintaining confidentiality and dignity.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Essential Functions
  • 1.1. Assesses the patient's physical and psychological condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care. Documents appropriately the information obtained from the ongoing assessment. Shares significant assessment data with the appropriate discipline.
  • 1.2. Using the four tenets of Patient Family Centered Partnership, develops, communicates and documents a plan of care reflecting individualized patient problems and interventions to achieve the desired outcomes. Incorporates feedback from patient, family and all disciplines in developing the plan of care.
  • 1.3. Uses critical thinking skills and judgment necessary to implement the medical plan of care, nursing interventions, and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient. Demonstrates basic clinical and technical skills according to established standards of practice. Anticipates potential changes in the patient's status and assesses the patient accordingly.
  • 1.4. Evaluates the effectiveness and patient's response to the plan of care. Identifies appropriate nursing activities which contribute to the patient's progress towards achieving both short and long term goals.
  • 2. Essential Functions ( continued)
  • 2.1. Adheres to The Westerly Hospital policies and procedures
  • 2.2. Adheres to the hospitals exposure control plans/blood- borne and airborne pathogens
  • 2.3. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department to provide quality patient care.
  • 3. Staff/Self Development
  • 3.1. Acts as a clinical resource and role model
  • 3.2. Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to safety of the organization and specific job related hazards.
  • 3.3. Takes initiative to keep informed and updated on department and hospital information by attending staff meetings, checking e-mails, and department posting.
  • 3.4. Actively participates in training and educational activities for one's own development.
  • 4. Staff/Self Development (continued)
  • 4.1. Actively participates in train and educational activities for other staff members
  • 4.2. Functions as a preceptor to new staff. Assists orientee to integrate theory and practice. Seeks and provides opportunities for continued growth and learning in the clinical setting. Challenges orientee to successfully perform with increasing independence based on the individual's degree of readiness. Gives constructive and timely feedback to the orientee. Sets appropriate clinical goals based on the orientee's achievement level.
  • 4.3. Functions as a charge nurse when appropriate.
  • 4.4. Participates in quality improvement activities
  • 5. Customer Service
  • 5.1. Demonstrate a high level of respect, dignity compassion and professionalism for all customers by utilizing the four tenets of Patient Family and Centered Partnership.
  • 5.2. Responds to customer?s issues/requests in a clear concise and timely manner utilizing active listening skills and validating information.
  • 5.3. Promotes positive intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships
  • 5.4. Maintains confidentiality with respect to patient, co-worker and hospital information by disclosing information only on a "need to know basis" and discussing information in appropriate areas.
  • 6. Employee Collaboration and Teamwork
  • 6.1. Recognizes and values the contributions of fellow employees and displays cooperation and teamwork.
  • 6.2. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to adapt to organizational and departmental needs.
  • 6.3. Identifies ways to improve work environment and give potential solutions when problems are identified.
  • 6.4. Promotes effective working relations across all departments to facilitate meeting both the departments and hospitals goals and objective.
  • 7. Resource Utilization
  • 7.1. Reports to work on time, prepared to work and follow hospital policies for notice of lateness/absenteeism and time off requests.
  • 7.2. Prioritizes responsibilities appropriately and completes tasks within assigned time frames. Readily accepts assignments.
  • 7.3. Uses and respects resources as if it were their own. Exercises good judgment in supply usage.
  • 7.4. Takes initiative to use down time productively.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    BSN preferred or currently matriculating. Must have successfully completed ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy course.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum three years medical surgical/oncology experience. Recent and relevant experience in an oncology setting required. Infusion experience required. Outpatient Ambulatory experience preferred.

    LICENSURE:

    Active RI RN license, OCN, AOCN, or CPON certification required.
    BLS required
    ACLS (Optional)
    PALS within one year of hire

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Demonstrated proficiency in acute-care nursing, knowledge, and skills.
    Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately
    Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals
    Basic computer knowledge is preferred
    Strong ability to communicate and interact professionally in busy environment
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

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    Job Info

    Job: 8903

    Department: Cancer Center Medical Onc
    Category: Nursing-staff
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.00

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