Registered Nurse – Outpatient Services Unit – PRN

The Outpatient Services Unit is staffed from 0600 to 1900 for normal operations Monday through Friday. In addition, the OSU provides an ‘On-Call’ RN for weekend and Holiday Infusion related outpatient visits.PRNShift: Day 0700-1930On-Call Rotation required – 30 minute response timeEvery 3rd weekend, 1 Major, 1 Minor, 1 split holidayUtilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive care to persons with cancer and hematologic diagnoses and their families. Primary responsibilities include direct patient care, patient/family teaching, symptom management, counseling, and supportive role to assist the patients and their families in coping with and adjusting to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and hematologic diagnoses.Duties and ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions:Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocolsAssesses treatment plans and evaluates patient care needsCarries out physician orders; orders lab tests, x-rays, etc., as per provider’s request. Notifies provider of any abnormal resultsPrepares and administers prescribed IV medications and chemotherapyEvaluates oncology patients and plans, implements, and documents nursing careAssists physician(s) during examinations and proceduresProvides supportive care and administration of chemotherapy, blood components, fluid & electrolyte replacements, and other oncology treatments as prescribedAbility to access and administer medication and/or chemotherapy for patients with implanted pumps and/or cathsOrders lab tests, x-rays, etc. as required per provider’s orders; notify provider of abnormal resultsInstructs and educates patients and families regarding medications, diet, procedures, etcAssesses and coordinates patient’s treatment plan needs with members of the healthcare team (i.e. Social Workers)Changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors vital signsVariation of duties may result based on the assigned customer care unit(s). This may include differences in the specific clinical skills required of the RN. Unit based skill lists outline expectations beyond the house wide RN requirements. SYS-NURS-L Nursing Education Requirements Policy outlines current certification(s) required for specific areas of nursing practice and is considered to be part of the job description.Common Expectations:Possess knowledge on the effects of chemotherapyAbility to access ports, start peripheral IVs, and perform central line dressing changes.Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an oncology patient care settingThinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential patient safety risks to provider and/or managerDemonstrates good organizational skills in the preparation of daily work schedules and the assignment of duties and responsibilitiesAbility to effectively work with and through physicians, subordinates, customers, and other personnel in a cooperative, collaborative manner in order to improve patient care outcomesAbility to efficiently and effectively manage multiple tasksAbility to work in a fast paced, patient care environmentDemonstrates ability to promote quality improvement through development and maintenance of standardsAbility to maintain professional conduct in all work-related and/or emergent situationsExperience working with computer systemsWellSpan’s vision is to reimagine healthcare through the delivery of comprehensive, equitable health and wellness solutions throughout our continuum of care. As an integrated delivery system focused on leading in value-based care, we encompass nearly 1,900 employed providers, 220 locations, eight award-winning hospitals, home care and a behavioral health organization serving South Central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. With a team more than 20,000 strong, WellSpan experts provide a range of services, from wellness and employer services solutions to advanced care for complex medical and behavioral conditions. Our clinically integrated network of 2,600 aligned physicians and advanced practice providers are dedicated to providing the highest quality and safety, inspiring our patients and communities to be their healthiest.WellSpan Gettysburg HospitalCelebrating over 100 years of community care, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital is a nationally recognized acute care community hospital, serving more than 100,000 residents from the greater Adams County and northern Maryland area. The hospital offers services that include neurosciences, orthopedics, oncology and infusion, OB/GYN and interventional heart and vascular care. Our patients can receive a full range of heart services close to home— from preventative care and diagnostics to medical and interventional treatments, to cardiac rehabilitation. The specialists of WellSpan Cardiology perform procedures at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s newly renovated catheterization lab, equipped with the latest technology and equipment.QualificationsMinimum Education:Diploma Program Required orAssociates Degree RequiredBachelors Degree Nursing (BSN) PreferredWork Experience:2 years Working as a Registered Nurse. Required2 years Hematology/oncology experience. PreferredLicenses:Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required orRegistered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required andBasic Life Support Upon Hire RequiredCourses and Training:Chemotherapy/Biotheraphy Provider card certification, through the Oncology Nursing Society. Upon Hire RequiredOCN (Oncology Certified Nurse). Upon Hire PreferredKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Must have the ability to start peripheral IVs and perform central line dressing changes.

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