Our top caregivers and teams are committed to delivering results that change lives. We seek a proactive, highly skilled RN for a pivotal clinical role at Northwestern Medicine’s downtown Chicago campus.
Nurse Clinician—Oncology/Hematology/Infusion (RN)
FULL-TIME DAYS | CHICAGO | MAIN CAMPUS
Maximize your interpersonal and nursing skills by managing chemo for patients in our outpatient oncology, chemo infusion department. Perform patient assessments (by phone or in person), and implement nursing interventions.
Foster effective relationships in our multidisciplinary environment, communicating and collaborating with patients, physicians, and other clinical and administrative units to coordinate appropriate patient care.
Use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity when resolving patient care issues.
Perform comprehensive assessments of patients’ chief complaints and needs, seek solutions, offer opinions to physicians and other health care providers, and document nursing assessments in patient medical records.
Perform routine nursing duties, including phlebotomy, medication administration, measurement of vital signs, and preparation of lab specimens.
Perform complex specialty-related procedures, including conscious sedation, chemotherapy administration, inseminations, filling and adjustment of implantable pain pumps, and excision and drainage of wounds.
Interpret and define abnormalities detected in tests and procedures, take appropriate remedial action, and clearly and completely document interventions in patient medical records.
Initiate and coordinate patient education, and ensure that patients understand educational materials and can exhibit return demonstration when pertinent.
Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls using clinical assessment skills and service standards, and clearly and completely document assessments in patient medical records.
Manage urgent/emergent medical situations as appropriate and in accordance with the organization’s protocols for medical emergencies and cardiac arrests.
Obtain and operate emergency equipment according to relevant standards.
Maintain a consistent alertness to patient care needs, and take a proactive approach to address issues.
Serve as a resource for staff and physicians for daily problem solving and decision making.
Make recommendations to management regarding new policies and procedures that may improve the patient experience, and ensure that they are implemented in a timely manner.
Provide formal and informal teaching to staff, and participate in community outreach education, patient support groups or specialty-related educational programs offered to hospital and community nurses.
Communicate with outside agencies or facilities as appropriate.
Assume responsibility for and supervision of the appropriate care of medical equipment.
Delegate appropriate tasks according to Illinois law and organizational protocols to Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants, and comply with all existing policies and procedures related to patient care.
Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations, report deficiencies, and assist in rectifying deficiencies.
Understand and uphold the protocols and procedures for release of patient/medical information.
Could this be you?
This could be your next career move if you meet these requirements:
Associate’s degree in nursing, and currently enrolled in a B.S.N. program at time of application
At least 1 year of RN experience in oncology
Demonstrated clinical competency in performing complex specialty-related procedures
Registered nurse licensure in Illinois
Certification in basic CPR
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred
A better career is here.
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