Chemo Registered Nurse

Memphis, Tennessee

Category: Nursing

Travel

Job ID: 774084

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $3112 / Week

Posted Date: 4/26/2024

Memphis, Tennessee

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Nursing

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Travel

Est. Pay: $3112 / Week

Job ID: 774084

Posted Date: 4/26/2024

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The Oncology Registered Nurse evaluates, plans, implements and documents nursing care for the oncology patient population. The Oncology Registered Nurse works in hospitals and outpatient care centers where patients receive cancer treatments.  In hospital settings, the Oncology Registered Nurse assists with surgery prep, patient education and coordination of their cancer treatments.  In outpatient care center settings, the Oncology Registered Nurse typically helps with treatments such as chemotherapy and infusions while monitoring patients’ vitals, side effects, and pain.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides specialized oncology nursing care to patients in a hospital or clinic setting
  • Observes and assesses chemotherapy patients’ conditions
  • Assures patient safety and stability; reports significant changes to supervisor or physician; records nursing notes on patient chart
  • Interviews and observes patients medical history and current condition; reviews patients’ records; takes vital signs and assesses current condition and pain level
  • Administers chemotherapy, blood products, IV fluids and medications
  • Validates chemotherapy doses for accuracy
  • Identifies patient needs and healthcare problems; develops goals, service delivery protocols, and nursing plan of care; evaluates patient progress and modifies care plans as needed
  • Records and reports all information within scope and per facility protocol
  • Performs assessment of patients; evaluates symptoms and determines essential care required
  • Prepares patients for physician’s examination, assists in examination and treatment of patient
  • Educates patients and families about cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options
  • Instructs individual patients and family on follow-up care, toxicity and side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Assists in assessment of pain management
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current RN license in state practicing
  • One (1) year of experience in oncology nursing preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency program when applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age  

Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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