The RN completes individualized patient assessments; develops a care plan based on assessment/history findings; delivers patient-centered care that is culturally appropriate; evaluates a patient’s response to care and revises as needed. The RN is accountable to deliver care as well as to oversee and delegate to other personnel (clinical & non-clinical) in delivering/supporting the delivery of care.
Provides supportive care and administration of chemotherapy, blood components, fluid and electrolyte replacements, and other Oncology treatments, as prescribed.
2. Responsible for peripheral IV insertion and medication administration through IV, SQ and IM methods.
3. Assesses vascular access sites for infections/thrombosis/phlebitis/infiltration.
4. Places and assists with PICC line placement.
5. Acts as a resource/consultant on vascular access issues when called upon.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Experience: IV medication knowledge required. Two years med/surg experience with IV experience preferred; basic chemotherapy knowledge preferred; central line knowledge preferred; and basic knowledge of venous anatomy preferred.
License/Certification/Registration: ONS Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Card preferred; required within 1 year of hire and must maintain card renewal every two (2) years.