Jan 14, 2021

Registered Nurse (RN) - Lead - Hematology / Oncology Clinic - Covington - Full Time

  • Ochsner Health
  • Mandeville, LA, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job provides for the delivery of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act, ANA Code for Nurses and Standards for Nursing Practice. Directs and assists licensed and ancillary team members with assigned responsibilities and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team. Coordinates delivery of plan of care, assumes professional responsibility and accountability for own practice, and supports the department's philosophy of nursing. Provides leadership and guidance to the clinical department.


Required - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing

Work Experience

Required - 5 years related experience.

Preferred - Supervisory experience.


Required - Current RN License in the state of practice, Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Preferred - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification

Clinical certification in area of expertise

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrates good judgement in performing duties
  • Strong delegation skills

Job Duties

  • Leads administrative efforts for Clinicians such as staffing, purchasing, scheduling, ordering medication, attending ambulatory meetings as necessary, conducting performance evaluations and keeps staff awards of learnings, events and educational opportunities.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and implements interventions to promote patient safety and meet patient needs within the continuum of care.
  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients/customers served in assigned area.
  • Participates in activities aimed at evaluating or improving patient and financial outcomes.
  • Ensures cross-training of employees by making optimum use of available staff and adjusts schedule to meet the needs of the clinic.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional development and maintaining required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.
  • Coordinates clinical operations and provides input to management for capital budgets.
  • Ensures required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials of nursing staff.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.