The Registered Nurse (RN) will provide the day-to-day patient care services of the Conway Medical Center (CMC) positioned as a Duke Health affiliate in Oncology and Infusion services at assigned location(s). The RN will perform duties such as but not limited to; Pre-chemotherapy screenings, fatigue management, assessing patients physical and emotional state, and creating individualized care plans. The RN must review all treatment plans with the oncologist, and be aware of all possible outcomes and complications of every procedure. The RN must also ensure that the patient, as well as the patient’s family are fully educated and aware of every facet of the disease, treatment process, recovery process, and all other vital information pertaining to the Nursing care plan.
The RN will cross cover at times in the infusion therapy suite and will perform duties such as, but not limited to; administering various therapies such as intravenous antibiotics, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and blood product transfusions. In addition, they may perform such procedures as therapeutic phlebotomies. The RN must also be able to place, access, care for, and maintain IV access devices to prevent and manage IV-related complications.
All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.
Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Occupational Health fit-for-duty review.