Radiation Oncology RN

Radiation Oncology RN

Radiation Oncology Registered Nurse (RN)



POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Radiation Oncology 

LOCATION: Glenwood Springs, CO

SHIFT: Days

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


No Oncology experience required!


$15,000 Sign on Bonus (2-year commitment required)


Job Description:


We're looking for an RN Radiation Oncology nurse to be part of a visionary team of professionals serving the community and provide comprehensive care to patients undergoing treatment for cancer in a safe environment. Our ideal candidate specializes in implementing the highest level of care and treatment to critically or chronically ill cancer patients, along with providing them support and accurate information. 


An RN Radiation Oncology nurse is an essential component of the support system of patients. Hence, you will serve as their primary point of contact and provide guidance and information to the patient in a time of great uncertainty. Furthermore, you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient and family from admission to discharge.


To be a successful RN Radiation Oncology nurse, you will follow a caseload of cancer patients across the continuum of care, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Additionally, you must adhere to our primary goal of providing care to acute patients and exceed customer expectations while improving clinical and financial operations.


Responsibilities:


  • Examine and assess the full health of patients, focusing on the physical, mental, and emotional status of the patients, as well as their nutrition, pain, and family involvement.
  • Formulate a goal-directed plan of care and establish treatment priorities based on patient needs and the availability of resources.
  • Assist physician with exams and procedures. 
  • Maintain efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of exam rooms.
  • Administer chemotherapy and radiation, as well as supportive care and treatment for patient symptoms. 
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record the treatment results.
  • Help patients, and their families, understand the disease, the treatment plan, and any possible side effects. 
  • Help translate complex medical terminology to the patient and answer their questions and may also advise patients on disease prevention and personal care.
  • Provide emotional stability and support as patients and their families handle a very stressful and painful treatment process.


Job Benefits:


  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Annual Bonus based upon organizational and individual performance.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Generous Paid Time Off accrual - PTO
  • 3 Paid Holidays per year (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401(a) and 403(b) plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discount
  • Use of Sunlight and Aspen SkiCo day passes.



Requirements:


 Education:

  • RN with current Colorado license or ability to obtain.
  • BLS- AHA
  • ACLS-AHA
  • Preferred: Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy

Experience:

  • Radiation Oncology experience preferred, but not required.

Skills:

  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced clinic environment.
  • Ability to communicate with members of the multidisciplinary team with written and verbal proficiency.
  • Ability to coordinate oncology patient care with other interdisciplinary staff.
  • Flexibility and highly organized
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients of varying age groups, human development stages, and cultural groups.
  • Knowledge of chronic illness and comorbidity management.
  • Current knowledge of latest trends, skills, procedures, and protocols in hematology/oncology and internal medicine practice
  • Understanding of the latest evidence-based oncology, immunology, pharmacology, community health, and cultural sensitivity information.


SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]

BLS - American Heart Association

ACLS - American Heart Association




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