Oncology Nurse - Alliance Oncology - Newburyport, Massachusetts - NurseRecruiter.com

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At Alliance Oncology, our team members focus on transforming the patient experience and delivering exceptional quality care. Our commitment to patient care and excellence are reasons Alliance Oncology is a national leader in radiation oncology. It’s also the reason why Alliance is the partner of choice for hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers to whom we offer the latest oncology technologies and care.

Performs a wide variety of duties involving the clinical care of patients receiving radiation therapy treatments and supporting the clinical duties of the center Medical Director. Works with the physician in assessing and treating the new, current and follow-up appointments for radiation oncology patients. Educates patients and family regarding radiation therapy, treatment and side effects management.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrates ongoing nursing assessments to include: assessing patients for radiation therapy side effects and providing appropriate nursing interventions. May be required to perform laboratory functions such as blood/specimen collection.
Educates patients and family members regarding their specific diagnosis, treatment and management of side effects. Provides emotional support to patients and families and makes appropriate referrals to community and hospital support services, such as social work, home care, hospice, etc., as needed. This would include coordinating hospital admissions.
Assists in coordinating the scheduling of patient consultations, simulations and follow-up visits. Assists with scheduling of required outpatient lab tests, x-rays, and scans as needed.
Works with the radiation oncologist on all patient care, follow-up, and medical management. Assists physicians during patient exams and procedures performed in the department.
Maintains comprehensive and accurate records of all patient activities, including exams, diagnostic testing, medications, cancer treatments, referring physician information, etc.
Oversees the maintenance and care of examination equipment and supplies including maintaining stock levels of supplies and materials, checking for outdates, and ensuring center exam room and equipment is in good working order.
Coordinates and directs center support groups and screening efforts.
Abides by departmental policies and procedures to include infection control, blood borne pathogens, precautions, radiation safety, privacy and HIPAA. Appropriately refers questions, requests or problems to supervisors.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university or Associate's degree required.
A minimum of 2 years of related oncology nursing experience preferred.
Current nursing license and CPR Certfication required.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification is strongly preferred and may be required.

Location

Newburyport, Massachusetts , 01950

Employment Type

Permanent

Employer

Alliance HealthCare Services

Date Posted

Nov 8th, 2017

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