New Jersey State Registered Nurse License.
Certified by the American Credentialing Center in an appropriate area of specialty or by the Oncology Nursing Society
as an OCN required.
Bachelor s Degree required. Master s degree preferred.
3-5 years of Oncology Nursing experience required.
Supervisory experience preferred
Must have BCLS
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for a
qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Completes the initial assessment in it s entirely as applicable to unit within specified time frames.
2. Identifies patient problems, makes appropriate referrals, sets achievable goals, and develops individualized
plan of care.
3. Evaluates and reassess patient s progress toward goal attainment along with members of the interdisciplinary
4. Provides direct and indirect patient care activities safely and competently according to identified standards /
polices / procedures and within scope of role.
5. Facilitates timely completion and accurate transcription of orders and diagnostic testing and co-signs according
to policy and procedure.
7. Documentation is patient specific and problem focused; chart entries are legible, complete, and accurate.
9. Knowledge regarding chemotherapy drugs; i.e., acute and chronic side effects and its methods of prevention,
principle therapeutic use, and risks of extravasations.
10. Prepares patients for procedures; provides adequate explanations and time for questions
11. Educates patients and families to meet identified learning needs.
12. Facilities timely flow of patients through unit and makes every effort to accommodate patients in a timely
13. Interprets and utilizes clinical data in the plan of care.
15. Assesses patient for the potential risk factors.
16. Responds effectively in an emergency situation so that the patient s immediate needs are addressed.
17. Assesses learning needs, readiness to learn and actual or potential barriers to learning.
18. Communicates and documents change in patient s condition to all appropriate individuals.
19. Recognized as an advocate of teamwork.
20. Obtains upon employment and maintains unit/department competencies and standards.
21. Delegates work to the care team.
22. Collaborates with other interdisciplinary team members to affect positive patient outcomes.
23. Effectively interacts with physicians; provides complete information when consulting orders or changes in
24. Documents timely in a clear and legible manner.
25. Documents assessment/reassessment, plan, interventions and outcomes according to policy.
26. Responds to and documents emergency interventions according to policy.
27. Documents medication use and controlled substance per policy.
28. Medication reconciliation.
29. Recognizes and integrates patient special needs and individualizes care.
30. Includes pain management and supportive care issues in the plan of care.
31. Prioritizes and organizes work assignment and adjusts priorities based on changing situations.
32. Consults and refers to other health care professionals.
33. Plans delivery of care according to patient acuity and staff competencies.
34. Integrates primary and secondary diagnosis into the educational plan.
35. Individualizes educational plan based on age, cultural and spiritual values.
36. Adheres to the infection control standards specific to patient care.
37. Assumes accountability for managing the delivery of patient care.
38. Refers ethical concerns to appropriate resources.
39. Demonstrates skill in problem-solving and priority recognition.
40. Adheres to documentation and policy as it relates to regulatory compliance, i.e., CMS, The Joint Commission,
Dept. of Health, etc.
41. Utilizes effective time management skills to complete work within a predetermined time frame.
42. Acts as a patient advocate and upholds patient s rights.
43. Promotes and maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment.
44. Performs as a mentor when necessary.
45. Communicates transfer of patient responsibility shift report guided by the plan of care or any other pertinent
documents (i.e. SBAR walking shift report)
46. Appropriately utilizes resources and effectively delegates to team members; follows up on timely completion of
47. Demonstrates initiative and motivation in role, proactively addresses issues, identifies and resolves problems in
a satisfactory manner.
48. Responsive to patient needs; (example: answers call bell timely, keeps noise levels at a minimum, provides
privacy and confidentiality).
49. Attends 100% of quarterly hospital-wide staff meetings and 80% of unit-based staff meetings.
50. Is flexible and responsive toward needs of department, and assists in every way to meet patient care
51. Is self-directed toward educational opportunities; keeps education record current.
52. Regularly attends staff meetings and contributes positively to unit goals.
53. Delivers care in an empathetic engaging and caring manner; routinely acts as patient advocate.
54. Demonstrates leadership abilities and stimulates others to work productively and efficiently.
55. Contributes toward improving cost effectiveness and productivity.
56. Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the work
place and toward the job.
57. Projects a good image in dealing with the public and is willing to make extra effort to help build a quality and
58. Coordinates weekly consultation program meetings with physicians and other disciplines. Ensuring all medical
records are available for meetings
59. Develops, plans organizes and supervises consultation program activities
60. Provides program growth and development of the breast and genetics program
61. Facilitates the lung cancer and related support groups.
62. Networks with existing cancer care services for the purposes of developing and maintaining
63. Navigates the patient through the hospital system to ensure continuity of care
64. Participates in tumor board conferences
65. Presents educational programs regarding services available through the multidisciplinary thoracic program.
66. Provides/facilitates educational opportunities for patients, staff and community
67. Develops and maintains applicable polices and procedures.
68. Generates appropriate and required reports
69. Participates in Cancer Committee
70. Collaborates with research coordinator for accrual of patients
71. Identifies and addresses patient satisfactions issues; directs efforts toward improving patient satisfaction
72. Any and all other duties as assigned by the Director
73. Coordinate the care of the patient and family from pre-diagnosis through survivorship or end-of-life services
74. Counsels, advocates, educates, supports and navigates patients through the healthcare system
75. Participate in multidisciplinary centers, tumor conferences, and cancer committee
76. Direct contact for patients of the Thoracic Oncology Program
77. Coordinates patients entry to the Pulmonary Nodule Clinic (PNC) and follows them through surgery, medicaloncology
and radiation- oncology treatments
78. Smoking cessation counseling
79. Participates in the development of Survivorship and Thoracic Oncology Programs
80. Identifies program roadblocks and develops solutions to roadblocks
81. Supports medical oncologist with patient clinic visits
82. Assists with inpatient consults and hospital rounding
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