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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Ionia, MI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 29292 Positions Location: Ionia, MI   Job Description General Purpose of Job:   Description:

Positions Location: Ionia, MI


Job Description

General Purpose of Job:  

Responsible for providing professional nursing services and intravenous chemotherapy and chemotherapy infusions to the patients in the Oncology practice.  The registered nurse assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individual patient care in conjunction with and under the supervision of the physician according to policies, procedures, and standards of care.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.


  • Provides direct patient care under established protocols and under the supervision and direction of a physician.
  • Plans, implements, directs, delegates and evaluates patient care throughout department.
  • Assists physicians during procedures.
  • Monitors patients per protocol.
  • Initiates appropriate nursing care and assists with medical care.
  • Obtains venous access via peripheral vein, tunneled catheter, and/or implanted port.
  • Administers chemotherapy via appropriate routes.
  • Provides patient and family teaching related to Oncology procedures, surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, lab and diagnostic procedures, and symptom management.
  • Documents patient care according to policy.
  • Maintains appropriate and accurate written record of patient interactions, including telephone messages.
  • Schedules appropriate lab/diagnostic procedures.
  • Shares relevant information concerning the patient\u2019s condition with the physician, manager, and other medical staff, as appropriate and indicated to ensure continuity of care.
  • Coordinates care with the individual patient, family and other health care providers as necessary.
  • Communicates with physicians and assists with follow-up on abnormal laboratory and diagnostic test results.
  • Interacts with pharmacists to order prescriptions.
  • Maintains equipment, supplies, and environmental safety.
  • Assumes preceptor role for new associates and/or students.
  • Maintains professional and practice standards by participating in in-services, staff meetings, and educational opportunities including committee involvement.
  • Assists in developing and implementing quality control and practice policies.
  • Works closely with the Department Manager to assess office needs and workflow improvement projects.
  • Assists with special projects as required by practice.
Job Requirements General RequirementsCurrently Licensed with the State of Michigan to practice as a Registered Nurse Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers ACLS Certification Chemotherapy administration certification within 60 days of hire ONS Certification preferred Work ExperienceMinimum of one year critical care nursing experience One year Chemotherapy administration experience preferredEducationGraduate of an accredited nursing program.Specialized Knowledge and SkillsDemonstrates a positive team attitude and has interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with clients, their families, physicians, and other co-workers. Develops plan of care and includes age-specific needs, physical and safety needs as well as psychological and educational needs. Possesses the leadership skills needed to take charge of a situation when necessary, and takes the initiative and has the independence to follow through. Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans related to the field of Oncology. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, other department and hospital staff. Requires visual and auditory acuity necessary to monitor a patient\u2019s condition and to operate office equipment

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Registered Nurses/Nursing Leadership Requirements: Shift Days Degree Type / Education Level Associate Status Per Diem Facility Sparrow Ionia Hospital Experience Level Under 4 Years

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