Community Health Systems RN Special Procedures Radiation Oncology FT in Powell, Tennessee
JOB SUMMARY: The Radiation Oncology Nurse is a member of the Radiation Oncology treatment team familiar with nursing aspects of Radiation Oncology. The Radiation Oncology Nurse has the training and expertise necessary to provide nursing care and to assist the Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Therapists, and Medical Physicists.
Perform routine duties independent of supervision but consults with the Radiation Oncologist, Clinical Leader, or Director as required.
Basic knowledge of pathophysiology and psychopathology as relates to oncology and other disease processes
Demonstrated general computer proficiency, report generation, form design and document editing abilities
Must maintain confidentiality of data and patient information according to HIPPA regulations
Interpret, order, and perform physician orders.
Possess simple mathematical skills.
Proficient PC-based computer skills MAJOR DUTIES: NURSING
Interview and assess new patients consultations including medical history
Instruct patient of any preparations for exams, tests, or procedures
Assist physician with procedures (catheter removal, implants, H&P, exams, etc.).
Dress wounds, implant, or catheter sites
Weigh and assess patients weekly for problems to report to physician
Measure patient vital statistics as needed or required
Clean all medical instruments after usage
Answer patient s treatment related questions as needed
Consult physician on patient prescription questions from pharmacies
Educate patients on diet, skin care, and possible side effects
Provide educational materials to patients if requested
Monitor and maintain educational materials
Attend Clinical Cancer Committee meetings and tumor conferences
Monitor and order nursing supplies as needed CLERICAL
Schedule all appointments for new and old patients
Obtain and document all records for new and old patient consultations
Register new and old patients for consultation
Document and assess patient insurance for appropriate coverage
Obtain required pre-certs, referrals, and verify approval
Input, review, and reconcile all daily and weekly patient charges
Answer all internal and external phone calls at clinical desk
Print out daily master schedule and distribute in designated areas
Tabulate monthly follow-up appointments and new and old patient consultations
Copy designated portions of inpatient charts and file in RO chart
Sort and file patient internal and external reports, consultations, histories, RO charts
Manage RO patient transcription process including pickup, delivery, and distribution to referring physicians
Order tests, exams, or procedures as prescribed by physician
Request, obtain and return x-rays needed for patient consultation
Obtain lab reports, x-ray reports, and patient demographics from hospital computer system
Monitor and order front office supplies as needed
Sort and deliver departmental mail
RN with current state license. Must have at least three years clinical experience as a Staff Nurse in a comparable area.
Job: Radiation Therapy
Organization: North Knoxville Medical Center
Requisition ID: 1810254