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Radiation Oncology Nurse

Company: CHI Memorial Chattanooga
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Relocation
  • On-site childcare (Glenwood campus) with extended hours
  • On-site gym (Glenwood campus) with a variety of group classes
  • Board Certification Allowance
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program
  • Additional incentives for eligible full time day shift and night shift opportunities
    Responsibilities
    The RN is responsible for delivery of patient care through the use of the nursing processes and provides leadership by working cooperatively with nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Understands radiation therapy, pathophysiology of cancer and main treatment modalities and their interactions and side effects. Performs weekly physical assessments on patients, obtains medical history, social history, psychological history, and facilitates the ordering of laboratory and radiographic studies. The RN will ensure results of these studies are documented electronically. Provides psychological support to both inpatients and outpatients, families and significant others through education and counseling. Develops and maintains radiation oncology educational material for staff and patients. Registered nurses in radiation oncology work with the nurse navigator of cancer services, to ensure proper education of patient. The registered nurse participates in weekly chart rounds, monthly QA, and other committees as directed by the department manager. Qualifications
    Required Education - Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required Licensure and Certifications Currently licensed in Tennessee or Georgia (based on location) or eligible for licensure BCLS required within probationary period. - RN OCN certified within 6 months if employee has current oncology experience meeting ONCC practice guidelines for certification testing. If no previous oncology experience, employee must take OCN exam within 15 months of employment (if practice hours requirement met) and must be certified within 18 months. - - Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Use of general patient care equipment and communication equipment. ARIA computer system, Meditech, FAX and copier. Lab sticks, IV starts and medication administration. PREFERRED Qualifications ACLS

Keywords: CHI Memorial Chattanooga, Chattanooga , Radiation Oncology Nurse, Other , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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