Kettering Health Network

  • RN Oncology Resource Opt1 - Infusion Center - Kettering Cancer Center

    Posted Date 3 days ago(7/18/2019 10:12 AM)
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    Resource (PRN)
    First Shift
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    00 Hours Per Pay Period/FTE 0.0 (Resource)
  • Overview

    Are you interested in working for an organization that strives to treat the entire patient: body, mind and spirit? Do you feel called to provide life-changing cancer treatments to this community?


    Kettering Health Network’s experienced cancer care team delivers cutting edge treatments and facilities do the Greater Dayton and Northern Cincinnati area. Our mission is to not only extend cancer care treatments, but to also provide education, support and ongoing guidance to our patients.

    Responsibilities & Requirements

    Job Responsibilities


    The Oncology Clinic RN serves the clinical services of the department by providing primary clinical support to the physicians.  The RN administers medication on the order of the physician and completes all other physicians' orders in a timely manner.  The RN oversees the duties of LPNs and MAs to assure appropriate patient care. 

    The Oncology Clinic RN is responsible for providing care to patients in all settings in collaboration with other interdisciplinary personnel.


    The RN delivers exemplary patient care and maintains an organized clinical environment.


    Job Requirements

    • Graduation from an accredited nursing program
    • Licensed in the state of Ohio as a Registered Nurse
    • 12 months of RN experience in an acute care setting
    • BLS certification
    • ACLS certification required within six months of hire

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Science in nursing is preferred (must be completed within 5 years of hire)
    • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures
    • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care
    • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment
    • Skills in assisting in a variety of treatments and procedures
    • Skill in maintaining and supervising records and recording test results
    • The oncology infusion RN provides quality nursing care to patients experiencing hematological/oncological treatments and disease management including knowledge and skills to provide chemotherapy and biotherapy agents safely and effectively. Possesses and develops understanding of the oncologic process and oncologic emergencies. Knowledgeable to instruct patients and their support persons about disease, symptom management and treatment as well as advocate for their needs.
    • Bachelor of Science in nursing preferred (must be completed within 5 years of hire). If hired after June of 2010, at KMCS, all other KHN facilities after Jan 2011.
    • ONS chemotherapy and Biotherapy administration certification (or obtained within 6months of hire)
    • At least year of oncology nursing experience required with preference given to RN’s with oncology clinical experience. Experience with oncology EMR preferred
    • A nurse who is returning to the acute care setting after five or more years may be required to provide evidence of successful completion of a refresher course.
    •  Manages patient care in the oncology clinic area which includes but is not limited to:
    • Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance to Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy/Biotherapy guidelines and able to administer these agents in accordance with ONS guidelines.
    • Follows KHN policy and procedures for chemotherapy administration and follows safety practices for patients, visitors and self.
    • Responsible for knowledge of drugs/chemotherapy/biotherapy/treatments and procedures provided.
    • Evaluate and initiate IV access, central line management and assessment of port function.
    • Ongoing patient assessment prior to, during and following administration of treatment.
    • Able to ascertain patient symptoms in relation patient’s regimen and other oncologic modalities of treatment.
    • Able to assess and recognize oncologic emergencies and intervene appropriately.
    • Serve as an advocate for patients and their families in relation to their cancer treatment & diagnosis. Able to interact appropriately with patients and families who are in times of crisis.
    • Able to communicate effectively and appropriately with staff members and members of the interdisciplinary team. Responds to patient’s requests/needs timely and effectively. Documents all patient contact within the EMR.
    • Identifies learning needs/style of patients and families and provides the appropriate education to them.
    • Able to utilize the oncology Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for all charting, charging, retrieval of orders, scheduling, ect.
    • Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude and behavior towards patients, families and staff.
    • Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from patient charts (paper by EMR) in a timely manner.
    • Follows up promptly on patient concerns and questions.
    • Instructs patients and families regarding medications, treatment plans and aftercare instructions.
    • Provides a calm and understanding environment in which the patient can receive cancer treatment resulting in a positive experience.


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