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Licensed Practical Nurse - Oral Chemo

Company: Compass Oncology
Location: Sherwood
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:



We are there with you every step of the way...

At Compass Oncology, we know facing a cancer diagnosis is life changing. Our caring team of professionals delivers unparalleled cancer treatment and leading-edge research all while giving patients the best personal experience possible. We know our patients' names and faces, their stories, struggles and their victories. We know, because we are there with them every step of the way in their fight against cancer.

We are looking for an experienced LPN to support Oral Chemotherapy. This position will support our West Cancer Center located in Tigard, Oregon. Nurses working at Compass are an important part of the interdisciplinary team that supports the extraordinary care provided to our patients. This individual will help guide our patients through their cancer care journey. Utilizing the nursing process, the nurse addresses the acute and chronic needs of the patient with a cancer diagnosis answering clinical questions and gathering information for our providers to inform care delivery decisions.

Employment Type - Full-Time, 40 Hours, M-F
Location: West Cancer Center (Tigard, Oregon).

Scope:

Under general supervision, provides general nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. Maintains efficient patient flow, assists with patient care, i.e. vitals, assessments and procedures. Maintains physicians schedule and performs miscellaneous tasks assigned by physicians. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Responsibilities:

  • Provides general nursing care to patients.
    • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
      • Assists with the preparation of equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
        • Observes, records, and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
          • Administers prescribed medications as directed.
            • Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination.
              • Screens patients for appropriate information.
                • Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests.
                  • Schedules patient tests, procedures and hospital admissions and provides follow-up for receipt of test results.
                    • Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls.
                      • Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
                        • Formulates and updates patient care plans.
                          • Orders, prepares and inspects patient's charts.
                            • Posts tests and examination results.
                              • Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.
                                • Assures appropriate consent has been obtained prior to treatment or procedures.
                                  • Performs EKG and oxymetry readings as needed by physician.
                                    • Performs lab procedures and processing of lab specimens as needed.
                                      • Files all labs and outside reports accurately and as needed.
                                        • Obtains blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions.
                                          • Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols.
                                            • Maintains all chemo room and procedure room disinfection protocols.
                                              • Prepares exam rooms including re-stocking of treatment areas.
                                                • Phones in prescriptions and makes other patient calls as required or directed by physicians.
                                                  • Arranges for pre-authorizations and pre-certifications as needed.
                                                    • Obtains new patient records and previous test results, x-rays, scans, etc.
                                                      • Acts as a backup for other medical assistants and schedulers as needed.
                                                        • Maintains patient files, records and other information.
                                                          • Acts as preceptor and provides input to performance appraisals of Medical AssistantsQualifications:
                                                            Education:
                                                            • High school graduate or equivalent.
                                                            • Graduate from an accredited school for practical nursing.
                                                            • Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state.
                                                            • Current CPR certification required.
                                                              Experience/Training: Minimum of (3) years of nursing experience, preferably in an oncology environment preferred.

                                                              More About The Company
                                                              Compass Oncology team brings together leading cancer experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology and palliative care to provide the most comprehensive cancer care possible and an even more cohesive patient experience. In addition, the majority of our physicians specialize in particular cancer types, bringing a heightened level of expertise to our patients. If you are a dedicated, team-oriented, patient-centered individual looking for an opportunity where you are proud of what you do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in the lives of our patients; Compass Oncology is the place for you!

                                                              As a member of The US Oncology Network , one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, Compass Oncology participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 89 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Portland and Vancouver communities with clinical offices located throughout the metro area.

                                                              To learn more about Compass Oncology and its daily mission, please visit our website at https://compassoncology.com/

                                                              The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Keywords: Compass Oncology, Portland , Licensed Practical Nurse - Oral Chemo, Healthcare , Sherwood, Oregon

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