A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for Direct and/or indirect care of the patient in the Infusion Center.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
One to two yearsï¿½ clinical and IV therapy experience required..
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee, BLS required within 30 days of hire.
National Chemotherapy Administration Certification (OCN)
Department Position Summary:.
The RN is responsible for the administration of chemotherapy, antibiotics, blood products, other infusion therapy products and procedures needed for the oncology patient in an out patient setting. Further, contributes to nursing and the Medical Center through support of philosophy and objectives and education efforts. Infusion Center staff report directly to the Oncology Coordinator who reports to the Nurse Manager.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patientï¿½s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patientï¿½s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unitï¿½s policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.