Job Description

Oncology Emergency Department Registered Nurse

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Oncology Emergency Department Registered Nurse

The Professional Clinical Registered Nurse practices to provide the Mother Standard of care.  Individualized care to the geriatric and adult patient and family is provided within the realm of relationship-based care.  An Individualized plan of care is provided; utilizing the nursing process including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Independently guides nursing practice and evaluates patient specific outcomes.  Responsible for inspiring to ensure clinically excellent outcomes through effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgement. Utilizes effective communication to support a culture of caring and healing in which the patient and family are the central focus.  Nursing care address physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professional’s patients, support persons and all members of the healthcare team. Acts in compliance with enterprise policies/procedures and the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Illinois and in alignment with the nursing mission, vision, and values.  Follows the enterprise nursing philosophy and the Empowered for Excellence (E2) nursing professional practice model which are derived from the Benner model and Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring.    

Assesses, plans, implements, and documents the care of emergently ill medical, surgical, and oncology patients of all ages.  Assists with special procedures.  Prioritizes the care of multiple patients based on the acuity of illness.  Directly guides the care delivered by interprofessional patient care partners.

 Minimal Required Attributes:

  • Graduate of NLNAC or CCNE School of Nursing, and licensed in the state of practice                     
  • OCN Certification within 18 months of hire or 36 total CE in Oncology every Commission of Cancer cycle of three years with completion of 12 CE every year (Surgical Services exempt)
  • BLS certification must be maintained while in this position
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified (As appropriate for population served) and PALS upon hire or obtained by end of orientation period, and maintain while in position

                    

ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Demonstrates competence in patient triage and medical screening exams using the established protocols
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of Vasoactive medications
  • Ability to read and operate cardiac monitor, recognize normal/abnormal rhythms, and institute appropriate interventions
  • Quickly identifies signs and symptoms of emergent and/or life-threatening conditions and demonstrates skills to follow appropriate protocols, policies, and procedures to ensure goal times are met
  • Attend In-House Code Blue and Rapid Response Calls, as required

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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