Responsible for performing patient assessment, patient/family teaching and triage as well as direct patient care including chemotherapy, biologic therapy and other therapeutic infusions and order entry. Provides clinical support to the provider, patient and their family to assist in the treatment of the patient's condition. Follows up on diagnostic testing to ensure completion, accuracy, and filing of same in medical record to ensure continuity and quality of care.
Assists provider in performance of minor surgical diagnostic procedures and ancillary diagnostic examinations as directed by provider to facilitate accurate diagnosis.
Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork.
Accesses implanted venous access devices for labs and infusions.
Administers and disposes of chemotherapy as required by regulatory guidelines.
Documents administration of chemotherapy.
Administers and follows related research protocols.
Executes and documents ongoing patient communication.
Delivers advanced phone triage per provider, responds to patient questions and requests to ensure efficient use of provider time and timely response to patient's needs.
Provides instruction to ensure patient's understanding of medical condition and compliance with treatment guidelines.
Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IV's as required by provider.
Administers medications and vaccines including intradermal and skin testing.
May inventory medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceutical and controlled substances to ensure adequate supply levels, verify expiration dates, document utilization, and optimize organizational efficiency and space utilization.
Routinely inspects and observes condition and operation of equipment and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and identify need for preventive and corrective maintenance.
Cleans and sets up examination and treatment rooms between cases, ensures required level of asepsis, availability of appropriate instruments and equipment, and preparation of patient.
Assists with orientation of new personnel to ensure that they are appropriately trained to support patients and provider.
Assists with coordinating external disease management and case management organizations.
Completes apheresis for stem cell collections if designated as one of the stem cell collection Hematology and Oncology Registered Nurses.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Monday through Friday
Rotating start times between 0700 and 0930
Occasional weekend and holiday on call
Prior hematology or oncology experience is preferred.
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Employer contribution to your retirement plan
Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
Paid Military Leave
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.