The Radiation Oncology team are specially trained to treat cancer patients who are receiving radiation therapy. The Chemotherapy team is composed of registered nurses certified and trained in in Chemotherapy administration. The oncology float nurse is trained to work in both radiation therapy and chemotherapy clinics. Oncology nursing manager will determine staff assignment due to patient census and clinic needs. Essential Functions provided by the radiation oncology clinic nurses include: Assess patient's medical and physical condition by completing a nursing assessment on all new patients Assists the radiation oncologist during patient examination(s) Provides patient and family education in relation to patient's diagnosis and expected side effects of Rx Works with the technical staff to ensure accuracy of treatment plan Provides weekly assessment of the patient through chart review and meeting with the patient Services provided by the chemotherapy nurses include: Provides high risk IV infusions to include antibiotics, chemotherapy, blood and blood product Places peripheral IV lines Accesses, uses, and flushes Portacaths Flushes, uses, and discontinues Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC lines) Provides de-clotting of occluded central lines with Alteplase for outpatients Sets up and instructs patients and family members on home infusion pumps Provides patient and family education in relation to patient's diagnosis and expected side effects of treatment Works with the technical staff to ensure accuracy of treatment plan Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 430pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.