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DuPage Medical Group
Downers Grove, IL, United States

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Certified Chemotherapy Nurse


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Job ID:

3505340

Location:

Lisle 

Job Category:

Health Care, Nurse

Salary:

per hour
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Zip Code:

60540

States:

IL

Employment Type:

Full Time

Posted:

11.01.2016
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Occupations:

Medical-Health: Nursing

Job Description:

Associate's Degree
Registered Nurse
RN Required
1 year of experience required
 Full time Certified Chemotherapy/Oncology RN opportunity based out of our Lisle Infusion Therapy Department. Some scheduling may also be required in Hinsdale, Winfield or Plainfield. Prefer a minimum of one year of Oncology Nursing experience and ONS Chemotherapy/biotherapy Certification.
 
Midwest Physician Administrative Services (MPAS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPage Medical Group. MPAS was created in 2011 to provide an efficient way of integrating and delivering administrative and clinical services to customers like Northwestern Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine and Edward-Elmhurst Health.


We have amazing benefits and great opportunities for growth! 
SUMMARY:
 
 
  • Under the direction of Site Physician(s) and Practice Manager, responsible for assessment and treatment of patients in an outpatient/office setting. Provides treatment and follow-up education consistent with patient's age and cultural needs. Responds to all patient inquiries, prioritizing responses and routing urgent situations to a physician, PA or NP (hereafter Provider). Maintains accurate and appropriate documentation and follows patient privacy in accordance with HIPPA and MPAS policies and procedures. Acts as role model for all other care givers in the coordination of patient care. Performs to the level of a licensed registered nurse or practical nurse as dictated by the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and Midwest Physician Adminstrative Services.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
 
  • Assists Physician in assuring high patient satisfaction and quality care
  • Provide education on disease processes and on chemotherapy, including precautions, possible side effects, and signs and symptoms to report to M.D. Provides information on prosthesis and wigs, etc. as needed. Provides education on nutrition and on treatment of side effects.
  • Administers medication to patients as directed by M.D. Initiates IV's via central venous devices or by peripheral access and administers chemotherapy pre-meds, chemotherapy, Remicade, and other meds as prescribed by M.D. Monitors patients closely for adverse reactions, notifies M.D., and treats appropriately as needed per M.D. orders.
  • Provides emotional support to patients and family as needed. Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Records treatment given to patient, assesses, records, and reports patient condition, reaction to drugs, and treatment to M.D. Records medication given to patient including dosage and route and records teaching given.
  • Adheres to appropriate chemotherapy safety and precautions, per policy. Has appropriate equipment available in case of chemo spill. Has knowledge of extravasation precautions and treatment of extravasation should it occur.
  • Assists with bone marrow aspiration/biopsy procedure. Obtains consent, prepares equipment, assists with procedure and prepares biopsy/aspirate to be sent to lab.
  • Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • On occasion, when needed for increased workload necessity, or when receptionist is absent:
  • Prepare patients for physical exam including taking vital signs and weight
  • Screen patients for appropriate information
  • Instruct patients on testing and procedures
  • Arranges for patient testing and treatments and admissions
  • Responds to incoming calls in a timely manner and direct calls as needed.
  • Schedules patient appointment.
  • Performs other projects and duties as related to department objectives.
  • Must be able to get along with others, to be a team player, to accept constructive criticism from your supervisor and be able to follow work rules.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed patient records, charts and other pertinent information; posts tests and examination results.
  • Ensures medical chart/lab test results are available and complete and all records are appropriately secured in the patient chart.
  • Delivers patient education, according to the individualized needs of the patient and as prescribed by the Provider and/or Group policy.
  • Educates patient and/or family members about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.
  • Responds to patient questions and appropriately provides reassurance while responding to patient concerns.
  • Responds to/refers incoming patient treatment-related phone calls.
  • Triages patient messages and responds in accordance with departmental policy and procedures.
  • May assist in arranging tests or admissions, calling in prescriptions, etc.
  • Reviews and prioritizes same day messages.
  • Under direction of the Provider, RNs can assess and determine patient needs
  • Responsible for routine maintenance and preparation of medical equipment; cleans, disinfects, and/or sterilizes instruments and equipment following CDC safety and OSHA standards.
  • Follows Group policy and OSHA guidelines for handling of blood and body fluids and uses PPE appropriately.
  • Maintains quality assurance records of the disinfection process; serves as a role model of safe office practice.
  • Performs and delegates a variety of tasks to facilitate patient office visits and procedures.
  • Aware of coding and reimbursement issues in delivering care.
  • Available to other office clinical and non-clinical staff to answer questions and provide assistance as appropriate.
  • Assists in orienting and training new staff.
  • Seeks opportunities to improve or enhance nursing and leadership skills.
  • Other duties as assigned
 
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
 
  • Interpersonal Skills: Conveys a warm, caring, and approachable demeanor. Displays unconditional respect toward others. Able to sense others feelings and perspectives.
  • Service Orientation: Ability to anticipate, recognize, and meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Oral Communication: Listens openly and clearly conveys messages and information.
  • Written Communication and Comprehension: Writes clearly using appropriate grammar, symbols, and medical terminology. Able to decipher and comprehend documentation of others.
  • Team Work: Works effectively with others to accomplish objectives and goals. Offers assistance to others in need.
  • Multi-tasking: Able to properly perform multiple duties at once.
  • Resilience: Effectively manages stress in a fast-paced setting.
  • Leadership: Appropriately optimistic and inspiring. Influencing others to act on their own behalf or for the broader good of the group.
  • Age and Cultural Specific Care: Able to adjust treatment, instruction, and education to meet the patient's age and cultural background.
  • Procedures: Demonstrates sufficient techniques in performing medical procedures.

We have amazing benefits and great opportunities for growth! 
SUMMARY:
 
 
  • Under the direction of Site Physician(s) and Practice Manager, responsible for assessment and treatment of patients in an outpatient/office setting. Provides treatment and follow-up education consistent with patient's age and cultural needs. Responds to all patient inquiries, prioritizing responses and routing urgent situations to a physician, PA or NP (hereafter Provider). Maintains accurate and appropriate documentation and follows patient privacy in accordance with HIPPA and MPAS policies and procedures. Acts as role model for all other care givers in the coordination of patient care. Performs to the level of a licensed registered nurse or practical nurse as dictated by the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and Midwest Physician Adminstrative Services.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
 
  • Assists Physician in assuring high patient satisfaction and quality care
  • Provide education on disease processes and on chemotherapy, including precautions, possible side effects, and signs and symptoms to report to M.D. Provides information on prosthesis and wigs, etc. as needed. Provides education on nutrition and on treatment of side effects.
  • Administers medication to patients as directed by M.D. Initiates IV's via central venous devices or by peripheral access and administers chemotherapy pre-meds, chemotherapy, Remicade, and other meds as prescribed by M.D. Monitors patients closely for adverse reactions, notifies M.D., and treats appropriately as needed per M.D. orders.
  • Provides emotional support to patients and family as needed. Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Records treatment given to patient, assesses, records, and reports patient condition, reaction to drugs, and treatment to M.D. Records medication given to patient including dosage and route and records teaching given.
  • Adheres to appropriate chemotherapy safety and precautions, per policy. Has appropriate equipment available in case of chemo spill. Has knowledge of extravasation precautions and treatment of extravasation should it occur.
  • Assists with bone marrow aspiration/biopsy procedure. Obtains consent, prepares equipment, assists with procedure and prepares biopsy/aspirate to be sent to lab.
  • Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • On occasion, when needed for increased workload necessity, or when receptionist is absent:
  • Prepare patients for physical exam including taking vital signs and weight
  • Screen patients for appropriate information
  • Instruct patients on testing and procedures
  • Arranges for patient testing and treatments and admissions
  • Responds to incoming calls in a timely manner and direct calls as needed.
  • Schedules patient appointment.
  • Performs other projects and duties as related to department objectives.
  • Must be able to get along with others, to be a team player, to accept constructive criticism from your supervisor and be able to follow work rules.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed patient records, charts and other pertinent information; posts tests and examination results.
  • Ensures medical chart/lab test results are available and complete and all records are appropriately secured in the patient chart.
  • Delivers patient education, according to the individualized needs of the patient and as prescribed by the Provider and/or Group policy.
  • Educates patient and/or family members about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.
  • Responds to patient questions and appropriately provides reassurance while responding to patient concerns.
  • Responds to/refers incoming patient treatment-related phone calls.
  • Triages patient messages and responds in accordance with departmental policy and procedures.
  • May assist in arranging tests or admissions, calling in prescriptions, etc.
  • Reviews and prioritizes same day messages.
  • Under direction of the Provider, RNs can assess and determine patient needs
  • Responsible for routine maintenance and preparation of medical equipment; cleans, disinfects, and/or sterilizes instruments and equipment following CDC safety and OSHA standards.
  • Follows Group policy and OSHA guidelines for handling of blood and body fluids and uses PPE appropriately.
  • Maintains quality assurance records of the disinfection process; serves as a role model of safe office practice.
  • Performs and delegates a variety of tasks to facilitate patient office visits and procedures.
  • Aware of coding and reimbursement issues in delivering care.
  • Available to other office clinical and non-clinical staff to answer questions and provide assistance as appropriate.
  • Assists in orienting and training new staff.
  • Seeks opportunities to improve or enhance nursing and leadership skills.
  • Other duties as assigned
 
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
 
  • Interpersonal Skills: Conveys a warm, caring, and approachable demeanor. Displays unconditional respect toward others. Able to sense others feelings and perspectives.
  • Service Orientation: Ability to anticipate, recognize, and meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Oral Communication: Listens openly and clearly conveys messages and information.
  • Written Communication and Comprehension: Writes clearly using appropriate grammar, symbols, and medical terminology. Able to decipher and comprehend documentation of others.
  • Team Work: Works effectively with others to accomplish objectives and goals. Offers assistance to others in need.
  • Multi-tasking: Able to properly perform multiple duties at once.
  • Resilience: Effectively manages stress in a fast-paced setting.
  • Leadership: Appropriately optimistic and inspiring. Influencing others to act on their own behalf or for the broader good of the group.
  • Age and Cultural Specific Care: Able to adjust treatment, instruction, and education to meet the patient's age and cultural background.
  • Procedures: Demonstrates sufficient techniques in performing medical procedures.
  
 

Job Requirements:

 
EDUCATION and/or CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:
 
 
  • Graduation from an accredited Registered Nursing program.
  • Knowledge of nursing skills in accordance with nursing standards in the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Must have a current CPR certification and a current and valid Illinois Nurse License.
  • Additional Certifications and Requirements may include: ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
 
  • Prefer a minimum of one year of Oncology nursing experience in a clinical or hospital setting.
 
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
 
 
  • Activities include holding, carrying, pushing, transferring, and pulling of objects and people, safely.
  • Manual and finger dexterity, handle or feel, hand-eye coordination, bending, kneeling, crouching, frequent sitting, walking and/or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to safely lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Requires vision correctable to 20/20 and hearing in the normal range for face-to-face and telephone contacts.
  • Work may be under stressful conditions.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
 
  • Conditions common to a clinic environment including communicable disease, blood borne pathogens, ionizing radiation, bodily fluids and toxic substances, hazardous materials.
  • Fast-paced medical office environment involving contact and interaction with patients, physicians, and other clinical and non-clinical personnel.
 
DISCLAIMER: The above statements in this job description are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Associate's Degree
Registered Nurse
RN Required
1 year of experience required
 Full time Certified Chemotherapy/Oncology RN opportunity based out of our Lisle Infusion Therapy Department. Some scheduling may also be required in Hinsdale, Winfield or Plainfield. Prefer a minimum of one year of Oncology Nursing experience and ONS Chemotherapy/biotherapy Certification.
 
Midwest Physician Administrative Services (MPAS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPage Medical Group. MPAS was created in 2011 to provide an efficient way of integrating and delivering administrative and clinical services to customers like Northwestern Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine and Edward-Elmhurst Health.

 

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