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Carle Foundation Hospital Clinic RN - Radiation Oncology in Urbana, Illinois

Clinic RN - Radiation Oncology

  • Department:

Cancer Institute1048

  • Entity:

Carle

  • Job Category:

Nursing

  • Employment Type:

Full - Time

  • Job ID:

14259

  • Experience Required:

1 - 3 Years

  • Education Required:

Associates Degree

  • Shift:

Day

  • Location:

Urbana, IL

  • Usual Schedule:

M-F 8a-5p

  • On Call Requirements:

None

  • Work Location:

Main Campus

  • Nursing Specialty:

Oncology

  • Secondary Job Category:

Nursing

  • Weekend Requirements:

None

  • Other Posting Information:

$5,000 sign-on bonus and

$5,000 relocation (for greater than 100 miles) or

$2,500 relocation (for greater than 50 miles)

for nurses with 1 or more years experience - External Applicants Only

  • Holiday Requirements:

None

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Position Summary:

Do you want to be part of something bigger then yourself? Want to be part of the team that cures cancer? Join our radiation oncology nursing team.

Our team approach supports new and experienced nurses. We guide and encourage patients before during and after their course of radiation. We provide moderate sedation for internal gynecological radiation, and cranial radiation. We triage our patients over the phone and in person. We work closely with medical oncology, nutrition, palliative medicine to coordinate care for our patients. We find solutions to patient problems by working closely with our radiation oncologists. Most importantly, we build lasting relationships with our patients by supporting our patients through the most intimate and vulnerable times of their life. Our ideal candidate will value teamwork and compassion, will be a fierce advocate and a shoulder to cry on.

Qualifications:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS College Diploma Nursing CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Registered Nurse (RN) Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) w/in 2 years of start date in position and Moderate Sedation Certification w/in 2 years of start date in position. Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS None Specified. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Good communication skills to interact effectively with patients and families. Good understanding of the cancer process and the role of radiation in the treatment of cancer.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides and facilitates competent health care of patients and families in area of practice. Ensures adherence to established standards of care and scope of practice.

  • Performs advanced nursing activities, and possesses the knowledge and skills related to the radiation oncology treatment process, side effects and symptom management.

  • Ensures documentation of care is complete and accurate.

  • Provides health and wellness education to individuals and groups.

  • Acts as preceptor and supports the development of other staff and healthcare students.

  • Provides leadership for initiatives designed to improve the quality of care or clinical outcomes.

  • Assists Nursing Supervisor/coordinator in the development of departmental standing orders.

  • Evaluate symptoms over the phone and in face to face contact with patients.

  • Execute orders based on diagnosis and protocols.

  • Monitor lab values to ensure safe levels for treatments and/or interventions required.

  • Evaluate walk in patients; provide physicians with patient condition/complaint and recommendations.

  • Provide Education to patients regarding treatments, side effects and symptom management

  • Assist physicians with procedures such as halo placement, radioactive injections and HDR.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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