Part time, primary care nurse in busy pediatric hematology, oncology and infusion outpatient setting. The staff nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate, individualized, nursing care for specific patients and their families in the ambulatory care setting. She / he collaborates with practice leadership, members of the patient care team, and the patient to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: .
- Primary care nurse administering chemotherapy and other infusions to pediatric patient population. Frequent phone triage; assist during interventional procedures, monitoring patients during sedation procedures and recovery of same patients post anesthesia.
- Educational, emotional, clinical support and education of patient and family members.
- Participates/contributes in weekly team meetings. Collaborates regularly with inpatient units to ensure continuity of care.
- Provides competent, compassionate nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of nursing process.
- Provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients and families.
- Communicates the plan of care and other pertinent information to / from other patient care team members.
- Provides nursing care appropriate to age group of patients.
- Observes, reports, and documents relevant patient information.
- Identifies, facilitates, and evaluates outcomes of nursing care for an individual patient or group of patients.
- Helps define standards of excellence for patient care; participates in improvement of patient care services in a cost-effective way.
- Participates in and contributes to performance improvement activities.
- Collaborates with other professional and non-professional personnel in maintaining recognized standards.
- Participates in orientation of new permanent and temporary staff members.
- Appropriately utilizes equipment and supplies.
- Provides input to the practice leadership regarding practice needs.
- Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing education practice.
- Collaborates with practice leadership to identify his / her developmental level of practice and appropriate learning experiences to enhance development.
- Adheres to Department of Nursing requirements for training as specified in the MGH Nursing Practice Manual.
- Contributes to relevant committees, professional meetings, continuing educational and / or
- formal academic programs.
- BLS certification required
- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively to families, all RN team members and multidisciplinary team.
- PALS certification preferred
- Chemo certification preferred
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):
Current licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required
Graduate from an accreidated nursing program required. Bachelor's degree strongly preffered.
New graduates must have a BSN
Must have a minimum of 2-3 years of oncology nursing experience required, pediatric oncology experience preferred.
Outpatient clinic setting. Occasional after hours functions outside of defined working hours.EEO Statement
MassachusettsGeneral Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverseskills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applicationsfrom protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are stronglyencouraged.