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SoutheastHEALTH Registered Nurse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registered Nurse

Nursing - RN
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Oncology Progressive Care Full-Time

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Description

Day ShiftThe registered professional nurse coordinates, plans, directs and implements the nursing process in the delivery of patient careBegin

  • Plan, organize, direct, and utilize the nursing process

  • Take a leadership role in all activities, going beyond traditional technical job duties to lead patients and co-workers through the journey of cancer care

  • Honor the value of the team and work in concert with others to create a personal experience for every patient

  • Recognize the individual and personal needs and aspirations of each patient and individualize interactions to honor and fulfill those needs and aspirations

  • Honor and respect the diverse nature, beliefs, values, and lifestyles of patients, families, and colleagues

  • Support each colleague who works with cancer patients to uplift our spirits, manage our stress, and celebrate our lives

  • Organize and utilize nursing process

  • Medication Management

  • Patient Safety

  • Recognition of patient changes

  • Interpersonal interactions

  • Customer Service (First Class Care)

  • Identify basic cardiac arrhythmias and the procedure to follow for dangerous arrhythmias

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Patient education and advocacy

  • Supervise and provide encouragement and support to Patient Care Techs, unit techs, and other ancillary staff

  • Demonstrate an understanding of “Hospice Respite” and provide for the care of the patient

  • Understand and incorporate into care the unique needs for the Neutropenic patient

  • Demonstrate/practice the necessary precautions for safe chemotherapy administration

  • Provide compassionate and patient-centered care to the dying patient and family

  • Gives direct patient care according to the plan of care and individual patient needs as directed by the care plan

  • Performs nursing techniques for the comfort and wellbeing of the patient

  • Administers prescribed medications safely, including managing IV’s within scope of practice

  • Completes documentation in the electronic medical record accurately and in a timely manner

  • Communicates in a courteous and professional manner with co-workers, physicians, patients, ancillary departments, and visitors

  • Maintains confidentiality

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Become

  • Graduated from an accredited professional nursing program

  • Registered professional nurse licensed by the State of Missouri and current CPR certification

  • Get ACLS certification within 90 days of employment

  • Experience working in an acute care environment, but not required

  • Complete basic cardiac arrhythmia course within first 90 days of employment

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

  • Must attend scheduled Oncology specific training and competencies when requested

  • Must attend Chemotherapy/Biotherapy education course prior to administering Chemotherapy and pass Chemotherapy competency

  • Must attend annual chemotherapy education course as requested and annual chemotherapy competency day

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