Registered Nurse – Breast Medical Oncology Clinic
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Why UT Southwestern?
With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. You’ll discover a magnet facility with a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.
Join UT Southwestern as a Registered Nurse at the Simmons Cancer Center in the Breast Medical Oncology clinic. As a RN at UT Southwestern, you will have the opportunity to join a team of the top cancer specialists in the country and be a part of our innovative therapies, cutting-edge research, and life changing clinical trials.
This RN will assist with very busy breast medical oncology clinic. Monday thru Friday with flexible hours, approx. 08:30 am to 5pm. Clinic assessment and after visit instructions. Large volume of care coordination with scheduling of port placements, infusion and lab scheduling, working with authorization team, processing of refills using standing medical orders.
At UT Southwestern, the possibilities to explore your interests and advance your career are limitless. We would love the opportunity to have you join our Nationally Ranked Cancer Center by U.S News & World Report’s!
Maintains adequate stock of supplies as required for work area. Maintains a safe and secure environment to meet patient needs. Facilitates patient scheduling for all tests and visits. Completes billing of all nursing procedures including any infusion therapy. Prepares equipment and assists physicians during physical exams and medical procedures. Prepares patient for the physician exam. Chaperones physician visit. Prepares and administers medications as prescribed by physician. Takes, records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment; inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patient safety and proper functioning of equipment. Obtains any specimens ordered by the physician for collection. Obtains medical history from patients through structured interviews in accordance with departmental guidelines. Documents nursing assessment. Documents patient care interventions and education in medical records; ensures appropriate patient consents and authorizations are obtained for research and/or medical treatment. Delivers nursing interventions to assigned patients that are consistent with stated medical plan of care while observing and recording signs, symptoms, and behavior of patients in medical records. Triages patient phone inquiries according to physician and/or departmental protocols and documents such inquiries and results in patients' medical records. Demonstrates effective communication skills, physical and psychosocial assessment skills, and knowledge of how to access pertinent health records to facilitate triage decision making. Participates in evaluating nursing needs of patients; assesses problems affecting patients; recommends policy and/or procedural changes according to nursing expertise; schedules patients' appointments, tests, and procedures via on-line computer system or telephone. Facilitates patient-physician communication and assists the patient through the treatment process. Provides patient education, procedural instructions, general health information, and reinforces physician instructions in person and through telephone contact. Documents patient education in the medical record. Provides patient counseling based on specialized and/or advanced knowledge gained through education and experience. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education
Associate degree (BSN preferred). Two (2) years oncology nursing experience. Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas. A current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA), are required. Oncology Nursing Society Certification: OCN, CPHON, CBCN, or BMTCN required.
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
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