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Registered Nurse - Oncology (Harrisonburg,VA)

Company: Augusta Health
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 5, 2019

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Registered Nurse - Oncology (Harrisonburg,VA) Description :The Augusta Health Cancer Center is an outpatient clinic and chemotherapy infusion unit. Oncology nurses play a critical role in the delivery of quality nursing care to a high-risk and complex patient population. Comprehensive knowledge and skills regardingcancer pathophysiology, treatment options and symptom management are required elements of practice. We have a 13 chair outpatient cancer infusion center and an 8 chair infusion center for non-cancer patients. Nurses are cross-trained to work in both areas.For novice oncology nurses, the first one or two years of practice are focused on gaining an in-depth education regarding the biology of cancer, treatment regimens and comprehensive symptom management. Skill in care and maintenance of venous access devicesand handling and administration of hazardous drugs must be cultivated. Guidelines for nursing competency are outlined in the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines.Novice nurses will work closely with an experienced oncology nurse and will be expected to take Duke Cancer Basics and Chemotherapy 101 and will orient with their preceptor for 3 to 4 months. Chemotherapy administration competency will be determined beforethe novice nurse may administer chemotherapy on their own. At the end of one year, the novice nurse must take and pass an ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Fundamentals course which will give a provider s card to administer chemotherapy.Come join the Augusta Health team located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Fishersville, VA. Augusta Health is an independent, community hospital recognized as one of Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals in America. Our mission is to promote the healthand well-being of our community through access to excellent care. We build trust and peace of mind through our core values of patient-and community-centeredness, professionalism, excellence, and teamwork.Some benefits of working at Augusta Health include: Insurance package including health, dental, and vision Retirement savings helping you to plan for your future Generous paid time off to promote work life balance Free onsite parking 24/7 armed security to ensure your safety Shift and weekenddifferentials Flexible scheduling Clinical ladder career path program Shared governance Tuition reimbursement Onsite child care Augusta Health Fitness Reimbursement Program Individualized orientation with dedicated preceptor Onsite credit unionEmployee discounts including the cafeteria, gift shop, pharmacy, and movie tickets . Requirements : Nursing requirements:Must be an RN licensed in the Commonwealth of VirginiaMust have a strong desire to work with a high-risk and complex patient population.Must have desire to be a member of a dynamic team of professionals devoted to the care of individuals with cancer or hematological disease/disorders.Must have solid critical thinking skills and a strong application of the nursing process.Must have effective adherence to infection control practices.Oncology Nurse certified preferred2 years of outpatient oncology experience preferredAssociated topics: ambulatory, care unit, intensive care unit, maternal, neonatal, nurse rn, psychatric, recovery, surgical, tcu

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