The Registered Nurse - Outpatient Department integrates and applies knowledge of cancer pathophysiology, disease progression, and symptom problems to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the outcomes of best practice and evidence-based care and other clinical interventions; Works collaboratively with other members of the health care team, supporting patients with the highest standards of care that are congruent with the standards of the Nursing Department and the Oncology nursing practices issued by CANO; Supports clinical research. The Registered Nurse must possess the knowledge to: Identify and assess the physical, psychological, sociological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families; Facilitates referrals to other disciplines as required for further assessment and treatment; Recognizes situations of priority and/or emergency including those unique to cancer therapies and oncologic emergencies; Prioritizes to ensure that emergency situations are dealt with quickly and efficiently; Applies oncology knowledge and technical skills for patient assessment; Utilizes a comprehensive approach based on nursing assessment to establish, document, and revise nursing care in order to meet individual patient needs specific to the Oncology patient and their treatment modalities; Prioritizes nursing actions for teaching, counseling, supporting, informing, and providing care to the patient and family; Assumes leadership roles as assigned by the Nurse Manager; Involved in quality assurance activities; May participate on committees as required; Attains required and recommended certifications and maintains re-certification; Participates in staff and/or patient education; Assumes responsibility for own professional education; Acts as preceptor to nursing students as required.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Registered Nurse (2022.75)
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: Systemic Radiation Therapy Cli
Primary Location: Cross Cancer Institute
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 03-FEB-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 17-FEB-2020
Hours per Shift: Varies
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Previous experience caring for patients undergoing chemotherapy, biotherapy and radiation therapy is required, however experience in high acute areas such as Emergency or ICU will be considered. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team is essential. Demonstrated assessment and critical thinking skills is essential. Ability to organize and prioritize work in a fast paced environment is essential. Due to the acuity of our patient population, must be able to assist patients with varying degrees of mobility.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred; however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice will be considered. Knowledge in Theoretical Principles of Chemotherapy Administration is an asset. Enrolled in or completion of an oncology certificate program is an asset.