Dignity Health RN - Radiation Oncology - NR in CARMICHAEL, California

Overview

Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.

Mercy Imaging Centers, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, provides cutting-edge diagnostic imaging services at 16 locations in the greater Sacramento and Woodland areas. Our team of 160 staff members work with our specialty trained and board certified radiologists to provide high quality care to our patients. The locations perform more than 175,000 exams annually with the goal of providing top quality imaging, compassionate care, and timely service with a smile.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for knowing his/her professional scope of practice as defined by the California Business and Professional Code and for satisfactorily completing the Dignity Health Medical Foundation orientation period that includes demonstrating skills and behaviors that meet a fully competent level of performance. The RN must maintain applicable and current licensing to include BCLS.

The RN maintains a clean, organized, and safe environment, and performs patient care services that support the radiation oncologist and clinical staff under the supervision of the radiation oncologist, site supervisor and operations manager. This includes assisting in prepping patients for examinations or procedures, assisting with procedures, relaying instructions from the physician to a patient or authorized person, and collecting patient data. Documenting patient concerns, patient messages, and care provided to the patient in the patient’s medical record for the physician's review. Administration of medications specifically directed by the physician and performing accurate vital sign measurements and documenting such.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assess the physical and psychosocial status of clients by means of interview, health history, physical examination, and diagnostic studies

  • Accurately and timely schedules acceptable appointments / procedures per patient expectations and as outlined by department chief technologist.

  • Retrieves and prepares patient medical information as needed.

  • Document and record all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed etc in each patient medical chart

  • Assess additional needs of patient such as transportation assistance, nutritional counseling and social service support

  • Accurately documents, calculates, and safely administers all medications after obtaining a radiation oncologist/physician written order.

  • Provide education material and communicate physician advice and instructions to patient

  • Administers and monitors patients who receive IV conscious sedation during brachytherapy procedures. Assist during brachytherapy procedures as requested by the Radiation Oncologist.

  • Access port-a-caths for administration of CT contrast and IV contrast administration in CT and MRI.

  • Determine physician approved care plan from assessment data, individualized to each patient according to condition or need

  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Satisfactory completion of a formal Registered Nurse program pursuant to the Division of Allied Health Professions or military training that is equivalent to an accredited Registered Nurse program (determination by Dignity Health Medical Foundation Human Resources department in conjunction with the State Division of Allied Health Professions)

  • Clear and current CA RN license

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills are essential

  • Medical terminology, familiarity with CPT coding procedures and reference tools, and pharmacology appropriate to the Registered Nurse scope of practice is essential

  • The RN must maintain applicable and current licensing

  • Current BLS Certification through the American Heart Association

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year Oncology nursing experience preferred

  • Familiarity with an electronic practice management system is preferred

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Job ID 2018-58057

Employment Type Full Time

Department Radiation Oncology

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Dignity Health Medical Group Image

Shift Day

Location CARMICHAEL

State/Province CA

Standard Hours Mon-Fri 8-5