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Covenant Health NURSE MANAGER in Nashua, New Hampshire

Job Summary

The Infusion Suite is a Hospital outpatient center which cares primarily for adult patients who require hematology or oncology services. The Nurse Manager, Oncology has local responsibility for the Infusion Center, and works collaboratively with the Director of the Hematology/Oncology physician practice and the Breast Care Center. Treatments provided at the Infusion Center include but are not limited to: Therapeutic phlebotomies, chemotherapy infusions, antibiotic/hydration infusions, transfusion of blood products, maintenance care of central lines and administration of intramuscular medications. The Nurse Manager, Oncology coordinates the daily activities of Infusion Services and works in conjunction with the Director of Outpatient Specialty Services and the Director of Pharmacy to maximize patient care outcomes, manage fiscal responsibilities, and oversee and facilitate smooth efficient operation of the departments to meet patient and physician needs.

Specialty Area Requirement

Oncology Prepared Nurses under general supervision, deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation, in accordance with ONS guidelines and core competencies. Nurses collaborate with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Nurses effectively interact with patient and their significant others, while maintaining the standard of professional nursing. Oncology Prepared Nurses provide care and support to patients diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Position Responsibilities

Oncology Prepared Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the guidance of ONS guidelines and core competencies. In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of Oncology Prepared Nurses include (but are not limited to):

  • Consult/ coordinates with team members to assess and evaluate patient care plans.

  • Conducts pre- and chemotherapy administration education for patient and family if present.

  • Acquires and maintains the skills required to:

  • Calculate medication dosing/basic pharmacology

  • Engage in therapeutic relationships

  • Problem solve

  • Set priorities and reprioritize

  • Work autonomously and collaboratively

  • Practice with basic computer skills

  • Provide effective adherence to infection control practices

  • Maintain Interpersonal skills

  • Continue to build upon learned critical thinking skills

  • Develop and maintain a strong application of the nursing process and the basic principles of cancer and its treatment

  • Provide strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Prepares and administers all medications ordered and documents according to hospital policy.

  • Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse.

  • Responds to codes based upon nursing scope and protocol.

  • Records all care information accurately and completely in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

-Graduate from an approved School of Nursing -Current New Hampshire license required or eligible to obtain

BLS required through American Heart Association

Experience

-Clinical experience preferred

Professional Activities:

-Membership in a professional nursing organization -Certification in specialty preferred.

Covenant Health Mission Statement

We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

Our Core Values:

Compassion

We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.

Integrity

We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.

Collaboration

We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.

Excellence

We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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