Registered Nurse Radiation Oncology Clinical Coordinator
Req #: 17000121
Location: Sebring, FL
Job Category: Cancer Institute
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland
Florida Hospital Heartland
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center has provided faith-based, whole person care to the community for more than 65 years. That means we take into consideration the mind, body and spirit when designing each of our services and developing personalized treatment plans for patients. In addition to offering all-private rooms, our campus includes a comprehensive fitness center, community education center, and resource library to help community members achieve optimal health. We also house the area’s largest hospital-based laboratory, radiology services, and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities.
As a member of Adventist Health System, we have received the Gallup Great Workplace Award five years in a row for having one of the most engaged and best performing workforces in the world. We have also achieved HIMSS Level 6 for our electronic medical record adoption.
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is located in Sebring, a small, quiet city that has experienced steady growth during the past several years. Dozens of lakes and golf courses offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. If you have children, there are also 15 elementary and secondary schools in the area to choose from, including a Seventh-day Adventist academy that serves students in grades Pre-K to 12.
On the weekends, you can enjoy exploring other nearby cities, including Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Each of these areas is located within a two-hour driving radius, and offers countless attractions, including theme parks, museums, concerts, beaches, sporting events, gardens and more.
You will be responsible for:
- Reports appropriate information in a timely manner to Radiation Oncologist and appropriately follows through as necessary.
- Administers medication.
- Appropriately responds and participates in department and hospital code situations.
- Assesses patients for desired and undesired changes in patient mental/physical condition.
- Assists and participates in maintaining a clean and neat work environment.
- Assists with the collection and evaluation of department’s key quality indicators.
- Attends and participates in the mandatory hospital and department in-service training as scheduled.
- Conduct, attendance and dress conform to the organizational and departmental policy and procedures.
- Is committed to function effectively as a member of the healthcare team within the organizational structure in supporting and achieving the hospitals mission and vision.
- Maintains a professional rapport and relationship with physicians, patients, and families appropriate to the age-specific needs for the following populations: geriatric, adult, adolescent and pediatric.
- May be asked to assist with patient transport.
- Order entry of physician orders for follow-up care or diagnostic testing.
- Participate in meeting the established department goals.
- Participates in the guidance and training of new staff members.
- Provides assistance with other departmental responsibilities (i.e.; front desk/reception).
- Provides individualized goal-directed nursing care to patients utilizing the standard nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for the delivery of standard of nursing care.
- Provides the necessary and appropriate education to the patient and family about the treatment and disease process.
- Receive and return phone calls from patients, families, lab or physicians.
- Regularly documents patient care provided.
- Reports treatment problems and side effects to Radiation Oncologist and follows through as instructed.
- Responsible for the cleaning of sterile and non-sterile equipment.
- Sets up and assists Radiation Oncologist with department special procedures.
- Supports and participates in maintaining a safe patient care environment.
- Uses effective and professional communication skills.
- Utilizes equipment needed in patient care appropriately.
- Must be able to handle ongoing, routine and occasional non-routine clinical situations requiring use of sound professional judgment and/or initiative for the majority of the scheduled shift. This includes clinical assessment, data and patient response.
- Must be able to resolve immediate and urgent problems, which arise occasionally with sound professional judgment.
- Must have professional judgment and initiative in dealing with and problem solving sometimes confrontational and conflicting issues presented by patients, families, physicians and other departments.
What will you need?
- Must be able to operate the following healthcare related equipment in a competent and responsible manner: Hospital and department computer systems, computer printers, telephone, paper copier, fax machine, executive patient care system stand-up scale, IMED pumps, PCA pumps, Dynamaps, scopes, impact systems, portable O2 tanks, TV/VCR for patient education, beepers, as well as other healthcare related equipment both electrical and mechanical.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, inter-personal and organizational skills are also required.
- Computer skills needed for documentation within documentation system and use of HIS.
- Must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing.
- Two years or more of hospital experience required.
- Minimum of one year oncology experience, preferably in Radiation Oncology.
- Current registration with the Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse.
- Current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Card.