LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Head and Neck Clinic - Stephenson Cancer Center - Part-Time

  • OU Health
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Apr 03, 2024
Part Time Nursing

Job Description

Position Title:

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Head and Neck Clinic - Stephenson Cancer Center - Part-Time

Department:

SCC Head and Neck

Job Description:

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Location: Stephenson Cancer Center

Shift: Part-Time (24 hours/week) 8- or 10-hour shifts available; Monday-Friday 8a-5p

General Description: Under general supervision of a registered nurse, provides nursing care in a hospital based outpatient department to an assigned group of patients with a complex oncology diagnosis.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position.  Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. 

  • Administers medications safely under direction of physician or other medical personnel
  • Observes, records, and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
  • Provide care according to an established nursing plan.
  • Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient's health or situation
  • Ensures patient chart entries are made accurately and in a timely manner and forwarding charts as appropriate
  • Communicates systematic report to other care providers.
  • Assisting in the coordination of care delivery; utilizes resources to promote the continuum of care.
  • Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment.
  • Documents progress toward the attainment of outcomes.
  • Uses quality and evidence based practice to deliver and improve care.
  • Works closely with more experienced clinicians for guidance and supervision.
  • Triage telephone calls for referral to other clinical team members
  • Infusion/Treatment Depts: demonstrates knowledge and skills in chemotherapy/biotherapy and blood products.
  • Radiation Oncology Depts: demonstrates knowledge of radiation therapies and procedures, including side effect and symptom management. Demonstrates ability to triage patients and coordinate with provider to ensure care needs are met
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in aspects of IV therapy and hydration
  • Manages patient care based on knowledge of cancer, cancer treatment, and side effects of such treatment.

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from an approved License Practical Nurse program. Completes Oncology Specific courses and competencies within 1 year of hire

Experience: Oncology or previous health care office experience preferred

License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Current LPN License issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing, or a current multistate compact LPN License (eNLC) required. Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theories, practices, techniques, and procedures.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, plan and evaluate nursing needs of assigned patients.
  • Must be knowledgeable about operating room techniques if applying for a surgery position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

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