The Knight Cancer Institute Oncology Treatment Unit is a 55-chair outpatient infusion unit that serves the diverse needs of oncology patients, including solid tumor, hematological malignancy, bone marrow-transplant, benign hematology, as well as off-service patients. The infusion staff works closely with a multidisciplinary team to deliver high-quality, evidenced-based, patient-centered nursing care.
Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
a. Evaluates knowledge of self and others:
i. Evaluates own knowledge and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and evidence-based knowledge; identifies areas of strength and professional growth; sets and achieves professional development goals.
ii. Evaluates knowledge and nursing practice of peers, recognizing strengths, providing constructive feedback and maintaining caring and compassionate relationships
b. Identifies complexities within OHSU systems and participates in identifying and resolving work flow barriers to effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible care delivery.
c. Evaluates patient outcomes against quality goals or benchmarks. Promotes innovation through participation in data collection, data analysis, evidence-based performance improvement plans, nursing or interdisciplinary research, and education about change methods.
a. Uses an evidence-based decision making process to determine the patient’s priority goals and care activities in relation to:
i. Nursing’s independent scope of practice (safety, comfort, hygiene, restorative measures, and health promotion)
ii. The interdisciplinary plan of care
iii. Documenting decision making in the patient’s plan of care and hand-off communication
b. Protects and advocates for patient safety, health and wellbeing:
i. Communicates and formally reports concerns and/or seeks change where individual or institutional behavior in the practice setting jeopardizes the well-being of patient, families, or team members. (e.g. Patient Safety Net report, chain of command).
ii. Speaks up and intervenes when an individual’s actions or practice is not in alignment with patient safety. The nurse speaks directly to the responsible party, and takes responsibility to support those who identify potentially questionable practice.
c. Keeps the patient as the focus when exercising judgment in accepting responsibilities, seeking consultation, and assigning activities to others who carry out nursing care:
i. Assigns or delegates tasks based on the needs and condition of the patient, potential for harm, stability of the patient’s condition, complexity of the task, predictability of the outcome, availability to monitor and supervise, and competency of the individual being delegated to.
ii. Allocates resources based on identified patient and family needs
iii. Speaks up immediately about concerns regarding assigned responsibilities
a. Acts as a patient advocate by partnering with the person, family, significant others, and caregivers, as appropriate, to implement and evaluate the plan of care. Assures that the plan is aligned with the patient’s physical, spiritual, and psychosocial goals, initiating changes as appropriate.
b. Delegates and supervises tasks consistent with other caregivers’ scope of practice, adhering to standards, regulations, and role expectations including self-care and collaborative teamwork.
c. Delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, privacy, dignity, confidentiality and rights.
d. Implements direct and indirect nursing care consistent with evidence-based practices, hospital policies and procedures, and scope and standards of practice.
IV. Knowledge Transfer
a. Develops a therapeutic relationship with patients and families, effectively transfers information about disease, health and recovery, Engages patients and families in decision-making about the plan of care. Evaluates capacity for self-care and addresses concerns about transition to next level of care, different healthcare facility or home.
b. Communicates evaluation of patient’s stability, progress, discharge plan and recommendation for continuity of the medical and nursing plan to other members of the health care team, including through accurate and timely documentation of the patient’s electronic record.
c. Effectively transfers knowledge to other members of the team to support the safety of their practice (e.g. educating students, precepting, in-services, giving and receiving feedback during handoffs). Seeks knowledge from other members of the team to ensure safety of own practice. Engages in collaborative and effective decision-making with other members of the team while maintaining caring and compassionate relationships.
Department Specific Requirements
Working Conditions: Constant exposure to usual hospital environmental conditions including possible exposure to blood and body fluids for which staff is provided education and protective equipment to minimize risk.
•Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
•1-year Ambulatory Oncology nursing experience preferred
•OCN or BMTCN certification preferred
Orientation: 4-6 weeks
*Bonus Disclaimer: current RN employees at OHSU, Adventist Medical Center in Portland or Hillsboro Medical Center are not eligible for the hiring bonus.
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