RN Nurse Clinician, Hematology/Oncology

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Nurse Clinician is a professional registered nurse who is responsible for the coordination of patient care in a specific area. Utilization of the nursing process helps in identification of patient needs, evaluation of patient outcomes, as well as prevention and early recognition of potential problems. This individual functions as an expert practitioner, educator, and nurse consultant to both patient and physician support staff.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION -
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Practice and Continuum of Care:
  • Acts as an expert clinician and role model in providing quality patient care to patients and their families within his/her specialty area
  • Utilizes the nursing process for direct patient care and assists the staff with assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care needs
  • Serves on nursing and hospital-wide and unit-based committees that influence the delivery of patient care (example: PPO, Documentation)
  • Assists with developing and revising policies and procedures for nursing practice
  • Promotes goals and objectives of Impact behaviors
  • Maintains confidentiality of information
  • Promotes mission, vision, and goals of UC Health and the unit
  • Assist with implementing evidence based practice in the unit Works collaboratively on performance improvement systems hospital-wide
  • Liaison to other departments and organizer for interdepartmental projects
  • Demonstrates the nurse's role as a member of the healthcare team and promotes accountability, responsibility, and commitment regarding patient care standards

Education:
  • Identifies educational needs of patients/families concerning health promotion and/or maintenance, alterations in health status, disease processes, and interdisciplinary plan of care during and post-hospitalization within specialty area
  • Collaborates with unit Managers and department nurse educators to identify the educational needs of all levels of nursing staff, and to plan and provide appropriate learning opportunities to meet those needs Identifies observational /clinical experiences for nursing students, clinical interns, and other healthcare professionals as needed
  • Develops and delivers educational programs to medical staff as appropriate
  • Apply current nursing literature in teaching techniques and guiding standards of care
  • May serve as a preceptor
  • Orientation and other education as assigned

Consultation:
  • Participates in patient rounds
  • Promotes continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient setting through consultations with patients, families, and healthcare providers
  • Participates in Patient Relation activities
  • Works closely with medical Directors and Nurse Manager to coordinate and enhance the care of a specific patient population
  • Serves as a resource within his/her own specialty for all members of the healthcare team
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of standards of patient care
  • Serves as a committee member in community health-related activities

Research:
  • Recruit patients for studies Assists staff nurses in identifying quality assurance and other research questions Interprets and applies current research to area of specialty
  • Disseminates research findings to colleagues through formal and informal channels
  • Monitors literature for research pertaining to clinical and system changes and develops and implements changes in response to these findings
  • Remains current in research to area of clinical nursing practices
  • Collaborates in research endeavors with other healthcare professionals

Financial:
  • Assist the business Manager in ensuring appropriate charge capture compliance
  • Collaborate with Manager to develop operational and capital budget items
  • Uses supplies and equipment in a responsible, cost effective manner, reducing expenses where and when possible
  • Promotes cost effective use of human and material resources including secondary appropriate equipment and supplies


Qualifications

Education & Experience:

Education: Bachelor of science in nursing required.

Experience:
  • Must have five years of experience in clinical nursing with at least three of those five years related to the population that will be served.