Job Description

Pre Op/ PACU RN- PRN

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

Job Summary/Purpose:

Provides the Mother Standard of care to oncology patients across the adult and geriatric spectrum. An Individualized plan of care is developed and implemented; utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Responsible for inspiring and guiding other qualified patient care team members to ensure enhanced outcomes through effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Nursing care addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals, support persons and all members of the healthcare team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents the care of medical/surgical, ambulatory care and same-day surgery patients.  Assists with special procedures.  Directs the care delivered by Patient Care Technicians and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Adheres to the hospital and department infection control policies including but not limited to hand hygiene, asepsis, isolation practice, and employee health practice.
  • Effectively communicates with peers to resolve conflict.
  • Assists in the on-boarding of new stakeholders.
  • Protects the patient’s dignity, rights and privacy.
  • Assesses the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
  • Delegate tasks according to the Arizona Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions.
  • Document nursing care, implants and specimens accurately, completely and legibly.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines as applicable.
  • Maintain required competencies.
  • Ability to interpret and operate cardiac and other invasive and noninvasive monitors, recognize normal/abnormal rhythms/trends, and institute appropriate interventions.
  • Completion of Basic Electrocardiogram (ECG) course in online learning management system.
  • Attend in house codes and rapid response calls as required.
  • Care for patients with complex needs including hemodynamically compromised and mechanically ventilated patients.
  • Initiate and maintain complex IV therapy, including thrombolytic administration, vasoactive medications, central IV catheters, dialysis catheters & arterial lines.
  • Safe use of less invasive, life supporting modalities i.e. BiPAP, ETCO2, arterial pressure based CO/CI & SVO2 monitor, core temperature monitors.
  • Ability to care for patients who are aggressive, agitated, in seclusion or restrained.
  • Ability to care for patients with IV lines, arterial lines, central lines, ports, chest tubes, pleural catheters, tracheostomy tubes and endotracheal tubes.
  • Maintenance and care of patients with an ostomy/ileostomy and urostomy
  • Administer medications via all routes, using the 6 rights, medication bar scanner and monitoring patient for side effects.
  • Ability to collect blood specimens and blood cultures.
  • Care for, assess and monitor patients with Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) and epidural catheters.
  • Administer and monitor blood products safely.
  • Able to provide thorough assessment for pre and postoperative patients for neurological, cardiac and respiratory status.
  • Appropriately utilizes ergonomics for patients postoperatively.
  • Fire Safety prevention.
  • Administers and monitors patients undergoing sedation/analgesia per physician order and hospital protocol.
  • Comprehension of transferring patients from OR to ICU/Med Surg.
  • Ability to conduct risk assessment, prevention and treatment of pressure injury.
  • Ability to assess and treat unplanned hypothermia.
  • Pursue professional growth and keep current with technology.
  • Completes additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) is required, Bachelor Degree is preferred (BSN)
  • One (1) year of experience in area is required, two or more years is preferable
  • Current Registered Nursing License in Arizona is required
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) is required
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) upon hire or before completion of nursing orientation.
  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), National Certification in Specialty is preferred

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

Visit:  Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.

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