Oncology Acute is a 30-bed medical-surgical unit whose staff specializes in oncology acute care. The department has18 private rooms and 12 semi-private rooms. 30-60% of our patients are oncology patients but we also treat other related medical illnesses and have telemetry capability of noncomplex cardiac patients. We administer chemotherapy and biotherapy as well as handle complex oncological conditions. Through Mercy Hospice and the SOUL Dog Program our patients benefit from visits by our four-legged volunteers. Unit staffing is composed of RN ratio 1:4 or 1:5 depending on patient acuity, with CNA support for direct patient care. You will be able to draw support from our multidisciplinary team approach, which includes Case Managers, Medical Social Workers, Chaplaincy, RT, PT, Pharmacy, Palliative team and a Med/Surg Educator. This 30-bed unit is very busy and challenging and offers you a variety of experiences and opportunities for professional growth. Senior staff is motivated in teaching and mentoring new team members.
We are looking for a strong leader to join our team!
Manages the resources and daily activities of the Oncology department while ensuring environmental factors support high standards of patient care. Assists in the training and development of new and existing staff members. Creates and maintains an environment that is conducive to learning transfer. Coordinates the activities of the unit for each shift and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff. Provides patient care as needed.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
Schedules nursing staff to specific shifts, taking into account past utilization trends. Measures employee performance. Assists in the training of new staff members and the development of existing staff members.
Coordinates the activities of the unit during a particular shift and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff.
Assesses, monitors, and educates the nursing staff on patient care. Institutes emergency procedures as necessary.
Provides nursing care to patients on an as needed basis.
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