RN Infusion Therapy - Oncology

  • Position Summary
    • The Oncology - Infusion Therapy Registered Nurse exercises independent judgment when providing comprehensive nursing care including the administration of chemotherapy to oncology outpatients and infusion/transfusion therapy for outpatients. The RN is accountable and responsible for clinical decision making and coordination of a patient's care during an assigned shift or throughout the length of stay on a unit. The RN exercises independent judgment to assess patient needs, to develop the plan of nursing actions in collaboration with the health care team, to implement the plan and to evaluate the effects and outcome of the care provided. The RN will provide direct nursing care to patients in accordance with the scope of practice as defined by the Maine State Board of Nursing. As part of the care team, the RN will coordinate, assign and oversee patient care duties delegated to registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nurse aides (CNAs). The RN utilizes excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in collaborating with Medical and Nursing Staff, Support and Ancillary Services, Administration, Community Providers, patients, families and care givers.

  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Registered Nurse licensed to practice in the State of Maine.
    • Three years' experience in acute clinical setting with previous oncology nursing experience preferred.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.
    • Completion of a certified Chemotherapy course, within 2 years for OCN eligible RNs and must maintain
    • BCLS.
    • Successful completion of biotherapy and chemotherapy course within 3 months of hire.
    • May be needed to work at both WCGH and Pen Bay.

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