- Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Wisconsin.
- Current OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) preferred. If not certified, must have ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate and obtain a OCN certification within two years of hire.
- Basic Life Support (BLS).
- Current Oncology RN experience required.
Schedule: Mon- Fri
In collaboration with oncologist, attending physician and the health care team the Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) supports and cares for patients diagnosed with cancer. They approach patients with empathy and care; administer chemotherapy treatments; educate patients about their diseases; and manage illness and cancer-related symptoms. Examines patients and takes initial histories on a regular basis to evaluate patient condition and response to treatment.
- Administers chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and non-oncology infusions. Assesses the side effects of treatment and identifies additional health problems that may require medical attention.
- Reviews laboratory data for abnormal or unusual results.
- Confers with the physician as needed based on the medical status of the patient.
- Initiates consultations with other health-related staff members (dietitian, social services, physical therapy etc.).
- Collects data from hospital and clinic medical records to create a complete clinical picture of patient prior to first visit with oncologist, maintains oncology medical charts and documents patient information in the medical record.
- Works closely with administrative staff to ensures that appropriate follow-up and testing are scheduled and performed.
- Provides emotional counseling and ongoing support to patients and their families in matters relating to the course of therapy, the status of the disease, the prognosis and home management.
- Acts as liaison with the nursing and medical staff when outpatients are admitted to the hospital. Follows the hospital course of these patients, providing counseling and emotional support as needed.
- Plans and conducts monthly cancer survivors support group meetings.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to the patients served.
Westfields Hospital & Clinic is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. Located just 30 minutes east of the Twin Cities in the beautiful St. Croix Valley, Westfields is an award-winner hospital serving western Wisconsin with primary, acute, emergency and outpatient health care services. Our campus is in New Richmond, where you’ll find a comfortable small-town feel, just a stone’s throw away from Minneapolis and St. Paul.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.