Emory Healthcare/Emory University RN, Phase One Chemotherapy Infusion / Oncology, 7am-3:30pm in Atlanta, Georgia
The Phase I Clinical Trials Unit at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is dedicated to advancing cancer research through a singular focus on caring for patients enrolled on groundbreaking early phase clinical trials.
The Phase I program is located on the fourth floor of the Emory University Hospital Tower, our facility was recently expanded in 2018 and tripled the size of our old unit, originally opened in 2009. The current unit is designed to be both patient-focused and able to support the demands of rigorous clinical research. It features 15 private treatment bays, four clinic rooms, plus many key support resources, including a dedicated lab for processing patient blood work, a dedicated secure medication room and a "fast track" bay with three chairs for rapid use by patients who might only require a short visit such as a research lab draw. The design of the space was guided by a multi-disciplinary team of patients, nurses, physicians, and research staff.
Since 2009, we have annually enrolled 200+ patients on our trials, and we reflect the population we serve. Our program offers trials throughout a variety of cancer types, with representation from each specific group. As examples, 20% or more of patients enrolled are African-American, and 30% have multiple myeloma.
Our nurses are the core of our program. Their expertise drives quality and process improvement for our patients here and across the country through publication of their work at national meetings. Winship Nursing and Phase I Program leadership are committed to offering opportunities for education and professional development.
Preferred experience: Chemotherapy Infusion, Bone Marrow Transplant or Medical Oncology. OCN Certification and ACLS is a plus! * *
What makes a great nurse for our Phase one program you ask? Someone passionate about joining a dynamic team in pursuit of innovative cancer therapies while providing excellent care for Oncology patients.
Capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population. Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations.
Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family. Serves as a resource to colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families. Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient population independently utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates developed assessment skills. Recognizes the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes. Continues to recognize own performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance. Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, chart).
Plans and implements patient care independently. Utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care. Evaluates patient's response to planned care and adjusts plan of care as appropriate. Identifies patient and family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources regarding those needs. Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into clinical practice.
Manages time effectively. Identifies the need to revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on receipt/review of evidence-based research. Delegates appropriately utilizing the Synergy model of care. Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care. Functions in a developing leadership role.
Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned. Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor. Utilizes resources in a responsible manner with a focus on cost containment. Demonstrates effective listening skills.
Reduces barriers to facilitate communication. Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills. Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the family. Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on knowledge of condition. Has awareness of one's own values and how they effect interactions and relationships.
Recognizes that cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms). Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations. May seek assistance to resolve complex issues.
Respects and maintains confidential information. Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth. Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs. Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice.
Collects, reports, analyzes and provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization standards.
Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care documentation. Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement. Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments. Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 12 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years. All nurses employed in roles requiring an unencumbered nursing license must have a valid, active license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board. BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
(Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
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Division Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department EUH - Oncology Phase 1
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 77451
Job Category Nursing
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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