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Registered Nurse Oncology (RN #)

Company: Maxim Healthcare
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Hematology/Oncology opening in Bethesda, Maryland. Maxim Healthcare Services is currently seeking a Registered Nurse RN to provide services in the Oncology unit at our client site, the National Institute of Health(NIH) in Bethesda, MD. This is a long term federal contract opportunity with most contractors transitioning on to direct hire government staff.
-- Excellent opportunity to gain entry into federal employment -- Rewarding experience in public service for your country -- Easy travel: federal Property allows you to work on any active, unrestricted state license -- Paid Federal Holidays, Paid Time Off -- Travel and Relocation Assistance, as applicable

The NIH Clinical Center is the world's largest hospital devoted exclusively to clinical investigation, is the research hospital for the NIH. Its role is to support clinical research done by the 27 institutes. The clinical center is both a hospital setting with patient/participants who receive not only experimental treatments, but also the best in hospital care.
Adult Oncology Inpatient Unit Full-Time, Straight Night Shift, 8 and 12 hour shifts with weekends and holidays as needed, no OT
Requires 2-3 years of recent strong M/S or Oncology experience in an acute care setting

The Oncology nurse is responsible for evaluating, planning, implementing and documenting nursing care for oncology patient population. Responsibilities:

  • Provides specialized oncology nursing care to patients in a hospital or clinic setting.
  • Performs nursing procedures and prescribed medical treatments.
  • Observes and assesses chemotherapy patients' conditions.
  • Assures patient safety and stability; reports significant changes to supervisor or physician; records nursing notes on patient chart.
  • Interviews and observes patients to ascertain medical history and current condition; reviews patients' records; takes vital signs, assesses current condition and pain level.
  • Administers chemotherapy, blood products, IV fluids and medications.
  • Validates chemotherapy doses for accuracy.
  • Reviews and carries out physician's orders.
  • Reports progress and unusual occurrences.
  • Identifies patient needs and healthcare problems; develops goals, service delivery protocols, and nursing plan of care; evaluates patient progress and modifies care plans as needed.
  • Records and reports all information within scope of authority.
  • Performs assessment of patients; evaluates symptoms, and determines essential care required.
  • Prepares patients for physician's examination, and assists in examination and treatment of patient.
  • Educates patients and families about cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options.
  • Instructs individual patients and family on follow-up care, toxicity and side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • Assists in assessment of pain management.
  • Other duties as assigned
    Minimum Requirements:
    • Must be able to communicate effectively.
    • Current RN license.
    • Prefer at least 1 year of experience in oncology
    • Current BLS card.
    • Must pass criminal background screening.
    • Current TB test or Chest X-ray.
    • PALS/ACLS if per contract requirements
    • Current physical exam per state or contract requirements.
      For further information and/or to apply to this opportunity, please contact a Recruiter at [Click Here to Apply] or email your resume [Click Here to Apply]

Keywords: Maxim Healthcare, Bethesda , Registered Nurse Oncology (RN #), Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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