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Registered Nurse- Oncology - Oncology

Company: Decypher
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse- OncologyDecypher is a leading integrator of professional, technology, and management solutions and services. We provide our services globally to Federal, Commercial, Local and State clients. Our employees are our most valuable asset and play an integral role in the success of Decypher and our clients. Working at Decypher is not a job, but a career where your talent and energy is respected, and you can personally make a difference. Decypher invites you to join our professional team. Decypher is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/D/V).


This Health-Care Provider will support the mission of the Department of Radiology/Oncology Services at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC)

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.

2. Shall be knowledgeable of equipment and supply terminology and skill sufficient to identify and use necessary equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members.

3. Shall be sufficiently skilled to teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing.

4. Shall be knowledgeable and possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients. The Contract Oncology- Registered Nurse shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (> 65).Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for infant to geriatric patients using the nursing process.

5. Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for infant to geriatric patients.

6. Possess proficient knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions, diagnostic studies and treatments related to prevention, and detection of illnesses in adults, is desirable.

7. The contracted Oncology- Registered Nurse will be knowledgeable in professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform duties.

8. Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.

9. Be a U.S citizen.

10. Periodically there are conferences and seminars in different states/cities outside of the 40 miles radius that they might have to attend to discuss updates practices/procedures.


The contracted Oncology- Registered Nurse will provide the following services and in strict compliance with standing orders and protocols set forth by the MTF, and IAW JC guidelines to include, but will not necessarily be limited to the following:

1. Assist in the case management of cancer patients such as scheduling appointments and referrals, vascular access, and orders as appropriate for laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy.

2. Schedule referrals to other clinics, treatment facilities and ancillary services for total patient care. Assist in counseling and monitoring patients entering clinical trial protocols. Explain procedures and treatments to patients and significant others to allay apprehension and gain cooperation and support.

3. Obtain initial health history of cancer patients, including obtaining recent hospital summaries, pathology reports, operation records, laboratory, radiological, and pharmaceutical information related to patient encounters to screen for disease and surgically related problems .Serve as intermediary for community resources to aid oncology patients and assist in providing ongoing patient education programs.

4. Provide information to institution or national headquarters on a routine basis for the follow up of patients on protocols.

5. Provide specialized nursing care to oncology patients as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

6. Work productively as a part of a team of professionals to assess the effectiveness of existing programs and plan for providing further development of patient care programs.

7. Provide individual and family counseling for cancer patients.

8. Assist in maintaining a clean, safe clinic environment by promoting safe practices in ongoing quality assurance.


1. Degree/Education: Possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Possess current Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification.

2. Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Possess current certification as a Clinical/Medical Dosimetrist to practice in any state or in the District of Columbia. Certification shall be updated annually with a copy provided to the COR. This can be waived by the Service Chief in the event an employee has considerable experience in medical dosimetry with the highest of professional recommendations.

3. Experience: Possess a minimum of three (3) years of RN experience within the preceding five (5) years with experience in radiation oncology.

4. Licensure/Registration: Possess a current, unrestricted license to practice nursing in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands. The contractor is responsible for complying with all applicable state licensing regulations. Contractor nurses shall furnish copies of all State nursing licenses held within the last five (5) years.

Keywords: Decypher, Bethesda , Registered Nurse- Oncology - Oncology, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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