Company: US Oncology
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: February 15, 2020
Position Summary SCOPE: Under general supervision, provides
general nursing care for patients following established standards
and practices. Promotes efficient patient flow, assists with
patient care. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance
Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Provides general nursing
care to patients. -Administers prescribed medications and
treatments in accordance with nursing standards. -Assists with the
preparation of equipment and aids physician during examination and
procedures. -Observes, records, and reports patients condition and
reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. -Administers
prescribed medications as directed. -Screens patients for
appropriate information. Instructs patients in collection of
specimen samples for testing. -Responds to and refers incoming
telephone calls. Instructs patient and family regarding medications
and treatment instructions. -Records patient data prior to each
physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height,
weight, allergies, and medication changes. -Performs EKG and
oxymetry readings as required by physician. -Obtains blood
specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with
OSHA and universal precautions. -Phones in prescriptions and makes
other patient calls as required or directed by physicians.
-Maintains patient files, records and other information. -Initiate
IV fluids and IV therapeutic medications in accordance with LPN/LVN
state nurse practice act. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school
graduate or equivalent. Graduate from an accredited school for
practical nursing. This position requires at least 3 years
experience as a practical nurse. Phlebotomy experience preferred.
Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of
Practical Nursing in practicing state. Current BCLS certification
required within 3 months of hire. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting
patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs.
Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. WORK
ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic
substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other
conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
Category: Clinical N M The US Oncology Network is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Keywords: US Oncology, Silver Spring , LPN, Healthcare , Silver Spring, Maryland
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