Oncology Charge Nurse

Parkridge Medical Center - Chattanooga, TN

Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology / General Surgery

Parkridge Medical Center has served the community for nearly 40 years. Over the years, we have built a reputation for advanced technology and compassionate care, making us a hospital of choice for patients seeking quality treatment in the community. From our comprehensive cardiac services program to orthopedics and oncology care at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge, we are proud to be one of Chattanooga's best hospitals for healing. Parkridge Medical Center was the first hospital in the area to offer robotic surgery, and features the area's most knowledgeable and experienced robotic surgery team. The Parkridge Medical Center Emergency Department is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, making it a natural choice for those suffering from cardiovascular events when every minute matters.

The Oncology unit is a large unit dedicated to the care of both oncology and general surgical patients caring for patients after post op mastectomy, biopsies, hernia repair procedures, as well as chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Parkridge Medical is currently looking for a Charge Nurse (RN) - Oncology / General Surgery

Responsibilities:
  • Utilizing the nursing process, provides care for patients with cancer.
  • Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs.
  • Carries out physician orders.
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs.
  • Cares for patients requiring long term pain management.
  • Cares for patients receiving chemotherapy.
  • Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Instructs and educates patients and families.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Qualifications:
  • TN state RN license required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification current
  • Must be a Graduate of an accredited RN program
  • 2-3 yrs of med/surg experience
  • Chemo certified preferred but not required
  • Previous charge nurse experience preferred

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