Caring for those with cancer and chronic diseases is very rewarding and is also a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding job. The Oncology nurse will treat and care for several patients every day and must keep track of and document numerous details throughout the day. Impeccable attention to detail with an ability to think clearly in high stress situations while maintaining a sense of calm is critical when managing several infusions at once. A clinically competent Registered Nurse (RN) will provide care to the chronic and acutely ill patient through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Professional nursing staff are expected to attain knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice following professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations. Nurses function collaboratively with patients, families, physicians and others in the conduct of nursing practice and are able to integrate ethical provision in all areas of practice. Nurses consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing services at Gunnison Valley Hospital.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Experience: One (1) year previous acute care experience preferred. An Oncology nurse will have cancer-specific knowledge base and clinical skills in cancer care beyond what is aquired in basic nursing. All RNs are expected to maintain proficiency in the care of Oncolgy patients with additional proficiency expectations in Med/Surg, or E.D. , dependant upon areas of expertise, years of experience, staffing needs, and tenure at GVH.
Licenses/Certification: R.N. licensed in the State of Colorado. Oncology: Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course and maintained thereafter, OCN within 2 years of hire, Current BLS Certification, ACLS within first year and maintained thereafter. MED/SURG same as above. E.D. in addition to above: PALS, TNCC, NRP prior to eligibility for E.D. Orientation and maintained thereafter.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on experience. We can also offer up to $1500 in reimbursed relocation assistance with a 2 year committment.
Internal Number: OncRN1.26.18
About Gunnison Valley Health
Gunnison Valley Health is a county-owned, integrated health system serving the 16,000 residents of
Gunnison County, Colorado. The health system is governed by a volunteer board of seven trustees who are appointed for five year terms by the Gunnison County Commissioners. The 300-plus member staff works with 50 local and visiting specialists and local providers to provide primary, specialty and emergency care in hospital and outpatient settings. The system includes a sole community hospital, Medical Services, Hospice & Palliative Care, Nursing Home care, Assisted Living and a philanthropic foundation. Gunnison Valley Health has received numerous national and regional performance awards, including the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, Avatar awards for Overall Patient Satisfaction, Colorado’s Top 5% ranked Nursing Home, Colorado EMS of the Year awards, and for two years in a row, America’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals – 3 years in a row!
Gunnison Valley Hospital is a 24-bed, short term, acute care hospital and Level IV Trauma Center. Local physicians staff the ER 24-hours a day, seven days a week. General surgery, orthopaedic and OB/GYN consultants are available o...n an on-call basis. Tri-State CareFlight offers flight for life helicopter service to Gunnison Valley Hospital.
The Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center has 59 licensed beds and is the only long-term residential care facility in Gunnison County. The scope of business can be separated into three general areas: skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care (or the “Special Care Unit”), and Home Medical Services (Home Health and Hospice/Palliative Care). Rehabilitation services are also offered at the Senior Care Center which include both occupational and physical therapy. GVH Assisted Living accommodates 15 residential suites to serve individuals age 55 and older with a keen recognition of each individual's privacy.