Texas Oncology is looking for full-time new graduate Registered Nurse Residents for its spring residency cohort that will begin in June of 2023. The program will last eight weeks and will include both didactic and clinical components. Our locations are typically open Monday-Friday 8:30a-5p and are closed weekends and major holidays. The first 2 weeks of the program will take place in Dallas (with all expenses paid) while the remainder of the program will be completed in Austin. Upon successful completion, residents may have the option of remaining in the Austin area or transferring to one of our other geographical regions.
Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.
Why work for us? Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program, and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
What do the RN Residents do? Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse Resident provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations; must recognize physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care and participates in company-wide quality initiatives; supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities:
Plan, implement, coordinate, evaluate and promote the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices.
Prepares and administers therapies under the direction and supervision of a physician.
Maintains work environment.
Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
Facilitates clinical operations and patient care. Facilitates and schedules consultations, pre-testing, diagnostic tests or procedures, referrals, and future appointments for patients.
Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
Inter professional collaboration.
Acts as a resource to LPN/LVNs and medical assistants.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the position will have the following background and experience:
Completed graduation from an accredited program for professional nursing education within three years prior to June 2023; BSN preferred.
Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac and Life Support) certification required.
RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state is required by end of residency program in order to be hired on into a permanent position.
Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred.
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. There is a possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
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.