Compass Oncology, the largest multi-specialty medical oncology practice in the Pacific Northwest, is seeking an experienced Licensed Practice Nurse in our Oral Chemotherapy Department. This position is located at our East Clinic located in Portland, OR. This position is a key role in our Oral Chemo Therapy program. Acting as a liaison for the patients, you would help to coordinate care for those selected for the program, and assist in communications between the physician, patient, and pharmacist.
If you are a dedicated, team-oriented, patient-centered individual looking for an opportunity where you are proud of what you do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in the lives of our patients; Compass Oncology is the place for you!
Employment Type: Full Time – 40hr/week (FTE 1.0) Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k) Location: Portland, OR
JOB 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 patient’s 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 oximetry 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.
Experience and Education:
High school graduate or equivalent.
Graduate from an accredited school for practical nursing.
Minimum of three (3) years nursing experience, preferable in an oncology environment.
Phlebotomy experience preferred.
Ability to convey information to patients regarding treatment, side effects, follow up.
Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred.
Good communication skills
Computer skills: Microsoft Excel and Word, electronic medical record, and physician office phone systems.
Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state.
Current CPR certification required.
Additional Salary Information: Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs, and MORE!
Internal Number: P020993
About Compass Oncology
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. We empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
- 25 years of oncology practice management expertise
- Leader in value-based cancer care with over 900 physicians participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare
- Innovation Oncology Care Model – one fourth of the entire population of physicians nationwide
- Over 1,400 affiliated physicians
- More than 450 cancer treatment center locations across the United States
- Over 995,000 patients treated annually