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Chenega Corporation Inpatient Oncology RN in Portsmouth, Virginia



Company Job Title: Inpatient Oncology Unit RN

Chenega Job Title: Registered Nurse II

SCA WD Labor Category: Registered Nurse II #12312

Clearance: Background

Location: Portsmouth, VA

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, SCA

Prepared Date: 10-07-2019

Approved Date: 10-07-2019

Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.


The Inpatient Oncology Unit RN will use assessment skills to provide highly specialized nursing care to terminally ill and convalescing oncology patients who require close observation to identify subtle changes in their condition.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and provide direct patient care, foster the growth of less experienced staff, and facilitate an interdisciplinary team concept.

  • Assure that comprehensive plans of care are implemented based on individualized application of the nursing process, including early identification of patients’ emotional and discharge planning needs.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and collaborate with team members to ensure patient’s needs are addressed across the continuum of care, and that the plan of care is revised based on the patients’ response to care regimen delivered.

  • Identify and respond quickly and appropriately to changes in patients’ conditions. Assume leadership role as needed in emergency situations; delegate and technically direct others in a calm and effective manner.

  • Oversee the use of equipment in the care of patients for proper, safe and effective use. Identify equipment malfunctions; ensure faulty equipment is removed from service and restored to working order, and that required reports are filed according to Command and Unit policy and procedure. Evaluate the effectiveness of equipment and make recommendations for procurement or upgrade. Set up, operate and monitor equipment used in the care of patients.

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to give easily understood directions to subordinates and obtains feedback to determine level of understanding. Encourage and promote two way communications with colleagues and patients

  • Ensure that established documentation protocols are followed.

  • Identify assignments based on patient acuity, unique needs of the patient, equipment requirements, and competency of staff and recommend changes based on their experience and patient needs.

  • Provide wound management, nutritional guidance, and psychological support to patients and families.

  • Assume leadership role in emergent situations, as required; delegate and technically direct others in a calm and effective manner.

  • Teach in a manner that is easily understood and appropriate to the level of the audience.

  • Provide emotional support and appropriate crisis intervention to patients and families.

  • Instruct patients about the purpose for and the effects of chemotherapy, prevention and management of side effects of chemotherapy, early recognition and management options for complications of chemotherapy.

  • Administer and dispose of chemotherapy substances and supplies according to relevant standards and policies.

  • Correlate physical assessment and laboratory data with the side effects of the various drugs.

  • Serve as a staff resource for knowledge of both external and implantable venous devices and provide patient and family instruction on venous access devices; draw specimens and administer fluids and medications through these lines.

  • Administer chemotherapy to patients being treated under scientific research and experimental therapy protocols, as directed by the ordering provider.

  • Participate in medical/occupational health surveillance.

  • Promote interdepartmental cooperation.

  • Attend daily inpatient rounds, as requested

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications : (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Shall have a diploma, Associates or Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or University.

  • Possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience within the last two (2) years as an RN working in an oncology setting administering chemotherapy agents.

  • Possess and maintain certification as a Chemotherapy Provider by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Be able clearly and effectively communicate with all patients and other healthcare providers.

  • Possess knowledge of the pharmacology of most commonly used emergency drugs, anticipated results, usual dosages, and their location in the crash cart.

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.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Portsmouth

Organization: American Hospital Services Group (AHSG)
Strategic Business Unit: Environmental Healthcare and Facilities
Security Requirements: Background Check
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Exempt
Recruiter: Victoria Sparks
Req ID: 1900004067