General Summary/Overview: 

Infusion Nurse collaborates with the members of the interdisciplinary team to provide safe, comprehensive patient care, in an outpatient Oncology center.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes an affirmative, caring nurse-client relationship to support the patient.
  • Provides care to the Oncology patient using the nursing process: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Adheres to the standards of nursing care of all areas.
  • Take orders from physicians and implement appropriate patient care.
  • Ensures continuity of care by documenting all patient care information appropriately and communicating pertinent information as necessary.
  • Implements and maintains standards for environmental health and safety for patients and staff.
  • Maintains safe environment for patients and staff while at our facility including a physical environment (i.e. equipment and necessary supplies.)
  • Preparation of chemotherapy drugs to be administered. Including mixing and handling.
  • Teaches patients/families aspects of health care that will promote health and well-being, including reinforcing the physician’s instructions.
  •  Assess the health education needs of the patient/family at the time of the visit.
  • Reports to medical staff changes in patients’ condition.
  • Actively participates in the ongoing Quality Improvement Program.
  • Implements and maintains standards for environmental health and safety for patients and staff
  • Will inform the Nurse Manager of any changes to RN/LPN licensure and ability to maintain or perform duties per state and federal law.
  • Assess patients and screens EPIC for appropriateness for our facility.
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of each patient assigned.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the patients with other team members.
  • Assess patients according to systematic approach.
  • Evaluate the nursing assessment and appropriately communicate data to the physician.
  • Give comprehensive nursing care to meet the total needs of the patient.
  • Maintain a safe physical environment Including equipment and necessary supplies.
  • Assists in the development of the Center’s Quality Improvement Program.
  • Promote good public relations with the patient’s family and visitors.
  • Allay fears and anxiety of patient, provides quiet environment, and respects the dignity and privacy of the patient.
  • Participation in Center “in services” relative to position and to maintain professional competency.
  • Take orders from physicians and implement appropriate patient care.
  • Attendance of Center’s meetings.
  • Performs other assigned work as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current RN licensure with this State’s Board of Nurse Examiners. Oncology experience.
  • Current CPR required.
  • Current ACLS required.
  • Experience with BLS, ACLS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and responsibility through references from past education and/or job experience.
  • IV insertion experience preferred.
  • Evidence of continued professional development.  
  • Experience: 
  • Extensive knowledge in providing care in an Oncology Surgical Center.
  • Ability to work with patients and other staff in a team oriented setting.
  •  2 to 5 year Experience in an Oncology setting.License/Certification/Registration: 
  • Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Current RN licensure in Massachusetts
  • Ability to work safely in a patient care environment and follow OSHA and safety requirements.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to follow nursing procedures. Knowledge of Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to problem-solve and take action on emergent events.
  • Ability to be detail orientated