It may sound clich??, but it is true. A career taking care of cancer patients is a calling for most all of us. It's much more than a job. Each of us has a unique story that brought us to Compass Oncology, but those stories usually share common themes of care, compassion, and commitment. No matter the role each Compass team member serves in, the goal is the same: to provide the best care possible for each and every one of our patients.
We are looking for an experienced LPN to support our Gynecology Oncology team. This position will support our West Cancer Center located in Tigard, Oregon. Nurses working at Compass are an important part of the interdisciplinary team that supports the extraordinary care provided to our patients. This individual will help guide our patients through their cancer care journey. Utilizing the nursing process, the nurse addresses the acute and chronic needs of the patient with a cancer diagnosis answering clinical questions and gathering information for our providers to inform care delivery decisions.
Employment Type: Full-Time, 40 Hours M-F
Location: West Cancer Center (Tigard, Oregon)
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. 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 oxymetry 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.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Graduate from an accredited school for practical nursing.
Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state.
Current BCLS certification required within 3 months of hire.
Experience/Training: This position requires at least (3) years of experience as a practical nurse.
More About The Company Compass Oncology team brings together leading cancer experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology and palliative care to provide the most comprehensive cancer care possible and an even more cohesive patient experience. In addition, the majority of our physicians specialize in particular cancer types, bringing a heightened level of expertise to our patients. 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!
As a member of The US Oncology Network , one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, Compass Oncology participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 89 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Portland and Vancouver communities with clinical offices located throughout the metro area.
To learn more about Compass Oncology and its daily mission, please visit our website at https://compassoncology.com/
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.