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Radiation Oncology Charge Nurse at UCHealth

Location
Parker, Colorado
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
17 Sep 2022
Description

Summary:

Come join a strong team of oncology nurses specialized in radiation oncology! This is a unique nursing specialty with opportunities for professional growth and development as an oncology nurse. Nurses lead care coordination, manage radiation related toxicities in partnership with a strong team of providers, assist in complex innovative high dose radiation procedures and provide important patient education and supportive care.

The charge nurse role provides clinical care 50% of the time and oversees clinic operations at the grassroots level. Some of the primary responsibilities of the charge nurse include 1) staffing and scheduling, 2) new hire onboarding and clinical coaching, 3) serve as a clinical support and resource, 4) ensure regulatory compliance and patient safety, 5) support complex brachytherapy procedures and equipment management, and 6) team building and mentoring of team members.

If you do not have radiation clinical experience as a nurse, no worries; we can train you! Ideally seeking a strong leader who has a passion for developing people and supporting RNs and MAs performing at their highest potential. Come join our team and expand your knowledge and skill set as a radiation oncology nurse and serve as an important front line leader making a huge impact on patient care!

Work Schedule: Full Time Days

Responsibilities:

Supervises and mentors nursing and support staff during assigned shift. Determines staffing level and assignments based on staff availability, staff abilities, census, and patient acuity.

Provides direct patient care as needed. Floats between staff to assist with problem-solving. May take patient assignments to meet staffing needs. Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care and identifies any issues that affect desired patient outcomes.

Responds to complaints about patient care and related services, and manages through established channels. Performs role-specific duties as assigned, including entering orders, performing admissions or discharges, and coordinating transfers.

Ensures staff has necessary equipment and supplies to provide safe, quality patient care.

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:

  • Credentials:
    Basic Life Support
    Registered Nurse
    Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Certified Nurse
Other information:
  • Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited or state board of nursing approved Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant life support certification as determined at position level.
  • Minimum Experience: 1 year nursing experience.
  • ADDITIONAL POSITION LEVEL CREDENTIAL INFORMATION: ONS chemotherapy/biotherapy certification within 3 months of hire
  • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)


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The pay range for this position is: $34.73 - $53.83 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee's contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years' employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

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Details

  • Job Reference: 714278554-2
  • Date Posted: 17 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Confidential
  • Location: Parker, Colorado
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent