An Oncology nurse specializes in providing health care for cancer patients and for individuals at risk of developing cancer. Oncology nurses monitor their patients conditions at all times and create treatment plans to relieve their symptoms as much as possible. They administer medicine and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. It is their responsibility to maintain an excellent working knowledge of cancer and to pass this information along to patients and their families. Oncology nurses regularly consult and collaborate with other health care professionals such as cancer specialists and physicians to provide the best possible level of service to their patients.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- The foremost responsibilities of oncology nurses are to render health education on cancer patients regarding different treatment options for they can undergo. Informing patients about specific details on various cancer procedures as well as their expectations on the days ahead.
- Oncology nurses are responsible in handling patients with cancer or at higher risk in developing cancer. These healthcare professionals act as advocates, administrators, educators and researchers cancer field including the detection,treatment and prevention. They may also provide rehabilitative and palliative care to their patients.
- Oncology nurses can specialize in various fields like hematology, radiation therapy, head and neck oncology, chemotherapy, gynecologic oncology, symptom management, pediatric oncology and surgical oncology.
- Oncology nurses are also responsible in providing chemotherapy on regular basis and treating side-effects that are being suffered by cancer patients, treating symptoms related to cancer and creating a comfortable and positive environment for critically ill or chronically ill patients.
- Must practice in accordance with the standard of nursing practice at all times.
- Individual client job descriptions with units specific requirements and instructions are generally available at each facility. Nurses are expected to review these upon assignment.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- A minimum of one-year current experience (within a year) as an R.N. in the specialty they are applying for.
- Current active Registered Nurse license in the state of assignment without disciplinary action.
- Must maintain a current American Heart Association BLS(ACLS, NRP, PALS if applicable)
- Must pass all prerequisite screening requirements (testing, medical and criminal, etc).
- Interpersonal and communication skills/ team player.
- Maintain professional level of conduct as per hospital policy and Nurses24/7 code of conduct.
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