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Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology

at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 432399
Keywords: nurse, nursing

Job Description

Extended Job Title
Registered Nurse (RN) - Oncology

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Employees in this classification are responsible for providing professional nursing care in an assigned specialty or sub-specialty clinic. They perform a variety of general and specialized nursing duties as part of a total health care team to provide the patient with complete evaluations. Employees in this position generally assist the head nurse in the supervision of other clinic personnel and may substitute for this person in the event of his/her absence. May supervise and instruct subordinate nursing personnel. Receives supervision from head nurse or physician, functions independently within guidelines. May supervise ancillary nursing personnel in the performance of certain tasks, and assists in training personnel. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions and requires a high degree of contact with patients, families, and other clinic personnel and outside professionals.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  • Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies
  • Reports data, identifies and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals/outcomes and patient-centered plans of care in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Assists in determining the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families
  • Documents and communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care
  • Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs
  • Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitates continuity of care
  • Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR
  • Obtains and records accurate vital signs and measurements
  • Responsible for providing continued patient care and follow-up
  • Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments and procedures
  • Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments
  • Participates in emergency preparedness drills in department
  • Attends Nursing staff meetings
  • Maintains inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms
  • Completes Annual Nursing Core Competency Training and Skills Fair
  • Supervision of Medical Assistants

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • One year of experience in a hospital, clinic, or community-based setting
  • OB/GYN experience
  • Gyn Oncology experience
  • Familiarity with NCCN Guidelines
  • Basic computer skills

HSC - El Paso

Ob Gyn Dept Elp Genl

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group

Occasional Duties
Performs other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager or Sr. Staff RN


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of professional nursing or scheduled to complete a program of professional nursing within 120 days of applying for a position
  • Current Registered Nursing license in the state of Texas or the attainment of a temporary permit from the Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing pending full licensure in the state of Texas
  • New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN) on the first attempt
  • CPR Certified
  •  No experience required

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