Registered Nurse - Radiation Oncology - Union Hospital

Job Requisition #: JR60197

End Date: 1/28/2022

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is currently seeking a Registered Nurse to work in Radiation Oncology at Union Hospital.  In this position you will coordinate patient care management and delivery in conjunction with the patient's physician, the patients multi-disciplinary care team, and other team members with the objective of ensuring continuum of care is maintained and evidence-based, high quality patient care is consistently delivered.  Navigate patient through treatments and protocol requirements; ensures patients at risk receive appropriate guidance and/or referrals through appropriate networking.

  • Completes comprehensive nursing assessment of patients before, during, and after radiation therapy by means of interview, patient history, and/or review of symptoms ensuring unmet needs are matched with appropriate referral sources 
  • Provides professional nursing care as appropriate.  Coordinates patient care with radiation oncology physicians.
  • Managing side effects of radiation/chemo-radiation treatments and providing/reinforcing education and management of symptoms.
  • Identifies potential barriers to care, to include but not limited to: transportation, psychosocial, financial, disparity, language, etc) and initiates referrals in a timely manner  
  • Coordinate care with the research nurse in the interdepartmental management of patients requiring combined therapy (chemotherapy/hormonal/biological/radiation); navigates patient through course of treatment ensuring compliance with protocol.   

Requirements: 

BSN or commitment to obtain within three years from date of hire.  Two years of nursing experience required; nursing experience in oncology preferred.  

Advanced nursing degree or certification as an Oncology Nurse (OCN) by the Oncology Nursing Society preferred.  If not currently OCN certified, certification should occur within two (2) years.  BLS required and active at the time of hire

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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