Registered Nurse, Outpatient Clinics & Chemotherapy Suite, Cancer Program - Part Time
Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, ON, CA
4d ago

JOB SUMMARY :

The Oncology Nurse, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, participates collaboratively in the assessment, teaching and administration of chemotherapy.

As the key contact person and navigator for patients, she / he will support the patient throughout their cancer journey, facilitating referrals within the cancer centre, GRH and community.

The Oncology Nurse will participate in the development and implementation of patient treatment plans; quality improvement processes and will support education and research initiatives.

The successful candidate will work within the Outpatient Clinics and Chemotherapy Suite. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Oncology foundations course from the deSouza Institute completion preferred but enrollment acceptable
  • deSouza nurse navigation course recommended
  • Chemotherapy and biotherapy oncology course completion mandatory
  • Chemotherapy certification required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in IV initiation and Venous Access Device management mandatory
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification as a Certified Oncology Nurse (CONC) preferred.
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification required within 3 years of hire
  • Minimum of 3 years recent experience in oncology nursing
  • Demonstrated experience in working within a multi disciplinary team
  • Working with a variety of computer systems and software applications
  • Participation in education and clinical training programs
  • Good attendance record
  • Principles of oncology and palliative care nursing and adult learning
  • Therapeutic communication techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge in patient-focused care and the needs of the oncology patient population
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