Infusion Clinical Nurse
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Washington, DC
About the Job
About MedStar Georgetown University Hospital:
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
General Summary of Position:
The professional nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive care in an ambulatory setting for patients in Adult Hematology/Oncology. Responsibilities include assessment of physical and psychosocial needs, patient education, and the administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and blood products along with other infusion therapies. The nurse evaluates the patient's response to interventions and implements appropriate changes and also assist in symptom management, coordination of internal and external resources, triaging unexpected patient visits and facilitating communication between all members of the health care team. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
The MedStar Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) Infusion Unit is a 39 chair department specializing in the administration of Chemotherapy, Biotherapy and Blood Products. The Lombardi Infusion Unit is part of MedStar Georgetown’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, established in 1971. LCCC was initially designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1974 and achieved NCI comprehensive status in 1990. The mission of LCCC is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic science, clinical research, patient care, community outreach and the training of cancer specialists of the future.
The Lombardi Infusion Unit is comprised of two divisions, a Clinical Trials Infusion Center and a Standard of Care Infusion Center. The patient population includes all hematologic diseases and cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, ITP, sickle cell anemia), autologous transplant patients, oncologic solid tumor and a wide range of medical diagnoses. The Magnet nurses in the Lombardi Infusion Unit provide expert care for their patients, while focusing on cura personalis, care for the whole person.
- EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: B.S.N. required
- LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Nurse; Oncology certification preferred. Chemotherapy certification required within 3 months of hire.
- EXPERIENCE:3-5 years of Oncology experience preferred. Minimum of one year of oncology/infusion experience required.
- SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Excellent phlebotomy skills, Experience with electronic medical record documentation.
- Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.