RN Physician Office/Clinic

RadAmerica Clinton, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • MedStar RadAmerica is committed to providing world-class, compassionate care to every patient, every time, at every touch point. All associates are accountable for their role in meeting patient experience standards.
    • Responsible for observation and assessment of patients undergoing radiation therapy.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland.
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    • Experience
      • 2 years medical-surgical nursing experience; 2 years clinical oncology experience preferred.
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    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland. Must be CPR-Healthcare Provider certified.
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    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Working knowledge of various computer software applications, including Microsoft Word, in a Windows environment. Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Completes data base thoroughly and extracts vital data from the medical chart. Communicates information to physician and documents in chart.
    • Complies with monitoring and documentation of daily logs (refrigerator, crash cart, drug log, medication samples, nutritional supplements inventory and dispensary) as per standards set forth by accrediting bodies. Contacts nurses for updates on hospitalized patients. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Coordinates with physician and office staff to have an efficient flow of patients through the facility. Ensures that patient records and referring physicians are kept up-to-date.
    • Keeps work area neat and organized. Maintains adequate supply of patient education material and medical supplies. Stocks exam rooms and ensures that equipment is working properly. Cleans & sterilizes equipment as necessary. Maintains liaison with other disciplines, such as social services, dietary support, speech therapy, physical therapy, pastoral care and pain management and sees that their services are made available to patients in an appropriate and timely fashion.
    • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts as required. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
    • Participates in placement of applicators for HDR brachytherapy, performs patient care and monitoring as necessary. Performs conscious sedation and recovery patients being treated with brachytherapy. Participates in weekly chart rounds, tumor board, nursing meetings and other in-services appropriate to the nursing care of the patient.
    • Performs assessment for contrast patients. Performs IV contrast using the pressure injector and provides documentation. Evaluates patients for contrast reaction and provides proper treatment should one occur. Performs assessments on under-treatment patients and follow-up patients and documents appropriately. Assesses patients for special needs and plans appropriate intervention, i.e. skin changes, dietary needs, social service needs, health care psychological and support needs. Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Provides support and education to patients. Acts as resource for patient and family members. Fields questions selected to treatment and side effects. Documents actions, and follows up on interventions. Schedules tests, obtains pre-authorization, and follows up on results.
    • Travels to other offices for cross training and coverage. Able to function in different facilities.
About MedStar Health
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.