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Oncology Registered Nurse - 2216796



Worcester, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

*** $2,500 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates ***

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This position provides care to patients while adhering to the standards of nursing practice, under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Provides care to patients ranging with the ages of infants to geriatrics.

Reliant Medical Group is seeking a compassion, enthusiastic and professional Registered Nurse to join their Oncology Team in Worcester.

This position is responsible for the effective delivery and management of direct patient care utilizing the nursing process and adhering to the standards of nursing practice. Oversees and directs the care of patients with Hematologic and Oncologic malignancies and non-oncology diagnoses in the outpatient setting. Directs the care of the patient receiving chemotherapy/Biotherapy and supportive treatments in collaboration with the provider and other team members. Recognizes changes in the patient status, symptomatology and changes in diagnostic studies and respond appropriately.

Location: 5 Neponset St, Worcester, MA 01606

Hours: 4 days per week, 32 hours total. No weekends, evenings, or holidays

Specialty: Oncology

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care
  • Understanding of the care of the cancer patient, principles of chemotherapy/biotherapy, medication classifications, routes of administration and safe handling. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in nursing care across the disease trajectory
  • Performs a complete assessment and reassessment on all patients as per policy, including psychosocial, spiritual, emotional and educational needs
  • Adequately assess and reassess pain and institute appropriate pain management techniques. Provides ongoing patient and care-giver education regarding pain management
  • Prioritize the plan of care as the patient assessment changes using evidence based clinical knowledge
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of antineoplastic therapies and immunotherapies including physical, psychological, and adverse effects
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medication administration, rate and timing of delivery, treatment parameters and drug properties, i.e., irritant, vesicant or non-vesicant
  • Demonstrates the ability to calculate drug dosage and volume according to patient’s age, height, and weight and body surface area
  • Demonstrate proficiency in IV therapy, venous access, and central line use and care
  • Follows regulations, policies and guidelines for safe handling, administration and disposal of antineoplastic agents. Provides patient protection and post therapy education
  • Demonstrates competency in the performance of simple and complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as venipuncture, IV insertion, care and maintenance of vascular access devices and declotting of lines
  • Follows the six medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors
  • Identifies emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders and interventions. Meets patient care needs promptly
  • Assesses patient and family learning needs, physical and mental abilities and readiness to learn. Able to adapt teaching methods and addresses barriers as appropriate. Documents the education experience and needs to reinforce on subsequent visits
  • Demonstrates competency in telephone triage, including the ability to evaluate and assess patient needs and plan for the appropriate intervention
  • Coordinates a discharge plan of care for each patient including education on the treatment plan and schedule and any coordination with community agencies

Quality and Safety:

  • Adheres to safety and quality control measures, such as those relating to medication administration and infection control
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives
  • Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies
  • Utilizes patient care equipment appropriately and safely
  • Consistently documents all the aspects of patient care and patient education in the Electronic Medical Record. This ensures appropriate reimbursement for services. Reports pertinent information to the Provider


  • Completes all organizational and department specific nursing education and competencies
  • Enhances professional growth and development through education programs, seminars etc.
  • Attends meetings and conferences, including staff meetings as required and directed
  • Performs other similar or related duties as required or directed
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance will be required

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current RN license in the state of Massachusetts
  • Current BLS Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • National Oncology Certification or attained in an agreed upon timeframe
  • Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification
  • Excellent IV and phlebotomy skills

Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description, may be substituted for the above requirements.

Physical Requirement:

  • Physical health sufficient to meet the ergonomic standards and demands of the position

The Organization reserves the right to modify position responsibilities at any time, due to business necessity.

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