HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse - RN - Oncology Admissions Pending Unit - FT Weekday Nights in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Up to a $15,000 sign on bonus offered and relocation available for eligible candidates and positions.

The Oncology Admissions Pending Unit (APU) is a specialty unit for oncology patients requiring hospitalization after evaluation in the Emergency Department. The unit is able to accommodate patient needs while waiting on room availability within the hospital. The average length of stay for patients in the APU is 12-24 hours. The average length of stay for patients transferred to this area is approximately 12 hours. The primary nurse will complete the admission assessment, carry out physician orders, and coordinate with multidisciplinary teams until the patient is able to transfer to the oncology unit.

General Description:

Under general supervision, provides nursing care in a hospital to a variety of patients with health problems ranging from simple to complex.

Essential Function/Duties:

Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients. Documents patient responses to nursing interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician order on assigned patients. Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment. Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological manifestations of patients and intervenes when necessary. Administers medication as prescribed. Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous infusions and blood products. Delivers patient care competently. Interacts with family and patient in sharing care plan while in the hospital and at time of discharge. Informs patient and family of hospital procedures. Makes referral regarding patient care needs to appropriate personnel. Delegates tasks to support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

**Education: Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

**Licensure: Possession of a valid temporary license or permanent license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education as a Registered Nurse prior to entrance on duty. Permanent license must be obtained within 3 months of appointment.

/* Minimum one (1) year acute care preferred/

Physical Requirements (with or without accommodations):

Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment. Must be able to stand and/or to walk for long periods at a time. May be required to perform repetitive tasks and motions. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read charts and equipment displays. Requires ability to hear alarms, telephones and normal speaking voice. Good mental and physical health to work for long periods of time in a highly stressful atmosphere is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures. Ability to organize, plan, coordinate and evaluate nursing services and apply nursing techniques. Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to respond effectively to cultural and language needs of patients and visitors. Some computer skills.

Title: Registered Nurse - RN - Oncology Admissions Pending Unit - FT Weekday Nights

Location: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-OU Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00322-21852