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About Oncology Consultants
Oncology Consultants has been a premier adult medical oncology & hematology practice in Houston, TX for over 35 years. Our healthcare team is committed to provide state of the art cancer treatment in a caring environment as we continue to expand our oncology services in the metropolitan region.
About the Position
The term nurse clinician describes the nurse whose educational preparation is at the generalist level. The nurse functions in an expanded role but does not have a master’s or doctoral degree. The oncology nurse clinician is recognized in this practice, in accordance with the Oncology Nursing Society’s position, as a registered nurse who has a cancer-specific knowledge base and has demonstrated clinical expertise in oncology nursing practice, specifically in relation to the sub-specialized field of Radiation Oncology. The goal of the Radiation Oncology Nurse Clinician (RONC) in oncology patient care is to promote the optimal function of the individual / family throughout the continuum of the disease experience. This is achieved by integration of physiological and psychosocial components, utilizing the nursing process:
Scope of Nursing Practice: The oncology nurse clinician performs independent, interdependent, and dependent nursing actions and demonstrates personal professional accountability. The RONC is a registered professional nurse who is expected to deliver direct and indirect patient care. This care includes, but is not limited to:
Areas of Nursing Practice: The RONC will comply with the practice policies and procedures, as published and on site in each practice location. The individual practitioner is responsible to review and implement updates as they are made available. In the performance of clinical activities, the RONC is expected to be aware of and utilize:
Specific areas of nursing practice essential to optimal function with Oncology Consultants include
I. Patient Education: Address knowledge and skill deficits through individual and/or group instruction. Areas of education include, but are not limited to:
II. Patient Assessment
A. Psychosocial Status: Address psyco-emotional deficits through counseling and/or referral
B. Physiological Status: Address resources and deficits relating to the patient's physiological condition:
III. Oncology Nursing Interventions
A. Technical Aspects of Cancer Nursing include all basic nursing activities in addition to those specific to oncology patient care
1. Demonstrate radiation competency in:
2. Demonstrate proficiency in routine clinical procedures, as
3. Function as liaison between patient / health care system / lay public
IV. Professional accountability is expected of each professional registered nurse, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Texas and the policies and procedures of the practice:
A. Knowledge of laws governing the practice of nursing in Texas
B. Current licensure by the State Board of Nurse Examiners
C. Documentation according to practice standards includes written notes and the utilization of computer technology appropriately and effectively
1. Nursing Actions
2. Patient Response to therapy
V. Administrative Role includes indirect nursing activities which promote quality cancer patient care within the practice. This includes, but is not limited to:
2. Coordinate care with physician staff members
3. Report to Nursing Manager and / or Practice Administrator
Maintain Oncology Nursing Certification (OCN) or obtain as soon as eligible.
Oncology Consultants is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Medical Center | Memorial City | Sugar Land | Katy | Willowbrook | Southwest Northwest | West Houston
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