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Southwest Cancer Center Chemotherapy Registered Nurse (RN)

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Southwest Cancer Center Chemotherapy Registered Nurse (RN)
JobID: 6510
  • Registered Nurse
    Southwest Cancer Center Chemotherapy
    Job Location:                         Lubbock, TX
    Shift:                                     M-F 8a-5p 
    Status:                                    Part-Time

    About UMC
    UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!
    UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
    Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
    Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
    Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
    Description / Scope of Service
    Patient Population Served
    The SWCC Outpatient Clinic and Infusion Center provide care to adult and pediatric patients with non-cancerous, hematology and/or oncology conditions.
    Scope of Service

      1. Chemotherapy administration and practices are followed using ONS guidelines and institutional policies and procedures.  Protocol participation is also available. Therapies include but are not limited to: chemotherapy via ambulatory infusion pump, intravenous, intrathecal, IM or SQ route, therapeutic phlebotomy, administration of blood and blood products, anti-emetic therapy, IV immunotherapy and IV hydration.
      2. Patient chemotherapy education is provided by an RN regarding the disease process, chemotherapy drugs, side effects, procedures, protocols, and complications resulting from disease and treatment.  Videos, handouts and one-on-one teaching methods are utilized. 
      3. Outpatient procedures include but are not limited to physical examinations, cancer screenings, apheresis, bone marrow biopsies, breast biopsies, fine needle aspirations colposcopies, lumbar punctures, mammosite balloon placement, exchange transfusions, dressing changes and insertion of central and/or PICC lines.
      4. Patient referral services are provided to each patient based on their needs.
      Employee Skill Mix:
      The SWCC infusion and clinic staff presently consist of a Nurse Director, Assistant Nurse Director/Clinical Instructor, Director of Psychosocial Services, Patient Navigation Manager, Lung Navigator, Social Worker, Telephone Triage Nurse, Infusion Charge Nurse, 20 Registered Nurses practicing with a current Texas License, 3.5 patient care assistants, 2 phlebotomists, and 5 HUC/Schedulers working directly under the SWCC Administrator.

      1. The clinic staff include a primary nurse (0800-1700 M-F) for each clinic physician.  Part –time RNs, float RNs, SWCC PRN RNs and PCAs provide additional coverage as needed.
      2. The infusion staff have a charge nurse (0800-1700 M-F) to make assignments and assist with the general flow of the department.  Staggered shifts of 0800-1630, 0800-1800, 0830-1700, and 0900-1730 are set for full-time and part-time staff to allow for full coverage during operating hours.  UMC’s resource pool, SWCC PRN RNs and PCAs provide additional coverage as needed.  
      3. Medical staff includes hematological and medical oncologists, a breast surgeon, a gynecologic oncology surgeon, general surgeons, pulmonologists, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner and other appropriately credentialed providers.

      • UMC Hospital Orientation
      • UMC Nursing Orientation
      • Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
      • Electronic Documentation training
      Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
      • Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
      • During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor.  Our nursing preceptors are specially trained and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
      • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee and Clinical Instructor
      • Clinical orientation is approximately 4-6 weeks and monitored by the clinical instructor
      • You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement
      • OCN Certification review class is available (free of charge) after 1 year of employment
      • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide 
      • Other opportunities include: mentoring
      • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
      • Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure  / Graduate Nurse Permit Required
      • Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in according with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
      • Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
      • Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
      • Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
      • Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
      • Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
      • Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
      • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
      • ACLS may be required based upon area of practice.
      • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
      • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
      • Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required.
      • All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
      Benefits (Full-Time based upon 36 – 40 hours per week Part-Time Benefits based on Hours Worked)

      • Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
      • Competitive compensation based on education and experience
      • Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
      • Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
      • Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
      • Eligible for annual performance appraisal
      • Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
      • Uniform Payroll deduction
      • Certification Exam payment and/or reimbursement
      • Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
      • Vision Insurance
      • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
      • Supplemental Insurance Programs
      • Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
      • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)


Job Type: Part Time/Benefited
Category: Nursing
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