RN Hematology/Oncology - Per Diem

Job Title: RN Hematology/Oncology - Per Diem
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Per Diem
Work Type: Part time
Department: JM-Western Region Hematology/Oncology Division
Date Posted: 11/10/2021
Job ID: R-22611

Job Summary

Responsible for performing patient assessment, patient/family teaching and triage as well as direct patient care including chemotherapy, biologic therapy and other therapeutic infusions and order entry. Provides clinical support to the provider, patient and their family to assist in the treatment of the patient's condition. Follows up on diagnostic testing to ensure completion, accuracy, and filing of same in medical record to ensure continuity and quality of care.

Job Duties

  • Assists provider in performance of minor surgical diagnostic procedures and ancillary diagnostic examinations as directed by provider to facilitate accurate diagnosis.
  • Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork.
  • Accesses implanted venous access devices for labs and infusions.
  • Administers and disposes of chemotherapy as required by regulatory guidelines.
  • Documents administration of chemotherapy.
  • Administers and follows related research protocols.
  • Executes and documents ongoing patient communication.
  • Delivers advanced phone triage per provider, responds to patient questions and requests to ensure efficient use of provider time and timely response to patient's needs.
  • Provides instruction to ensure patient's understanding of medical condition and compliance with treatment guidelines.
  • Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IV's as required by provider.
  • Administers medications and vaccines including intradermal and skin testing.
  • May inventory medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceutical and controlled substances to ensure adequate supply levels, verify expiration dates, document utilization, and optimize organizational efficiency and space utilization.
  • Routinely inspects and observes condition and operation of equipment and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and identify need for preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Cleans and sets up examination and treatment rooms between cases, ensures required level of asepsis, availability of appropriate instruments and equipment, and preparation of patient.
  • Assists with orientation of new personnel to ensure that they are appropriately trained to support patients and provider.
  • Assists with coordinating external disease management and case management organizations.
  • Completes apheresis for stem cell collections if designated as one of the stem cell collection Hematology and Oncology Registered Nurses.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Work Schedule/Details:

  • Per Diem
  • Clinic Hours are Monday through Friday: 0800-1600
  • No weekends, holidays or on-call
  • Occasional travel may be needed (meetings, coverage)

We’re proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
  • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
  • Employer contribution to your retirement plan
  • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
  • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups


Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)


Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Clarence, PA 16829, US
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