LPN - Radiation Oncology

LPN - Radiation Oncology

Summit Health, Inc. | Passaic County, NJ, US
Salary Range:$42,000 – $71,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 20 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Department: Radiation Oncology

Essential Job functions:

* Responsible for providing professional nursing care to the office patients in noncomplex situations under the supervision of Physician and Clinical Practice Manager or Clinical Coordinator.
* Delivers direct patient care within the scope of licensure and in accordance with SMG policy.
* Assumes accountability for the quality of care, which he/she has delivered including maintaining standard precautions.
* Maintains efficient patient flow.
* Collects lab specimens according to departmental guidelines. Accurately labels specimens.
* Prioritizes patient care by implementing physician orders and nursing procedures. Documents appropriately in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
* Assures all patients are correctly identified prior to providing and/or documenting care.
* Communicates & provides care consistent with age, cultural, spiritual and developmental needs of the patient.
* Employs appropriate and timely use of Tasking in EHR.
* Schedules appointments appropriately and accurately according to department guidelines.
* Administers injections according to appropriate protocol. Documents injections accurately in HER
* Appropriately demonstrates telephone triage protocols and document in EHR.
* Effectively communicates problems, concerns or issues to the Office Supervisor/Manager appropriately and promptly.
* Ensures proper preparation for patient visit. Prepares pertinent information needed for patient visit.
* Obtains vital signs: BP, temp, pulse, height & weight accurately and completely as required. Documents appropriately in EHR.
* Reviews and updates medication list in EHR. Demonstrates understanding of prescription control and prescription refill procedures. Accurately and completely documents known allergies in EHR.
* Appropriately enters orders and schedules appointments in the Practice Management System (PMS) and EHR.
* Provides referrals and/or consult orders appropriately and in a timely manner in the PMS and EHR.
* Facilitates transition of care to UCC/Hospital.

General Job functions:

* Appropriately adheres to universal safety precautions when administering medications and disposal of medical waste.
* Maintains proficiency with department specific equipment troubleshoots and reports malfunctions promptly.
* Checks and maintains logs for emergency equipment according to policy.
* Assists in ordering and maintaining of all supplies as assigned.
* Demonstrates flexibility with various work schedules.
* Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned.

Physical Job Requirements:

* Pushing and pulling, taking frequency and weight into consideration.
* Physical strength to lift heavy objects, carts, or items, taking frequency and weight into consideration.
* Physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job, taking distance and speed into account.
* Physical agility, which includes ability to maneuver body while in place.
* Dexterity of hands and fingers.
* Balance is maintained during climbing, bending and/or reaching
* Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking).

Environmental Risks:

* Chemicals, Chemotherapy and Fumes
* Loud noises
* Vibration
* Extreme temperatures
* Confined spaces
* Allergens: dust, mold and/or pollen
* Magnetic fields
* Radiation
* Sharps
* Latex

Blood-borne Pathogens:

* Exposure to infectious hazards, blood, body fluids, non intact skin, or tissue specimens.preferred.with on Only
* Contact with patients or patient specimens is possible
* Unplanned or unexpected exposure

Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:

* Vocational / Technical School / Diploma Program required. Associates degree preferred
* New Jersey State Nursing License and BLS certification required.
* 0 - 1 years experience. 2-4 years experience preferred.
* Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
* Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks in a timely manner.
* Experience with Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail) preferred.
* Experience with Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment preferred.
* Experience with patient care equipment preferred.
* Experience with EHR, Practice Management System and Departmental/Ancillary Systems preferred.

Travel: Ability to commute to satellite offices as needed.


* A friendly and fast-paced environment working with passionate people

* Outstanding growth opportunities

* Time Off

* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

* Short/Long Term Disability, HSA, and Life Insurance

* 401K plan with company matching contribution

* Cash Bonus Programs

* Recognition and rewards programs to recognize successful teams

* Other Perks & Discounts

* Commuter and parking discount program to help you save (using pretax dollars)

* Full Time Benefit Eligible Employees Only

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, creed, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender status), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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