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Lab Tech II or Lab Tech Sr-Medical Center

Date Posted
Feb 18, 2015
Description

SCOPE:

Under minimal supervision, is responsible for the collecting and processing of specimens form patients, documenting results according to established procedures. Assists with performing specimen analysis, instrument maintenance, and quality control procedures as indicated. Follows quality assurance and safety policies and procedures. Assists with patient flow as needed. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Collects viable and appropriate specimens from patients as ordered.

-Maintains proper documentation as described by the quality assurance program including accessioning logs, test report logs, quality control logs, equipment records and checklists. Performs specimen analysis of all chemistry, hematology, immunology specimens as directed.

-Maintains adequate inventory of supplies and ensures that all supplies are viable before using in patient testing. Assists with testing procedures according to procedure guidelines.

-Sends specimens to reference laboratories for any testing not performed in house. Processes incoming orders for lab testing.

-Processes in-house and in-coming results for charting. Charts patient results in a timely manner.  Assists in training new lab technicians in the phlebotomy area.

-Assists in maintaining phlebotomy supplies. Update and file all daily paperwork, lab logs and maintenance logs.

-Arrange for transfusion of blood products when ordered by physician. Operates designated laboratory equipment as directed. Uses equipment effectively, skillfully and efficiently.

-Maintains equipment and work area as directed. Performs testing under CLIA guidelines for personnel.

-Performs daily, weekly and monthly instrument maintenance as indicated.

-Records proper lot numbers of all controls, calibrator, and reagents. Identifies troubleshooting procedures and calls technical services as needed.

-Implements and complies with safety and quality assurance standards. Complies with regulatory agency standards.

-Adheres to all OSHA compliance laws and Universal Precaution procedures.

-Properly disposes of hazardous materials. Maintains a clean working environment and restocks the laboratory area as needed.

-Performs phlebotomy and sample collection procedures as needed. Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or equivalent required. Minimum five years laboratory experience for Lab Tech Sr or minimum three years laboratory experience for Lab Tech II.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination in operation and manipulation of complex laboratory equipment. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time with the use hands to finger, handle, or feel and arms to reach or carry. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision, color perception and hearing to normal range. Requires legible handwriting.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to blood/body fluids, chemotherapeutic agents, or transmittable infections. Direct contact with corrosive chemicals, infectious agents, handling glassware, needles and open flames.

Infusion RN II or Infusion RN Sr- NW

Date Posted
Feb 04, 2015
Description
SCOPE:
Under minimal supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients following established standards and practices.  Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly.  This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group.  Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 -Mixes and administers chemotherapy, hydration and other medications under the direction and supervision of a physician.

-Assists physician with exams and procedures.  Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow in and out of the exam room.

-Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.

-Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols.  Assesses patients for changes in condition, including but not limited to abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions and initiates appropriate action.

-Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures.  Completes all chemotherapy charge forms.  Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies.

-Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage.

-Facilitates does modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating does, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and symptom management. 

-Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.

-Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time and technique.

-Displays appropriate technical skills for the administration of chemotherapy, medications and blood products, to include, but not limited to:  venipuncture, central line access and infusion devices.

-Programs portable infusion pumps for continuous drug delivery and provides instruction to the patient and/or caregiver in the use of the pump at home.

-Documents nursing assessments, patient teaching and fluid and medication administration in the patient chart.  Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician.

-Assures nursing charges are accurate and complete on patient fee slips.  Acts as a resource person to the medical assistants.

-Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient’s chart.  Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching and other instructional material.  Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary. 

-Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.

-Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.

-Maintains patient confidentiality.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree with at least seven (3) years nursing experience for RN II or at least (7) years nursing experience for RN Sr.  Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer.  RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.  Current CPR certification required.  Must maintain continuing education requirements.

 

Bilingual Telephone Operator II-Medical Center

Date Posted
Dec 29, 2014
Description

SCOPE:

Under general supervision, is responsible for providing a full range of telephone switchboard duties, including triaging calls and relaying messages.  Assists with clerical duties as required.  Serves as a liaison between patients and medical staff.  Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Courteously and efficiently answers all incoming calls and connects callers with the correct extension.

-Takes and relays messages in an accurate and timely manner. 

-Responds to emergency and urgent calls from patients in a timely manner.  Directs callers immediately to clinical staff as necessary.

-Performs operator functions including triaging calls; connecting and transferring calls; setting up conference calls; instructing users on telephone procedures; and reporting telephone and equipment malfunctions to the appropriate party.

-Provides a pleasant and helpful phone contact for callers.

-Responsible for opening and closing the switchboard.

-Responsible for the in-house paging system.

-Performs clerical duties as assigned to maintain workflow in the department.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Minimum three years office experience, preferably in a medical setting for Telephone Operator II.  BILINGUAL IS A MUST.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work may require sitting for long periods of time, stooping and bending/stretching for files and supplies.  Requires occasional lifting of files or paper weighting up to 30 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other office equipment.  Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts.

 WORK ENVIROMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work is performed in an office environment.  Involves high levels of contact with patients and public.

Advanced Practice Provider (Physician Assistant II or Sr.) - Downtown

Date Posted
Nov 18, 2014
Description

SCOPE:

Under supervision of the physician, provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to patients and/or family members in the hospital setting on a regular basis, and within the practice setting as requested by physicians.  Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.

-Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.

-Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.

-Assesses patient/family needs and provides education.

-Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.

-Promotes/provides staff education.

-Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.

-Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.

-Completes patient charge tickets.

-May mentor new mid-level providers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program.  Minimum of 3 years experience as a practicing Physician Assistant II or minimum of 5 years oncology Physician Assistant Sr experience.  Prefer previous experience in oncology.  Current state license as a Physician Assistant in practicing state.  BCLS.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires full range f body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finer dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.  Requires the ability to bend, stoop, twist; assist patients in moving; assist patients in arising from exam table or bed; push wheelchair patients; assist patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. 

WORK ENVIROMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.

Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner II or Sr.)  - Downtown

Date Posted
Nov 18, 2014
Description

SCOPE:

Provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to oncology patients.  Scope of responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant, nurse researcher, and nurse leader.  Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.

-Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.

-Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.

-Assesses patient/family needs and provides education. 

-Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.

-Promotes/provides staff education.

-Incorporates evidence-bases research into clinical practice.

-Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.

-Completes patient charge tickets.

-Provides case management for oncology clients and their families.

-Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials.

-May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff.

-May mentor new mid-level providers.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFIATIONS:

Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program.  Minimum of three years for NP II and Minimum of five years for NP Sr post MSN experience in oncology nursing.  Experience and knowledge in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.  RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.  Current state certification of Nurse Practitioner.  Current CPR certification required.  AOCN certification required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires full range f body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finer dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. 

 

WORK ENVIROMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.

Medical Assistant I/ II/ Sr- NW

Date Posted
Nov 12, 2014
Description

MUST be bilingual, with some experience in GYN, traveling a must and weekends occasionally, flexible and professional, graduated from accredited MA program.

SCOPE:

Under direct supervision, assists physicians and clinicians with patient care duties in a clinical environment. Promotes efficient patient flow and patient care, i.e. exams, and procedures. Performs
clinic support tasks including miscellaneous clerical tasks, answering phones, and maintaining physicians schedule. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Escorts patients to and from exam rooms, physician offices, and treatment room as appropriate.
-Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.
-Obtains all necessary patient records as required by physician prior to treatment or procedures.
-Prepares and stocks exam/treatment rooms and orders supplies as needed.
-Assists physicians with exams and procedures as requested.
-Obtains blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions.
-Administers subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, as delegated by RN or physician.
-Maintains all exam/treatment room disinfection protocols.
-Answers patient telephone calls for referral to physician or nurse/pharmacist.
-Phones in prescriptions and makes other patient calls as required or directed by physicians.
-Schedules patient tests, procedures and hospital admissions and schedules appointments to follow-up on test results, as applicable. Arranges for pre-authorizations and pre-certifications as needed. Informs physician of patient reschedules and no shows.
-Performs other administrative duties, i.e. typing, filing faxing reception, etc, as requested by supervisor or physician.
-Performs EKGs.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school graduate or equivalent. Certificate of graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants preferred. Minimum three years experience as a medical assistant or nursing assistant.
Phlebotomy experience preferred. Current BCLS certification required within 3 months of hire. Certified Medical Assistant preferred.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires
standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an
oncology/hematology clinic environment may occur. The company reserves the right to alter, change, or modify this job description at any time, with or without notice. The duties and responsibilities contained herein are considered representative, but not necessarily all inclusive, of the duties and responsibilities which may be required of a job incumbent. All other categorizations contained herein are meant to be representative of the general environment or working conditions in which the job is performed.

Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner)-Northeast/Stone Oak Cancer Center

Date Posted
Feb 13, 2014
Description

SCOPE: 

Provides primary care in collaborative joint practice with the physicians to oncology patients.  Scope of responsibility includes expert practitioner, educator/teacher, care management, consultant, nurse researcher, and nurse leader.  Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 -Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.

-Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.

-Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.

-Assesses patient/family needs and provides education. 

-Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.

-Promotes/provides staff education.

-Incorporates evidence-bases research into clinical practice.

-Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements.

-Completes patient charge tickets.

-Provides case management for oncology clients and their families.

-Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials.

-May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff.

-May mentor new mid-level providers.

 MINIMUM QUALIFIATIONS:

 Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program.  Minimum of three years post MSN experience in oncology nursing.  Experience and knowledge in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.  RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state.  Current state certification of Nurse Practitioner.  Current CPR certification required.  AOCN certification required.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires full range f body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finer dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. 

 WORK ENVIROMENT:

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.