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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Medical Surgical Oncology Registered Nurse - RN in Tacoma, Washington

Medical Surgical Oncology Registered Nurse - RN

Tacoma, Washington

St. Joseph Medical Center

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  • Employment Type: Full Time

  • Department: Oncology

  • Hours/Pay Period: 72

Requisition ID 2022-220551 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 7:00PM - 7:30AM Remote No Category Staff Nurse

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Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

Responsibilities

*$20K SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE!*

As the flagship hospital of CHI Franciscan Health, St. Joseph Medical Center continues to be the regional leader in the use of advanced medical technologies and therapies. The 361-bed regional medical center is a level II trauma center with a robust cardiac surgery program that has recently received Three Star Awards for our thoracic and cardiac programs. We are also one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of expert cancer care in the Puget Sound. The CHI Franciscan Cancer Care program is accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, and in 2015 received a special commendation for our nursing education program and support of certification in oncology nursing.

Our Oncology department has 28 beds with a 4-bed hematopoietic stem cell unit. We specialize in chemotherapy administration, symptom management, stem cell transplant, complex pain management and end-of-life care. The RN-to-patient ratio averages 4 patients per registered nurse, practicing in a care team model with certified nursing assistants. Our Oncology Interdisciplinary team is made up of skilled surgeons, medical hematologists-oncologists and radiation oncologists, nurse navigators and other oncology experts. We are most proud of our compassionate and exceptional quality care. The leadership team in the Oncology Department is comprised of a Divisional Director, three RN Clinical Managers and an RN Educator. Combined, these leaders have over 100 years of oncology nursing and leadership experience and they truly enjoy mentoring and developing staff members.

Job Summary:

Oncology Nurse will provide care to oncology/hematology patients. Implementing and assessing the patient plan of care in collaboration with physicians, interdisciplinary teams and the patient and family.

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required.

A minimum of two years in an oncology acute care setting or related work experience (ie. Med/Surg or ICU/PCU) and a year of experience in chemotherapy administration is preferred.

Licensure/Certification:

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Current American Heart Association Healthcare BLS Certification.

Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred.

**Sign-On Bonus paid in lump sum within 30 days of hire. Eligible candidate must have a minimum of one year of RN experience in this specialty area, may not be a current employee of Virginia Mason Francican Health, nor previously FTE-employed with VMFH within the last 12 months. Minimum of 0.6 FTE required, and total amount paid is prorated to the FTE. Requires a 2-year commitment.

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