Provide patient focused quality care to pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant patients and families. Work as a nurse member of collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
The Infusion Registered Nurse is accountable for the delivery of direct patient care including patient education and the management of chemotherapy administration to pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant, immune-hematologic disorder, and sickle cell anemia patient populations. The RN administers injections, IV hydration, blood products, chemotherapy and other treatments related to supportive care for this patient population, including supporting patient care during intrathecal procedures. The RN supports professional nursing practice across practice settings and across the continuum of care to meet the needs of the patient and family; assesses the needs of the patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment; plans, implements, and evaluated patient care; and teaches patients, families, orients colleagues and peers.
The candidate must have demonstrated the following in his/her current position:
Accountable for the management of patients assigned to the team.
Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems.
Utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential patient problems in the hematology/oncology setting.
Identifies patient/family learning needs and ensures that they are met.
Serves as a patient advocate.
Utilizes professional communication and exhibits respect.
Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude regardless of workload and stress level.
Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from multiple manual and computer based information systems.
Responds to voice mail communications from patients and colleagues.
Exhibits professional verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.
Utilizes time in an efficient manner by completing assigned duties.
Performs procedures in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.
Participates in meeting the educational needs of self and others.
Completes all other clinical and administrative duties as assigned.
Implements change to achieve identified team goals.
Seeks opportunities to meet individual objectives identified on the Professional Development Model.
Uses organizational skills to assure the team provides safe, efficient care to the patient.
Uses organizational skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriate planning, education and coordination of services.
Safely and appropriately delegates to other health care team members.
Collaborates with colleagues and medical staff to facilitate and optimize the care of the patient.
Research and Quality Improvement
Acts on behalf of patients and family to ensure care that is safe and appropriate with consideration for values, diversity and human rights.
Participates in nursing and medical research and facilitates transfer of new knowledge to patient care.
Participates in the Quality Improvement Process
Nursing Specific Info
Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C, includes B.
Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level E.
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.
If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.
A current licensure as a Registered Nurse to practice in the State of Michigan.
Two (2) or more years of recent Pediatric RN experience.
Two (2) or more years of recent Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant RN experience.
Demonstrated ability to start peripheral IV access.
Demonstrated ability to practice independently, set goals, promote teamwork, cross cover within clinical area, coordinate and perform multiple activities and problem solve as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations.
Demonstrated leadership ability including initiative and creativity as evidenced by previous employment/reference.
Demonstrated ability to set and implement priorities, organize and delegate effectively and efficiently.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate well with others (including peers) as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations.
Demonstrated abilities in interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and problem solving skills within all levels of the health care team, as evidenced by interviews, documentation, writing skills, and references.
Proven self-direction ability, including: initiative and creativity as evidenced by previous employment reference
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
Candidates who are not qualified will not be interviewed.
Demonstrated ability to provide patient and family education specific to symptom management to the pediatric hematology oncology/bone marrow transplant population.
Recent ambulatory care experience.
Full time, 40hrs per week
Shift/Hours: Day/Evening shift; Hours 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
* Location: C&W Hospital: 7th level Pediatric Cancer Infusion Clinic
All new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit(s) in times of low census.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.