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Registered Nurse - RN - Oncology/Uro

at Boulder Community Hospital

Posted: 7/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2437
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Boulder, CO


Work Hours: Three nights per week 18:45 - 07:15 incuding every third weekend


Fulltime - 36 hours - Nights

Three nights per week 18:45 - 07:15 incuding every third weekend

Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County.  Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.

The RN Oncology position functions as a direct patient caregiver within the unit’s care delivery system.  The RN integrates nursing theories in patient care.

Education or Formal Training
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)

  1. Colorado RN license in good standing.
  2. BLS certification required by completion of conditional period.
  3. OCN certification preferred.
  4. ONS Chemotherapy certification within 6 months of hire.  New Graduate RN’s will have 1 year from hire to complete ONS certification.
  5. ACLS required for Clinical Team Leads
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Demonstrated physical and mental ability to apply nursing theories, procedures and standards to clinical practice.

  1. At least one year of nursing in an acute care setting preferred.
  2. Acute oncology experience preferred.
Clinical Patient Care
  1. Provides direct total patient care for specific group of patients with collaboration as needed.
  2. Demonstrates clinical competence in performing nursing procedures and identifies the rationale underlying the nursing skills.
  3. Identifies patient care problems, makes interventions based upon an understanding of the biopsychosocial processes.
  4. Assesses patient status systematically and anticipates and responds to changes in patient clinical condition.
  5. Actively seeks participation of the patient, family, and other members of the health care team to assure continuity of patient care.
  6. Communicates clearly in all aspects of documentation.
  7. May be required to perform point of care testing.  May be a point of care trainer.
  8. Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards. 
  9. Is familiar with organization, department and job specific Environment of Care areas, including Life Safety, Utilities Management, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Medical Equipment Failure.
  10. Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate, which may include:
  11. The use of protective barriers, as appropriate (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, pocket masks, and/or safety glasses);
  12. Handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately;
Patient Education
Identifies patient learning needs, develops and implements and individualizes teaching plan for patients.

Standard medical/hospital equipment: e.g. hospital beds, wheelchairs and carts, positioning aids, IV infusion pumps, epidural pumps, monitoring equipment, phone and intercom systems, computers, etc.

  1. Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards:  chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
  2. Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
  4. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
  5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.

Patient Care Associates, LPN, and Unit Coordinator

Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.

 Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.

 Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.

 EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace