Full Job Description
General Summary of Position:
The professional nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive care in an ambulatory setting for patients in Adult Hematology/Oncology. Responsibilities include assessment of physical and psychosocial needs, patient education and the administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and blood products, along with other infusion therapies. The nurse evaluates the patient's response to interventions, implements appropriate changes, and assists in symptom management, coordination of internal and external resources, triaging unexpected patient visits, and facilitating communication between all members of the healthcare team. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
The MedStar Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) Infusion Unit is a 39-chair department specializing in the administration of chemotherapy, biotherapy and blood products. The Lombardi Infusion Unit is part of MedStar Georgetown’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, established in 1971. LCCC was initially designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1974 and achieved NCI comprehensive status in 1990. The mission of LCCC is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer through innovative basic science, clinical research, patient care, community outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future.
The Lombardi Infusion Unit is composed of two divisions: a Clinical Trials Infusion Center and a Standard of Care Infusion Center. The patient population includes all hematologic diseases and cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, ITP, sickle cell anemia), autologous transplant patients, oncologic solid tumor, and a wide range of medical diagnoses. The Magnet® nurses in the Lombardi Infusion Unit provide expert care for their patients, while focusing on cura personalis—care for the whole person.
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: BSN required
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Nurse. Oncology certification preferred. Chemotherapy certification required within 3 months of hire.
EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years of oncology experience preferred. Minimum of 1 year of oncology/infusion experience required.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Excellent phlebotomy skills. Experience with electronic medical record documentation.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.