Triage Nurse

Position SummaryThe US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care and in 2017 Vantage Oncology joined The US Oncology Network. The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home. Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually. Affiliated Oncologists has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse. SCOPE:
A telephone triage nurse assesses patient needs over the telephone, collaborates with a physician or qualified staff member to meet those needs, then documents all elements of care in the patient's medical record. Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Must recognize physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care and participates in company-wide quality initiatives. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Answers patient calls concerning a wide range of oncology topics.
Asks appropriate questions to get the information needed to make an accurate assessment.
Documents all conversations with patients to maintain a comprehensive medical record.
Provides clear instruction and education to patients via the telephone
Evaluates and determines if emergency care is needed, or if the patient can be seen in the doctor's clinic.
Collaborates with physicians via electronic medical record, face to face, or the telephone to discuss patient care needs.
Education/Training ? Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education, BSN preferred.
Minimum of 3 years nursing experience needed. Oncology experience needed.
Current or pending Oncology certification preferred.
Experience and knowledge of the purpose and use of medications in the treatment of cancer is preferred.
Current RN state license with the State Board of Nursing in state of practice.
Current CPR certification required.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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