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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Unit at Egleston

Work Schedule: day/night rotating schedule with weekend shifts and holidays as assigned
Employment Type:  Full-Time; 36 hours
Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  50041

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric cancer and blood disorders research. We are home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country—offering our patients access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country. In the 2020 US News and World Report, Children’s Aflac Cancer Program ranked 7th in the nation and 1st in Georgia. We have a collaborative team of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, technicians, social workers, case managers, chaplains, teachers, child-life specialists, pharmacists, nutritionists, rehab specialists, and research coordinators who provide comprehensive care to children with hematological and oncological disorders. When we work together, we continue to seek personalized cures for the most challenging childhood oncologic and hematologic conditions. Our goal is to provide an open clinical trial for every child we treat so our patients do not have to travel to other states for innovative care. We also serve as a referral center for patients from across Georgia and throughout the U.S. who otherwise might not have access to Phase I and II trials.

 

Our nursing team is made up of a little over 100 nurses, supported by leadership team, which includes two clinical educators, 4 assistant nurse managers, an administrative resource nurse and a clinical manager. All Aflac nurses have access to thoughtfully created classroom and simulation based learning, which augments the clinical orientation experience. In addition, Aflac nurses have the opportunity to further development through CPHON certification provided by ONCC.

 

The Clinical Nurse performs nursing process while providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. Functions as member of interdisciplinary healthcare team.

EDUCATION
  • Graduation from accredited school of nursing
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) within 1 year of employment as required by department
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 1 year of experience
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)

  1. Performs nursing process across the continuum to deliver age and developmentally appropriate patient-family-centered care.
  2. Integrates values and language preferences into healthcare delivery through a culturally sensitive process.
  3. Utilizes clinical decision support tools and resources to recognize issues, prioritize care, and modify plan of care as needed.
  4. Utilizes appropriate documentation tools to record, measure, and retrieve healthcare data.
  5. Provides patient and family education appropriate for identified learning needs. 
  6. Utilizes resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and financially responsible.

 

DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)

  1. Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
  2. Incorporates new knowledge into nursing practice to support desired outcomes.
  3. Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
  4. Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
  5. Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance.

 

ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professionally)

  1. Provides oversight for nursing care given by unlicensed personnel while retaining accountability for patient care quality.
  2. Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
  3. Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
  4. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
  5. Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
  6. Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.
  7. Demonstrates support of shared leadership through awareness of initiatives and providing input.
  8. Drives and effectively facilitates timely admission, transfer, and discharge process for unit, ensuring efficient and safe patient flow.

 

OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)

  1. Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
  2. Participates in monitoring activities within work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
  3. Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
  4. Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcome and workflows.
  5. Ensures equipment is in working order to provide safe patient care.
  6. Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.

 

PROFESSIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date.
  2. Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
  3. Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside