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Providence RN Clinic - Breast Surgery Providence Cancer Institute (PCI) in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a RN Clinic Breast Surgery Providence Cancer Institute (PCI) (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR

We are seeking a RN Clinic Breast Surgery Providence Cancer Institute (PCI) - Cancer Center Specialty that will be responsible for providing nursing care adapted to individual patient needs based on the nursing process, which includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This position is accountable and responsible for the planning and providing comprehensive outpatient care for patients/families being cared by for the breast surgery physicians of the Cancer Institute. The nurse's understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer as well as the major treatment modalities for breast cancer enables her/him to participate fully in all phases of care for the breast surgical patient and their significant support system. The nurse is responsible for patient navigation: triage, testing, symptom management, patient/family education, and pre/post-op care. The nurse functions as a practice liaison with surgical and radiation oncology services to optimize OR and ASC utilization. The nurse is responsible for identifying special needs of patients and making referrals to other healthcare professionals to facilitate holistic care of each patient. The nurse practices in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice. Key functions and specific skills for the job are found in the unit-specific checklist and in standards that are applicable to the specialty.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collect pertinent assessment data that includes present condition, past history, physical, spiritual and psychosocial information utilizing input from patient, significant other, and/or healthcare team members as applicable

  • Interpret data to identify the patient’s needs and potential problems

  • Develop, review, and revise an individualized care plan within the time frame identified in documentation standards

  • Coordinate care with medical oncology and radiation oncology, navigation, genetics, plastic surgery and other disciplines (i.e. inpatient, outpatient and assisted living areas)

  • Establish expected outcomes that are measurable and achievable

  • Evaluate patient’s response to care and initiates independent and/or collaborative changes where appropriate

  • Triage as needed for any immediate interventions necessary and implements appropriate actions based upon assessment

  • Document changes in condition and response to interventions

  • Utilize nursing process to incorporate teaching into delivery of patient care

  • Documents teaching and learning

  • Maintain current knowledge of nursing practice by attending continuing education, serving on PCI committees and/or completing institutional and unit-specific competencies

  • Maintain annual clinical and institutional competencies

  • Utilize nursing process to incorporate teaching into delivery of patient care

  • Document teaching and learning

  • Deliver patient care based on pathophysiology and nursing principles

  • Perform technical skills with accuracy and efficiency

  • Establish and adjust priorities based on patient acuity and changing clinical situations

  • Recognize the patient’s age as a relevant factor and applies appropriate decision-making skills in the assessment, treatment, and care provided to the patient

  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians and coworkers. Is a patient advocate

  • Utilize resources effectively

  • Document complete and accurate information on all appropriate chart forms and computer applications in a timely manner

  • Assure appropriate billing of services provided

  • Delegate, effectively utilizing the skill level of the department members, respecting and supporting their input

  • Provide nursing care to patients receiving assessment, treatment and supportive care for cancer utilizing the nursing process: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation

  • Provide nursing care to outpatients pre and post surgery-including education, wound care, triage, peripheral and central line blood draws/maintenance, assisting physicians with biopsies and other procedures

  • Communicate effectively with patient, families, providers, clinical team members, and coworkers. Is a patient advocate

  • Participate in department quality improvement activities

  • Document complete and accurate information on all appropriate chart forms

  • Document phone interventions/recommendations when pertinent to patient’ ongoing plan of care

  • Demonstrate support for the Providence Health and Services mission, vision, values, and goals

  • Provide office support

  • Assume responsibility for management of the breast surgery clinic as established by each network patient care team

  • Assist provider(s) with exams and biopsies

  • Perform nursing duties within accepted standards of practice, including the Oregon State RN Practice Act and established hospital policies and standards

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude; able to work with all levels of employees in a respectful and supportive way. Must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues, anticipating needs, and offering support

  • Exhibit flexibility as needed to effectively and efficiently cover clinical functions on a daily basis

  • Demonstrate emotional stability with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing and stressful situations, and fosters a calm, professional environment for patient care

  • Attend tumor board for management of PCI Breast surgery patients being presented and assist in obtaining case information for referred patients if needed


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Nursing degree/diploma upon hire

  • Current Oregon State Registered Nursing license

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA)

  • One (1) year Current surgical nursing experience

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • One (1) year of Experience in an Oncology setting

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 286711