Chemotherapy Nurse Internal Medicine Hematology/Oncology

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
March 30, 2020
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Facilitates the flow of all patients through the Chemotherapy safe administration process. Provides the pathway for patient care across the continuum from pre-chemotherapy administration, during chemotherapy administration, and post-chemotherapy administration. Collaborates with members of the healthcare team to enhance patient care by developing, supporting and educating the patient and caregivers as well as the nursing staff. Makes clinical judgments based upon a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. Acts as an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, and teaching and in providing leadership to the organization.


Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with BSN and three years' experience in nursing required.


Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of North Carolina, OCN preferred or willingness to obtain within one year of hire.

Generic Job Description

1. Oversees administration of all intravenous, subcutaneous, intrathecal, intraperitoneal and intra-arterial chemotherapy for in-patient Hematology and Oncology and consults patients according to protocol guidelines and/or physician orders.
2. Collaborates regularly with the clinical coordinator, oncology pharmacist, nursing staff, physician and house staff to coordinate, implement and evaluate chemotherapy treatments in a method that prioritizes safety and accuracy.
3. Confers with attending physician regarding patient toxicities, dose adjustments, changes in treatment orders and interim labs between scheduled treatments.
4. Confers with oncology pharmacist regarding drug interactions, dose adjustments, treatment times, schedule changes and drug preparation issues.
5. Instructs staff nurses in proper procedures and patient care before, during and after chemotherapy and support treatments.
6. Optimizes timely discharge by monitoring and appropriately adjusting treatment and support med schedules, assessments, procedures and tests.
7. Instructs the house staff on call about any treatments to be given after the chemotherapy team hours.
8. Maintains a good rapport and open communication systems with hospital nursing staff, pharmacy and house staff.
9. Ensures complete, accurate, and timely documentation of patient information in EMR to support effective communication of plan of care to health care team.
10. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational, management, critical thinking skills
Strong basic math ability
Effective report and communication with numerous physicians and clinicians
Ability and willingness to work with potential exposure to toxic drugs and infectious disease
Attention to detail and documentation
Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care, work collaboratively, work with precision and accuracy
Maintains records and files, maintains confidentiality
Knowledge of medical, clinical, hospital and pharmacy operations, oncology, chemotherapy and IV therapy
Proficiency with computers

Clean, well-lit, comfortable climate
Stands and walks for long periods
Potential exposure to contamination with bloody or bodily fluids
Highly stressful, dynamic conditions
Required Protective Equipment:  Eye/face protection, gown, mask, gloves

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35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
X Standing
X Walking
X Sitting
X Bending
X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
X Talking
X Hearing
X Seeing
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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