RN - Blood Disorder Center
Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 129617
Date Posted: Sep 15, 2023
The Blood Disorders Center at the University of Colorado Hospital is transforming health care for our malignant blood cancer and benign hematology patients by not only providing exemplary patient-centered care but also through world-class clinical research trials and our revolutionary partnership with the CU School of Medicine in the development of the CARE Innovation Center, a comprehensive service that brings together health care and leading industry and start-up partners. We are proud to be the only hospital in Colorado with five consecutive Magnet designations and were recently ranked as the #1 Hospital in the State of Colorado by US News and World Report for the 11thyear in a row. We are also ranked as the #1 Employer in the State of Colorado by Forbes.
The Blood Disorders Center services patients with Lymphoma, Leukemia, MDS, and Multiple Myeloma, as well as rare blood disorders such as Castleman’s Disease, Hairy Cell Leukemia and Langerhans. Some of these patients will proceed to either an Autologous or Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant or CAR-T Cell Therapy. On our General Hematology side, we see patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms such as Polycythemia Vera, Myelofibrosis and Essential Thrombocytosis as well as other non-malignant blood disorders, including anemia, Sickle Cell Disease, and Thalassemia.
The General Hematology Clinic Registered Nurse position is responsible for managing care coordination for our patients by taking on the role of navigator, educator, and advocate as well as triaging patients who reach out directly via telephone or through their My Health Connection account. This person will need to be comfortable working with a significant level of autonomy, working independently but being supported by a fantastic team of physicians, fellow nurses, intake and access coordinators, pharmacists and advanced practice practitioners all working toward the same goal of delivering outstanding patient care. This person will collaborate as needed across multiple disciplines to coordinate patient care, including managing external and internal referrals, follow-up appointments, medication authorizations and supportive resources such as social work, psychology and dietary consults.
This role will need to effectively delegate patient care to ancillary personnel and may precept student nurses and new hires. This job requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work well in teams. This is a very fast-paced clinic receiving multiple new referrals every day. As the General Hematology experts in the area, we receive referrals from across the state and region. We also have several exciting clinical trials accruing right now. While some of the work will involve direct patient care, the majority of this role involves working on a computer, interacting with patients electronically or over the telephone.
Work Schedule:.90/72 hrs pp -Full Time - Days
Provides direct patient care, in a medical/physician office setting, using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
- Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
- Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
- Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
- Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
* Basic Life Support
* Registered Nurse
* Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Certified Nurse
- Other information:
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited or state board of nursing approved Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant certification as determined at position level.
Minimum Experience: 6 months of nursing experience.
ADDITIONAL POSITION LEVEL CREDENTIAL INFORMATION: ONS chemotherapy/biotherapy certification within 3 months of hire
- BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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The pay range for this position is: $30.00 - $46.50 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
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- Full medical, dental and vision coverage
- Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
- Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
- Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
- Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
- Wellness benefits
- 5 year incentive bonus
- Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
- Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year
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