Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire Radiation Oncology Brachytherapy Nurse who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute serves more cancer patients than any other health system in Florida. We provide a comprehensive continuum of services ranging from disease prediction and prevention to state-of-the-art detection, treatment and research. Patients have convenient access to the latest in medical and radiation oncology, patient support and education programs, and a dedicated team of highly-qualified physicians and certified oncology nurses. The Oncology practice at Florida Hospital Orlando provides the best in compassionate and positive faith-based care. Our 39-bed Medical Oncology unit provides chemotherapy and symptom management for the adult oncology patient population. The 39-bed Surgical/GYN Oncology unit is specifically trained to meet the complex physical and psychosocial needs of oncology patients during the post-operative period. This unit specializes in care of the GYN Oncology population during all phases of their disease process. The Oncology Progressive Care area provides care for patients with an oncology diagnosis that require upper level monitoring and care from Critical Care trained nurses to include high dose chemotherapy, cardiac drips, and respiratory management for the PCU-level patient. The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit team is dedicated to complex specialized care of critically ill, adult and pediatric peripheral blood stem cell and bone marrow transplant, leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients. Chemotherapy is also provided on the 16-bed unit.
*$5,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
The Radiation Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups. Utilizes the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan, Radiation Oncology Standards of Procedures/Work Instructions and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Effective verbal and oral communication and problem-solving skills
EKG (based on patient population; see document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements)
Knowledge of Radiation Oncology clinical pathways
PACU, Pre- and Post-Anesthesia Knowledge
Associates Degree in Nursing
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (Preferred)
Surgical experience preferred (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Professional certification (Preferred)
PALS, NRP (based on patient population; See document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements) (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
NURSING PROCESS: Completes timely assessments per Practice Guidelines including physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual, and life-style factors, including signs of abuse or neglect. Makes appropriate decisions and interventions and nursing diagnosis according to patients actual or potential health conditions or needs. (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2012). Based on the assessment and diagnosis, sets measurable and achievable short and long-range goals for the patient (ANA, 2012), assisting in the development and implementation of an individualized plan of care. Prioritizes and completes follow up assessments, evaluates and modifies plan of care as needed. Nursing practice reflects mutual goal setting and whole person care including meeting the needs of the mind, body and spirit. (King, 1995)
NURSING KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret diagnostic data relative to patient age and condition, including, but not limited to lab results, non-invasive monitoring data and interdisciplinary team notes. Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge and skills pertaining to all diagnoses, procedures, medications, complications, and equipment associated with unit patient population.
PATIENT SAFETY: Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge, skill and adherence to all pertinent regulatory standards. Follows strict infection prevention precautions. Adheres to policy and procedure regarding all aspects of medication safety. Practice reflects importance of patient teaching and takes advantage of opportunities, both planned and unplanned, to carry it out in accordance with plan of care. Follows CDC isolation guidelines, appropriately uses PPE, and performs hand washing according to policy. Strictly adheres to all infection control practices and diligently monitors aseptic technique of the entire surgical team. Takes immediate corrective action for breaks in technique.
COMMUNICATION: Promotes an exceptional patient experience by abiding to compassion and image standards and fostering excellent nurse-patient relationships through effective/therapeutic communication with the patient, family, and visitors, including but not limited to and as applicable, hourly rounding. Exhibits ability to utilize appropriate techniques, verbiage, and resources in all interactions with the patient to their level of understanding. Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team by completing thorough hand off communication in all situations. Follows chain of command when appropriate.
DOCUMENTATION: Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the recording and accessing of all patient information in electronic medical record according to policy and in real time. Performs appropriate and legible documentation, recording all procedures and assessments within established timeframes, and in accordance with standards of care, departmental policy and practice guidelines.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Abides by American Nurses Association Scope, Standards and Code of Ethics. Participates in practice changes, process improvement initiatives and completes all required education by the due date. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Exhibits desire to learn, teach, mentor and advance nursing skills.
Communicates with patients to manage their understanding and preparation for brachytherapy procedures. Manages patients' related needs after their brachytherapy procedure. Is responsible for reviewing the schedule ahead of time to prepare the clinic for upcoming brachytherapy appointments. Supports the customer and employee satisfaction activities of the organization. Maintains good relationships with physicians, management, other departments and staff. Investigates and responds to complaints in a timely manner. Provides support in the Radiation Oncology clinics as needed.
Performs the role of the circulating nurse throughout a procedure. Maintains consistent communication with surgical tech and surgeon. Ensures that all supplies, equipment, and medications are assembled prior to the procedure. Facilitates the flow of the surgical procedure and the events that happen thereafter. Is responsible for helping to get patient to Imaging suites on time in preparation for Brachytherapy treatment. Recovers the patient after anesthesia in a safe and efficient manner. Monitors the patient as they recover from phase 1 to phase 2.
In an efficient and organized manner, assists team with safe, clean and appropriate operating room turnover times. Participates in room turnover and cleaning of brachytherapy instruments. Is responsible for accounting for all the necessary brachytherapy and surgical equipment. Provides direction and support as needed to members of the surgical team. Supervises other healthcare team members in the surgical environment. Utilizes knowledge base to assist with orientation, training, and the education of new personnel.
Is innovative in maintaining high standards and quality in the facilitation of cost savings and containment. Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Adheres to all policies and procedures.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Radiation Oncology Brachytherapy Nurse opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.