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RN - Blood Disorder

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 150769
Date Posted: Nov 21, 2023

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Description

The Blood Disorders Center at the University of Colorado Hospital is transforming health care for our malignant blood cancer and general 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 11th year in a row. We are also ranked as the #1 Employer in the State of Colorado by Forbes.

The Blood Disorders Center serves patients with Lymphoma, Leukemia, MDS, Amyloidosis 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. We also 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. Our program includes a Clinic, Infusion Center, and Apheresis Department.

The outpatient Blood Disorders Infusion Center (BIC) sees patients with very acute and urgent needs as well as patients with chronic illnesses who are stable and being seen for long-term follow-up. We are open 7 days/week to serve the needs of these complex patients. The Infusion RN is responsible for assessing patients who are coming in for IV support such as fluids and electrolyte replacement, as well as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and blood products. While IV is the most common route of administration, medications may also be given orally or subcutaneously. In addition, we do CAR-T infusions in the BIC as well as Donor Lymphocyte Infusions following transplant. We are currently in the process of moving our Autologous Transplants from inpatient to outpatient.

The BIC RN should be comfortable working in a very fast-paced and complex department where we generally see between 30 – 40 patients per day. The BIC RN 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, pharmacists, research coordinators, a nurse Triage team and advanced practice practitioners all working toward the same goal of delivering outstanding patient care. The BIC RN will collaborate as needed across multiple disciplines to help navigate patient care, including working with our inpatient colleagues, the ED and Rapid Response Team and our supportive oncology teammates such as social workers, psychologists, and registered dieticians. In addition, we have our own dedicated Hematology Clinical Trials Unit and many of our patients are enrolled on a research protocol.

Summary:

Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

Work Schedule: .90/72hrs pp - Full Time - Days

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Credentials:
    Essential:
    * 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 life support certification as determined at position level.
    Minimum Experience: 6 months 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.)

Are you a RN New Grad? Visit https://www.uchealth.org/professionals/residencies/ to find out about our exciting New Grad opportunities!

The pay range for this position is: $30.00 - $46.50 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • 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

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

Recruiter: [email protected]

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