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Oncology Infusion Nurse - USMD - 930551

Fort Worth, TX 76102
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    930551

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your lifes best work.(sm)

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USMD, part of Optum, A UnitedHealth Group Company, is expanding with our CANCER CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE: providing compassionate Oncology care across the Dallas - Fort Worth healthcare marketplace. This is a ground floor opportunity with a Fortune 7 Company to be at the forefront of our continued growth in this specialty area. Join us today!

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Benefits include:

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  • Competitive base pay and bonus rewards incentives
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  • Fully paid training
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  • Generous PTO package and eight holidays per year
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  • Matching 401k
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  • UnitedHealth Group offers three types of medical plans, plus dental and vision plans
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  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Coverage
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  • Spouse or Domestic Partner Life Insurance and AD&D
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  • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
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  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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  • UnitedHealth Group Credit Union
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  • Employee Discounts
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  • Paid Parental Leave
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  • Tuition Reimbursement
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  • And more
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This position is based in Fort Worth, TX.

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Optum/USMD Oncology Infusion RNs focus on providing care and treatment to patients with cancer. This position reports to clinical supervisor and provides direct patient care, educates, collaborates, and counsels patients and caregivers in a clinic setting. The nurse assesses physical, psychosocial, and learning needs of patients and families. They care for critically or chronically ill cancer patients by administering treatment and providing information and support. Oncology nurses work with physicians as a part of interdisciplinary teams to care for cancer patients in Optum/USMD outpatient clinics.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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    Provides direct care to patients by conducting patient histories and assessments, including symptoms, performance status score, and clinical changes from the previous visit, and formulates a care plan for patients and families
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    Administers blood products, medications, antineoplastic agents, analgesics, and hematopoietic growth factors to patients with cancer, adhering to age-specific guidelines and standards
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    Follows standard policies and procedures for medical orders according to the antineoplastic agents, analgesics, hematopoietic growth factors, immunosuppressive agents, and antiemetics being administered while following regulations and policies for safe handling and patient protection
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    Demonstrates competency in the performance of simple and complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as venipuncture, administration of IV fluids, care of vascular access devices, and declotting of lines
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    Assures pre-authorization and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies. Demonstrates knowledge of ambulatory infusion pump use and maintenance, cleaning pumps after use, and proper documentation of pump usage
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    Reviews patients medications, distress assessment or depression screening questionnaire, and vital signs, including pain assessment, on each visit to the clinic and plans nursing interventions
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    Assesses patient adherence with medications, treatments, and appointments
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Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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    Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education
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    Current, unrestricted Texas Nursing License or current, unrestricted compact state NursingLicense
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    BLS certification
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    One yearof Oncology Nursingexperience
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    Experience administering chemotherapy or other specialty infusion treatments
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    Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
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    This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctors diagnosis of disease
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    You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
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    Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
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Preferred Qualifications:

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    Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
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    Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) required (or willing to obtain within 1 year from start date)
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    Evidence of successful completion of didactic education and competency validation regarding safe handling, administration, patient education and support, and disposal of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy(or willing to obtain within 30 days from start date)
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    Three years of Oncology Nursing experience
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    Experience working in an outpatient Hematology Oncology clinic and use of Karnofsky Performance Status Scale
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USMD part of OptumCare is a multi-specialty group of hospital, clinics and physicians. USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients in more than 20 different specialties at its 2 hospitals, 4 cancer treatment centers and nearly 50 physician clinics, many of which are multi-specialty.

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Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords:Nurse, Oncology, Infusion, Chemotherapy, Cancer Treatment, Optum, USMD, Chemo,Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Dallas, TX, Texas

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Posted: 2021-05-15 Expires: 2021-07-02

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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