Position SummaryTexas Oncology is searching for a LPN II for Texas Breast Specialists in McKinney / Plano locations. The LPN II, under general supervision, provides general nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. Maintains efficient patient flow, assists with patient care, i.e. vitals, assessments and procedures. Maintains physicians schedule and performs miscellaneous tasks assigned by physicians. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Provides general nursing care to patients.
-Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
-Assists with the preparation of equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
-Observes, records, and reports patients condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
-Administers prescribed medications as directed.
-Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination.
-Screens patients for appropriate information.
-Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests.
-Schedules patient tests, procedures and hospital admissions and provides follow-up for receipt of test results.
-Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls.
-Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
-Formulates and updates patient care plans.
-Orders, prepares and inspects patients charts.
-Posts tests and examination results.
-Records patient data prior to each physician visit, including but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, and medication changes.
-Assures appropriate consent has been obtained prior to treatment or procedures.
-Performs EKG and oxymetry readings as needed by physician.
-Performs lab procedures and processing of lab specimens as needed.
-Files all labs and outside reports accurately and as needed.
-Obtains blood specimens from peripheral sites as needed and in accordance with OSHA and universal precautions.
-Maintains all exam room disinfection protocols.
-Maintains all chemo room and procedure room disinfection protocols.
-Prepares exam rooms including re-stocking of treatment areas.
-Phones in prescriptions and makes other patient calls as required or directed by physicians.
- Arranges for pre-authorizations and pre-certifications as needed.
-Obtains new patient records and previous test results, x-rays, scans, etc.
-Acts as a backup for other medical assistants and schedulers as needed.
-Maintains patient files, records and other information.
-Acts as preceptor and provides input to performance appraisals of Medical Assistants.
-High school graduate or equivalent.
-Graduate from an accredited school for practical nursing.
-Requires a minimum of five years of experience as a practical nurse in a hospital or clinic setting.
-Phlebotomy experience preferred.
-Current LPN state license and registration with the State Board of Practical Nursing in practicing state.
-Current CPR certification required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment.
About Texas Oncology:
The vision of Texas Oncology is to be the first choice for cancer care. We have high standards for patient satisfaction and offer exceptional value in cancer care. We also strive to advance clinical research and develop innovative approaches to treatment of oncology and hematology disorders.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide excellent, evidence-based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow. To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.