Registered Nurse - Specialty, UMHC-Sylvester, Full Time at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

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The Registered Nurse 2 delivers patient-family centered care in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based standards of quality, safety, and service while ensuring population-specific patient care. The Registered Nurse 2 oversees nurses and allied health staff in their daily practice.

Up to $25,000 Sign-on Bonus

Work Location: Sylvester Cancer Center

  • Assesses assigned patients and evaluates plans to include documentation of nursing care.

  • Reports symptoms and changes in patients' condition and vital signs.

  • Modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses, conditions and physician orders.

  • Reviews, evaluates and reports diagnostic tests to assess patient's condition.

  • Consults with physicians and other healthcare professionals related to assigned patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.

  • Prepares patients for, and assists with examinations, procedures and treatments.

  • Considers patient age and culture during patient treatments and provides any needed information regarding treatment plan.

  • Nurtures a compassionate environment by providing psychological support.

  • Performs appropriate patient tests and safely administers medications within the scope of practice.

  • Administers and maintains accurate records related to medications and treatments as per regulatory bodies, policies, procedures and physician orders.

  • Communicates plan of care in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members, ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines (i.e. HIPAA).

  • Uses best practices for transition of patient care.

  • Uses available resources to assist in discharge planning.

  • Plans, prioritizes, and adjusts assignments to accomplish goals and render superior patient care; seeks assistance when needed.

  • Adapts to changing work demands and environment.

  • Safely operates medical equipment.

  • Serves as a preceptor and assists new staff in the provision of care in order to help them acclimate to the healthcare environment, and a direct patient care role.

  • Provides concise and constructive feedback when needed.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor's degree (BSN) preferred. RNs hired with an Associates (ASN) degree have 2 years to complete the BSN degree.

Certification and Licensing:

  • Valid Florida Registered Nurse License, ACLS, BLS certification from the American Heart Association required.

  • ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy provider card preferred, or within 6 months of hire


  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing

  • At least 2 years of RN experience, Med Surg, Tele, Surgical Oncology, ENT experience highly preferred

  • CITI required within 3 months of hire

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures

  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures (i.e. sanitation, decontamination etc.)

  • Excellent patient experience skills

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

Department Specific Functions

  • Attends and successfully completes the Transplant Cellular Therapy orientation.

  • Utilizes effective therapeutic communication skills during interactions with patients, caregivers, and fellow members of the interprofessional care team to identify potential barriers and variances to the plan of care.

  • Provides holistic nursing care addressing the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and their caregivers throughout the disease trajectory.

  • Utilizes "See me as a person" concept with patients, family members and colleagues.

  • Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement the medical plan of care, and nursing intervention/procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills based on experience in the nursing care of people with a hematology/oncology or autoimmune diagnosis.

  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in approach to complex problem solving.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of biology as it relates to the care of the person with a hematology/oncology or autoimmune diagnosis.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the treatment modalities used in the care of the person with a hematology/oncology or autoimmune diagnosis.

  • Adheres to all safe handling best practice as set forth by the University of Miami policies and procedures and associated governing bodies standards when administering chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and/or biotherapy agents.

  • Monitors patient for therapeutic response and side effects.

  • Provides nursing care to research participants while considering the study requirements, as well as the collection of research data, the clinical indications, and patient care needs.

  • Monitors for therapeutic responses and side effects and reports adverse events to the appropriate provider.

  • Supports patients and their families during standard of care and investigational trial treatment and works to educate patients and their families about their treatment and protocol requirements.

  • Facilitates patient and caregiver education with interdisciplinary team involvement.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used medications: action, dose, and side effects.

  • Adheres to all administration standards of high alert medications, such as chemotherapy, as set forth by the University of Miami policies and procedures and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) standards.

  • Applies evidence based clinical practice guidelines, symptom management tools, standards, and protocols in patient evaluation and care and implements symptom management and monitoring parameters based on selected therapy.

  • Assists in procedures and emergency management.

  • Administers research study agents, standard chemotherapy, immunotherapy agents and stem cell products.

  • Acts as resource to clinical staff in assisting with unfamiliar procedures/treatments.

  • Administers and/or monitors blood and blood products following hospital policy and procedures.

  • Autonomously administers electrolyte replacements as specified in TCT pharmacy guidelines.

  • Adheres to standards of documentation of patient education.

  • Demonstrates evidence-based care in the maintenance of venous access devices used in the oncology population.

  • Stays up to date with new therapies, treatment technology, and therapy changes through independent learning methods and attending all mandatory in-services as directed.

  • Engages in learning opportunities to enhance professional knowledge and role maturation in oncology nursing including obtainment of national oncology and/or bone marrow transplant certification when eligible.

  • Actively participates in developing and maintaining performance improvement activities on the unit. Assumes preceptor role once Preceptor class is taken.

  • Cross-trains to other nursing units and floats as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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