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Job: LPN - Injections/Triage (East Valley)

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Job Description

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has beautiful state-of-the-art integrated Cancer and Breast Centers, with locations strategically located throughout the Valley. Each one provides a superior cancer care environment with a full spectrum of cancer related services for patients. Our multi-disciplinary team approach includes surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging services, social service support, nutritionist, integrative services, and genetic counseling.

Mission Statement: To serve the community by providing quality, comprehensive cancer care which respects the values and needs of each individual.

Overview:  We are looking for a experienced LPNs who are motivated, professional, and friendly to facilitate care to our patients.  This is a full-time, day shift position working a Monday - Friday schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers non-chemotherapy injections. 
  • Checks charts for most recent dictation associated with last visit, verifies authorization and labs.
  • Prepares calendar for upcoming injections.
  • Assesses patient for changes in conditions, including, but not limited to, abnormal labs, x-rays, scans, drug reactions, and initiates appropriate action.
  • Documents patient data, including, but not limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, medication and patient condition changes, patient teaching, medication administration in chart.
  • Maintains efficient patient flow through chemotherapy area.
  • Works closely with Triage RN and Nurse Manager.
  • Triage patient phone calls as needed; documents relevant information in patient chart.
  • Communicates with physicians and other departments as necessary.
  • Manages patient medication refills and documents in chart.
  • Answers phone calls and checks voicemails for triage and addresses as appropriate.
  • Assist Physician and RN with coordination of patient care, completing various forms, communication with other medical personal as needed.
  • Obtains prior authorizations for Oral Chemotherapies.
  • Refills prescriptions for Oral Chemotherapy in conjunction with the Triage RN.
  • Schedules first chemotherapy appointment after RN does education.
  • Assists RN in Education of some medication
  • IV administration on non-chemo agents as needed
  • Calls patients with PT/INR results and new directions after receiving from the provider.
  • Communicates with physicians and other departments as necessary.
  • Other duties as required appropriate to credentials.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of chemotherapy related drugs and supplies utilized, preferred.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic testing and radiation procedures, preferred.
  • Knowledge of CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS coding.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains clean work environment.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Acts as resource to other medical and office staff.
  • Follows OSHA guidelines for Chemotherapy agents, bio-hazardous waste, and any potential blood borne pathogens.
  • Maintains knowledge of reimbursement procedures.  Assures preauthorization, financial counseling, and appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to administration of therapies.
  • Completes charge encounters accurately.
  • Excellent customer service skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office required. OncoEMR experience a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Willing to travel between offices.

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Education and Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years working as LPN in Oncology setting or other Healthcare settings
  • Graduation from an accredited LPN program.
  • IV certification a plus but not required
  • Current Arizona LPN State Board of Nursing license required.
  • Current CPR Certification required.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, PTO, 401K, and more.  We offer a caring work environment and are an E.O.E.

Please visit our website at www.ironwoodcrc.com. "Outsmarting Cancer One Patient at a Time."