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Oncology Nurse

Zoek Pin Stafford, Staffordshire, England

£30 - £35/hour

Unspecified (Part time)

Posted 2 days ago

An Oncology Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) who specializes in providing care and treatment to patients with cancer. 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 hospitals or clinics. Depending on their experience, some Oncology Nurses serve in a management role.

Oncology Nurse Duties and Responsibilities

To achieve their primary duty of providing nursing care for patients undergoing treatment for cancer, an Oncology Nurse is responsible for many different tasks. We analyzed several job listings to identify these core Oncology Nurse duties and responsibilities.

Assess Patient Health

Oncology Nurses examine and assess the full health of patients. They focus on physical, mental and emotional status, as well as nutrition, pain, and family involvement.

Develop Plan of Care for Patient

In consultation with physicians and specialists, the Oncology Nurse develops a treatment plan for the patient. They formulate a goal-directed plan of care and establish treatment priorities based on patient needs and the availability of resources.

Administer Treatments

Oncology Nurses assist with the administration of chemotherapy and radiation, as well as supportive care and treatment for patient symptoms. They also monitor, evaluate and record the treatment results.

Educate Patients and Families

A large part of the job of an Oncology Nurse is to help patients, and their families, understand the disease, the treatment plan, and any possible side effects. They help to translate complex medical terminology to the patient and answer questions. Oncology Nurses may also advise patients on disease prevention and personal care.

Provide Support

An Oncology Nurse must be prepared to provide support and guidance throughout a patient’s treatment. They link patients and their families to healthcare services and communicate with the doctors and other members of staff on behalf of the patient. Oncology Nurses provide emotional stability and support as patients and their families handle a very stressful and painful treatment process

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