Registered Nurse - Medical Oncology

Chambersburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 69360

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Schedule & Location

Hours: PRN/Day shift (24 hours every 2 weeks)

Location: 260 North 7th St. Chambersburg, PA 17201


Job Description

The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive care to persons with cancer and hematologic diagnoses and their families. Primary responsibilities include direct patient care, patient/family teaching, symptom management, counseling, and supportive role to assist the patients and their families in coping with and adjusting to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and hematologic diagnoses.



Duties and Responsibilities

The following list of duties is not intended to be restrictive or all inclusive. The fact that certain duties may not be listed does not limit the assignment of additional and/or other duties.

  1. Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols
  2. Assesses treatment plans and evaluates patient care needs
  3. Carries out physician orders, orders lab tests, x-rays, etc., as per provider’s request. Notifies provider of any abnormal results
  4. Prepares and administers prescribed IV medications and chemotherapy
  5. Evaluates oncology patients and plans, implements, and documents nursing care
  6. Assists physician(s) during examinations and procedures
  7. Provides supportive care and administration of chemotherapy, blood components, fluid & electrolyte replacements, and other oncology treatments as prescribed
  8. Ability to access and administer medication and/or chemotherapy for patients with implanted pumps and/or caths
  9. Orders lab tests, x-rays, etc. as required per provider’s orders; notify provider of abnormal results
  10. Instructs and educates patients and families regarding medications, diet, procedures, etc.
  11. Assesses and coordinates patient’s treatment plan needs with members of the healthcare team (i.e. Social Workers)
  12. Changes dressings, cleans wounds, and monitors vital signs Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Requirements


Common Expectations 

  1. Possess knowledge on the effects of chemotherapy
  2. Ability to access ports, start peripheral IVs, and perform central line dressing changes.
  3. Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an oncology patient care setting
  4. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential patient safety risks to provider and/or manager
  5. Demonstrates good organizational skills in the preparation of daily work schedules and the assignment of duties and responsibilities
  6. Ability to effectively work with and through physicians, subordinates, customers, and other personnel in a cooperative, collaborative manner in order to improve patient care outcomes
  7. Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple tasks
  8. Ability to work in a fast paced, patient care environment
  9. Demonstrates ability to promote quality improvement through development and maintenance of standards
  10. Ability to maintain professional conduct in all work-related and/or emergent situations
  11. Experience working with computer systems


Working Environment:

  • Primarily performed in a well-illuminated, climate-controlled, indoor, smoke-free business office environment within the facilities of the Medical Oncology Department, Chambersburg Health Services, Summit Physician Services, and/or of Summit Health.
  • May be required to travel to other facilities in order to attend meetings, training sessions, etc.
  • Scheduling hours: Primarily Monday – Friday during normal business hours. Work demands may require alternative and/or additional working hours based upon patient, departmental and organizational needs.




Associate’s degree in Nursing required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred


Minimum of two (2) years working as a Registered Nurse required. Two (2) years hematology/oncology experience preferred. Must have the ability to start peripheral IVs and perform central line dressing changes.


Licensure as a Registered Nurse in PA required or eligibility for PA RN licensure required. Current CPR required.

Program/Specialty Certification:

Chemotherapy certification required. OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) preferred

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Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland, and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

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