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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV6707
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Responsible for the oversight of clinical operations which include delivery of radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion therapy services, and surgical oncology. Responsible for physician and infusion template management, resource management and the delivery of patient care.

Description of Duties:
  • Responsible for the management of clinical operations which includes delivery of radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion therapy services, and surgical oncology.
  • Responsible for physician and infusion template management, resource management and the delivery of patient care.
  • Leads center efforts to operationalize goals including implementation and evaluation of outcomes.
  • Participates in the strategic planning of clinical operations.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources in the recruitment of clinical nurses and clerical staff.
  • Collaborates with nurse director and medical director regarding hiring needs and decisions.
  • Ensures respective center’s staff is appropriately cross trained by assisting in the orientation of new staff as well as precepting nurses in Radiation Oncology, Infusion Therapy and Medical Oncology, and Surgical Oncology.
  • Ensures that staff and Cancer Center operations are compliant with external regulatory agency requirements (e.g. JC, HIPAA, Magnet etc.).
  • Collaborates with medical director, and nurse director in developing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Provides oversight of the triage and coordination of patient appointments between the Cancer Center. Collaborates with the Patient Access Supervisor to ensure effective and efficient Business Center operations.
  • Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and symptom management.
  • Administers all medications/blood products using correct medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time, and technique.
  • Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.
  • Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient’s chart.
  • Plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices.
  • Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining proficiency in assigned role and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Acts as a resource to RNs, LVNs and medical assistants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:
Master’s level degree from an accredited university.

Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Oncology Nurse Certified (ONC).

Required Experience:
Five (5) years of professional nursing oncology experience, to include one (1) year of supervisory experience in direct patient care activities.

Preferred Experience:
Supervisory experience in a cancer center performing direct patient care activities. Clinical nursing experience in both medical and radiation oncology.

Use of standard office and medical equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office/healthcare environment; some travel and weekend work is required. There is a possible exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. 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. Must constantly consider safety risks and provide safe environment conducive to patients, visitors and staff. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Knowledge of oncology treatment procedures, facilities, and equipment. Ability to perform nursing assessments and patient triage. Knowledge of supportive care principles and techniques for oncology patients. Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment. Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses. Patient assessment and referral skills. Knowledge of bereavement counseling techniques. Knowledge of the nature and treatments of oncological diseases and of reactions and side effects of related therapy methods.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 06/05/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit jeid-21d3a33e1eecbc4e802b4f8c97059e59

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