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Posting Number SRGV6706

Working Title ONCOLOGY RN Number of Vacancies 1 Location Edinburg, Texas Department School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs FTE 1.0 FLSA Non-Exempt Scope of Job

To provide professional nursing care to oncology patients for the medical oncology and infusion department ensuring adherence to clinic, department and University policies, nursing procedures, standards, and practices.

Description of Duties

  • Plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes the continuity of care consistent with established standards and practices.
  • 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.
  • Initiates and performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central lines catheter devices.
  • Counsels/assesses health status by interviewing patient regarding current status and medical history.
  • Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy telephone line and records the information in the patient chart.
  • Provides teaching and other instructional material to patient/family.
  • Delivers compassionate, evidence-based care.
  • Maintains safe working environment at all times.
  • Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining proficient in assigned role and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Assists patients in locating available community resources.
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.
  • Renders support to LVNs and medical assistants.
  • Takes patient calls as needed and document relevant information in patient's chart.
  • Assists with establishing clinical operations and patient care.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Supervision Received

    General supervision from assigned supervisor.

    Supervision Given

    Direct supervision of assigned staff.

    Required Education

    Graduate from an accredited program for professional nursing education.

    Preferred Education

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited university.


    Current Texas Registered Nurse state license with the State Board of Nursing. Oncology Nurse Certified (ONC), and Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

    Required Experience

    Two (2) years of nursing experience in an oncology infusion setting administering chemotherapy ONCC, chemotherapy/biotherapy course.

    Preferred Experience



    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 may be 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.


    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


    Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 06/05/2023 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

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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 Gender Ethnicity/Race

    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 [email protected].

    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.

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  • Please select your highest level of completed education.
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  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Certifications and Licenses
  • State Licensure
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Reference Letter 1
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    University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science