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RN Oncology

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RN-Oncology - Oncology Unit 001 - Full-Time,Night - Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital - Binghamton,NY

**$15k Sign-On Bonus Eligible**

Full time, working 72 hours per pay period, night shift position, 7:00 p.m-7:00 a.m., working every other weekend, rotating holidays. We utilize a self-scheduling model to assist in providing flexibility of scheduling. 

Oncology is one of the most rewarding fields in Nursing!  As our Registered Nurse - Medical Oncology, you will be proving care and support to patients who may be suffering from cancer or have the potential to develop it.

1 Medical is our Oncology/Hospice/Medical-Surgical 28 bed unit which consists of 16 beds on our Ross wing, and 12 beds on our West wing (including two hospice suites). Our unit has all private beds for our patients. Our tech ratios range from 1:10 patients on day shift, 1:10 on Evenings, and 1:12-1:16 on night shift. Our unit utilizes Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), and Unit Secretaries who work closely alongside our Registered Nurses (RNs) to help with tasks throughout their day. We use Cerner as our electronic medical record. Our team works closely with our hospitalists, oncologists, radiation therapy team, palliative care team, and local hospice organizations to provide quality, holistic, care to all the patients we serve. Our unit follows a shared governance model utilizing a Unit Based Practice Council that meets monthly to discuss quality improvement initiatives for the department.


This position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental and vision; retirement savings plan with a match, paid time off and tuition assistance.

Why Join Ascension?

 Working for Ascension is more than just a job.  It's a career where your talent and passion for delivery quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community

Lourdes, based in Binghamton, New York, is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. The main hospital campus includes medical, surgical and specialty nursing units, an Ambulatory Care Center, Breast Care Center, a Regional Cancer Center and numerous specialty practices. Reaching beyond the main hospital campus, Lourdes has established a network of primary care providers at 12 convenient sites throughout the region; and the Lourdes at Home and Hospice programs which care for patients in their homes and various nursing facilities. Two mobile mammography vans, a dental van and a medical services van deliver health services out into the region, making health care more easily accessible to surrounding communities.

Lourdes is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension Lourdes continues to build on our reputation for quality health care through the dedication and commitment of our care teams to communities in the Southern Tier. Lourdes nurses are some of the most trusted and dedicated groups of professionals around and we invite you to join our compassionate care team. We offer a competitive compensation package which includes a host of valuable benefits for full-time positions. In addition to our compensation package, Lourdes offers Child Care Services for infants, toddlers and school-aged children all year long.

Ascension Lourdes also has a partnership with MD Anderson in Texas, in which we share in their expertise, guidance, and education relating to cancer care for our patients. 

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, you will have the opportunity to provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.  You will work as part of our patient care team which consists of RNs, LPNs, patient-care technicians and unit secretaries. You and your patients will benefit from a multi-disciplinary support team which includes social work, case management, spiritual care, nutrition, pharmacy and respected members of our medical staff. Job responsibilities include Implementing and monitoring patient care plans. Monitoring, recording and communicating patient conditions as appropriate: Serving as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care, Noting and carrying out physician and nursing orders, Assessing and coordinating patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team, attending staff meetings, delegating tasks, and taking part in training new hires. 

After completing our hospital-based orientation process through our experienced learning services department, you will begin department specific orientation. In this process, you are paired with a preceptor and begin your orientation pathway. This pathway, over the course of three weeks, helps you build your knowledge of the department, organizational policies and procedures, and develop your ability to navigate a full patient assignment. You will demonstrate your ability to complete nursing level competencies and complete additional online learning modules. You will have check-ins with your department manager and clinical nurse leaders throughout your orientation process to discuss how orientation is going, what areas may need additional support and education, and what is going well throughout the process. We recognize that it’s not always easy to cover everything in your orientation period, to assist in the transition from orientee to working independently, you will continue to have check-ins with department leadership and a unit-based mentor. 

One-year RN experience within the last five years preferred. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) desired.  Experience working in a team environment is essential.  Computer skills required and prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred.  Must be able to work flexible hours, which may include days,evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends and on-call.  Will need to demonstrate ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting.  Must demonstrate leadership skills, skills contributing towards a positive teamwork environment, effective communication, and excellent critical thinking skills.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider obtained within 1 Month (30 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the New York Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • After 6 months of employment will be required to obtain Chemotherapy certification through the ONS (Oncology Nursing Society).


  • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required Graduate of an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program.
  • Nurses hired who have not earned a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, will be required to do so within ten (10) years from their date of hire per NYS “BSN in 10” law.


Equal Employment Opportunity

As an equal opportunity employer, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital (Lourdes) complies with all applicable employment laws and regulations.  In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Lourdes are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

Lourdes does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Lourdes is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 403729
Category: Nursing
Ministry: Lourdes, NY
Location: Binghamton, NY

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