New Grad Registered Nurse - Oncology Nurse Residency

Job Description

This position will be scheduled in the 4 West Oncology Unit at The Christ Hospital Health Network main campus located at 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

Every 3 rd weekend and half of all holidays plus call according to unit guideline

Unit Description: Inpatient Oncology Services (4-West) is a 27-bed unit. Patients may be admitted to the unit at any time during the journey through the cancer continuum, from initial diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, management of complications and terminal care. Patients may also be admitted with hematological disorders, especially sickle cell crisis, and with medical-surgical conditions. On this unit, the care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, patient care assistants, physicians, case managers, health unit coordinators, a clinical nurse specialist, an educator, chaplains, nutritionists, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and respiratory therapists. The team is strongly committed to providing the highest possible quality of care to all patients, and to the continual development of the entire staff.

Job Overview: This registered nurse uses specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide care to patients. The RN utilizes knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. All care is provided based on the concepts inherent in the model of care for TCHHN (The Christ Hospital Health Network) which promotes an on-going partnership between patients and families and the team of healthcare providers. The RN provides care is culturally based and age specific. The RN adheres to the American Nursing Association (ANA) code of ethics and to the scope of practice described in the Ohio Nurse Practice Act.

The RN may perform the following duties:
  • Complete a holistic assessment of the patient's physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and educational needs utilizing The Christ Hospital Professional Practice Model.
  • Utilizes collected data to establish and prioritize a list of actual, and potential, individualized patient problems and needs.
  • Prepares, coordinates, and revises multidisciplinary plan of care in collaboration with the patient and family to be supportive of the TCH model of care/Patient and Family Centered care. For each problem a measurable goal is set.
  • Communicates the plan of care utilizing SBAR and handoff processes with all team members.
  • Performs and delegates nursing actions based on appropriate orders and demonstrates critical thinking and accountability for appropriate implementation.
  • Provides ongoing, individualized holistic patient and family education based on needs and plan of care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Responds to emergency situations that require an immediate, controlled precision in a skillful manner.
  • Implements measures to prevent contamination and/or transmission of disease to include the use of appropriate protective devices and equipment to prevent injury and maintain a safe environment.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care interventions, adjusts or continues with plan of care based on patient and family response.
  • Documents information in a timely manner, according to hospital policy, to include the plan of care, accurate updates, teaching and the patients' and family response to care.


  • RNs must have less than twelve months of oncology nursing experience or be a new graduate to enter this program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred (A or B in nursing core classes).
  • RN licensure from the state of Ohio must be obtained within 45 days from date of graduation.

Education: Associates Degree in Nursing Minimum (BSN required within 5 years of hire)

Experience: RN experience preferred, oncology experience preferred. New grads welcome to apply.

Licensure : Active Ohio RN License required

About Us

For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital been the beacon for exceptional healthcare in the Greater Cincinnati community. We're industry pioneers, always pushing the boundaries and reimagining the future of healthcare.

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