Oneida, NY 13421

Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Practices within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for Registered Professional Nurses and provides care according to unit-specific Standards of Care and Practice.
  • Provides direct patient care and assumes responsibility for the nursing care of assigned patients.
  • Diagnoses and treats human response to actual or potential health problems through such services as patient care, health teaching, and health counseling.
  • Individualizes plans of care utilizing assessed psychological, biological, sociological, cultural and spiritual needs. Ensures that this plan is communicated and carried out to meet the desired outcomes.
  • Initiates nursing actions based on patient needs and changes.
  • Provides cancer specific/treatment specific education to patients and their families based on patient assessment, patient needs and readiness to learn.
  • Documents patient/family responses and understanding of instructions.
  • Demonstrates the skills and knowledge in implementation: -venous access device protocol -chemotherapy/biotherapy protocols -Medication administration policy -blood transfusion protocol -chemotherapy home infusion protocol -pain management protocol
  • Demonstrates skill and competency in venipuncture.
  • Reports changes in patient status to physicians and/or APPs; documents observations and actions taken.
  • Demonstrates the ability and knowledge to network with others to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the support and care of the patient and their families, with the ability to initiate referrals to appropriate services.
  • Demonstrates the skill and knowledge to conduct telephone triage. Ability to assess, identify, guide and support patient/family needs, concerns and problems, and knowledge to take appropriate action(s).
  • Seeks supervisory support for unusual or complex cases.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in crisis and emergent situations, and in dealing with difficult patients/family members.
  • Knowledgeable and demonstrates compliance in standards of The Joint Commission Standards of Nursing Care and other applicable standards.
  • Working knowledge of Advance Directives.
  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years recent chemo/infusion experience
  • Current License to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State
  • ONCC Oncology Nurse Certification preferred
  • ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certification – if not, will sit for exam within 3 months
  • BLS certified
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills with EHR experience
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to problem solve


Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including 403(b) with both matching and discretionary non-elective contributions, generous health insurance benefits, paid life/LTD insurance and 29 paid days off to start.

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