In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HSHS continues to add to our staffing float pool to ensure we are prepared and ready to treat a potential surge in patients with COVID-19. As a member of the Staffing Float Pool Team, you will provide ad hoc assistance in a clinical capacity as needed at your designated HSHS facility. We’re looking for the following temporary – per diem/PRN positions: RNs and CNAs

Oncologists

Medical Oncologists and Hematologists

Medical Oncologists and Hematologists care for our patients from the moment of diagnosis throughout treatment and recovery. The focus of medical oncology is around "systemic therapy", or providing treatment for cancer that has or could spread to other parts of the body, or in providing treatment to help shrink cancerous tumor so the surgeon can more effectively remove it. Hematologists provide expert treatment for various blood diseases, both malignant and benign. Our Medical Oncologists/Hematologists also coordinate treatment given by other specialists.

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Radiation Oncologists

Radiation Oncologists are physicians with advanced training who are key decision makers in choosing whether radiation therapy may be an appropriate course of treatment and the type of radiation therapy an individual may receive. This physician leads the radiation oncology clinical team from the initial consult through follow up care. They prescribe the appropriate radiation therapy treatment plan and provide close patient management throughout the course of treatment. The radiation oncologists work closely with the entire radiation oncology team of experts – including physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists - to deliver safe and effective treatments.

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Surgeons

 

Surgery may be a part of your treatment plan. Our expert surgeons are specially-trained to surgically treat cancer and they do it in a caring and healing environment.

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Oncology Nurses

 

An Oncology Nurse is a specially trained registered nurse who specializes in the care of people with cancer. Oncology nurses may prepare and give treatments, monitor patients, side effects, provide supportive care, and teach and counsel patients and their families. They meet with patients each week throughout the radiation therapy treatment course and assist the Radiation Oncologists in consultation and follow-up visits after treatment is completed.

 


Radiation Therapists

 

Radiation Therapists work directly with the Radiation Oncologist in simulation and treatment and then run the radiation treatment machines to deliver that treatment to the patient. Radiation therapists also maintain daily records and regularly check the treatment machines to make certain they are performing according to our stringent standards. Our Radiation therapists receive thorough training under a two- to four-year educational program. In addition, all of our Radiation Therapists must pass a rigorous examination and be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, a standard higher than many other cancer centers. This certification also requires each therapist to meet a required number of hours of continuing education each year.

 


Dietitians

 

During or after treatment, concerns related to weight or diet may occur. A specially trained Dietitian is available to help with:
 

  • Weight loss

  • Poor appetite

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Sore or dry mouth or throat

  • Taste changes

  • Questions about special diet restrictions

  • Difficulty swallowing


Dietitians help patients deal with these concerns by providing advice or by working with the physicians to prescribe medical interventions.

Spiritual and Pastoral Support

 

From time to time, patients and families find themselves searching for answers to difficult questions such as, “Why me?” “Where is God when I seem to need God the most?” A Chaplain is available to listen and help with spiritual concerns, to offer prayer and emotional support, and provide education related to grief and loss.


Oncology Social Workers

 

A diagnosis of cancer and subsequent cancer treatment can result in a period of adjustment and an increase in stress for patients and their families. Oncology social workers provide counseling and other services which can reduce stress for you and your family. They are available to assist with psychosocial, emotional, financial or other non-medical concerns that may follow a cancer diagnosis. They are trained to recognize the challenges in adjustment that often accompany the diagnosis of cancer and to assist in managing distress. Oncology Social Workers are also experts in linking patients and families to community resources and in providing advocacy to those with cancer. The goal of social work services is to use their expertise to help alleviate barriers to care and provide the support necessary for survivorship.


 

Clinical Research Coordinator

 

The Clinical Research Coordinator is the person responsible for conducting clinical trials using good clinical practice under the support of your oncology physician. The Clinical Research Coordinator directs and manages your care during a clinical trial and is a good contact for you if you have questions. The Clinical Research Coordinator will teach you about participation in the clinical trial including the Informed Consent and your rights, and will make sure the research protocol instructions are followed, teach you about side effects, and will ensure your information is kept confidential. They will be in touch with you throughout your participation in the trial to make sure all of your questions are answered. Many other members of your health care team will be involved in your care while you participate in a clinical trial in much the same way they would if you were not in a clinical trial.