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Pediatric Oncology Inpatient (Bloomberg 11 S)

Acute care inpatient pediatric oncology unit.

Patient Population

  • Ages newborn to 25
  • Diagnoses include:
    • solid tumors
    • leukemia/hematologic malignancies
    • blood/bone marrow transplant
    • infusion therapy - biotherapy/chemotherapy
    • oncology acute care
    • cancer clinical trials
    • CAR T-Cell Therapy

Number of Beds

  • 20

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:2-3

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 14 weeks/skills lab and didactic sessions facilitated by clinical nurse specialist
  • New-grad Nurse Residency Program - PEDS Track with post-orientation mentoring
  • New nurses: transition groups, focus groups, unit support groups

Rotations

  • New grads hired into d/n rotating every other weekend for 1st 15 months then go to every third.
  • Option for perm off shift and perm weekend at the discretion of mentor/manager.
  • 12 hour shifts with occasional 8 hours shifts to accommodate class times.

Skill Mix

  • All RN, 90 percent BSN-prepared
  • 100 percent of staff is chemocertified
  • 1/4 of the staff is CPHON certified
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