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Nursing at Geisinger Medical Center

Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing

Oncology nurses work with patients in different stages of cancer -from new diagnosis and treatment, to last inpatient stay before recovery.

These nurses balance patient and family needs and offer physical, emotional,
and psychological support to patients and their families throughout the disease process.

The ability for oncology nurses to provide education about the illness and treatment-related symptoms are vital to their success in this profession.

Bush Pavilion 8, Inpatient

  • Number of beds: 19
  • Nurse to patient ratio: 1:4 or 1:5 evenings/nights, adjusted for acuity
  • Type of patients: hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant patients (BMTP,) palliative care, GynOnc, also other services pending bed availability
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, nurses assistants, unit desk clerks, team coordinator and clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shift, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/councils: Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Professional Practice Council, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council, and Scheduling Committee, BP8 Unit Council

Operations Manager: Michele Long, RN, BSN, MS

Radiation Oncology Outpatient Clinic

  • Services offered: radiation treatments for malignant and benign tumors
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, nurses aides, and a clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts
  • Programs/councils: Nursing Retention and Communication Council, Professional Practice Council

Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic, Knapper Clinic 2

  • Services offered: referrals, outpatient clinic visits, chemotherapy administration, minor procedures
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, LPNs, technicians, nurse specialist, and a clinical nurse educator
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts
  • Programs/council: Clinic Level Performance Improvement, Nursing Policy & Procedure Committee, Nursing Service Quality Performance Improvement Council, Professional Practice Council, Clinic Level Nursing Unit Meetings, Nursing Retention and Communication Council