NURSE RESIDENT RN I

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7112101 (Ref:hlj_40815)

Posted: September 29, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

At Moffitt Cancer Center, we recognize the importance of a smooth transition from nursing student to practicing clinician. Our goal for our newly licensed registered nurses is to provide an environment that prepares them to function safely, accurately, and compassionately. To facilitate the transition and to promote adoption of oncology as a specialty practice, we have developed an Ambulatory Care Oncology Nurse Residency Program.

Our program is designed to equip novice nurses to:

  • Develop ability in clinical decision-making.
  • Expand capacity for critical thinking.
  • Develop clinical autonomy in patient care.
  • Incorporate research-based evidence into practice, and
  • Strengthen commitment to oncology nursing through promotion of professional growth and job satisfaction.

Newly licensed BSN nurses complete a 12-week clinical orientation rotating through 3 ambulatory areas. While in each clinical area, nurse residents are assigned to work with a preceptor. Upon completion of the 12-week rotation and based on openings and best fit for both the nurse resident and clinical area, the nurse resident is matched to an area. For the first twelve months of practice, nurse residents will participate in programs outside of their unit for one or two days each month.

In addition to time in the classroom and simulation, nurse residents will meet with their residency group monthly to reflect on collective experiences and challenges. This reflective practice leads to developmental insight and assists in closing the gap between theory and practice. Prior to finishing the residency, nurses will be assigned a mentor, who will provide ongoing support and guidance. Graduates of our program will be prepared to apply for advancement through our Clinical Ladder. The focus of these programs will vary but will include both clinical and professional topics such as the examples listed below.

Professional Topics:

  • Prioritization and Time Management, Conflict Resolution, Stress Reduction & Self-Care, Evidence Based Practice, Communication, Professional Development

Clinical Topics:

  • Patient & Family Centered Care, Patient Assessment & Documentation, End-of-Life Care, Pain Management, Oncology Symptom Management, Chemotherapy Theory & Practice

We are currently looking for a Nurse Resident for our Outpatient Oncology Clinics. This position will rotate in two outpatient oncology clinics and one treatment center as part of the program, this rotation will take place up to one (1) month in each unit selected for the first 90 days of employment.

Responsibilities:

  • The Registered Nurse delivers individualized quality nursing care to cancer patients and families in accordance with established hospital guidelines, nursing professional practice model, nursing care standards and policies and in accordance with ANA code of ethics and external regulatory agencies.
  • Registered Nurses embody the vision, mission, and philosophy of Moffitt Nursing and are committed to and accountable for personalized patient and family centered care and the concepts of Duffy's quality caring model/caring factors. These frameworks of care include collaboration and mutual problem solving, dignity and human respect, encouraging manner, attentive reassurance, appreciation of unique meaning, healing environment, basic human needs, information sharing, caring for self, and affiliation needs.
  • Registered Nurses use the nursing process to effectively plan and manage quality patient care. Biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational and discharge planning needs are addressed in all steps of the nursing process. This is demonstrated in baseline and comparative documentation, entered in a timely manner, and with evidence of age-appropriate consideration when care is planned, delivered, and evaluated.

The Ideal Candidate

  • BSN graduates from an ACEN or CCNE institution interested in beginning or transitioning to the specialty of Oncology Ambulatory Care.
  • Less than 6 months of experience or no experience as a Registered Nurse. 

Credentials and Qualifications:        

  • BSN
  • Florida RN License
  • BLS

All Nurse Residents will be required to sign a Commitment Agreement, agreeing to work for a minimum of two (2) years in the Cancer Center as a Registered Nurse in a full-time capacity complying with all polices and protocols of the Cancer Center. In the event the employee does not successfully complete the Nurse Residency Program or thereafter the commitment of two (2) full years of full-time employment in the Cancer Center after completion of the program, employee agrees to refund the Cancer Center a pro-rated amount of the cost for the program. Additional details will be provided with an offer.



Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision Moffitt Cancer Center is recognized as the model wherein the diversity of our employees and communities is valued and supported as essential components to contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer. The cancer center is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the cancer center to prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to workforce members and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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