I have managed both inpt and outpt oncology areas...the inpt was pretty much set by the hospital aside from what I felt the nurses needed in the way of oncology knowledge and chemotherapy administration...
on the outpt side, JCAHO standards also had guidelines, Oncology Nursing Society, etc...
What about standards for intensive care nursing...? Are any of the nurses certified and perhaps your national specialty nursing society may be of help...
There was a one-page article in Nursing Management Sept, 1997 "Reorganizing Competency Programs by McAnnally and Barnett which also give some great guidelines in regards to a needs assessment and other essential elements related to education and review...hope that helps!
Any nursing schools nearby? Each skill requires a competency check-off as a part of
the hands-on training. E.g., preparing an intramuscular injection for administration using Z-track has a steplist pages long (just kidding). Seriously, see what they are using and modify it to your needs. Why reinvent the wheel?
We developed a form that attaches to the yearly performance appraisal.The checklist is based on the standards of the Canadian Assoc of Critical Care Nurses (I'm sure the ACCN has a similar set of standards :0)). As well, in our unit we do a set of yearly certifications such as ICP monitering, PA Catheter management, Pacmakers etc. Hope this helps, if you want to know more, contact me at email@example.com