I'm thinking of applying for a position that reads; RN Ambulatory - Oncology. I've worked ED, ICU, PACU, and of course good ol' Med/Surg. It looks like I meet their requirements and I was hoping someone could give me a little feedback.
The job description lists; able to work with radiation emitting equipment and wear appropriate protective garments. OK, to me that means this isn't chemo and we're dealing with radiation therapy. But another one reads; telemetry experience strongly prefer. Why would someone receiving radiation therapy be on a monitor? Isn't radiation therapy very focused? What I mean is if it's in your spine wouldn't you be flat on your stomach? Oncology is one area in which I have zero knowledge or experience. Any feedback on what the job entails and why someone would be on a monitor would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.