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Licensed Vocational Nurse II

Employer
City of Hope
Location
Duarte, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 20, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Licensed Vocational Nurse II (LVN) is a licensed individual who has the accountability and responsibility to provide nursing care within the scope of their practice and in a manner consistent with their role and function at City of Hope.

The Clinical Research LVN II is responsible for the patient research tasks that fall under the LVN scope of practice, as delegated by and in assistance to the Clinical Research Nurse role. The LVN role is also responsible for any other work involved in coordination of clinical research activities within the Clinical Trials Office under the supervision/oversight of a Clinical Research Nurse - BSN.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Assures that a positive service image is projected in all encounters with patients, visitors, and department staff. Provides accurate, reliable, courteous and timely services to all customers.
  • Coordinates with Clinical Research Nurses (CRN), and other research staff as needed, to ensure protocol compliance and the timely completion of tasks. Reviews Protocol and patient's EMR, initiates insurance preauthorization requests, gathers source documents, facilitates scheduling of screening procedures and communicates with the CRN and research team questions and issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist the CRN and clinical research staff with management of clinical trials patients, coordination of patient visits, and other duties required to meet protocol requirements within the LVN scope of practice.
  • Ensures appropriate documentation of research notes and other required data for clinical trials within the EMR and other systems. Completion of varied assigned tasks that fall under the LVN scope of practice on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrates competence appropriate to their role and function in organizing, processing, coordinating and following up on study patients as needed. Maintains processes to assure that patients are scheduled for their follow-up appointments.
  • Completes follow up call on new patients and existing patients as required.
  • Applies effective interpersonal and communication process utilizing verbal and non-verbal skills to achieve organizational service goals of customer satisfaction and positive work environment.
  • Displays professional commitment and supports the team by promoting unity and teamwork among co-workers, maintaining a positive attitude and good working relationships.
  • Collaborates with Internal Contacts: Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Nurses, Bio-Specimen Coordinators, Regulatory Coordinators, interdisciplinary and ancillary departments.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement projects as assigned.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Completion of a licensed vocational nursing program
  • 1 year of work experience as an LVN in a clinical setting or medical environment.

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current LVN License in the state of California. Must successfully complete and maintain BLS certification

Preferred education experience and skills:

Current IV Therapy / Blood Withdrawal Certification in the state of California, and approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Company

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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