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:
Provides professional nursing care for the City of Hope Community Practices.Key Responsibilities include:
- Greets patients and escorts them to a treatment chair or bed
- Assists physician in preparing for minor procedures
- Provides general nursing care to patients; administers and controls narcotics, prescribed medications, in accordance with nursing standards.
- Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician and records in EMR; administers prescribed medications as directed
- Updates patient chart utilizing EMR
- Oversees infusion appointment bookings and ensures emergency situations are scheduled appropriately; maintains timely flow of patients.
- Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls.
- Instructs patient and family regarding treatment medications, side effects and gives instruction on how to alleviate systems
- Telephone prescription requests to pharmacy or utilizes electronic transmission of prescriptions in EMR
- Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA, CLIA and COLA regulations
- Follows all OSHA guidelines to minimize exposure to blood borne pathogens
- Communicates physician referral requests to staff via EMR for necessary processing
- Ensures proper insurance authorization prior to treatment
- Performs patient education when appropriate
- Replenishes supplies, stocks and cleans radiation rooms and manages pharmaceutical supplies
- Oversees infusion room and medical assistant's preparation of infusion room, including re-stocking of treatment areas.
- Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
- Follows established policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental and infection control guidelines.
- Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining patient confidentiality
- Arranges for all biohazardous waste pick-up
- Attends annual CPR, OSHA, CLIA and COLA training programs
- Attends all regular staff meetings
- Adheres to all documentation guidelines as instructed by Practice Administrator and Clinical Director and provides accurate documentation in the patient's electronic medical record.
- Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Clinical Director, Practice Administrator or the physician
- Utilizes leadership skills in overseeing and assisting other members of the health care team to prioritize and resolve issues
- Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriated care and positive working relationships.
Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Basic Education, Experience and Skills required for consideration:
- Associates degree in Nursing
- 3+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse
Preferred education, experience and skills:
- Current and valid California Registered Nurse Licensure
- Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association
- *If RN is working within Medical Oncology, an ONS certification is required
- Two (2) years of experience in a physician office or hospital.
- One (1) year chemotherapy infusion
- Electronic Medical Record (EMR) experience
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.