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Clinical Nurse IV - Main Clinic

Employer
City of Hope
Location
Irvine, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 1, 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, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

The registered professional nurse integrates and practices according to the City of Hope Professional Practice Model to deliver care service excellence. In alignment with City of Hope mission and values, the Division of Nursing and Patient Care Services vision and mission, and with continuous focus on the patient, family and community, carries out the nursing process, coordinates interdisciplinary care planning, documents according to standards, including validation of the patient and caregiver's understanding of the plan of care and expected outcomes. The nurse is a change agent, committed to lifelong learning, professional development and embodiment of City of Hope organizational mission and values, and the values and ethos of the profession of nursing.

Essential Functions:

Understands and applies the City of Hope Code of Conduct, Code of Organizational Ethics, policies, procedures, performance and quality improvement objectives, promotion of a culture of service excellence, attendance, safety, environmental and infection control guidelines. Maintains integrity and confidentiality.

Accepts the tenets of professional nursing practice and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships (Manthey, 1969, 2014; Kouloroutis 2004, 2009; O'Rourke, 2013)
  • Responsibility, Authority and Accountability
  • Commitment to my Coworkers ©

Role Based Practice:

Demonstrates proficient / expert understanding of and application of
  • The Swanson Model of Caring and Healing© (Kristen Swanson, 2013 [used with permission])

The City of Hope Quality of Life Model (Ferrell prc.coh.org)

Demonstrates proficient / expert application of the nursing process according to the Role Based Practice model:
  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis / condition
  • Plan of care
  • Intervention
  • Evaluation
  • Teach / Inform
  • Dynamic interaction (circularity) among steps a - f
  • Assess patient level of stability and interrelatedness of direct and indirect RN provided care / dose of care
  • Care Coordination

Demonstrates proficient / expert application of the nursing process according to the Role Based Practice model:
  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis / condition
  • Plan of care
  • Intervention
  • Evaluation
  • Teach / Inform
  • Dynamic interaction (circularity) among steps a - f
  • Assess patient level of stability and interrelatedness of direct and indirect RN provided care / dose of care
  • Care Coordination

Demonstrates proficient / expert understanding of the overall plan of care and coordinates the nursing plan of care
  • Consults and collaborates with other disciplines to modify the plan of care as necessary and to ensure optimal patient care and outcomes
  • Assists members of the health care team with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Administers and controls medications and infusions, including narcotics, chemotherapy and biologic therapies, blood component transfusions, etc.
  • The professional registered nurse maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families.

Education / Patient , family, community and self
  • Demonstrates proficient / expert assessment of patient and family including an assessment of healthcare literacy and identification of factors within the domains of the City of Hope Quality of Life model, which may impact the patient's ability to comprehend and internalize patient education. The professional registered nurse intervenes to facilitate understanding, address and minimize or eliminate barriers and to provide patient - centered education which is accessible and meaningful to the patient.
  • The professional registered nurse
    • Employs the teach back method to validate the patient's understanding of education.
    • Includes the designated caregiver in the patient / family education.
    • Is encouraged to recognize that we are part of many communities and, as a professional role responsibility, to participate in the education of our communities about health, wellness, prevention and continuum of care issues relevant to the communities.
    • Uses evidence-based practice and best available research to inform practice
    • Enhances professional growth and development
      • Participates in unit based projects and activities, staff meetings, councils, work teams
      • Reviews current literature, attends educational programs, workshops and in-services
      • Actively participates in shared decision-making / participative leadership through councils, committees, work teams, task forces, and unit-based practice councils.

The professional registered nurse is committed to lifelong learning, and as such, is encouraged to continually pursue education, both formal and informal, to achieve and exceed the minimum expected level of education for the professional registered nurse (the Bachelor's degree). The registered professional nurse is also required by California state law to attend continuing professional education to maintain licensure and City of Hope encourages nurses to pursue all venues of nursing and other intellectual enrichment.

Leadership
  • Exemplifies role based practice: leader; scientist; practitioner; transferor
  • Integrates and role models exemplary professional nursing practice in the practice environment and throughout the organization
  • Demonstrates, supports and teaches Evidence Based Practice techniques to Nursing and ancillary staff
  • Precepts new RNs and nursing students in exemplary professional practice
  • Mentors and coaches new and existing RN staff and ancillary support staff
  • Functions in Charge RN role
  • Strives to provide excellence in patient and staff experience

Documentation
  • Uses systems, electronic and other documentation according to standards and organizational policy and procedure to ensure and maintain an accurate record of nursing care.
  • Effectively uses and applies information technology to give and receive information (e.g. email, basic Microsoft Office applications, LMS (learning management systems) access, information on Share point or other web-based applications).

Maintains professional portfolio, per clinical ladder requirements.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode 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:
  • If hired before May 1, 2012: Graduate from nursing school with a diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. If hired after May 1, 2012, Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in Nursing is required.
  • Three to five years related experience (oncology, charge nurse)

Required Certifications/License:
  • Current California RN license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association
  • Please see grid for ACLS & PALS requirement on page 5

Preferred education, experience and skills:
  • Master's degree in Nursing or related field
  • National certification (must be obtained within one year of hire and must be maintained in order to retain CN IV status)
  • Demonstration of leadership / management in previous work history

Additional Information:
  • This position is for the Main Clinic in OC.
  • Will help precept, triage of patients, supporting the clinic, telehealth and patient education, etc.
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

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.

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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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