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Nurse Practitioner (M.S.) - Clinical Research

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Aug 24, 2022

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Health Sciences, Clinical Research
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Full Time
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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

As a key leader in this rapidly growing research enterprise, the Research Nurse Practitioner in the Briskin Center for Clinical Research (BCCR) delivers state of the art clinical care in the development a robust best in class Phase 1 program and continuously recalibrates research care aimed at enhancing interdepartmental communication, collaboration, and coordination of care among disease teams, physicians and inpatient nursing.

Under the supervision of the Vice President, Clinical Research Operations and in collaboration with the BCCR Medical Director physician, the Research Nurse Practitioner delivers independent direct medical management for a defined ambulatory clinical trial population, according to the IRB approved protocol. Provides care within scope of license and professional practice health team member as defined by departmental policies with institutional approval. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, protocol specific visits, follow-up and patient and staff education, combining the qualities of both nursing and medicine. Act as a patient advocate in all ethical and legal aspects, and in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP). As one of the primary points of contact for the BCCR, the Research Nurse Practitioner ensures the delivery of excellent patient care; the application of the highest standards of clinical competence and quality improvement. In addition, the Research Nurse Practitioner facilitates collaborative relationships among the Investigational Drug Pharmacy, Clinical Research Lab and the CRU infusion team.

Essential Functions:
  • Utilizes the City of Hope nursing process in clinical practice.
  • Assumes responsibility for independent, direct medical management of a defined patient population, according to protocol guidelines and in collaboration with Medical Director and Associate Medical director of the BCCR.
  • Performs physical examinations applying the medical model and nursing process to patient care problems that require medical intervention and skill. Strives to maintain consistency of quality research practices and patient care.
  • Develops protocols/standardized procedures for practice, in collaboration with the Vice President of Clinical Research Operations and the Medical Director and Associate Medical Director, for other Nurse Practitioners in the department.
  • Assists in developing methods and systems for provision of medical care within protocol guidelines, and overall research department operations.
    • Provides coverage and oversight of nursing patient care in the BCCR as needed.
  • Maintains open lines of communication with the primary investigator (PI), Medical Director, Associate Medical Director physicians and multidisciplinary health team regarding patient information.
  • Under supervision of the Medical director and Associate Medical director for the BCCR, performs protocol specific procedures and interval physical assessments for evaluation of patient progress, applying techniques of observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion.
  • Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings, consulting with the Medical Director/Associate Medical Director of the BCCR physicians, PI and other investigators when indicated.
  • Develops and implements protocol specific and research patient education activities; provides education and counseling to patients.
  • Develops and participates in performance improvement activities to evaluate the program's effectiveness in meeting patient care and departmental needs.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings, and workshops.
  • Attends and participates in disease team and SIV meetings as needed.
  • 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:
  • Master's Degree
  • Four years clinical NP experience; Five years Oncology and research experience.

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current CA Nurse Practitioner license; CPR certification
  • Furnishing License required within first six (6) months in position
  • DEA Number within first six (6) months in position, if required by specialty department
  • Hold a National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner from a national certifying body recognized by the BRN and meets eligibility for billing.

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.


    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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