Nurse Coordinator - Apheresis

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7135753 (Ref:10020763)

Posted: March 23, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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:

Plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates patient care for hematology assigned program in collaboration and conjunction with physicians. Performs all duties within the scope of licensure utilizing the nursing process. Acts as a patient advocate in all ethical and legal aspects of care. Is responsible for ensuring pre, during, and post treatment orders, consents, financial clearance, appointments, procedures, and schedules are coordinated based upon City of Hope protocol. Responsible for all aspects of patient and family member education applicable to program needs. Communicates with the clinical team consistently and timely throughout all throughout the patient’s treatment.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilizes the City of Hope nursing process in clinical practice.
  • Coordinates patients on clinical protocols under the direction of the attending physician.
  • Plans and coordinates all diagnostic testing, patient assessment, treatments, and follow-up according to protocol guidelines.
  • Interacts with patients and families to ensure study compliance, obtain information, and assesses the need for psychosocial support. Assists patient and family in developing coping mechanisms.
  • Functions as clinical resource and liaison to all members of health care team.
  • Develops and or presents educational programs for patients, significant other, and staff related to the specific program or departmental needs.
  • Documents data pertaining to protocol in electronic medical record.
  • Develops and participates in performance improvement activities to evaluate the program's effectiveness in meeting patient care and departmental needs.
  • Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriate care and positive working relationships throughout the medical center.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings, and workshops.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Three to five years of experience in field of expertise

Required Certification/Licensure

  • Current Registered Nurse License
  • Current Basic Life Support card through American Heart Association

Preferred education, experience, and skills:

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • ONS certification
  • Apheresis or related field

Additional Information:

  • Pay range: $61.12- $88.62

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $61.12 - $88.63 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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