Critical Care Training Program - February 2017
Critical Care Training Program – February 20, 2017
We’re seeking Nurses with 1+ year of experience looking to expand their professional experience. Our Critical Care Training Program offers Nurses the opportunity to train at a nationally ranked cancer hospital, caring for surgical/oncology critical care patients. This is an ideal opportunity for someone interested in joining a committed and supportive team, while providing quality, compassionate care to our patients and their families.
These qualities are woven into the heart and soul of City of Hope. And our Nurses play a major role in the City of Hope mission. With comfortable nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives, including nursing-sensitive outcome measures, our focus on quality is unsurpassed. Nurses at City of Hope foster close connections among their co-workers and patients. Our reputation for top-level care is invaluable to our patients, and it’s just as important to us.
The Critical Care/ICU at City of Hope is designed to provide the optimal setting for critical care nurses and their patients, the 18 bed, all private room Oncologic Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit serves City of Hope’s pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. The unit’s U-shaped configuration with a central nursing station on each side enables nurses to deliver highly attentive care, providing central monitoring for all patients needing cardiac monitoring.
- Intensive care and close monitoring of critically ill patients
- Care of patients with mechanical ventilators
- Monitoring patients receiving vasoactive medications to maintain blood pressure
- Close Monitoring of a medical or surgical condition
- Post-anesthesia recovery
- Continuous renal replacement therapy
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
- BSN (Bachelors in Nursing)
- Minimum 1-2 years as an RN in an Acute Care Setting
- Current California RN License
- American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS
- Someone with an insatiable curiosity and sense of inquiry to learn why we treat cancer as we do – and to help us achieve the next level of care
- A heartfelt commitment to providing quality, evidence-based care to help patients achieve optimal outcomes.
- An abiding compassion for patients and their families, all of whom are fighting against cancer and for a return to health.
- A holistic view of healthcare, recognizing that professional nurses not only care for the physical symptoms of cancer, but for the mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual manifestations as well.
- A genuine desire to be challenged by a complex patient population that is aging, and may be suffering from co-morbidities like heart disease or diabetes in addition to a cancer diagnosis.
- A contagious enthusiasm for focusing – or refocusing – your career on the sense of vocation that compelled you to choose nursing in the first place.
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 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. City of Hope is globally recognized for its translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. From the first synthetic human insulin and growth hormone to widely used cancer fighting drugs, we are leading the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
City of Hope is 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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