Nurse Practitioner - Medical Oncology

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About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

The nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that provides independent nursing and collaborative medical management to a defined patient population, according to standardized procedures and in collaboration with a physician supervisor. Provides primary, secondary, and in some cases, tertiary care within scope of practice, licensure and organizational policies. Services provided include, but are not limited to: taking histories, conducting physical examinations, ordering, performing and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests and therapies and furnishing drugs and devices in a cost efficient manner for specific conditions. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention and patient education, combining the qualities of both nursing and medicine. Acts as a health care resource and role model to staff by maintaining a high degree of ethics and integrity. 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.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provides services that are accurate, reliable, courteous and timely.
  • Supports the efforts of all care providers to deliver quality care.
  • Demonstrates competence appropriate to their role and function in the delivery of age specific care.
  • Delivers care in a manner consistent with the scope of practice of the discipline and the standards established by City of Hope as expressed in the plans for provision of care and policies and procedures.
  • Ensures self-competence and promotes adherence to professional practice standards through participation in continuing education activities and clinical skills updates.
  • Oversees care for a defined group of patients using effective delegation, supervision and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates understanding of all professional and regulatory standards.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to provide sound decision-making.
  • Communicates effectively with all customers and colleagues to meet organizational goals.
  • Maintains current knowledge, skills and competencies through involvement in professional continuing education activities.
  • Uses resources efficiently.
  • Fosters involvement in performance improvement activities to promote continuous improvement in care delivery.
  • Demonstrates assimilation of core organizational values within own performance.


Basiceducation, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Must be a graduate of a Nurse Practitioner program, which conforms to the California Board of Registered Nursing standards as specified in Section 1484. Meets the requirements for hold out as a nurse practitioner as defined in Section 1482, Nurse Practice Act, Business and Professions Code; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Must have three years acute care clinical experience, previous nurse practitioner experience preferred

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Must have a current California RN license
  • Must have a current California NP license
  • Must have a current California NP Furnishing license
  • Must have a current NP Board Certification
  • Must have a current DEA
  • Must have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Current CA Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Certificate
  • ONS certification, preferred
  • Adult Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant and/or Oncology nursing experience

Additional Information:
  • Shift: Days
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Specialty: Medical Oncology
  • Relocation Assistance may apply.
  • This position is represented by collective bargaining agreement
  • Certification pay may apply

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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