Per Diem Nurse Coordinator

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

  • Plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates patient care in assigned department or program.
  • Performs all duties within the scope of licensure utilizing the nursing process.
  • Acts as a patient advocate in all ethical and legal aspects.
  • 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:
  • 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 specific program or departmental needs.
  • Documents data pertaining to protocol in 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 inservice meetings, and workshops.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • Three to five years of experience in field of expertise


Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current RN license
  • CPR certification

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Master's Degree
  • Nursing or related field

Additional Information:
  • Shift: Days
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • Specialty: Matched Unrelated Donor (MUD)
  • Relocation assistance may apply.
  • This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement

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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