Per Diem Nurse - PACU - OSC

    • Duarte, CA

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
Provides professional nursing care as assigned; coordinates care planning with other disciplines to maintain multi-disciplinary approach. Performs all duties within the scope of licensure utilizing the nursing process. Acts as a patient advocate in all ethical and legal aspects.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizes the City of Hope nursing process in clinical practice, which includes: assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and documentation.
  • Administers and controls narcotics and medications.
  • Assists all members of the health care team with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Responsible for triaging, assessing, implementing and evaluating a plan of care for patients, visitors and employees.
  • Provides health care instruction to patient and family members.
  • Provides telephone advice to patients using developed protocols and nursing judgment.
  • Consults and collaborates with other disciplines, as required, and adjusts care plan as necessary to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Maintains patient charts to ensure an accurate record of the patient's medical treatment.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriate care and positive working relationships.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings, and workshops.


Qualifications
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Graduate from nursing school with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • 1-3 years experience in an acute care setting and/or outpatient setting
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills
  • Foster/promote a positive image and professional appearance Sensitivity to intercultural relations
  • Access data in computer data bases
  • Input data into computer programs
  • Maintain patient charts

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current California RN license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association
  • ACLS and PALS (must be from the American Heart Association)

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • PACU, Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Bilingual preferred

Additional Information:
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • This position is represented by a 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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