Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, Practice Management, provides professional nursing care for City of Hope patients at various Community Practice locations. The Float Pool Nurse exercises skill proper clinical judgment to provide quality, safe, efficient care to City of Hope oncology patients.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Greets patients and escorts them to a treatment chair or bed
Assists physician in preparing for minor procedures
Provides general nursing care to patients; administers and controls narcotics, prescribed medications, mixes and administers chemotherapy treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician and records in EMR; administers prescribed medications as directed
Updates patient chart utilizing EMR
Oversees infusion appointment bookings and ensures emergency situations are scheduled appropriately; maintains timely flow of patients.
Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls.
Instructs patient and family regarding treatment medications, side effects and gives instruction on how to alleviate systems.
Telephone prescription requests to pharmacy or utilizes electronic transmission of prescriptions in EMR
Disposes of contaminated items according to OSHA, CLIA and COLA regulations
Follows all OSHA guidelines to minimize exposure to blood borne pathogens
Communicates physician referral requests to staff via EMR for necessary processing
Ensures proper insurance authorization prior to treatment
Performs patient education when appropriate
Replenishes supplies, stocks and cleans infusion rooms and manages pharmaceutical supplies
Oversees infusion room and medical assistant’s preparation of infusion room, including re-stocking of treatment areas.
Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
Follows established CCSMG policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental and infection control guidelines.
Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining patient confidentiality
Arranges for all biohazardous waste pick-up
Attends annual CPR, OSHA, CLIA and COLA training programs
Attends all regular staff meetings
Adheres to all documentation guidelines as instructed by Practice Administrator and Clinical Director and provides accurate documentation in the patient’s electronic medical record.
Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Clinical Director, Practice Administrator or the physician
Utilizes leadership skills in overseeing and assisting other members of the health care team to prioritize and resolve issues
Demonstrates a level of professional practice that supports the delivery of appropriated care and positive working relationships.
Ability to plan and carry out responsibilities with supervision
Working knowledge of managed care basics
Good verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with other departments.
Ability to travel to multiple City of Hope locations within region required
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.
This is a RN III Float Nurse position to cover 3 Community Practices
(2) in Long Beach and (1) in Torrance
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
4 positions available
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.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Training in specialty specific nursing care (Oncology, Infusion)
3+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse
Current and valid California Registered Nurse Licensure
Current American Heart Association BLS certification
*If RN is working within Medical Oncology, an ONS certification is required
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) experience
Internal Number: 10012009
About City of Hope
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 wholly owned subsidiary, was launched in 2019 and is dedicated to serving employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s exceptional 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.