Registered Nurse II - Stem Cell

City of Hope

Goodyear, AZ

ID: 7196323 (Ref.No. JR-10948)
Posted: November 28, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $42.24 - $69.54 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Registered Nurse II - Stem Cell

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

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 subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized 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, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia.

Job Description:

**Up to $20,000 Sign on Bonus**

Full Time Nights

The RN, Stem Cell Transplant II will: Provide the Mother Standard of nursing care to oncology patients across the adult and geriatric spectrum in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Demonstrate a high level of competency across the continuum of malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation. Deliver exceptional care across all domains of practice when caring for patients receiving cellular therapies. Develop and implement an individualized plan of utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Be responsible for inspiring and guiding other qualified patient care team members to ensure enhanced patient outcomes through effective communication, collaboration, preceptorship, mentorship, and effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Address physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs of the patient and caregiver in the delivery of nursing care. Coordinate the plan of care with other healthcare professionals, support persons, and all members of the healthcare team.

JOB RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents the care of patients across the continuum of malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation. Assists with special procedures. Directs the care delivered by Patient Care Technicians and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Adheres to the hospital and department infection control policies including but not limited to hand hygiene, asepsis, isolation practice, and employee health practice.
  • Effectively communicates with peers to resolve conflict.
  • Assists in the on-boarding of new stakeholders.
  • Protects the patient’s dignity, rights, and privacy.
  • Assesses the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
  • Delegate tasks according to the Arizona Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions.
  • Document nursing care, implants, and specimens accurately, completely, and legibly.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines as applicable.
  • Maintain required competencies.
  • Pursue professional growth and keep current with technology.
  • Completes additional duties as assigned.

Collaborates with physicians and other health care providers to provide direct and indirect care to patients across the continuum of malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation. Provides critical staffing to multiple patient care areas including the Cellular Therapy Inpatient Unit and Specialty Clinic

  • Formally trained in the understanding of hematopoietic stem cell transplant and other cellular therapies, including disease states, transplant immunology, sources and procurement of stem cells, components of patient evaluation, education, conditioning regimens, stem cell reinfusion, engraftment and recovery, acute effects of transplant, discharge, and follow-up care.
  • Highly experienced in the administration of cellular therapy products, including hematopoietic stem cells, immune effector cells, and other cellular therapies.
  • Highly experienced in the safe administration of high dose chemotherapy, innovative cellular therapies, stem cell reinfusions, immunotherapies, blood products, growth factors, hydration, and associated medications.
  • Experienced and able to assist in or perform special procedures such as bone marrow biopsy or donor apheresis stem cell mobilization and collection.
  • Highly experienced in providing care for immunocompromised patients with complex needs.
  • Highly experienced in monitoring and care related to the administration of cellular therapy products and signs of emergency and higher-level care needed.
  • Highly experienced in the delivery of effective nursing care to prevent, detect, and manage early and late effects associated with cellular therapies.
  • Conducts and reinforces patient education, including treatment plan/regimen, symptom management, side effects, patient family responsibilities related to self-care, and available resources at home or at facility.
  • Ability to collect blood specimens and blood cultures. Assists with coordination of specialty lab and diagnostic testing, pharmacokinetics, disease staging, and research based clinical trials.
  • Demonstrates a high level of competence in chemotherapy administration through ONS.
  • Administer medications via all routes, using the 6 rights, medication bar scanner and monitoring patient for side effects.
  • Care for, assess and monitor patients with Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) and epidural catheters.
  • Highly experienced in providing care for patients with IV lines, central lines and ports.
  • Completion of Basic Electrocardiogram (ECG) course in online learning management system.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and operate cardiac and other invasive and noninvasive monitors, recognize normal/abnormal rhythms/trends, and institute appropriate interventions within 6 months of hire.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills to manage complex patient and family needs.
  • Demonstrates skills to assess and intervene in life-threatening situations.
  • Ability to care for patients who are aggressive, agitated, in seclusion or restrained.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: 5 years of experience in Cellular Therapy (Stem Cell Transplant and/or Immune Effector Cell), or as deemed qualified by Cellular Therapy Leadership.

Education: Associate Degree in Nursing or equivalent; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred

Licensure: Arizona Registered Nurse License or a Registered Nurse License form a Compact State

Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification- an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training site, American Safety & Health Institute, or Red Cross BLS certification is required upon hire.

  • If their current certification does not meet the guidelines, stakeholders will have (30) days from the date of hire to attend an onsite initial BLS course and will be required to renew every two years.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification

  • Stakeholders will have thirty (30) days from the date of hire to acquire American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS certification and will need to be renewed every two years. Will not be allowed to provide ACLS for patients independently until AHA ACLS cards are obtained

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Fundamentals of Chemotherapy Immunotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Certificate is preferred upon hire, required before completion of nursing orientation, with renewal every two years.
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation course within 30 days of hire. Exempt with proof of previous ONS equivalent course or Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN) certification.

Pay Range

$42.24 - $69.54

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility. These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $42.24 - $69.54 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.