Clinical Nurse III - Vascular Access Device (VAD)

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

ID: 7217761 (Ref.No. 10024864)
Posted: February 15, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $57.55 - $83.45 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, andtreatment facilitiesin Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Vascular Access Nurse at City of Hope Lennar Foundation Cancer Center, you are the forefront of providing specialized and compassionate care to patients undergoing chemotherapy. This role is multifaceted, encompassing a range of responsibilities aimed at ensuring the well-being of patients and supporting them through their cancer treatment journey. The nurse will primarily spend most of their time in VAD but will be cross trained to assist in the infusion clinic in the afternoon.

As a valued member of the City of Hope nursing team, you play an instrumental role in enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients. Your expertise, empathy, and dedication contribute to creating a supportive and healing environment for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. To learn more about more City of Hope Lennar Foundation Cancer Center CLICK HERE.

  • Eligible for Sign-On Bonus: $20,000.00
  • Monday through Friday 7am-330pm
  • No Weekends or Holidays

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Feel comfortable accessing central venous catheters, (such as PICC lines, tunneled catheters, and implanted ports), peripheral IVs, arterial catheters.
  • Inserting vascular access devices: This involves carefully placing the device into a vein or artery.
  • Monitor and maintain vascular access regularly to ensure proper function and detect any signs of complications, such as infection or thrombosis. Perform routine maintenance checks, such as flushing the device or changing dressings.
  • Educating patients and caregivers about the maintenance of the devices. Provide instructions on how to keep the site clean, recognizing signs of complications, and troubleshooting common problems.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of patients' health status before, during, and after chemotherapy infusion sessions.
  • Monitor and document vital signs, symptoms, and overall response to treatment.
  • Assist patients in managing and coping with side effects and complications arising from cancer treatment
  • Schedule and facilitate follow-up appointments, actively participating in the continuity of care.
  • Collaborating with other team members including physicians, nurse practitioners, and radiologists, to coordinate care for patients. Work together to develop treatment plans, address complications, and ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or master’s degree in nursing
  • Three to five years related experience (oncology)
  • Current California Registered Nurse license
  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association
  • National certification (must obtain within three years and must be maintained thereafter to retain Clin III status)

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, please CLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $57.55 - $83.45 / 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.