Registered Nurse - Stem Cell

City of Hope

Goodyear, AZ

ID: 7228463 (Ref.No. JR-13199)
Posted: April 18, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $36.72 - $60.47 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Registered Nurse - Stem Cell

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.

The successful candidate:

The RN, Stem Cell Transplant I will: Provide nursing care to oncology patients across the adult and geriatric spectrum in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Demonstrate competency across the continuum of malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation. Deliver high-quality 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, 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.

  • 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.
  • Competent in the administration of cellular therapy products, including hematopoietic stem cells, and immune effector cells, and other cellular therapies.
  • Competent in the safe administration of high dose chemotherapy, innovative cellular therapies, immunotherapies, stem cell reinfusions, blood products, growth factors, hydration, and associated medications.
  • Competent to assist in special procedures such as bone marrow biopsy or donor apheresis stem cell mobilization and collection.
  • Competent in providing care for immunocompromised patients with complex needs.
  • Competent in monitoring and care related to the administration of cellular therapy products and signs of emergency and higher-level care needed.
  • Competent 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.
  • Demonstrates competence in collection of blood specimens and blood cultures. Assists with coordination of specialty lab and diagnostic testing, pharmacokinetics, disease staging, and research based clinical trials.
  • Demonstrates competence in chemotherapy administration through ONS.
  • Competently administers medications via all routes, using the 6 rights, medication bar scanner and monitors 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.


Your qualifications should include:

  • 1-3 years of recent Cellular Therapy experience (Stem Cell Transplant and/or Immune Effector Cell), or as deemed qualified by Cellular Therapy Leadership. Or completion of CTCA-COH Cellular Therapy Training Program and Orientation.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Arizona Registered Nurse License or a Registered Nurse License form a Compact State
  • 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.

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, click here:Benefits Information

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $36.72 - $60.47 / 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.