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City of Hope Careers

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Per Diem Nurse - Pre and Post Op

Job Details

Job Ref:

Irvine, CA 92602


Job Type:
Per Diem, Days


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 and in Arizona.

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.

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.

 Essential Functions:

  • 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. 
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.



Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • If hired prior to 5/1/2012:  Graduate from nursing school with a diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • If hired on/after 5/1/2012:  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
  • 1 year perioperative experience required

Required Certification/License:

  • Current California Registered Nurse license
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association


Preferred education, experience and skills:

  • Preferred Certifications/License:
  • ACLS and PALS (must be from the American Heart Association)
  • Oncology, Hematology


Additional Information:

Pay Rate: Per Diem Flat Rate $70.49

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.

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.


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

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