City of Hope Licensed Vocational Nurse II in Duarte, California

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

The Licensed Vocational Nurse II (LVN) is a licensed individual who has the accountability and responsibility to provide nursing care within the scope of their practice and in a manner consistent with their role and function at City of Hope.

The research LVN II is responsible for the patient research tasks to include phlebotomy, EKG, vitals, and other tasks that fall under the LVN scope of practice. The LVN role is also a back up to the CRU ACA. This individual is responsible for accurate scheduling and coordinating of outpatient and inpatient endoscopic procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assures that a positive service image is projected in all encounters with patients, visitors, and department staff. Provides accurate, reliable, courteous and timely services to all customers.

  • Coordinates with CRU nurses, and other research staff as needed, to ensure protocol tasks will be met on time. Reviews Protocol Nursing Worksheets (PNW) and communicates with the charge nurse and research team with questions in a timely manner.

  • Assist the CRU ACA, CRU nursing staff and clinical research staff with coordination of patient flow, and other duties required to meet protocol requirements.

  • Is assigned tasks that fall under the LVN scope of practice on a daily basis, and tasks may vary day to day.

  • Demonstrates competence appropriate to their role and function in organizing, processing, coordinating and follow up on study patients as needed. Maintains processes to assure that patients are scheduled for their follow-up appointments.

  • Completes follow up call on new patients and existing patients as required.

  • Applies good interpersonal and communication process utilizing verbal and non-verbal skills to achieve organizational service goals of customer satisfaction and positive work environment.

  • Displays professional commitment and supports the team by promoting unity and teamwork among co-workers by maintaining a positive attitude and positive working relationships.

  • Internal Contacts: Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Nurses, Bio-Specimen Coordinators, Program Navigator, and ancillary departments.

  • Participate in Quality Improvement projects as assigned.

  • 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.

Basic Education, Experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Completion of a licensed vocational nursing program

  • 1-2 year of work experience as an LVN in a medical environment.

Required Certification/Licensure :

  • Current LVN License in the state of California. Must successfully complete and maintain BLS certification

  • Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians approved IV Therapy / Blood Withdrawal Certification Course

Preferred Education Experience and skills:

  • Previous experience in research, infusion or ambulatory setting

  • Basic knowledge of related computer system and EMR system

  • Maintain high level of productivity

Additional Information:

  • This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement

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.

Job: LVN

Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse II

Location: California-Duarte

Requisition ID: 10000502