Per Diem Nurse - PACU

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7091890 (Ref:10007969)

Posted: June 22, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

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.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • 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. 

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • 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
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills
  • Foster/promote a positive image and professional appearance Sensitivity to intercultural relations
  • Access data in computer data bases
  • Input data into computer programs
  • Maintain patient charts

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Current California RN license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association
  • ACLS and PALS (must be from the American Heart Association)

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • PACU experience
  • Bilingual preferred

Additional Information:

  • There are multiple positions available
  • Job Status: Per Diem
  • This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021.  Compliance is a condition of employment

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.



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.


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Job posting number:#7091890 (Ref:10007969)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
Duarte,California
United States
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