Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Would you like to use your expertise with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer treatment, research and education? We would be happy to hear from you! Please consider the following exciting opportunity with one of the most outstanding and dynamic places to work in the medical field as your next career move.
The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all those we serve with cancer. You can look forward to working closely with our board-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists, surgeons, immunotherapists, pathologists, and dermatologists to advance cancer care.
Summary of Essential Duties:
As our next Per Diem Clinical Nurse II, you will function to assist oncology patients with medical care and treatment. Youwill interact directly with patients, both in person at the time of clinical appointments and visits, as well as by telephone, to respond to inquiries. This position functions as an Oncology Registered Nurse performing professional clinical duties in the infusion clinic to provide quality patient care.
Oversee Medical Assistants/LVNs in infusion center
Check charts each afternoon prior to the day's appointment
Ensure protocol is signed off by physician and authorization obtained from billing office
Carry out physicians' orders in a professional and timely manner
Accurate and timely completion of daily charge slips
Draw blood samples as appropriate and perform phlebotomies
Interact with patients and offer advice and counsel to patients. Advise physicians of patient's needs and recommended interventions
Maintain appropriate records of clinical activities
Participate in planning workshops, evaluation meetings, seminars, educational or administrative meetings as necessary or requested.
Ensure patients receive appointments for follow up visits.
Review and adhere to department policies and procedures to maintain proficiency in operating guidelines.
Assist with specimen testing as needed.
Seek guidance and direction, as necessary, for the successful completion of job duties, ask appropriate questions when in doubt.
Perform other similar or related duties as necessary within scope of license, using down-time to help in other areas and /or as assigned by supervisor.
Responsible for infection prevention (Hand Washing, Use of PPEs, and Environmental Prep) throughout the shift.
Administer chemotherapy/biotherapy, clinical trial drugs within established guidelines.
Participate in patient education, including use of handouts, videos, audio materials, and other educational devices. The patient, family members or friends may need education related to specific cancers, chemotherapy, antiemetic agents, side effects, venous access devices, procedures, and informal emotional counseling.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.