Job Description

PRN Advanced Practice Provider (ICU)

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, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

Job Overview 

The Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a licensed physician assistant (PA) or certified acute care advanced practice nurse (ACNP) who works under the direct supervision of an Intensivist and is responsible for providing clinical care for oncology patients and coordination of services provided by APPs in his/her section of their department. The individual who holds this position will exemplify the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s mission, vision and values and act in accordance with the policies, procedures, guidelines. 

In this role, assessment, communication skills, and problems solving techniques are used to deliver quality care and to facilitate physician productivity. Overall responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Provides appropriate patient care for patients with hematologic and oncologic malignancies in the ICU or step-down unit to include recording patient medical history and physical assessment, developing therapeutic care plan, ordering diagnostic tests, interpreting test results, discharge planning and providing accurate medical record documentation. 
  • Educates patients in areas of procedures, pharmacology, self-management of side effects and available community resources. 
  • Provides symptom management for treatment related toxicities. 
  • Facilitates communication regarding goals of care including end of life decision making. 
  • Collaborates and effectively communicates with referring physicians/clinicians and stakeholders. 

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the position will perform tasks as directed by the supervising physician and the clinic supervisor or manager.  In addition, the position performs only those clinical tasks he/she is capable of and within the scope of the supervising physician. The APP comply with all hospital by-laws, rules, and regulations;  has all entries in the medical record co-signed by the attending physician; prescribes Category III and above drugs as indicated by state/federal licensing, provides orders under supervision of physician during assigned "on call" duty; performs rounds in Infusion Center or Inpatient Unit and writes progress notes as appropriate or instructed by MD and manager. 

The APP also orders medication and develops treatment and evaluations with supervising physician, as well as acts as liaison between patient, RNs and physicians 

Demonstrates professional commitment through mandatory attendance at continuing education programs, independent reading, and other professional activities. Assists in development and participating in departmental and interdisciplinary quality. improvement programs. Assist with training and orienting staff as needed. Attends team meetings, staff meetings, team huddles, and other meetings as requested; participate in meeting and team roles as requested. Assists with special projects as directed 

Demonstrates the spirit of Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s values and standards through: Actions and Speech 

Offers choices to patients and caregivers and respects their decisions 

Listens attentively and educates patients and caregivers to ensure their understanding 

Finds ways to focus solely on the needs of our patients and their caregivers 

Promotes teamwork, nurtures relationships with others and is viewed positively by co-workers. 

Carries own share of responsibility and willingly offers assistance to others. 

Supports the goals of the department and participates in department performance improvement. 

Attends required staff meetings in addition to net learning requirements 

Meets annual health screening requirements 

Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety goals relevant to the work environment. 

Demonstrates knowledge of hospital variance reporting system and appropriate management procedures for unexpected occurrences 

Demonstrates appropriate response to organizational disaster codes 

Completes annual department Hazardous Communications Training 

Completes required Net Learning modules 

Consistently follows organizational guidelines for effective hand hygiene 

As indicated, follows guidelines for standard and transmission-based precautions 

Education/Experience Level 

Current Georgia RN license and Georgia Advance Practice-NP licenses required. 

Completed a program approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education of the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education for the training of Physician Assistants; or Education programs on the Armed Forces of the United States, Public Health Service, or their successor agencies which meet the criteria specified by NCCPA. Successfully passing National Certification Examination 

Maintains required number of CME hours as required by the professional organization. 

Current BLS/CPR and ACLS Certifications required. 

Pay Range

$47.20 - $77.70

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

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.

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