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UC Irvine Is Hiring A Clinical Nurse

Who We Are

UCI Health is the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine, and the only academic health system based in Orange County. UCI Health is comprised of its main campus, UCI Medical Center, a 459-bed, acute care hospital in in Orange, Calif., four hospitals and affiliated physicians of the UCI Health Community Network in Orange and Los Angeles counties and ambulatory care centers across the region. Listed among America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years, UCI Medical Center provides tertiary and quaternary care and is home to Orange County's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program and American College of Surgeons-verified Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center, gold level 1 geriatric emergency department and regional burn center. UCI Health serves a region of nearly 4 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County.

To learn more about UCI Health, visit www.ucihealth.org.

Your Role on the Team

Position Summary

The University of California, Irvine, a career destination unlike any other, is built upon a rich history of academic and healthcare excellence. We are supported by a globally unique team of academic professionals, researchers, medical experts, and staff. Guided by our mission, vision, and strategic pillars, we thrive in a collaborative environment. We celebrate and leverage the diverse experiences and perspectives of our UCI community to continue to push the boundaries of innovation. Your opportunity to be a part of an award winning team, advancing your career journey, is now!

The incumbent provides patient care to an assigned group of patients in the Cancer Center. The nurse incorporates the psycho-motor and age appropriate cognitive skills of the patient/family/significant other utilizing knowledge of patient assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Assists in patient research accrual by varied projects and reviewing patient schedules against available protocols. Acts as a role model to students and Clinical Nurse's new to the unit. Functions as a (PCC)Patient Care Coordinator as requested by the supervisor/manager.

Essential Job Functions

The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.

  • Reviews patient test results in a timely manner, interpreting and communicating results in a manner consistent with the age of the patient and correlates information into the plan of care 0%
  • Recognizes critical deviations in patient conditions, situations where adverse psychological reactions are probable or changes in normal behavior patterns have occurred and takes appropriate action and documents intervention 0%
  • Performs and maintains Point of Care Testing (POCT) Quality Controls per standards as required 0%
  • Makes appropriate referrals to resolve patient issues effectively, i.e. nutrition, clinical social work, discharge planning, lactation consult, etc. 0%
  • Ensures compliance with hospital wide standards of nursing care 0%
  • Develops long and short term goals consistent with treatment plans, standards of practice, and the plan of care 0%
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgment and decision making 0%
  • Delegates patient care activities to appropriate members of the health care team, provides effective leadership and ensures that care is safe and of high quality 0%
  • CLIN_Collaborates with staff and members of the healthcare team, ensuring the coordination of care between other disciplines and support staff. Delegates patient care activities to appropriate members of the health care team, provides effective leadership and ensures that care is safe and of high quality. Acts as a source of information and articulately responds to questions, providing resources, guidance, and education about diagnosis and course of treatment. Develops and implements accurate teaching and discharge plans. 10%
  • CLIN_Actively empathizes with patient, expresses compassion and understanding for the situation and demonstrates care which is appropriate for the age, and cultural, religious, or ethnic background. Actively engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful actions regarding how to best carry out relationships with the patient and co-workers. 10%
  • CLIN_ Develops long and short term goals consistent with treatment plans, standards of practice, patient preference and the plan of care. Appropriately utilizes pain scale and other interventions to provide pain relief. Assesses and documents the patient's physical & psychosocial condition, as well as response to care. Reviews patient test results in a timely manner, interpreting and communicating results in a manner consistent with the age of the patient and correlates information into the plan of care. Consistently ensures nursing practice is evidence based, within scope of licensure and compliant with hospital wide standards of nursing care. 40%
  • CLIN_ Administers patient medications, treatments and procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner. Recognizes critical deviations in patient conditions, taking appropriate action and documenting intervention. Effectively collaborates with the health care team to intervene, and advocate as necessary. Intervenes appropriately in instances of abuse, assault or neglect, or when adequate financial or social resources are not available. Makes appropriate referrals to resolve patient issues effectively. 40%
  • Assesses patient pain and appropriately utilizes pain scale and other interventions to provide pain relief. Considers patient age, culture & religious variables when implementing plan of care 0%
  • Administers patient medications, treatments and procedures in a safe, effective and age appropriate manner, and in compliance with all policies and regulations, ensuring nursing practice is within scope of licensure 0%
  • Acts as a source of information for the patient and articulately responds to questions. Provides resources and education about diagnosis and course of treatment. Develops and implements accurate teaching and discharge plans. 0%
  • Actively participates on, and demonstrates clinical expertise on councils, teams and committees as assigned 0%
  • Actively engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful actions regarding how to best carry out relationships with the patient and co-workers 0%
  • Actively empathizes with patient, expresses compassion and understanding for the situation, incorporates patient preferences into care plan and offers support/encouragement where appropriate 0%
  • Accurately assesses and documents the patient's physical & psychosocial condition & response to care, and effectively collaborates with the health care team to intervene, and advocate as necessary, ensuring nursing practice is evidence based 0%

Total Compensation

What It Takes to be Successful

We offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

Required Qualifications

  • Training and experience in the management of patients receiving cellular therapy
  • Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties
  • Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
  • Minimum of six months demonstrated nursing experience
  • Minimum 6 months experience working as an RN in an Inpatient or Outpatient Oncology setting OR 1 Year clinical experience and recent completion of cancer basics class from Oncology Nursing Society within the previous year
  • Minimum 6 months experience working as an RN in an Inpatient or Outpatient Oncology setting OR 1 Year clinical experience and recent completion of cancer basics class and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation course from Oncology Nursing Society within the previous year
  • Minimum 2 years of current oncology and chemotherapy experience
  • Knowledge of complications associated with HSCT and CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Knowledge and practice of body mechanics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of infection control techniques
  • Current chemotheropy/biotherapy card required within 3 months of hire
  • Current chemotherapy/biotherapy card required within 2 months of hire
  • Current California RN license
  • Current BLS certification
  • BMT and CAR-T cell therapy patient population knowledge
  • BLS Certification or obtain within 3 months of hire date
  • All external candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, physicians and others as part of a care team
  • Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System
  • 1 year current oncology and chemotherapy experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of JCAHO requirements
  • Oncology Certification
  • Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms
  • Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families

Conditions Of Employment

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI's Employee Experience Center (EEC) at eec@uci.edu or at (949) 824-0500, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Consideration for Work Authorization Sponsorship

Must be able to provide proof of work authorization

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