Jan 16, 2020

CN3 - Community Oncology Practice RN

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Torrance, CA, USA
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Become a key member of a world-class health organization. Contribute to the delivery of Magnet® designated nursing excellence. Take your career to the next level. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

As a Clinical Nurse, you will provide direct nursing care, infusion therapy and related care to patients in our Community Oncology Practice. You will be responsible for patient assessment and evaluation; preparation and administration of chemotherapeutic agents and other intravenous drugs; patient education; and psychosocial support.

We’re seeking a self-directed professional with a current California RN license and:
BCLS certification
ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification
OCN and PICC line certification preferred
Knowledge of the Oncology patient population and practice operations
Background with all aspects of infusion therapy in an oncology setting
Excellent blood withdrawal and IV skills
Knowledge and skill in central line catheters
Ability to use medical diagnostic equipment
Strong communication, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills

UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become Los Angeles’ trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.


Graduated from an accredited school of nursing with BSN or MSN.
Possession of current California RN license.
Possession of BCLS certification.
Possession of ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification.
Ability to push, pull or carry 30 pounds or more.

Possession of OCN certification.
Possession of PICC line certification.
Minimum of two years of acute care/oncology outpatient experience.
Working knowledge of the UCLA registration system, appointment scheduling system and order entry system.

Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through for multiple patient treatments on an ongoing basis.
Experience to accurately screen and triage acute patients. Knowledge to recognize abnormal laboratory values and report to Physicians.
Skill in usage of medical diagnostic equipment, as well as working knowledge of instruments and supplies required to perform necessary blood tests and provide infusion therapy.
Ability to accept direction from leadership and act promptly.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, peers, physicians and administrators.
Skill in listening perceptively, conveying awareness and responding to patients and visitors with health concerns using tact and discretion.
Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and general public in a high volume, clinical setting.
Skill in performing with frequent interruptions and/or distractions including the ability to accept equivocal circumstances and respond to changing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, and hostility.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with sensitive and confidential information using discretion and judgment.
Knowledge and ability to understand, assume responsibilities, and perform duties associated with moderate complexity laboratory testing, including quality control, calibration, proficiency testing, as well as review and approve test results prior to release.

UCLA 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, or protected Veteran status.