Job Description

Stem Cell RN

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:


FULL RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROVIDED - Picture yourself in sunny Phoenix AZ!


Full Time - Day Shift, Night Shift Offerings

Salary Range: $40 through $66 per hour, based upon experience determined through interview process

RN Stem Cell I and II; determined through experience and interview process

The RN, Stem Cell Transplant will: Provide the Mother Standard of nursing care to oncology patients across the adult and geriatric spectrum in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Demonstrate competency across the continuum of malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation. Deliver high-quality care across all domains of practice when caring for patients receiving cellular therapies. Develop and implement an individualized plan of utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Be responsible for inspiring and guiding other qualified patient care team members to ensure enhanced patient outcomes through effective communication, collaboration, mentorship, and effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Address physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs of the patient and caregiver in the delivery of nursing care. Coordinate the plan of care with other healthcare professionals, support persons, and all members of the healthcare team.


  • Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents the care of patients across the continuum of malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation.  Assists with special procedures.  Directs the care delivered by Patient Care Technicians and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Adheres to the hospital and department infection control policies including but not limited to hand hygiene, asepsis, isolation practice, and employee health practice.
  • Effectively communicates with peers to resolve conflict.
  • Assists in the on-boarding of new stakeholders.
  • Protects the patient’s dignity, rights, and privacy.
  • Assesses the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
  • Delegate tasks according to the Arizona Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions.
  • Document nursing care, implants, and specimens accurately, completely, and legibly.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines as applicable.
  • Maintain required competencies.
  • Pursue professional growth and keep current with technology.
  • Completes additional duties as assigned.



  • 1-3 years (Level I) or 3-5 years (Level II) of recent Cellular Therapy experience (Stem Cell Transplant and/or Immune Effector Cell), or as deemed qualified by Cellular Therapy Leadership.

  • Associate Degree in Nursing or equivalent; BSN preferred

  • AZ RN license or a RN license from a Compact State

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification- an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training site, American Safety & Health Institute, or Red Cross BLS certification is required upon hire. If their current certification does not meet the guidelines, stakeholders will have (30) days from the date of hire to attend an onsite initial BLS course and will be required to renew every two years.

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification Stakeholders will have thirty (30) days from the date of hire to acquire American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS certification and will need to be renewed every two years. Will not be allowed to provide ACLS for patients independently until AHA ACLS cards are obtained

  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Fundamentals of Chemotherapy Immunotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Certificate is preferred upon hire, required before completion of nursing orientation, with renewal every two years.  

  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation course within 30 days of hire.  Exempt with proof of previous ONS equivalent course or Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN) certification.

  • Formally trained in the understanding of hematopoietic stem cell transplant and other cellular therapies, including disease states, transplant immunology, sources and procurement of stem cells, components of patient evaluation, education, conditioning regimens, stem cell reinfusion, engraftment and recovery, acute effects of transplant, discharge, and follow-up care.

  • Competent in the administration of cellular therapy products, including hematopoietic stem cells, and immune effector cells, and other cellular therapies.

  • Competent in the safe administration of high dose chemotherapy, innovative cellular therapies, immunotherapies, stem cell reinfusions, blood products, growth factors, hydration, and associated medications.

  • Competent to assist in special procedures such as bone marrow biopsy or donor apheresis stem cell mobilization and collection. 

  • Competent in providing care for immunocompromised patients with complex needs.

  • Competent in monitoring and care related to the administration of cellular therapy products and signs of emergency and higher-level care needed.

  • Competent in the delivery of effective nursing care to prevent, detect, and manage early and late effects associated with cellular therapies.

  • Conducts and reinforces patient education, including treatment plan/regimen, symptom management, side effects, patient family responsibilities related to self-care, and available resources at home or at facility.

  • Demonstrates competence in collection of blood specimens and blood cultures. Assists with coordination of specialty lab and diagnostic testing, pharmacokinetics, disease staging, and research based clinical trials.

  • Demonstrates competence in chemotherapy administration through ONS.

  • Competently administers medications via all routes, using the 6 rights, medication bar scanner and monitors patient for side effects.

  • Care for, assess, and monitor patients with Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) and epidural catheters.

  • Highly experienced in providing care for patients with IV lines, central lines, and ports.

Pay Range

$41.01 - $67.52

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.

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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