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City of Hope – Why Work For Us?

City of Hope won the Diversity category for the 2014 DirectEmployers Member Awards (DMAs) Competition.

Watch the recap of the winning initiative, Diversity Health Care Career Expo, in the video below.

 

AT CITY OF HOPE WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY

City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.

 

DIVERSITY MATTERS

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, and tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life- threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight.


City of Hope is not only part of a global health-care network, but we are also located in one of the most diverse communities in the world. To ensure that our employees reflect our community and patient diversity, we are engaged in a variety of recruitment and employee development activities. City of Hope strives to make everyone feel welcome, respected and valued as a member of our community.



COMPASSION

From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution.
Compassion for our patients, their families, and our team members.

SERVICE WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY

We focus on turning great science into practical benefit as quickly as possible.
 

INTEGRITY

We choose the right path, not the easy one.
 

INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY

Our reputation for scientific excellence stems from our determination to aggressively pursue new lines of inquiry.
 

EXCELLENCE

Our commitment to advancing science while providing compassionate care has established us as the benchmark in fighting cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
 

COLLABORATION

We work as one team, united by a common purpose. We are a community of experts, combining the resources of cutting-edge scientific research, drug manufacturing, clinical care, graduate education, philanthropy and supportive care services.

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WELLNESS

Wellness is at the heart of our mission. At City of Hope, we’re committed to creating a culture of well-being that enables our people to be living ambassadors of health and wellness to our patients and the communities we serve.
 
Being well puts our mission into action by allowing us to serve our patients with excellence while enhancing our own lives and vitality. Being well means taking equal care of our mind, body and spirit. This includes activity in all areas of our lives: Physical, Community, Environment, Career, Social and Financial.
 
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NURSING CAREERS

From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution. Compassion for our patient, their families,


At City of Hope, our professional practice model is role-based nursing, with a shared-governance model of leadership. We’re committed to providing opportunities for professional nurses to expand their skills and expertise, and practice at the highest levels of their licensure. With low nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives like nursing sensitive outcome measures implemented across all units, our focus on quality is unsurpassed.

Our nurses foster close connections with those they care for, as well as those they care with. In an environment where every moment counts, you’re invited to share in the moments of compassion and healing that mean everything to our patients.

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RESEARCH CAREERS

Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. Home to some of the most tenacious and creative minds in science, our interdisciplinary teams of investigators, from renowned researchers to postdoctoral fellows, challenge assumptions, explore unconventional strategies and pursue new lines of inquiry in a collegial and supportive environment.


Opportunities in Clinical Research are also available at City of Hope. Our multidisciplinary teams of basic, clinical and population science investigators share a passion for pursuing new ideas. From our exhaustive survivorship studies, outcomes research and outreach to under-served and under-examined ethnic communities to our ambitious use of clinical trials, we continually seek new and smarter ways to advance science for the health of people everywhere.

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    Amazing work place

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    Current Employee - PSA in Duarte, CA
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    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The patients, the coworkers, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Short staffed, unable to call off at times, pressure to work when you are sick

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City of Hope Interviews

Updated Feb 15, 2015
Updated Feb 15, 2015

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    Registered Nurse, BSN (New Grad) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at City of Hope in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview went through the basic interview questions that one would expect of a phone screen. It lasted 50 minutes. Upon successful completion, I moved onto the panel interview. The panel interview included the Unit Supervisor, and 3 clinical educators. They asked additional interview questions to see if i would be a good fit for the company. It was a relaxed environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had constructive criticism.
      Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
      How do you handle conflict?
      Why should we pick you over the other candidates?
      Tell me about yourself?
      Why do you want to work here specifically?
      What bothers you or makes you upset?
      Tell me a time when you helped someone in need?
      Do you have experience with patient death?
       
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City of Hope Awards & Accolades

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CEO Gold Standard, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, 2013
Best Hospitals Nationally Ranked #12 in Cancer, US News & World Report, 2014
Member Awards (Diversity Initiatives), DirectEmployers Association, 2014
Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.cityofhope.org
Headquarters Duarte, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1913
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Our role as leaders in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged.

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Mission: City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day we turn science into practical benefit. We turn hope into reality. We accomplish this through exquisite... More

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