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Full-time Registered Nurse - Cancer Center

at UCSF Health in California

Location: San Francisco, California

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one hospital in California – and among the top six in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The Outpatient Oncology Registered Nurse (RN) serves in a leadership role and delivers direct patient care to an assigned adult Oncology outpatient population. This nurse is experienced and highly skilled with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the cancer disease process, the major treatment modalities, symptom management, supportive care, and patient education.

At this operational level, the nurse proactively embraces the Oncology Nursing Society/Standards of Oncology Nursing practice to utilize the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to provide safe, therapeutic care. The nurse utilizes an interdisciplinary approach across the continuum of care with adherence to National Patient Safety Goals set forth by regulatory requirements.

The nurse is recognized and utilized as a clinical resource and demonstrates investment in the overall forward movement of the unit and the organization.


• Two (2) or more years of recent RN adult clinical Oncology Nursing experience
• Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California
• Active American Heart Association CPR certification
• Infusion Areas Only: Current Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certification within six months of hire date
• Experience administering chemotherapy/biotherapy
• Knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to this position
• The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications:

• Three (3) or more years of adult Oncology Nursing experience.
• OCN Certification or other relevant specialty certification
• Membership in professional organizations is recommended
• Infusion Areas Only: Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certification prior to hire
• Demonstrates evidence of basic analytic thinking necessary to care for a group of complex patients such as oncology and a high degree of attention to detail
• Demonstrate observational skills and the ability to set priorities; ability to function independently and effectively with shifting priorities and considerable pressure
• Able to function under stress and with strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrate effective skills in applying hospital standards in area of service, team work, communication, respect for others, and time/priority management
• Ability to delegate tasks in a style that is consistent with promoting leadership and teamwork, seeking assistance as needed; ability to demonstrate leadership experience that support teamwork, professionalism, high quality patient experience, evidence based clinical practice, or other relevant topics
• Demonstrates ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with physicians, nurses, and other medical staff; contributes to team building through participation in unit programs and meetings; contributes to positive morale, using constructive and effective conflict resolution skills
• Demonstrates ability to remain current in professional and technical knowledge and apply this to the job; looks for opportunities for continual improvement in patient care, the work environment, and a commitment to lifelong learning in the field of nursing


• Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California
• Active American Heart Association CPR certification
• Infusion Areas Only: Current Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certification within six months of hire date

Living Pride Standards:

Service Excellence:

• Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center’s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
• Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
• Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
• Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
• Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
• Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment:

• Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
• Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
• Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
• Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
• Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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