Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Infusion ($10,000 Sign-on Bonus)

San Francisco, California
Jun 16, 2022
Jul 15, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Summary
Moving Expense Reimbursement up to $5,000*

The Adult Infusion Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS Certification is required) is a clinical leader for UCSF Adult Infusion Centers in San Francisco and the East Bay Cancer Network. This CNS partners with other Infusion Services CNS(s) in promoting consistency in practices across sites. The CNS collaborates with the Ambulatory Solid Tumor Nurse Educators, Inpatient Oncology CNS and Adult inpatient CNS teams from all disciplines involved in the care of adult infusion patients. The CNS is experienced and highly skilled with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the cancer disease process, comorbidities, major treatment modalities, symptom management, supportive care, patient education and research requirements. At this operational level, the CNS proactively embraces the NCCN and Oncology Nursing Society/Standards of Oncology Nursing practice, utilizing the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to provide safe and compassionate care. The CNS employees an interdisciplinary approach across the continuum of care with adherence to National Patient Safety Goals and regulatory requirements. The CNS is recognized and utilized as a clinical resource and demonstrates investment in the overall forward movement of infusion centers and organization.

The Infusion CNS promotes and role models best practices pertaining to the care of the adult oncology and non-oncology patient population in the Infusion Center setting. The CNS leads work related to developing plans of care for complex patient care issues, care coordination of cancer patients across the treatment continuum and fosters continuity of care to maximize patient outcomes. This role positively impacts patient care and improves nursing practice through access to evidence based practices, current research, cancer care trends, and infusion best practices. The CNS participates in UCSF committees and efforts at the state and national level to maximize care coordination and process improvement. 

Candidate Eligibility for Sign-on Bonus
Candidate cannot be a current UC employee. Candidate cannot have been employed by the University during the 12 months prior to the proposed rehire date. Candidate position classification cannot be Senior Management Group (SMG). Proposed candidate total case compensation offer must be below the Indexed Compensation Level (ICL) of $340,000 as of (9/1/2021). Candidate must meet any additional UC location eligibility requirements.

*MER based on geographic location
Cancer Center Adult Infusion Center. The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is an accredited National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. The NCI-Designation recognizes the scientific leadership, resources, and the depth and breadth of the research in basic, clinical and population science. As a Comprehensive Cancer Center, we demonstrate the added depth and breadth of research as well as substantial transdisciplinary research that bridges these scientific areas. The clinical services encompass adult and pediatric tumors across three campuses as well as regional satellite locations. The clinical cancer program is one of the largest clinical services at UCSF Medical Center and encompasses roughly 230 non-physician FTEs, 90+ cost center, and dozens of grant and philanthropic funding sources. At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center we are truly pioneering care and leaders in all areas of cancer clinical care and research. We are routinely voted a top 10 program by U.S. News and World Report.
Required Qualifications
* Minimum 5 years adult clinical nursing experience
* Minimum 5 years recent clinical adult hematology/oncology experience
* Minimum 2 years chemotherapy administration experience
* In-depth knowledge of one or more clinical specialty areas, to include diagnoses, treatments, standards of practice and patient / family educational consulting and resources
* Advanced knowledge of methodology for conducting evidence-based research, data collection, analysis, and reporting
* Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to assess highly-complex issues and develop multiple options for resolution specific to the infusion center site
* Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide education, training, and direction to nursing staff, and to develop positive working relationships with patients, families, employees, and outside agencies as required
* Advanced skills in written and verbal communications, with the ability to convey complex and / or sensitive information in a clear and concise manner
* Hands-on clinical expertise with complex infusion patients, including specialty procedures, devices and equipment
* Creative problem solver experienced in change management with the ability to adapt and thrive in a high-stress, fluid environment

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience working in the academic and community medical center environments
* Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing
* Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
* Current ACLS

* Master's degree in nursing or related area, and / or equivalent combination of experience / training
* Registered Nurse in the State of California
* Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
* Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification ONS
* Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

About UCSF
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.  

 Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – 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.
Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.   

 In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce.  We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care.  Additional information about UCSF is available at 

 Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.


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