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#90943 (RN) Nurse Manager, Moores Cancer Center Infusion

Extended Deadline: Thu 1/25/2018

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Moores Cancer Center is San Diego region’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Nurse Manager for the Infusion Center will be responsible for clinical and administrative operations of the Infusion Center located at the Moores Cancer Center, Hillcrest Infusion and the Cancer Center Blood Draw station. Currently there is a total of 62 treatment chairs within the main Moores Cancer Center operating 363 days year. Treatments given in the Infusion Center includes chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy, bone marrow post-transplant care, non-oncology treatments, blood transfusions, injections, and others.

The Nurse Manager of assigned Nursing Services is responsible and accountable for providing administrative and clinical leadership. Develops standards of care coordination that demonstrates success in: promoting high quality, cost effective delivery of care; ensuring effective utilization of resources across the continuum; excellent customer service; and compliance with regulatory and internal UCSD requirements. Spearheads innovative projects and approaches involving multi-disciplinary factions for systems improvement that affects patient outcomes across the organization. Plans, schedules and organizes work for departments ensuring proper distribution of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space and facilities. Supervises staff, screens candidates, interviews and hires new employees. Ensures staff competence, compliance with staff licensure/certification requirements and maintenance of related documentation. Conducts performance appraisals, counsels staff, and takes disciplinary action as required in consultation with Human Resources/Labor Relations. Ensures compliance with discipline-related action plans. Develops/integrates annual operational, capital and personnel budget for each cost center with the Department of Finance. Nurse Manager also assesses and provides nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. Is expected to practice consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. The major emphasis at this level is ongoing direct patient care delivery.


  • Bachelor's degree of Science in Nursing (BSN).
  • RN License - issued by the State of California.
  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.
  • Current chemotherapy and biotherapy certification or must obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • Current OCN (or obtained within 1 year of employment).
  • 5-7 years or more of working RN experience.
  • 2-3 years or more of management/leadership experience, reflecting increasing responsibility for nursing practice in oncology care in highly complex organizations.
  • Oncology background with recent infusion center experience or recent acute care Oncology experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Must have knowledge of financial, public relations, strategic planning and healthcare policies experience.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN), Business or Healthcare related field.
  • Nursing Administration Certification.
  • Marketing and Fundraising experience.
  • Experience in working on, or leading, teams in a health care organization that uses Lean thinking to drive a culture of continuous improvement.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must obtain chemotherapy and biotherapy certification within 6 months of employment.
  • Must obtain OCN within 1 year of employment.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Moores Cancer Center
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable


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