Registered Nurse, Comprehensive Cancer Center-Gold Team, Medical Oncology / Melanoma

Michigan, United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Provide focused, quality care to patients and families within specific clinical content areas. Work as a nurse member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team in a busy clinic setting. Assist with diagnostic/therapeutic procedures as necessary. Provide patient and family education specific to systemic therapies such as chemotherapy and symptom management for on-treatment patients and follow-up patients. 

Competent Performance: 

Accountable for the management of patient care for the oncology patient population. This position specializes in the medical oncology melanoma population.Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems. Utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential patient problems related to their disease and /or treatment. Identifies patient /family learning needs and ensures that they are met. Serves as a patient advocate. Assists with care coordination between multiple departments.Works with the various Cancer Center associates to ensure patients are scheduled appropriately. Reviews chemotherapy orders for accuracy and able to image documents appropriately.Able to prioritize patient care issues, and delegate as appropriate.

Communication and Respect: 

Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude. Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from multiple manual and computer based information systems. Responds to multiple communication avenues with the patients. Competent with telephone triage and patient care management.Exhibits professional and verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Able to delegate effectively and follow through appropriately and efficiently.

Professional Leadership:

Utilizes time in an efficient manner by completing assigned duties. Performs procedures in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner. Completes all other clinical duties as assigned. Implement change to achieve team goals. Seeks opportunities to meet individual objectives identified on the Professional Development Model. 

Team Work: 

Uses organizational skills to assure that safe, efficient care to the patient. Uses organizational skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriated planning, education and coordination of services. Delegates to other health care team members according to the Nurse Practice Act. Collaborates with medical staff to facilitate and optimize the care of the patient. 

Research and Quality Improvement: 

Acts on behalf of patients and family to ensure care that is safe and appropriate with consideration for values, diversity and human rights. Participates in nursing and medical research and facilitates transfer of new knowledge to patient care. Participates in the Quality Improvement Process.

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C, includes B. Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level E.Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined. If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

A current licensure as a Registered Nurse to practice in the State of Michigan

Three (3) or more years of RN nursing experience 

Two (2) or more years of oncology RN nursing experience

One (1) year of ambulatory care RN experience

Recent RN experience with hematoloy/oncology, immunotherapy, chemotherapy management, patient education and symptom management

Has critical thinking skills to cross cover within clinical areas, coordinate and perform multiple activities and problem solve as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations. 

Demonstrated ability to practice independently, set goals, promote teamwork.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, efficiently, and communicate well with others (including peers) as measured by interview, references and performance evaluations. 

Demonstrated abilities in interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and problem solving skills within all levels of the health care team, as evidenced by interviews, documentation, writing skills and references. 

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • BSN preferred
  • Possess certification by OCN.
  • Proven leadership ability including: initiative and creativity as evidenced by previous employment reference. 

Work Schedule

Hours:  40 hrs per week  Shift: Days/Monday - Friday/Flexibility in hours needed Location: Cancer Center – Gold Team with a focus in medical oncology melanoma patient populationAll new employees will be expected to float to a designated unit in times of low census.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan Health is a Magnet designated hospital and has been named #1 hospital in Michigan and #5 hospital in the nation by US News and World Report for 2018-19!

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.