Oct 29, 2020

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Hematology/Oncology

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description


The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) – Hematology/Oncology is the clinical nursing leader for the adult hematology/oncology program at UCLA Health. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in oncology, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership.  These are essential to advance the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses. The specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major spheres of influence: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS and Unit/Service Line Directors are partners in leading the nursing clinical practice area.  The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses within a practice area.  The CNS-Hematology/Oncology is accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies, and responsible for contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit/system, local, state and/or national and international level.



  • Masters in Nursing with a CNS specialty, required 
  • 5 years recent RN experience, required
  • 3 years recent RN experience in clinical specialty, required
  • One year CNS experience in clinical specialty, preferred
  • CA CNS and National certification in area of specialty, required
  • CNS Advanced Practice Certification, preferred


UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.