RN/Unit Director (Adult Med Surg)

Job Code: B_180128

LOCATION:  San Francisco Bay Area (CA)

Exceptional opportunity to join a health system consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one hospital in California – and among the top six in the country. This Health System is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. This is the place to best use your skills and talents as it offers the ideal atmosphere in an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth with a multitude of services provided from basic lab test to complex multi-organ transplants.  With this, comes extreme learning opportunities in medical technology advancement and the billing regulations for the variety of services and treatments provided to its patients. At the same time, enjoy an impressive array of health and welfare benefits, as well as programs for a secure retirement.

The Unit Director in this 66-bed Adult Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit, a fast-paced, highly specialized unit, manages nursing and administrative operations in specific patient care areas. Implements changes to patient workflows and operational processes. Maintains 24 hour line management responsibility for the administration of fiscal, material and human resources. Direct reports are typically supervisor level.

Staff provides exceptional patient-centered care to acutely and chronically ill adults with complex hematological and oncological diagnoses. Nurses are highly trained to provide multiple treatment modalities, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, peripheral blood/umbilical cord stem cell/bone marrow transplants, and cellular immunotherapy. The staff excels in symptom management and provides compassionate care to patients throughout the various stages of their treatment and recovery. Nurses are also trained to support Phase I-III clinical research activities on the unit to further develop cutting-edge treatment and care. Professional development of the staff is supported through participation in classes, seminars, and conferences as well as unit councils, quality improvement projects and community activities.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of nursing management experience in an acute care Medical Surgical Unit in an academic medical center or highly matrixed organization (not rural hospital)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Master’s Degree in Nursing required
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California required
  • Active American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Strong hospital management experience, with progressive and in-depth expertise in patient care services
  • Knowledge of hospital/clinic operations in a hospital or medical center setting; knowledge of appropriate professional standards for the department and team
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills to foster and promote an environment for effective communication and collaborative decision making across multiple units and disciplines
  • Excellent leadership, fiscal and operations management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with physicians, management and staff from all disciplines. Ability to create and maintain a goal-oriented climate of teamwork, collaboration and consistent achievement of objectives
  • Strong knowledge of relevant healthcare information technology and patient care workflows and processes
  • Strong knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as related legislative, accreditation, licensing and compliance environments

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior experience in a union environment
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or relevant area
  • Nurse Manager or Unit Director in a hospital setting
  • Current leadership experience in an Inpatient Med Surg Unit
  • ACE experience
  • ANCC RN specialty certification in Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive-Advanced in Gerontology or Med Surg
  • Prior fiscal responsibilities managing a budget in the millions

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

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