Clinical Nurse Specialist Allina Health Cancer Center Minneapolis, MN

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: Oct 31, 2019

Job Description

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health clinics are committed to providing a work environment where passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We want you to be part of our team where each employee contributes to our mission of exceptional primary and specialty care. Allina Health clinics provide primary care, specialty care and urgent care services to people in 41 communities. More than 750 health care practitioners help patients identify health risks, manage chronic illness and find their path to better health.


Req ID: 58292
Provides authentic and creative leadership
Serves as a role model
Facilitates collaborative relationships
Provides advanced clinical consultation and education to patients and health care team members
Provides consultation regarding ethics in practice
Models professional practice through use of the nursing process
Advances nursing practice by providing knowledge and expertise to staff and other health care providers
Fosters a climate of learning and professional development
Provides education to clients
Provides clinical expertise in specialty area to enhance programs for identified patient populations
Utilizes, participates in, and disseminates research to enhance practice
Continuously seeks to increase the quality and value of services provided to our customers
Honors the dignity of every individual in every interaction
Forges multiple enduring partnerships built on a shared vision of service and quality
Creates an environment based on trust, which frees each person to perform at their maximum potential, and promotes individual and mutual accountability
Integrates knowledge, skill and experience in order to continuously improve self, customer service, and quality
Performs system assessments to identify organizational structures and functions that affect oncology nursing practice and outcomes.
Assesses system variables, such as professional climate, organizational culture, finances, regulatory requirements, and external demands that influence oncology nursing practice and outcomes.
Analyzes facilitators and barriers to oncology nursing practice within and external to the organization/system.
Analyzes systemwide variations in oncology nursing practice.
Analyzes barriers and facilitators to achieving desired outcomes of cancer care programs.
Diagnoses variations in organizational culture, such as values, beliefs, or attitudes that can affect oncology outcomes.
Analyzes the impact of legislative and regulatory policies on oncology nursing practice.
Develops system-level policies that can be generalized across different oncology units and settings, populations, or specialty services.
Leads nursing and interprofessional groups that address issues related to cancer care.
Implements evidence-based patient care programs that address issues affecting patients across the continuum of cancer care.
Participates in the development of interprofessional standards of practice and evidence-based guidelines for oncology care.
Collaborates with stakeholders to foster the adoption of oncology practice innovations.
Implements strategies to reduce system-level barriers to changes in oncology nursing practices and cancer-related programs of care.
Implements processes to sustain evidence-based changes in oncology nursing practice, cancer programs of care, and clinical innovation.
Participates in legislative and regulatory initiatives to advance the health care of the public across the cancer continuum.
Promotes the use of information systems to improve cancer care across settings.


Masters degree in nursing or advanced practice certificate


3-5 years clinical experience in area of specialty

Strong communication skills
Demonstrated leadership skills:systems thinking, conceptual skills, and collaboration with others
Expertise in teaching others
Ability to collect, manage and interpret data, and interpret research findings in area of specialization
Experience in program development and implementation
3 years post MSN experience; experience in oncology specialization preferred.
Commitment to the mission and values of the Allina Health Oncology Institute
ability to work as part of a physician/nurse practitioner dyad; excellent team work abilities;
professional image via appearance and conduct; ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff, physicians, and the public;
advanced physical and psychosocial health assessment skills;
sound knowledge of adult oncologic health, and related diagnostic and clinical therapies; ability to teach patients, families, staff, and students; knowledge of research methodologies.
Competent to function as preceptor.
Able to demonstrate ability to deal with high acuity/complexity and rapidly changing situations.

Current Minnesota RN licensure
Advanced practice certification in oncology

Work Schedule

M-F variable start/times
Exempt employee

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.
Located in Minneapolis
Population = 380,000
Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Employment Type

  • Full-Time

Schedule Information

Hours: 40


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407