Clinical Nurse Specialist - Chronic Disease (Oncology)

  • Mission Health System
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Nov 19, 2017

Job Description

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O ne of NC's largest health systems, recently ranked as the #1 Best Hospital in NC, and the region's only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system , Mission Health is fully committed to helping our community Be Well, Get Well and Stay Well .

Clincal Nurse Specialist- Chronic Disease

This role will work with our Oncology service line to drive optimization in our care delivery model. We are looking for someone who is independent, collaborative, trustworthy, outgoing and who has a strong clinical foundation. This is a great opportunity to be in a true CNS role, working in an autonomous work environment with strong leadership support in an organization that has a solid desire to align with Evidence-Based Practice. If you have experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with an Oncology background, then we want to hear from you!

JOB SUMMARY: Collaborate and consult in the management of complex oncology patient and family care by demonstrating clinical expertise within Chronic Disease Care through the integration of advanced skills, knowledge, competencies, and practice. Introduce and utilize evidence-based practice, standards of care, and research to transform practice within the workforce and organization to enhance quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Facilitate change that is diverse and sensitive to the internal/external needs of the organization. Foster professional performance and influence healthcare initiatives to generate positive patient outcomes. Upholds professional standards of nursing practice as determined by the NCBON, the specialty practice organization that represents the practice area and the American Nurses Association Standards for Nursing Professional Development (2010). Exemplifies the mission and vision for Mission Hospital, Nursing, and the Department of Nursing Practice, Education and Research.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Nursing.

PREFERRED EDUCATION: Mas MN, MSN, DNS, or PhD in Nursing; Certification in specialty area by recognized national nursing organization; North Carolina Board of Nursing CNS recognition

REQUIRED LICENSE: Current licensure as Registered Nurse with North Carolina Board of Nursing or compact state as defined by NC Board of Nursing

PREFERRED LICENSE: National certification as a clinical nurse specialist

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of recent clinical nursing experience in designated or related specialty

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Preferred experience in emergency medicine, cardiac services or intensive care. Effective speaker before large and small groups. Proven ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with other health care providers, students, instructors, and leaders.


Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state's sixth-largest health system. For the fifth time in the past six years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation's Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company and part of IBM Watson Health in 2017. We are the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital, and the region's only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 team members and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina.

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