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Asst Head Nurse- Oncology

Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Requisition #


Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

Oncology - E3000

Hours Per Week





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.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 54976
  • Provides leadership in the daily operations of a unit
  • Supports the Nursing Department philosophy through leadership, clinical practice and facilitation of staff growth
  • Maintains clinical expertise by providing direct patient care, acting as a charge nurse and serving as clinical resource
  • Actively supports and implements the principles of care coordination within defined practice areas
  • Works with unit leadership to identify and minimize barriers to providing coordinated care
  • Evaluates patient care programs, communicates need for change to unit leadership, and supports defined program changes as developed by leadership
  • Act as a recourse to patients and families, clinical nurses, interdisciplinary team, and medical staff to assure patient care requirements are assessed and met
  • Assures that diversity needs of patients are integrated into patient care practices
  • Uses communication techniques that reflect attention to the needs of the patient/family based on patient age and other special needs
  • Adapts performance of skills to meet age and other population specific needs for patients/customers served
  • Develops, implements and evaluates the plan of care based upon individual patient and family assessment including age specific needs
  • All applicants must show an ability to met their work agreement and demonstrate the ability to arrive to work on time and work habits that limit work beyond scheduled shift. Experience working as a charge nurse and a preceptor. New ACNMs will be required to work two shifts per schedule on the floor taking care of patients
  • The successful applicant must demonstrate via references and in the interview by providing examples of the following leadership abilities:
  1. Demonstrated ability to negotiate change work loads and distributing work equitably
  2. Demonstrated experience to prioritize and delegate patient care needs
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage all staff (nurses, management, physicians and ancillary staff) to facilitate a collaborative environment
  4. Ability to respond to conflict in positive, proactive manner and assist with resolution of issues
  5. Consistent demonstration of commitment to and participation in professional growth and development evidenced by teaching new staff, engaging and mentoring staff and new grads, timely completion of all required competencies and personal continuing education
  6. No disciplinary action in HR file
  7. Others as determined by specific unit


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelors preferred



  • Minimum two years experience in area of clinical specialty in an acute care setting
  • Experience as a charge nurse and a preceptor
  • Tier 1: 1-2 years oncology and chemotherapy experience within the past three years
  • Tier 2: 1 year oncology and chemotherapy experience within the past 1-2 years
  • Tier3: 1-2 years medical/surgical experience within the past 2 years
  • Position will be awarded based on the interview process.


  • Leadership skills including decision making, communication, problem solving, negotiation and conflict
  • Demonstrates caring behaviors of listening, respect, compassion and accepting individuality
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient population served
  • This includes knowledge of growth and development over the life span, assessment and interpretation of the patient's status, identifying patient requirements relative to age and development


  • Current Minnesota Registered Nurse Licensure
  • BLS certification or completion within first 3 months of employment

Work Schedule

  • .8FTE(32 hours per week)
  • Straight Night shift
  • Every 4th Weekend
  • Benefit Eligible
  • MNA Contract

. **Expected to work day shift periodically and participate in councils, work groups which will most often occur during the day.
*** Position is interview dependent

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.

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Posted: 2020-03-23 Expires: 2020-04-22

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