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Nursing Practice and Patient Care

Nursing is an integral and valued part of the multidisciplinary care teams at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Like all Huntsman Cancer Institute staff, nurses are guided by our principles and vision. Our nurses are committed to providing quality, compassionate, and evidence-based care to ensure an exceptional patient and family experience before, during, and after cancer treatment. Huntsman Cancer Institute takes pride in growing and developing the next generation of oncology nurses.

Compassionate and Safe

We make a compassionate and safe environment for our staff and community a priority. Huntsman Cancer Institute has established a Compassionate Workplace program to promote joy in work, foster resiliency, and support personal growth and development of our staff. We value equity, diversity, and inclusion, respect individual uniqueness, and celebrate our impact in the lives of those we serve.

Education and Training

In the rapidly evolving landscape of cancer care, Huntsman Cancer Institute values a specialized oncology nursing workforce that is able to provide expert patient care and navigate unique challenges with strength and adaptability. We support our nurses in their practice through education, training, and professional development.

Nurses promise to care for each patient with compassion, excellence, and integrity.

The Caring Promise of Nursing

As part of University of Utah Health, we are guided by the professional practice model called The Caring Promise of Nursing:

  • We are lifelong learners who engage in research to advance practice and contribute to the pool of medical evidence.
  • We use evidence-based practice, safety, and quality measures to provide exceptional care.
  • With courage, we lead by example.
  • We work collaboratively as vital members of a health team.
  • As a voice for our patients, we advocate for care that aligns with their wishes and is in their best interest.
  • We empower patients to participate in their health care and take a role in their continued wellness.

Specialty Units and Clinics

Inpatient Oncology Units

  • Medical Oncology (HCH-4)
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant/Hematology
  • Surgical Oncology (HCH-5)
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute Intensive Care Unit (HICU)

Outpatient Oncology Clinics

  • Clinic 1A - Thoracic, Head and Neck, Supportive Oncology and Survivorship, Interventional Pain
  • Clinic 2B - Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Interventional Radiology
  • Clinic 2C - Dermatology, Melanoma
  • Clinic 2D - Hematology, Supportive Oncology and Survivorship
  • Clinic 2E - Blood and Marrow Transplant, Multiple Myeloma, Genetics
  • Clinic 3A - Breast, Neurology, Gynecology, Sarcoma

Outpatient Oncology Services

Job Opportunities

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University of Utah Health ranks 1st for Inpatient Quality and 2nd for Ambulatory Quality in Vizient's 2020 annual rankings-a reflection of our staff's long-standing dedication to keeping patients at the center of our work and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement.

U of U Health has been a Top Tier Performer in the Vizient Inpatient Quality & Accountability Study for 11 years in a row. No other hospital has had a longer run and during that time, we have achieved the #1 ranking three times. Since its inception six years ago, we have also been a Top Tier Performer in the Ambulatory Quality & Accountability Study.