Chief Nursing Officer

School of Nursing
21001679 Requisition #

Chief Nursing Officer

The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is delighted to invite candidates to apply for the Chief Nursing Officer. Primarily working at Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, the position is housed in the School of Nursing where the candidate will receive faculty rank. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Role Summary:

The Chief Nursing Officer in Cancer Care (CNOCC) for the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center will report directly to the Director of the Mays Cancer Center and to the Vice Dean of Practice and Engagement at the School of Nursing. The CNOCC will work collaboratively with the Chief Medical Officer of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the specialty leaders (Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Chair of Radiation Oncology, and Chief of Surgical Oncology). This position is an Assistant Dean (Oncology Nursing) in the UT Health Nursing Clinical Enterprise.

Faculty rank will be determined by experience and scholarship. Effort distribution is 90% practice and operational administration, and 10% faculty effort which will be phased in or expanded as determined by School of Nursing Dean and Executive Director of Mays Cancer Center. The CNOCC will oversee clinical nursing standards for oncology nursing in the cancer clinics (Hematology & Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Radiation Oncology) as well as in infusion and evolving Stem Cell Transplant Program.

The CNOCC will develop and work towards an integrated education and practice environment with the School of Nursing creating opportunities for nursing practice, scholarship and research to become a national model for oncology nursing care.  The position will liaise and work with the future Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of the UT Health Specialty Research Hospital for seamless transition of healthcare delivery between inpatient and outpatient venues.


  1. Continue to develop organizational structure for nursing at the Mays Cancer Center to provide integrated interprofessional, patient-and family centered oncology care across all disciplines (Hematology & Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Cancer Medicine Specialties), and liaise with nursing leaders at all other UT Health venues where cancer care is delivered.
  2. Develop a nursing management team to meet the mission of the Mays Cancer Center.
  3. Work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and the Physician leaders of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Cancer Medical Specialties practicing at Mays Cancer Center to develop and maintain seamless, collegial, patient centered cancer nursing care.
  4. Develop a program for hiring, mentoring and retaining a professional nursing team.
  5. Create performance standards and peer review methodologies.
  6. Increase the number ONS certified RNs and ongoing continuing education in oncology nursing.
  7. Oversee development of quality improvement activities, patient-and family education programs and palliative care and survivorship programs.
  8. Work with faculty and doctoral students to develop a research agenda for Mays Cancer Center nursing.
  9. Maintain opportunities to teach and mentor doctoral students.


  • Master’s degree in nursing required
  • Doctorate – preferred


UT Health San Antonio seeks a transformational leader with intellectual breadth, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated expertise in leadership and cancer nursing.

  • 7 - 10 years of experience in a senior management position in an ambulatory healthcare setting.
  • Experience with Joint Commission accreditation processes is required.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Current Texas RN Licensure is required
  • ONS National Certification - preferred

Interested individuals should apply online at:

Please include in your submission:

  1. Letter of Intent outlining interest and experience.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.

For questions, please contact Lauren Morton, Assistant to the Dean at (210) 567-5800 or

Our School of Nursing is one of five schools at UT Health San Antonio, the only academic health science center in South Texas and chief catalyst for San Antonio’s thriving $40.2-billion-dollar health care and biosciences industry. For nearly 50 years, we have educated nurse leaders, clinicians, scientists and teachers to serve the diverse and underserved 38-county population of South Texas. The school offers five academic programs consisting of BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD degrees and specialty certificates. Our school employs a state-of-the-art Center for Simulation Innovation for clinical education, as well as a growing patient care practice providing primary and acute care at our own nurse led clinics, Wellness 360, and at a variety of community partner sites. As leaders in community outreach, we also operate a mobile health unit used for disaster relief and healthcare access for underserved populations. Faculty enjoy a wide range of engagement through our research program and Center for Community-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children, and a new Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies. Collaborative, interprofessional research opportunities include the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Disease, Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, Center for Research to Advance Community Health and more. 

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

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UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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