Why join the HOA nursing team?

With fearless commitment and endless compassion, our nursing team provides patients and their families personalized care in a small setting that offers world-class medical staff, technology and research.

Our ability to provide top-notch care to patients begins and ends with superior care for our nurses! We know that personal and professional needs change daily – especially during a pandemic. Our nursing leaders understand and respect that, and are fully committed to working with you to meet your individual needs.

If that describes the type of nursing you want to provide, we invite you to consider a nursing career with us! Please scroll down to learn more.

Questions? Contact our Director of Nursing at: mganley@hoacny.com. Include all your contact information and best times to reach you.

What’s so special about cancer care nursing?

  • Every time you care for a cancer patient your skill and compassion can improve their quality of life.
  • You are able to build strong and often special relationships with your patients.
  • Your opportunities for professional and personal growth are endless, with continual learning about options for saving lives and supporting the ending of lives.

What’s extra special about cancer care nursing at HOA?


  • are a patient-centered community oncology practice with a mission to provide the highest level of care that promotes healing for the body, mind and spirit. 
  • have world-class medical staff, technology and research with nursing opportunities in: radiology, IV therapy, research, genetics testing, supportive oncology, triage, nurse navigation, survivorship, patient advocacy, pharmacy and more!
  • are the only comprehensive cancer care center in CNY certified for quality by the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Program (QOPI).
  • give our patients and their families personalized care in a small setting in three locations
  • continually encourage learning and professional growth with:
    • reimbursed training/continuing education
    • a clinical ladder advancement program
    • 100% of our nurses obtaining oncology nurse certification
    • flexible scheduling to accommodate advanced learning
    • mentoring, professional activities and volunteering
  • offer a comprehensive shadowing program for nursing staff and students considering a career in cancer care, as well as student internships with accredited programs
  • are a team who is also a family!

What are HOA’s nursing employment benefits?

Our ability to provide top-notch care to patients begins and ends with superior care for our nurses! In addition to all the benefits of cancer care nursing described above, we also offer the following.

  • Monday-Friday work week - in a non-hospital environment
  • No call - No holidays - No weekends
  • Teamwork in a family atmosphere
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Longevity stipend after one year of employment for Registered Nurses
  • Paid time-off that increases over time and begins immediately
  • 10 paid holidays annually – including the day after Thanksgiving and Good Friday
  • Professional Recognition In the Development of Excellence (PRIDE) clinical ladder program – offers opportunity to achieve additional annual pay increases
  • Paid professional development – reimbursement for conferences and continuing education
  • Tuition assistance
  • On-site training/leadership and management-development programs
  • Matching 401K - up to 3%
  • Profit sharing
  • Uniform vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance options
  • Health Savings Account (with employer contribution)
  • Flexible Spending Account (medical reimbursement, dependent care and adoption accounts)
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Quarterly employee appreciation celebrations including lunch and gift
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee health and wellness program with participation incentives
  • Employee perks regularly include:
    • free on-site chair massages
    • wearing SU attire on game days
    • jeans days for charity

Clinical Observation Program for Potential HOA Nursing Staff & Students

Program participants must be either:

  • a current licensed or graduate nurse (LPN/RN) or certified medical assistant
  • in the spring semester of their senior year of high school and have been accepted to an accredited nursing or medical assistant program
  • a student in good standing currently enrolled in an accredited nursing or medical assistant program


  • Send a request to the Director of Nursing at: mganley@hoacny.com or via USPS to: HOACNY, 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, East Syracuse, NY 13057
  • Meet with director of nursing or a nurse manager prior to the shadow experience.
  • Complete required HIPAA forms, immunization records

Program Components (slightly modified for medical assistants)
This experience is observation only for a total of 21 hours spread across three days.

  • Eight hours with an infusion RN, including the shot room. Participant will:
    • observe the nursing intake, nursing assessment, treatment, and discharge of a patient from the infusion room.
  • Two hours with a triage RN. Participant will:
    • observe the use of symptom management algorithms and listen to the telephone triage assessment, critical thinking, and problem solving skills of the triage RN.
  • One hour with our Quality-Education RN who will explain quality measures in healthcare and observing data collection and process.
  • One hour observing Research Nursing to include a review of the research department and nurse role in research with demonstration of a study protocol.
  • One hour with our Quality-Transition of Care nurse who will explain transition of care and demonstration of the process.
  • Four hours with a clinic-case management RN. Participant will:
    • observe the flow of patient care with provider visits
    • watch the nurse role in the clinic and case management processes in oncology
    • possibly observe AP nursing visits with chemotherapy teaching sessions, sick calls, and follow up visits.
  • Four hours of observation with a CyberKnife Radiation Therapy nurse. Participant will:
    • observe patients being treated with radiation treatment modalities and the role and process for the Nurse in RT.

Wellness Wednesday: Shadowing program may help you pick your path in nursing.

If you’re a nurse or heading into nursing school and don’t know what setting you’d like to work in, this shadowing program might be for you.

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