Nurse Director/ 40hr Days- Cancer Center and Tanger Infusion
Newton-Wellesley Hospital(NWH)

Newton, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety


Job Info


Position Reports To: NWH Associate Chief RN and to the MGH Director of Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Services

Date Description last revised: 04/08/2022

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed.

The Nursing Director is accountable for the delivery of consistent, high quality patient care, promoting the development and satisfaction of nursing and support staff, providing operating efficiencies and insuring compliance with hospital and regulatory policies and standards of practice.

This role is an essential leadership position in the ambulatory care center encompassing patient focused management, personnel management and development, business administration of the unit, development of collaborative and team partnerships within units and interdisciplinary settings, and participation in the Department of Nursing, the Cancer Center and MGH groups and committees. The scope encompasses oncology infusion, medical infusion, breat surgery practice and practice oncology.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.

  • Provides an environment for effective patient-focused nursing care.
  • Responsible for high quality care with positive patient outcomes.
  • Supports independent nursing practice of professional nurses through collaborative, consultative and role-modeling activities
  • Responsible for implementing and evaluating approved policies, procedures and standards of care necessary for the coordination and delivery of excellent patient-focused care.
  • Collaborates with the registered nurse, physician, other health care professionals and assistive personnel to plan the delivery of care on the unit and to create joint protocols for patient care.
  • Promotes an environment that is sensitive to the culturally diverse needs of patients and employees.
  • Evaluates the outcomes of patient care; uses patient satisfaction information to recommend and integrate appropriate changes.
  • Facilitates placement and progression of staff nurses in the clinical recognition program.
  • Analyzes clinical and non-clinical variables to anticipate patient care needs and predict responses
  • Applies new technology, nursing theories, research findings and experiential knowledge to improve nursing practice
  • Responds to change in clinical practice by planning, designing, implementing and evaluating guidelines, protocols and standards in collaboration with others.
  • Actively participates on committees for ongoing development of nursing practice.
  • Responsible for direct clinical nursing practice; preserves the integrity of provider/patient relationship.
  • Takes responsibilities for leadership and participation on committees and task forces of the Cancer Center, NWH and MGH.
  • Continually evaluates quality and safety performance, identifies improvement opportunities and plans and implements programs for improvement


  • Personnel Management
  • Interviews, hires, and evaluates unit based staff.
  • Manages and supervises direct patient care providers, assistive and support personnel on the patient care unit.
  • Promotes the development of patient care teams engaging unit based staff in decision -making process.
  • Delegates responsibility and authority to appropriate staff.
  • Implements corrective action according to hospital policy.
  • Collaborates with nursing and hospital educational resources to facilitate learning experiences for staff and students assigned to the unit.
  • Maintains confidentiality, as appropriate, related to personnel management issues.


  • Administration/Business
  • Accountable for applying the unit budget and meeting financial targets; uses data to evaluate volume trends and acuity etc. to balance resource expenditures with workload.
  • Seeks and acts upon patient, families and staff feedback and initiates appropriate action.
  • Promotes, develops and evaluates processes and systems for patient care; advocates for resources and systems improvements when necessary.
  • Accountable for compliance with hospital and regulatory standards.
  • Negotiates interdepartmental resources, communicates and plans with managers of other patient care units and other department's directors and managers to ensure effective level of service to the unit.


  • Operations Management
  • Maintains a safe environment for patient/staff.
  • Directs day-to-day activities of unit based staff.
  • Reviews the appropriate use of equipment, supplies, and physical facilities; holds staff accountable for safe and efficient practice.
  • Participates in planning and carrying out to completion projects to improve the physical environment.


  • Collaboration
  • Forms partnerships with department heads, physician leaders and other disciplines.
  • Participates in Mass General Cancer Center leadership and clinical meetings, representing the NWH location.


  • Leads and/or participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Continually evaluates quality and safety performance, identifies improvement opportunities, and plans and implements programs for improvement.
  • Seeks collaboration with the Cancer Center and community health organizations to achieve positive outcomes and enhance the hospital's community presence.


  • Professional Development
  • Engages in self-performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional/ practice development
  • Identifies learning needs and goals on a regular basis and designs a plan to meet them.
  • Maintains necessary clinical and managerial skills through continuing education clinical practice.
  • Establishes self as a resource in areas of the hospital and Cancer Center where expertise may be required.
  • Participates in Nurse Director and Department of Nursing leadership groups and Cancer Center and ambulatory institutional committees.
  • Collaborates with leadership in identification of current and future service needs and shares responsibility for meeting these needs.
  • Holds membership in one or more national nursing organization.


  • Qualifications
    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Job Knowledge and Skills:
    • Demonstrated progressive leadership ability
    • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated and consistent skills in communication, organization, team building, priority setting, customer service, problem solving and time management.
    • Demonstrates ability in domain of nursing practice.
    • Demonstrates leadership/managerial skill, which includes interpersonal competence, organizational skills, financial management, personnel management, hardiness and adaptability.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong time management skills
    • Competence with Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Word, Powerpoint

    Education:
    • Bachelor's with Nursing major required
    • Master's degree required; either Bachelor's or Masters degree must be in nursing.

    Experience:
    • Minimum 5 years nursing experience. Experience in specialty area preferred
    • 1-2 years management experience preferred

    Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations (if applicable) :
    • Current Massachusetts RN license
    • Certification in specialty area preferred.
    • Oncology Certification preferred

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: As defined by organizational chart, and Departmental Scopes of Service

    FTEs: approximately 25

    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: As defined by organizational chart, Departmental Scopes of Service, and annual budget(s)

    WORKING CONDITIONS: The Nurse Director works in a variety of patient care environments when there may be exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous material, human waste and other unpleasant elements.

    PHYSICAL STANDARDS OF JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Physical Standards for Job Description

    Please check as applicable

    Constantly - 75% or more of the worker's time is spent in the activity

    Frequently - 25% to 75% or more of the worker's time is spent in this activity

    Occasionally - 5% to 25% or more of the worker's time is spent in this activity

    Rarely - under 5% or more of the worker's time is spent in the activity

    NA - not applicable

    GENERAL TASKS

    Basic activity being performed

    C

    F

    O

    R

    N/A

    Comments

    Standing

    X

    Sitting with back support

    X

    Sitting without back support

    X

    Reaching

    Overhead

    X

    Forward

    X

    Lateral

    X

    Low

    X

    Stooping

    X

    Bending at waist

    X

    Crouching

    X

    Bending at knees

    X

    Kneeling

    X

    Climbing

    X

    Crawling

    X

    Twisting

    X

    Balance

    X

    Walking _______________

    X

    Physical Standards for Job Description - Continued

    Basic activity being performed

    C

    F

    O

    R

    N/A

    Comments

    Pushing Tasks by weight

    5 lbs

    X

    5-15 lbs

    X

    15-40 lbs

    X

    40-75 lbs

    X

    75-100 lbs

    X

    Pulling Tasks by weight

    5 lbs

    X

    5-15 lbs

    X

    15-40 lbs

    X

    40-75 lbs

    X

    75-100 lbs

    X

    Sensory Requirements

    Visual Activity

    Close paperwork

    X

    Monitor - CRT

    X

    Color vision required

    X

    Visual monotony

    X

    Auditory Activity

    Conversation

    X

    Monitoring Equipment

    X

    Telephone

    X

    Transcription

    X

    Background noise

    X

    Sensory Discrimination

    Hot/Cold, Sharp/Dull

    X

    Additional Comments: _____________________________________________________

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    ________________________________________________________________________

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    The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of personnel so classified.

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    EEO Statement
    Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.



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