The Nurse Manager is responsible for day-to-day patient flow and operations in a specific clinical unit. Responsibilities include coordination and supervision of assigned nursing and clinical assistant staff as they provide care to individuals receiving therapy for oncologic and hematologic problems. The Nurse Manager oversees direct patient care, including patient and family education. The Nurse Manager delegates triage of unexpected patients to the charge nurse and will modify nursing assignments, as needed, to meet the needs of patients. The Nurse Manager provides clinical leadership and management and promotes professional growth for self and staff. The Nurse Manager demonstrates systems thinking, response to diversity, collaboration, clinical judgment, clinical inquiry, facilitation of learning and advocacy for patients and staff. The Nurse Manager collaborates with the Clinical Specialist to provide clinical expertise for the unit. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary across the different programs and areas. The Nurse Manager uses theoretical, evidence-based, and experiential knowledge to advance clinical practice. The Nurse Manager serves as a mentor for clinical staff within Nursing and Patient Care Services to nurture leadership potential and to promote professional development of others. The Mission, Vision and Core values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practices.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Collaboration: Has direct involvement in patient care, and practice issues, involves/recruits’ diverse resources when appropriate to optimize patient outcome. Recognizes the limits to clinical judgment and seeks multidisciplinary collaboration and consultation with dynamic situations.
Systems Thinking: In collaboration with the Nurse Director develops, integrates and applies a variety of strategies that are driven by needs and strengths of the patient/family unit, disease center, and institute. Negotiates and navigates systems for both clients and employees. Demonstrates leadership by directing patient flow, staff allocation, and assessing system issues.
Personnel Management (Advocacy): Supports care of patient, family and community by careful attention to include the DFCI mission in all decision making and reflect mutually and competent patient/professional relationships.
Clinical Inquiry: Improves or individualizes standards and guidelines for person or population, with attention to current practice, review of literature, research, and education, with acquired knowledge and skills needed to address questions arising in practice and improve patient care.
Clinical Judgment: Synthesizes and interprets multiple, sometimes conflicting sources of data, can make judgment based on immediate understanding of situation, patient experience.
Facilitator of Learning: Seeks opportunities to teach, coach, and mentor, and to be taught, coached and mentored. Adapts educational objectives to both the patient population and the staff that serve them. Creatively modifies an individual’s need, to create an environment of success.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct supervision to RN’s, Clinic Assistants, and other support personnel. Number and role supervised may vary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.