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Director, Ambulatory Nursing for Cancer Services

Company: The University of Chicago Medicine
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJoin a world-class academic healthcare system,UChicago Medicine, as theDirector of Ambulatory Nursing - Cancer Services. This Director is responsible for developing programs that support the continued professional development and improvement of nursing practice and nurse employee satisfaction as measured by engagement scores across all Ambulatory Cancer Services nursing functional areas. - At the University of Chicago Medicine, everyone on our cancer team is focused on providing comprehensive, compassionate care. We offer supportive oncology care, from cancer nutrition and mental health services to social work and smoking cessation programs, at our main location in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, as well as in Harvey at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital. - -In this role you will develop a network of relationships with physician and other leaders to foster an environment of collaboration. You will be responsible for developing and implementing nationally approved standards and guidelines for system-wide outpatient oncology nursing, aligning with the nursing care delivery model while maximizing the talent and capabilities of UCM nursing personnel. The Director role ensures nursing consistency across Ambulatory oncology clinics and represents Ambulatory Cancer Services nursing professional practice within the Medical Center. You will also be responsible for developing programs that support the continued professional development and improvement of nursing practice and nurse employee satisfaction as measured by engagement scores across all Ambulatory Cancer Services nursing functional areas. - -The Director will maintain standards of the practice of nursing as defined by the America Nurses Association Code of Ethics, Nursing Scope, and Standards of Practice. The role ensures quality compassionate, culturally competent, effective, and efficient patient care. -Who you are: - - -A dynamic collaborative nursing leader who is comfortable supporting the growth of their employees while maintaining our exceptional patient care -with: -

  • BSN and MSN or advanced degree in healthcare related field in lieu of MSN.
  • Oncology nursing experience.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the nursing field including responsibility for managing multiple, large patient care areas and prior management responsibility of ambulatory oncology care settings.
  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification preferred.
  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse license.
  • National nursing certification strongly preferred. Must sit for a national nursing certification within 12 months of eligibility.
  • Experience in a Magnet designated organization is preferred. -What youll gain as the Director, Ambulatory Nursing Cancer Services at UChicago Medicine: -
    • You will have a unique opportunity to work with a variety of physicians and leaders to provide UChicago Medicine's patient population with excellent care.
    • You will have the opportunity to provide recommendations and best practices for cancer care.
    • You will have the chance to partner with the colleagues on upcoming Cancer Center expansions and development. -
    • You will be focusing on providing results with compassion and exceptional patient care.What youll do as the Director, Ambulatory Nursing Cancer Services at UChicago Medicine: -
      • You will develop and monitor nursing and clinical care standards at UChicago Medicine's integrated network of cancer providers and affiliated cancer programs, including oncology outreach clinic locations, joint cancer ventures, and private oncology practices in the cancer network.
      • You will lead clinical program and nursing project management for the cancer network, including planning, executing, and evaluating projects.
      • Monitor the performance of cancer network nursing-related and patient care activities and provides related timely reports, analyses, and recommendations for improvement.
      • Collaborate with cancer service line, hospital, and the university's Biological Sciences Division administrative and clinical leadership to develop and sustain high-quality value-based care models that support quality and patient safety and support strategic growth plan for cancer services.
      • Hold the responsibility of matrix managing of the oncology nursing staff across all Ambulatory Cancer Services locations to ensure appropriate levels of care and development and maintenance of standards of cancer care aligned to nationally recognized standards (i.e., QOPI, OCN, ASCO, JCAHO, etc.). Additionally monitoring compliance with state and other governing bodies, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies as well as oversee the preparation of information needed to assure compliance. -
      • You will advise medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to cancer nursing services and makes recommendations to further align standards to the care model. This will include developing and improving upon methods needed to communicate Ambulatory Cancer Services nursing care model approaches and protocols.
      • You will work with the Executive Director of Cancer Nursing and other nursing and administrative leaders, ensures that communications align all areas across UChicago Medicine nursing. As well as serve as a resource to management and staff about the delivery of oncology nursing care.
      • Collaborate with clinical trials and research leaders to fully integrate Cancer Network and UChicago Medicine clinical trials nursing practices and partner with clinical team to standardize policies and procedures to implement care pathways, QOPI, and standardized chemotherapy plans across all ambulatory cancer clinical areas and locations.
      • Facilitate work groups for organizational effectiveness projects which use standard work and LEAN principles to drive continuous process improvement.
      • You will be responsible for leading, developing and managing the performance of all direct reports. Promote teamwork, collaboration and integration across Ambulatory Cancer Services nursing and other areas.
      • Select, orient, train, develop, and assign work to nursing staff. Develop standards of, evaluate, and provide any necessary developmental actions as needed for Ambulatory Cancer Services nursing leaders.
      • Determine your own professional needs through ongoing self-assessment and evaluation of total role performance and assume responsibility for meeting those needs and maintaining skill in clinical/professional specialty area.
      • You are expected to develop professional network of Oncology Nursing Administrators to share best practices, represent UChicago Medicine's visibility, and promote thought leadership. - -Leadership at UChicago Medicine: -E4 Leadership (Equity, Engage, Evolve, Excel) is a patient centered management system that empowers teams to improve on a daily basis. This is done through daily readiness huddles, real time process monitoring, performance review huddles and structured problem solving. -E4L Leadership is an evolving system where leaders work together to cultivate a culture of equity and continuous improvement that enables -
        • Each person to realize their full potential for contribution -
        • The organization to achieve high performance outcomes -
        • System-wide integration, coordination and seamless execution -
        • Clear focus on exceptional, equitable patient care and experiences. -As part of the senior executive team, this position will be instrumental in reinforcing and sustaining UChicago Medicines E4 Leadership Culture. - -Must comply with UCMCs COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire. - -Why Join UsWeve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment with patients and with each other. Were in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If youd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, were doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.________Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: - -The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. - We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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