The Director of Nursing is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of Disease Center clinicalÂ teams as well as the Oncology Nurse Navigator personnel management of the assigned patient care unit.Â They acts as a liaison between the various medical oncology departments, disciplines and patient services to ensure continuity. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary across programs and areas.Â Plans, organizes, and directs the operations and quality improvement program for the assigned unit(s) in collaboration with the disease center leaders, clinical and administrative directors. This is accomplished by employing multidisciplinary teams to design, implement and monitor systems that will provide for the highest quality patient experience while maximizing provider time and space utilization.
The Nurse Director uses extensive theoretical, evidence-based, and experiential knowledge to advance clinical practice, provides clinical leadership and direction, and promotes professional growth for self and staff. The Nurse Director acknowledges the inherent value of nursing collegiality to the advancement of professional practice, and actively pursues membership in local and national professional organizations. Serves as a mentor for nursing colleagues at DFCI as well as from external organizations, to nurtures leadership potential and promote the career 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 brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Heme Malignancies Nurse Director:
1.Establish, support, maintain oncology nurse navigator role
Build consensus on priorities, expectations, and metrics
Advocate for resources based on metrics and disease group needs
Ensure relationship based care outcomes
Support patient care across settings
2. Documentation Design & Monitoring
Support and monitor phone documentation
Standardization, and implementation, in collaboration with Nursing education and Cell Therapies QA team, of nursing documentation tools for cell therapies
3. Quality Management
Participate in patient experience review, telephone as well as care transitions
Oversee Cell Therapy deviation reporting unique to cell therapies and oversee corrective action plan in collaboration with QA and others in the team based work environment; assist with RCAs as needed
Participate in quality improvement projects and patient experience enhancement efforts; QI projects must be reported annually to support payer contracts and FACT accreditation
Assist Cell Therapy outcomes data teams with questions about nursing documentation
Orientation and training for cell therapies specific requirements across settings including community.
Participate in policy review, quality monitoring, data capture and process efficiency for FACT across Outpatient, Inpatient, Kraft, CMCF, Community
Magnet, JC, ASCO QOPI
5. Program workflow support
SupportÂ OTTR; oversee workflow redesign an implementation for nursing
Participate in shared care template modeling for nursing component, including participation in development of special templates of monitoring and care for international partners as these affiliations are developed
Participate in huddles, weekly case management and sign-out meetings for transplant and other cell therapies; participate in special case review medical team decision making
6. Professional Development
Oversight and support of Cell therapy training, certification and committee/conference involvement.
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.
Internal Number: 2021-20884
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.