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Nurse Manager, OP -- Women's Cancer Center

Description

Are you interested in working at Magnet designated UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation… and we’re one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for patients through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.


We are hiring a full time Nurse Manager, OP to support our Outpatient Oncology department (Women's Cancer Center with Magee). The staff within our Women’s Cancer Center is incredibly dedicated to our patient population and bring with them years of experience. Our department offers unique opportunities including participation in regular outreach and philanthropic events to support the patients and team within women’s cancer.

Responsibilities:

  • Determine and flex staffing standards based on patient care needs, patient flow, medical acuity, procedures, staff skills and other clinical needs. Assumes accountability for day-to-day operations of the practice while continuing to function clinically when necessary. Serves as the departmental role model in all aspects of patient and community care. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families and colleagues.
  • The Nurse Manager is administratively accountable for the management of all activity within the practice. Demonstrates the ability to create a shared vision that applies to critical thinking skills and utilizes financial and quality data and conceptual knowledge in the development of the department vision and operational plan. Orchestrates complex change and acknowledges the psychological transition on self and others. Involves stakeholders and experts in planning, designing and redesigning change. Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Supports staff during times of difficult transitions.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care.  Provides oversight and supervision to the overall practice environment, assisting all other disciplines and directing clinical/administrative activity. Oversees daily operations of practice with regards to patients, staff, physicians and ancillary support/departments. Assumes formal leadership responsibilities in the following: budget and financial formulation, staff levels and coverage, human resource management, departmental development and education and safety/regulatory reporting and preparation. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance and partnership. Participates in work that improves patient care and the professional practice environment. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process.
  • Collaborates with medical staff to monitor patient outcomes; set clinical quality priorities, recommend and implement professional improvements and initiatives and implement practice-based safety initiatives. Analyzes staff and patient satisfaction outcome data and develops action plans to address as needed. Supports and encourages involvement of staff in the development and implementation of evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives. Actively oversees all aspects of regulatory compliance, including all outside agencies and audits as well as internal requirements, such as core competencies and training. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest.
  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others by imposing standards of excellence and development of inquiry skills that are innovative, optimistic and supportive of professional growth. Creates developmental paths and plans for staff to increase the expertise and caliber of staff. Initiates innovation in staff development, clinical orientation, continuing education and supports specialty certification. Responsible for developing, marketing and coordinating programs to provide education and enhance consumer awareness. Oversees and manages the interviewing, selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and progressive discipline process of staff. Supports the development of students, new staff and colleagues. Plans for orientation, training, preceptor initiation and evaluation period of new staff in department. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Resolves and manages conflict effectively and in a timely manner. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural differences and holds peers and staff accountable for healthy relationships. Cares for staff, patients and self by planning a department work schedule in collaboration with team members that supports safety, appropriate worked hours and a healthy lifestyle. Accountable for management of safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • Establishes a culture of caring by promoting decisions that are patient centered and use the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient, family and staff. Applies national best practices and uses evidence based practice to build a culture of excellence in patient care. Sets clinical, financial and human resources priorities for improvement in concert with organizational goals. Demonstrates sound fiscal responsibility in the development and management of the practice budget and holds staff accountable for the efficient use of resources, as well as optimization of billing and documentation practices. Oversees program and patient coordination activities to ensure program goals and objectives are achieved by providing direction to staff, maintaining efficient operations and overseeing quality of patient care provided. Develop and optimize the clinical care tools of the practice and the physicians (scheduling templates, space, staffing mix and patient care protocols) that improve the quality of the overall product delivered to the patient.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years Nursing experience required.
  • BSN or Bachelors in related health care field required. MSN or Master's in a health care field preferred.
  • Inpatient or outpatient oncology experience preferred.
  • Progressive leadership experience with relevant clinical experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • CPR Certification CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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