Clinical Director Inpatient Solid Tumor Program

This position plans, directs and leads the supervision of human and material resources as well as strategic planning, budgeting, consistently evaluating for patient safety and regulatory compliance for all areas of inpatient nursing responsibility which include solid tumor malignancy and hematology and hematopoietic transplant patients. Provides leadership for nursing practice across the inpatient continuum among the various professional nursing roles required for this service. Directs operational aspects ensuring financial compliance and meeting all legal and regulatory standards, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Responsible for achieving optimal service, quality, and clinical excellence that aligns with the mission, vision and values of the organization. Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to plan, implement and monitor clinical activities within assigned service area. Achieves and maintains excellence in physician relationships to optimize teamwork in inpatient setting .

Key Responsibilities include:

Personnel Management

Oversees assigned inpatient nurse managers, assistant clinical nurse managers registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, unit ambassadors and patient care assistants. The Director hires, coaches, and develops nursing management and staff personnel to ensure the delivery of quality care consistent with the scope of the discipline and adherence to professional practice standards. Attract, retain and develop quality management and other care team members, while providing leadership and role model. Design programs to recruit and retain the best staff, develop a culture of pride and ownership and provide opportunities for learning and growth. Provides for the orientation of new personnel, ensures nursing staff receive ongoing training as needed. Prepares and administers employee performance evaluations, making recommendations for improvement and career advancement. Consistently evaluates competencies and delivers coaching/counseling as warranted. Develops and implements framework for achieving excellence in outcomes for an oncology inpatient nursing practice environment.

Patient-Centered Care and Clinical Quality –

  • Establish standards for patient care to assure patient care is timely, safe and effective
  • Assure satisfaction of patients, physicians and other customers with care and services that are delivered.
  • Develop and foster collaborative relationships with other departments to support safe and high quality patient care and services
  • Assure regulatory standards are met

Technology Systems Management

  • Implements new technology, and acts as a catalyst for change to meet current and future business needs. Provide subject matter and technical expertise in the design and implementation of EMR system and related applications. Functions as authority for decisions related to the ambulatory EMR system.

Financial Management

Responsible for ensuring nurse managers prepare the annual fiscal budget for related cost centers. Monitors monthly budget and expenses, modifying spending as needed. Ensures expenditures stay within budget and accounts for variances when they occur.

  • Work closely with financial services to address nursing documentation issues. Establish procedures and ensure efficiency with charge ticket/encounter form process. Provide data and feedback to revenue cycle to improve billing/coding efficiency.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • BSN required.
  • Masters Degree Preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years in nursing leadership.
  • 5-10 years nursing experience in a cancer center.
  • California Registered Nurse licensure required.
  • OCN preferred.
  • 3-5 plus years supervisory experience, preferred Case Management, Care Coordinator, Oncology experience
  • Practices and promotes leadership principles.
  • Comprehensive background in nursing and knowledge of current healthcare issues and trends, commitment to continuing education.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in diverse areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of team dynamics and ability to use intervention strategies to promote effective team activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to diversity issues and respect for individual differences.
  • BCLS required.

Relocation assistance may apply for this opportunity.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. #LI-RA

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