Nurse Manager-Surgical Oncology

Job ID
21618
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Nursing and Nursing Support

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


The Nurse Manager is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the services and daily operations of their department/clinics. The manager oversees the administrative functions including day-to-day operations, develop and oversee budget, human resources management, and quality assurance activities for their department/clinic.


This management position collaborates with medical leaders, peers and colleagues at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) as well as our partner institutions (Fred Hutch, UW Medical Center, and Seattle Children's) to assure the provision of high quality, patient and family-centered care in an environment that facilitates the conduct of clinical research. Work situations range from clinical to managerial and require independent decision-making, analysis, policy and program development, problem and issue resolution and leadership skills.

Responsibilities

  • With medical staff leaders, is responsible for the organizational, management, operational and administrative activities of the clinics.
  • Provides for Registered Nurse and assistive personnel supervision at the appropriate depth and scope for the patient/population needs. Functions as a clinical role model for staff nurses by staying current on clinical practice issues.
  • Assures a safe environment for clinical staff to care for patients, including provision of appropriate patient care equipment and assuring compliance with procedures.
  • Ensure department is staffed appropriately and supervise staff, including hiring, performance evaluations, ensuring training and development, handling disciplinary action, layoff and termination issues. Provides teaching, coaching and consultation on clinical issues for professional nursing staff.
  • Encourages innovative approaches to patient care in collaboration with clinic management team.
  • Support and implements specific customer service, financial goals & objectives and quality initiatives consistent with SCCA’s strategic plan and goals.
  • Prepares and monitors the operating budget. Analyzes financial impact of internal changes and implements clinically sound cost-efficiencies.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing customer complaints, concerns and suggestions and providing appropriate follow-through.

In addition to the primary responsibilities listed in the job description of Nurse Manager, the Surgical Oncology Nurse Manager will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Acts as clinical operations and nurse leader to all surgical oncology teams including:
  • Breast Health
  • Benign Gynecology
  • Skin, Endocrine, Surgery (SES)
  • Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)
  • Wound Ostomy
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC)
  • Sarcoma Surgery
  • GI Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Identifies gaps in clinical and research operations specific to surgical oncology practice.
  • Escalates barriers to the Nurse Director and Chief Medical Officer when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to create and implement process improvements as needed.

 

In partnership with Nurse Director/Director of Clinical Operations, and Service Line Management, the Surgical Oncology Nurse Manager will participate in ongoing future state vision and strategic planning for SCCA Surgical Oncology Practice.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse License.
  • Progressively responsible administrative experience for 5 or more years.
  • Experience in Same Day Surgery, PACU or Endoscopy.
  • Works well with team members toward a common purpose; reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group; supports the team’s decisions regardless of individual viewpoint.
  • Demonstrates good customer relations skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in use of standard office computer software programs, equipment and clinical information systems.


Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in healthcare or business or an equivalent in combination of education and experienced.
  • Possesses working knowledge of financial processes, including budget preparation and asset management.
  • Experience in implementing Lean principles and Continuous Process Improvement Methodology.
  • Experience in oncology and or surgery setting
  • 3+ years of progressive leadership experience

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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