New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking a Nurse Manager for our Scarborough, ME Clinic. The Clinic Nurse Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Clinic as well as the supervision of all nurses, medical assistants and some clerical staff. Responsibilities include maintaining a high level of patient/family centered care and service, patient and staff satisfaction, program development, educational development, managing and developing teams, fiscal accountability and maintaining quality and regulatory standards. The Clinic Nurse Manager reports directly to the COO and regularly communicates with the CEO, and Site Lead Physician.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coaches and leads healthcare team members in the performance of patient care procedures and processes with a focus on safety and competence. Provides coaching, counseling and discipline as needed.
Assists in the development of department/division goals and works to achieve those related to the Clinic and Treatment areas.
Delegates to and supports clinic leads in areas of responsibility.
Interviews job applicants, makes hiring recommendations, and helps coordinate new hire orientation, ensuring all necessary training is completed.
Ensures that resources, supplies, and materials are available for patient care.
Role models for staff incorporating organizational initiatives and adapting to changes in clinical care, research and patient safety
Coordinates & participates in continuing education programs and in-services, national and regional professional organizations and community sponsored programs specific to Oncology and Hematology.
Maintains patient care standards and assures that patient care functions, such as assessment, treatment and documentation are completed safely and effectively and in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family responses within practice protocol.
Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice to improve patient experience.
Ensures that clinical operations follow NECS continuity guidelines and procedures; and, the smooth execution of all practice nursing policies, procedures and systems.
Coordinates, integrates, and completes compliance reviews of new clinical SOP’s as set forth by Leadership within NECS.
The Clinic Manager is the primary contact for clinic improvement initiatives. The Clinic Manager may also be the point of contact for any facility related issues.
Maintains open and effective communication with all providers, employees and vendors.
Works collaboratively with team members, team leads and other departments.
Approves and maintains time cards for direct reports.
Ensures the clinic is appropriately staffed at all times.
Partners with outside healthcare partners (MMC, SMMC, etc.) as needed to support practice initiatives and strategic objectives.
Performs the various duties of an Oncology nurse based on daily practice needs.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, personal networking and participation in professional societies.
Maintains clinical or site budgets and meets regularly with the CFO to ensure practice compliance and alignment.
Meets with Physician Executive Committee, APP Executive Committee, and Leadership on a regular basis, to keep them informed of clinical flow and development.
The Clinic Manager provides clinical support for QOPI and OMH certifications, coordination of ECPS, EHR and physicians, and is an EHR Super-User.
Other duties as assigned
The Clinic Manager position has supervisory responsibilities. Including annual reviews of direct reports and participates in disciplinary matters.
Travel: Minimal. Might need to travel to other locations occasionally, on an as needed basis for coverage.
Weekends: Occasionally, these positions will participate with other nurses in the weekend urgent care coverage.
Position Type: Full Time Salaried
Benefits: New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and benefits to our employees. Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance insurances, tuition reimbursement and a 401k retirement plan. Generous Paid Time Off in addition to 10 Company paid holidays. Paid membership to SMONS and ONS.
We support and encourage employees to continue their medical education. Employees may attend in-services, seminars, professional conventions or postgraduate seminars (CME Events), as well as participating in professional societies so far as is reasonable and practical
Experience and Skills:
Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred, Bachelor’s degree required
5 or more years nursing experience working in an oncology setting
Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine
OCN Certification, or ability to obtain OCN Certification within 12 months of starting in the position.
Previous management, leadership and collaborative experience.
Strong business acumen and communication.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities.
Proven knowledge of Oncology practice strategies.
Proven organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Proactive initiative to identify issues and recommend solutions. Ability to handle multiple priorities.
High ethical standards. Intense desire to succeed. Ability to make tough decisions. Change agent.
Additional Salary Information: Please include salary requirements in cover letter
Internal Number: 512708-682480
About New England Cancer Specialists
New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is a private medical practice located in coastal Maine. Composed of 15 Oncologists and hematologists, serving the State and region from 4 different locations. NECS is committed to achieving the best outcomes and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as 1 of 12 Oncology Medical Homes in the Nation and the first private practice to become part of the Dana Farber Care Collaborative. NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience for our patients.