Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as the largest acute care hospital in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. The Seacoast Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital provides the most comprehensive program of medical and radiation oncology in the Seacoast of NH and Southern Maine. Their services include diagnostic testing, chemotherapy services, radiotherapy services, clinical trials and a full complement of support services designed to meet the specials needs of their patients and families.
The Nurse Director of Oncology Nursing is the leader of the clinical discipline of nursing with administrative, fiscal, and personnel accountability in the designated clinical area. The Nursing Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a therapeutic, healing, patient- and family- centered care environment. S/he participates in the development, refinement, communication and actualization of the WDH Department of Nursing (DON) Vision as well as alignment with SCC Mission and Strat plan.
As the clinical leader of the discipline, the Nursing Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining the standards of nursing care and practice and maintaining magnet standards. The Nursing Director establishes and maintains true collaborative relationships with nursing staff, all disciplines and departments necessary to foster optimal patient outcomes and a professional practice environment. S/he partners with inter-professional and intra-professional leadership to set mutual goals that advance teamwork, interdisciplinary learning, just culture and the environment of care.
There are currently 30 nurses in the department; the position reports to the CNO.
We are seeking a true Nurse Leader with a collaborative, team approach and high emotional intelligence. The right candidate will have a great experience in oncology and will embrace the challenges that come with a rapidly growing Cancer Center. Additionally, the candidate:
Must have demonstrated clinical competence in nursing
Must possess analytical abilities necessary to organize, to supervise and to evaluate the work of others; to develop and to administer policies, procedures, budgets, and utilize current concepts of nursing
Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to provide effective leadership to staff, and to interact with patients, visitors, physicians, other clinical disciplines and a variety of hospital departments.
Must possess both management and leadership skills to be effective with multiple levels of staff.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and TRAINING:
BSN Required. BLS and NH RN License.
Previous leadership experience with demonstrated management ability required. Preferred/Desired:
Current certification in specialty area or administration is highly