Organizes, directs and continuously improves the performance of all nursing functions within CARTI’s physician practice operation to ensure the highest quality, safety and service.
Ensures teammates, initiatives and daily operational performance aligns with CARTI’s mission, vision and values.
Fosters and maintains collaborative working relationships with all CARTI teammates.
Creates a sense of community within the nursing division.
Establishes aspirational, yet appropriate standards for nursing quality and care and develops corresponding plans to achieve those goals.
Develops annual operating goals and budget for Nursing Services. Controls nursing services operating costs within budget parameters.
Seeks opportunities to standardize and harmonize workflow between all practices.
Communicates clearly, effectively and often with the nursing division teammates.
Makes all efforts to be visible and openly communicate with front line staff and providers.
Drives and supports a culture of excellence.
Responsible for hiring, onboarding and continuous education and training of nursing talent.
Authors, reviews and revises clinical policies and procedures to reflect evidence based practice of nursing/scribe staff throughout CARTI’s practice locations.
Coordinates the completion of performance evaluations for nurses with the physician practice division. Develops performance expectations and departmental objectives for nursing/scribe staff positions to ensure knowledge, competency, efficiency, safety and productivity.
Demonstrates working knowledge of applicable labor laws. Schedules and coordinates employee vacations, sick leave and overtime.
Coordinates the inclusion of professional standards of organizations such as ONS, ASCO, ACR, ACRO, ASTRO, CLIA, and OSHA into the patient service procedures.
Actively monitors patient and provider satisfaction and makes appropriate changes to ensure top level performance.
Coordinates with nurse educator for orientation, skills validation training/in-services as required on updated drugs, protocols, and policies/procedures.
Establishes criteria for professional organization participation and certification.
Develops new services and activities for patients, families and staff in accordance with practice objectives.
Ensures all licensing and certification criteria are met.
Provides support and direction as required in the area of clinical research in the practice and ensure nursing/scribe staff compliance to the established research protocols.
Monitors and communicates the results of quality measures with clinic teams.
Serves as liaison with department supervisors hiring for nurse positions to align orientation, skills, and competency and assure work assignment within scope of practice. Example: Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Research and Multi-Disciplinary clinics.
Focuses on community relationships that ensure continuity of care for CARTI patients.
Serve as CARTI’s content expert and liaison with the Arkansas Nursing Board and associated regulations.
Develops and maintains up to date contracts with schools of nursing to serve as a clinical site and development of relationship with students for future nursing staff.
This position is a Safety Sensitive Position. The essential functions, physical demands, and mental competencies of this job require the employee maintain the ability to work in a constant state of alertness in a safe manner.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE and REGISTRATION:
1. Bachelors of Science in Nursing (MSN preferred) from an accredited program for professional nursing education from four-year college or university.
2. Valid and current Arkansas state nursing license.
3. BLS certification.
4. Chemo Certification preferred.
5. Oncology Nursing Society certification (Oncology Certified Nurse or other approved certification) within one year of hire.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
1. Minimum seven years actively practicing as a registered nurse,
2. Two years oncology experience, preferred.
3. Minimum two years managerial experience.
4. Knowledge and experience in the management of the physiologic and psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
5. Knowledge of professional nursing theory.
6. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
7. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
8. Ability to maintain quality control standards.
Internal Number: 335870533
CARTI is proud to have assembled a team of the most renowned cancer specialists in the country.
Our team of expert providers treat all types of adult cancer and blood disorders with a full spectrum of treatment modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as diagnostic radiology.
Since 1976, CARTI has delivered the world’s most advanced forms of cancer care in a compassionate, patient-centered environment.
Our mission is to promote the finest quality cancer treatment and compassionate care and to improve our knowledge through education and research.
Our team of high-caliber medical, surgical and radiation oncologists and diagnostic radiologists work closely with our staff to offer patients a full range of treatment options within a single network of coordinated care.
An independent, not-for-profit cancer care provider, CARTI treats more than 23,000 patients each year from every county in Arkansas, and across the country. CARTI offers hematology/oncology services in Benton, Clarksville, Clinton, Crossett, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Little Rock, Magnolia, North Little Rock, Stuttga...rt and Russellville. Radiation therapy is provided at centers in Conway, Little Rock, Mountain Home, North Little Rock and Searcy. Diagnostic radiology is also offered in Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Russellville. CARTI believes treatment should be close to home and as convenient as possible.
While providing the best treatment available, we also feel compelled to help remove the fear and uncertainty that can accompany a cancer diagnosis. Our Patience Assistance program provides a broad scope of support services to meet the many needs of those fighting cancer.
If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with cancer and would like to make an appointment with any of our providers, please call 501.906.3000 or 855.552.2784.