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Nursing Program Manage Oncology Full Time Days

Company: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385-bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative, patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The Nurse Manager has direct accountability for the supervision of all aspects of their clinical area(s)/department which include daily assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the delivery of quality patient care in a cost effective manner. In this capacity, the Manager is responsible for the organization of work, supervision of employees, staff development, budget, quality assurance, process improvement, and problem solving in the delivery of services and related programs within the department and Cancer Center. The manager functions as a clinical support and resource to staff contributing to nursing by supporting the mission goals, objectives, educational and research efforts of both the Cancer and Medical Centers.
Responsible for creating, implementing, and monitoring key programs and services related to the entire spectrum breast and breast cancer care as well as diagnostic imaging.
These services further the vision of Desert Regional Medical Center to create unique environments, where patients, their families, doctors and staff come together to achieve longer and better lives in the fight against cancer.

  • Develop, implement, monitor overall budget for Medical and Surgical Oncology and non-oncology clinics. Establish and achieve volume and revenue projections for Medical and Surgical Oncology and non-oncology clinics
  • Represent Medical and Surgical Oncology and non-oncology clinics at the appropriate administrative, clinical, medical, and community meetings.
  • Oversight of staff operations, functions, problem solving, resolution of staff issues, in-servicing to new equipment & procedures, orientation of new staff. May include recruitment, performance management, etc. Facilitate weekly operational work group meetings with medical and clinical staff.
  • Develop, plan, and direct implementation of comprehensive breast center and diagnostic radiology services including equipment acquisition. Adhere to strategic plan for Medical and Surgical Oncology and non-oncology clinics. Develop and maintain systems to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Oversee facilities management (equipment, space, regulations, etc.)
  • Maintain departmental policy/procedure manual; monitor and revise as necessary.
  • Direct all clinical and non-clinical activities of the department regarding services, programs and staffing requirements. Coordinate staffing and work schedules, develop and implement policies and procedures, participate in departmental quality assurance and provide training and orientation for all new employees. Conduct yearly performance evaluations and annual competencies and facilitate educational opportunities for staff development. Maintain a positive work environment which supports and facilitates open communication between staff and management.
  • Organizational Focus:
  • Identifies and establishes departmental goals consistent with the mission statement and organizational goals of the Center; Facilitates interdepartmental coordination, identifying opportunities for growth and change to ensure that the quality of patient care and services are maintained. Acts as a change agent, utilizing these opportunities to implement and needs; use initiate change in the clinical environment.
  • Cost Effective Management of Quality Outcomes:
  • Monitor FTE and operating budget variances and implement effective action plans. Communicate budgetary information to staff, seeking their input with the goal of productivity and increased efficiency. Develop, implement and evaluate productivity standards, monitoring improvement trends; Develop, implement and evaluate quality control measures, monitoring improvement trends. Clinical Practice:
  • Function as a positive, creative, and effective leader, establishing high quality standards and performance expectations. Functions as a role model and clinical resource to staff, providing guidance and professional development. Monitors patients' clinical management to assure the delivery of safe, efficient, and effective quality nursing care. Acts as a patient advocate in the coordination, and delivery of quality patient care.; Assures complete and accurate documentation of the nursing process. Communicates, negotiates, and resolves patient care and departmental issues appropriately and effectively, collaborating with all members of the health care team. Participates in departmental planning and preparation for the JCAHO survey. Maintains these standards on an ongoing basis.
  • Professional Self Development:
  • Identifies and participates in professional development activities related to the goals of the department and Center. Participates in activities and programs for professional growth and development. Utilizes these educational opportunities to enhance professional performance and career growth to attain pre-established self-developmental goals.
  • Regulatory Compliance:
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and Municipal laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to safety, wages, employment discrimination, accreditation, licensure, certification, and reimbursement. Adheres to all Medical Center policies and procedures and assures completion of quality assurance monitoring, implementing changes and/or processes based on outcomes. Acts on customer and staff complaints in an appropriate and timely manner. Implementing changes as warranted by feedback. Contributes to customer satisfaction initiatives appropriate to the department and Cancer Center.


    • Physicians: to maintain and increase referral patterns. (outside)
    • Physicians: to maintain harmonious and productive working conditions. (inside)
    • Hospital Client Management Staff: participate in ongoing "customer service"
    • Community Groups: Discuss healthcare issues and needs in the community and maintain Breast Center visibility.
    • Manager Patient Accounting: to discuss ongoing billing and registration issues.
    • Director Clinical Operations: to discuss ongoing clinical needs and operational issues.
    • Director of Finance: to discuss budget concerns and projections.
    • CCC Management Team: to discuss multidisciplinary clinical, operational and administrative issues.
    • Patients / Breast Center customers: to discuss customer service likes and dislikes.
    • American Cancer Society (outside): to maintain community affiliation and community education as it relates to breast cancer and breast health.


      • Facilitating physician disagreements and compliance.
      • Resolution of patient care conflicts
      • Maintain communication between physicians, patients, staff, and public information systems so info exchange is accurate, valid, and reflects Aptium Oncology's philosophy of care and mission.
      • Co-ordination of fiscal, operational, and clinical issues.


        • Resolution of physician, staff, patient complaints.
        • Development of streamlined systems and staff responsibilities.
        • Develop goals and objectives
        • Management of fiscal, operational and clinical issues

          ***20K Sign on Bonus ***

          • Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. TJC) appropriate for position.
          • Oncology background
          • Ambulatory care background
          • Management/leadership skills to mentor staff and facilitate daily operations of the department.
          • Function as a liaison for the Medical Center, physician groups and the general public
          • Teaching/education skills required. Must have the ability to teach patients and caregivers, nursing staff, support staff.
          • Public speaking experience and adequate writing skills
          • 3 Years experience in a supervisory role
          • Current CA RN License (maintain current at all times)
          • Current American Heart Association BLS Certification required (maintain current at all times).
          • Knowledge of hospital operations, rules and regulations.
          • Business and Program development
          • Physician relations and physician recruiting
          • Healthcare management
          • Customer service
          • CQI-(working knowledge and understanding of this function
          • Staff development
          • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
          • Ability to mediate and diffuse conflict
          • Program development and product line development
          • Public speaking skills
          • Organizational skills


            • BSN and MSN Preferred

              Light lifting may be required .
              2305004076Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs , Nursing Program Manage Oncology Full Time Days, Other , Palm Springs, California

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