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Community Practice Oncology Nursing Director
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UCLA Health | Santa Monica, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under the supervision of the Medical Directors, and the Director of the DOM Division of Hematology Oncology community practices, the Community Practice Nursing Director (CPND) is responsible for the supervision, recruitment, training and evaluation of clinical RN infusion staff at multiple outpatient community practices for the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology. Major functions include: oversight of direct nursing care and documentation, staff hiring, training, onboarding, coaching, mentoring, and providing psychosocial support as needed. The CPND will also coordinate with Community Practice MSO's to organize assignment/reassignment of career RN infusion staff as well as per diem and resource RN staff on a regular basis. The CPND will work closely with the Director on budgeting, opening/moving new practices, and standard operating procedures. The CPND will troubleshoot issues and concerns related to nursing disciplinary actions and bargaining unit correspondence.

Job Qualifications
MSN degree in Nursing. Knowledge of the oncology patient population and outpatient community practice operations. Ability to organize, prioritize and administer patient treatments as needed. Knowledge of all aspects of infusion therapy in an oncology setting. Excellent blood withdrawal and IV skills. Possession of current California RN License. Possession of BLS Certification. Possession of ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification. Possession of OCN Certification. Knowledge and skill in Central Line Catheters, port-a-cath, and PICC line. Minimum of five years of acute care/oncology inpatient and/or outpatient experience. Experience in accurately screening and triaging acute patients. Skill in usage of medical diagnostic equipment, as well as working knowledge of instruments and supplies required to perform necessary blood tests and provide infusion therapy. Experience as a charge RN and/or infusion center manager. Ability to accept direction from leadership and act promptly. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, peers, physicians, and administrators. Skill in listening perceptively, conveying awareness and responding to patients and visitors with health concerns using tact and discretion. Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and the general public in a high volume clinic setting. Skill in performing with frequent interruptions and/or distractions including the ability to accept equivocal circumstances and respond to changing priorities and deadlines. Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference and hostility. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with sensitive and confidential information using discretion and judgment. Transportation to all clinic locations regularly. Preferred: Working knowledge of the UCLA EHR (Epic/CareConnect). Knowledge and ability to understand, assume responsibilities, and perform duties associated with moderate complexity laboratory testing, including quality control, calibration, proficiency testing, as well as review and approval of test results prior to release.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.