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Chief Nurse Practitioner - Hematology & Oncology


Chief Nurse Practitioner - Hematology & Oncology

  • 520029
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 30 2021
  • Grade 106
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: n/a
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Chief NP is responsible for the management of nursing practice and operations at the Hematology & Oncology practices. This includes, but is not limited to, the management of clinical nursing outpatient practice, staff recruitment, supply chain and budget, staffing, employee performance evaluation, quality improvement, staff education, medical records, internal and external regulatory and survey requirements. Will collaborate with multiple professionals to support and coordinate the provision/management of patient care. Will work closely with the Sub-Specialty Clinical Physician Directors, Physicians, and staff in ensuring that the practice maintains the highest standards of patient care and is responsive to the needs of the patient & family, as well as the organization. This role will also work with the Divisional Administrator, Chief, and Department of Medicine HR lead on areas of retention, labor relations and employee wellness programs.

The Chief NP has the ability to create and empower teams to embrace and implement changes that will improve clinical, operational, and financial performance. Will work with each subspecialty unit to increase cohesion, efficiencies, and wellness for both patient care and clinical research trials mission.


Nurse Practitioner

  • Diagnose and treat acute, episodic or chronic illnesses.
  • Prescribe all necessary medications and treatments.
  • Perform comprehensive physical examinations of patients.
  • Develop and implement patient management plan.
  • Facilitate referrals to other healthcare professionals and medical facilities.
  • Communicate with collaborating physician or specialist regarding patient care Role & Responsibilities.

Clinical Leadership

  • Develop, implement, and maintain professional and institutional standards to support outcome-based care and evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Ensure that the overall management program supports patient, clinical service objective, patient management, and excellence in the delivery of patient care services.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the outpatient quality initiatives program that promotes both clinical and financial excellence.
  • Provide operational and clinical oversight to medical assistants and nursing staff and ensures that all day-to-day activity supports clinical excellence.
  • Work closely with leadership throughout the Division, Hospital and University, including, practice manager(s), medical director/s, Infusion, Phlebotomy, and other hospital and clinical departments to ensure that the highest expectations of all regulatory and professional standards are met.
  • Demonstrate integral involvement in the Nursing Department PI/QA program. Maintain, review, and update all specialty policies in accordance with faculty practice and hospital, professional and regulatory standards.
  • Support the overall strategic goals of the Division and the Hospital. Create and maintain an environment of care where patients, families, staff and others are treated with respect, dignity and in a professional manner, promoting an environment respectful of cultural diversity.
  • Assess patient care needs and monitors patient satisfaction. Address and resolve patient complaints in a timely manner.
  • Identify, respond to, and investigate potential and actual risk management issues.


  • Coordinate patient care delivery. Maintain environmental safety. Maintain orderly patient flow. Coordinate activities and interact effectively with other departments and medical staff to manage the patient care environment.
  • Provide timely status reports of results of quality monitoring including identification of patterns and trends that require actions.
  • Manage the practice staffing to ensure a safe, appropriate staffing plan to all personnel.
  • Maintain nursing schedule and coordinate coverage across all sub-specialties and manages monthly time sheets process. Conduct nursing staff meetings monthly or more frequently as needed and communicate discussion via minutes to staff.
  • Support the clinical leadership in the development of interdisciplinary and nursing standards relevant to scope of practice. Provide a practice environment that encourages a team culture and response to the provision of patient care services.
  • Encourage and facilitate professional growth and development of staff. Facilitate the flow of information from other departments to staff.
  • Promote a positive environment that encourages staff to participate in the identification of areas of opportunity for improvement in patient care and all related processes.

Human Resources & Staff Development

  • Work hand in hand with Administration and Departmental HR office to ensure that personnel issues are managed in compliance with contractual agreements and supports positive employee-management relationships.
  • Collaborate with departmental HR leadership, other faculty practice nursing and hospital leaders to promote professional development of nursing staff.
  • Evaluate staff performance on an ongoing basis and completes staff performance appraisals in a timely manner. Provides recognition of exemplary employee performance and provides employee counseling/progressive discipline as necessary.
  • Ensure all personnel are appropriately credentialed, competent and complete ongoing educational programs are required.
  • Ensure staff opportunities for professional growth and development that support both new and existing programs of care.
  • Remain current on legislative, ethical, regulatory and clinical practice issues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of experience
  • Minimum of three years of progressive nursing leadership experience demonstrating solid management abilities
  • Current New York State NP and RN licenses, BLS, and board certification
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills
  • Strong customer service skills •
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a leadership role with clinical, business, and administrative staff •
  • Excellent oral & written communications, and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic practice experience

Other Requirements

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
  • Wear N-95 respirator
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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