Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Nurse Director provides leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical oncology research and services. Responsibilities include coordination and supervision of assigned research nursing staff as they provide care to individuals receiving research therapy for oncologic and hematologic problems. The Nurse Director provides clinical research management and promotes professional growth for self and staff. The Nurse Director demonstrates systems thinking, response to diversity, collaboration, clinical judgment, clinical inquiry, facilitation of learning and advocacy for patients and staff. Director acts as the clinical research expert, specific duties and responsibilities may vary across the different programs and areas. The Nurse Director uses theoretical, evidence-based, and experiential knowledge to advance clinical research practice. Serves as a mentor for clinical research staff within Nursing and Patient Care Services to nurture leadership potential and to promote professional development of others. The Mission, Vision and Core values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practices.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaboration: Has direct involvement in research patient care, and practice issues, involves/recruits diverse resources when appropriate to optimize patient outcome. Recognizes the limits to clinical judgment and seeks multidisciplinary collaboration and consultation with dynamic situations.
Systems Thinking: Develops, integrates and applies a variety of strategies that are driven by needs and strengths of the patient/family unit, disease center, and institutional. Negotiates and navigates systems for both clients and employees. Demonstrates leadership by monitoring research patient flow, research staff allocation, and assessing system issues.
Personnel Management (Advocacy): Supports care of patient, family and community by carefully attention to include the DFCI mission in all decision making, and reflect mutually and competent patient/professional relationships.
Clinical Inquiry: Improves or individualizes standards and guidelines for person or population, with attention to current practice, review of literature, research, and education, with acquired knowledge and skills needed to address questions arising in practice and improve patient care.
Clinical Judgment: Synthesizes and interprets multiple, sometimes conflicting sources of data, can make judgment based on immediate understanding of situation, patient experience.
Facilitator of Learning: Seeks opportunities to teach, coach, and mentor, and to be taught, coached and mentored. Adapts educational objectives to both the patient population and the staff that serve them. Creatively modifies an individual’s need, to create an environment of success.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Provides direct supervision to RN’s. Number supervised may vary.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Works in clinic and office settings with possible exposure to infectious diseases through airborne transmission or contact with blood or body fluids.