Network Float Program Nurse - Satellite locations

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 1 week ago(2/15/2018 12:56 PM)
Job ID
full time


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.

Responsible for routine nursing aspects of the program, which include clinical care, data gathering and chart updating, patient education, monitoring, and follow-up of patients in existing Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's satellite locations (e.g. Milford, Weymouth, Brighton and Londonderry, NH). He/she acts as a liaison between satellite patients and satellite team members to ensure continuity and, in particular, coordinates work with the Program Nurses and Providers at the satellites. This position will primarily be located at a local satellite location but will require regular travel to all DFCI satellite locations.


Assumes nursing care responsibilities for a defined group of patients within the satellites, including but not limited to triage nursing, assessment, education, coordination, and documentation.



  1. Evaluates patient care in the satellites and collaborates with the other disciplines to facilitate appropriate clinical decision-making and to implement change when necessary.
  2. Manages patient care across the continuum, making appropriate referrals as necessary.
  3. Works collaboratively and functions as an effective member of the health care team.
  4. Monitors the environment of care with attention to patient safety, and assures compliance with regulatory agency standards.
  5. Maintains clinical practice that is evidence-based and consistent with nursing policies, procedures and standards.
  6. Provides care based on age-specific needs of the patient.
  7. Adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001) in all aspects of professional practice.
  8. Complies with accepted standards of professional nursing practice that is evidence- based and consistent with policy, and procedures determined by DFCI as well as with all licensure/registration requirements applicable to the nursing role.
  9. Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age.

Program Responsibilities: 

  1. Provides feedback to leadership team regarding workflow in satellites.
  2. Participates in day-to-day operations of the satellites.
  3. Participates in program evaluation and development of strategic goals.
  4. Attends program nurse meetings.
  5. Participates in the QA/QI projects for the program.
  6. Provides program information in response to outside requests and serves as a program resource to Institute staff.


Professional Development: 

  1. Identifies areas for professional growth.
  2. Formulates professional goals, objectives and methods for accomplishing these.
  3. Serves as representative on Nursing and Institute committees.
  4. Supports research activities within the Nursing and Patient Care Services and the Institute.
  5. Meets all annual evaluation requirements and competencies within the established time period.
  6. Collaborates in preparing professional reports, articles, and presentations for colleagues and the public.
  7. Pursues active membership in local and national professional organizations.



  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • Baccalaureate degree required; baccalaureate in nursing preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year (or equivalent) of nursing experience 
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing, OCN, AOCN, or CPON preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to put patients at ease while efficiently collecting required data by phone.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster relationships with teams across diverse settings.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to make independent decisions.
  • Will need to possess the ability to foster team relationships at each site. The Mission, Vision and Core values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are incorporated into all areas of practice.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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