JOB TITLE: Oncology Manager DEPARTMENT: Nursing
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Baccalaureate degree required or currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate program.
Minimum of five years oncology nursing experience; at least one year nursing management experience.
LICENSURE/Qualifications: Current license to practice professional nursing in NJ. Chemo Certification, IV Certification as per hospital policy. CPR Certification as per hospital policy.
WORKING CONDITIONS/HAZARDS: Exposure to communicable diseases, blood and blood products, illness, confused and/or combative patients, hazardous chemicals, stressful situations, X-rays and fluoroscopy, sharp instruments and needles, and electricity. Exposure to Chemotheraputic agents and radiation.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Includes standing, Walking, Lifting patients, pushing wheelchairs, beds, stretchers occasionally must stoop, reach above head, carry medium to light equipment. Transportation of educational equipment (T.V., VCR overhead, etc.) Flexibility of schedule to accommodate programs on all three shifts.
CONTACTS: Physicians, Administration, Department Heads, Hospital Staff, Patients, Families, Visitors and Vendors.
SUPERVISES:, RN's, LPN's Patient Care Partners, Unit Secretaries and other hospital personnel. RN's in outpatient oncology.
MAIN FUNCTIONS: The Nurse Manager has twenty four-hour accountability for the operational management of designated unit (s). Implicit in this statement is indicated managerial responsibility for the supervision, direction and support of the nursing staff in that unit to meet the needs of the Patient/Unit/Hospital.
Responsible for the oncology education of the nursing staff. Serves as the primary clinical oncology resource person. Collaborates with the Physician director of oncology in assuring that the goals and objectives are met the program accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Responsible for the clinical and operational management of the outpatient oncology department .
Responsible for daily monitoring, evaluating, and facilitating the revenue collection and clinical documentation process associated with revenue capture. This will include but not be limited to:
- Reviewing patients' charts for completeness and verifies that all information is accurately documented on the charge sheet
- identifying lost charges and coordinating charge capture
- documenting additions and correcting errors to charge sheet according to departmental standards
- Communicating departmental charging issues to the appropriate department staff
- Providing ongoing education for staff to communicate and improve charge capture and documentation