ONCOLOGY NURSE MANAGER
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
Scope of Job:
Responsible for the oversight of clinical operations which include
delivery of radiation oncology, medical oncology and infusion
therapy services, and surgical oncology. Responsible for physician
and infusion template management, resource management and the
delivery of patient care.
Description of Duties:
- Responsible for the management of clinical operations which
includes delivery of radiation oncology, medical oncology and
infusion therapy services, and surgical oncology.
- Responsible for physician and infusion template management,
resource management and the delivery of patient care.
- Leads center efforts to operationalize goals including
implementation and evaluation of outcomes.
- Participates in the strategic planning of clinical
- Collaborates with Human Resources in the recruitment of
clinical nurses and clerical staff.
- Collaborates with nurse director and medical director regarding
hiring needs and decisions.
- Ensures respective center’s staff is appropriately cross
trained by assisting in the orientation of new staff as well as
precepting nurses in Radiation Oncology, Infusion Therapy and
Medical Oncology, and Surgical Oncology.
- Ensures that staff and Cancer Center operations are compliant
with external regulatory agency requirements (e.g. JC, HIPAA,
- Collaborates with medical director, and nurse director in
developing and updating policies and procedures.
- Provides oversight of the triage and coordination of patient
appointments between the Cancer Center. Collaborates with the
Patient Access Supervisor to ensure effective and efficient
Business Center operations.
- Facilitates dose modification by assessing patient, assessing
labs, consulting protocol or treatment plan, calculating dose, and
consulting physician regarding dosage modifications, problems, and
- Administers all medications/blood products using correct
medication/blood product, dosage/amount, route, time, and
- Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains
central lines catheter devices.
- Triages patient phone calls as needed and documents relevant
information in the patient’s chart.
- Plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes the
continuity of care consistent with established standards and
- Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining
proficiency in assigned role and involvement in professional
- Acts as a resource to RNs, LVNs and medical assistants.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited university.
Master’s level degree from an accredited university.
Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic
Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
certification. Oncology Nurse Certified (ONC).
Five (5) years of professional nursing oncology experience, to
include one (1) year of supervisory experience in direct patient
Supervisory experience in a cancer center performing direct patient
care activities. Clinical nursing experience in both medical and
Use of standard office and medical equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office/healthcare environment; some travel and weekend work is
required. There is a possible exposure to communicable diseases,
toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and
other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic
environment. Requires full range of body motion including handling
and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand
coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods
of time. Must constantly consider safety risks and provide safe
environment conducive to patients, visitors and staff. Occasionally
lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. UTRGV is a
distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple
locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Ability to maintain
quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Knowledge of
oncology treatment procedures, facilities, and equipment. Ability
to perform nursing assessments and patient triage. Knowledge of
supportive care principles and techniques for oncology patients.
Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of
disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human
suffering, emergencies, and other stresses. Patient assessment and
referral skills. Knowledge of bereavement counseling techniques.
Knowledge of the nature and treatments of oncological diseases and
of reactions and side effects of related therapy methods.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/39104