Assistant Nurse Manager - Oncology - Full Time

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 68398

General Summary


Under the general supervision of the Cancer Center Manager, provides additional supervision of the daily operations and work activities of professional nursing and ancillary services staff on assigned unit.  Oversees the successful delivery of quality patient care, service excellence and customer satisfaction. Provides direct individualized patient care at an experienced practitioner level as required.


Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Works with the charge nurse to ensure adequate staffing levels and skill mix are maintained for all shifts through the development, preparation and maintenance of staffing schedules that meet department/unit needs and apply to variable census conditions.  Makes appropriate adjustments/assignments to maximize timely patient care.  Looks to staffing needs into the next matrix.
  2. Oversees the delivery of patient care.  Directs and delegates patient care assignments to staff based on acuteness of patient care needs, staff availability and patient safety.
  3. Prioritizes and organizes work.  Actively takes part in the performance appraisal process.  Holds staff accountable for performance standards.  Mediates staff conflicts and provides feedback concerning performance, behavior, etc.
  4. Collaborates with the Cancer Center Manager and the Charge Nurse on areas of need on the unit (e.g., problematic flow issues, equipment and supplies issues, documentation issues, patient satisfaction issues and performance issues).
  5. Monitors all high risk and complicated cases and institutes appropriate actions.
  6. Identifies and addresses operational problems and other barriers impeding care or service on-the-spot and makes recommendations for permanent/long term resolution.
  7. Anticipates and resolves patient/family concerns in a timely manner.  Keeps patients and families informed.
  8. Protects patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communications.
  9. Serves as a resource and role model/mentor to charge nurses and staff.
  10. Displays solid understanding of Lean methodologies and assists in guiding staff to utilize LDMS tools and practices

The following are common expectations


  1. Assists in selecting staff, trains/orients personnel, evaluates performance, prepares work schedules and makes recommendations for personnel actions.
  2. Assists in developing budgets.
  3. Prepares and maintains written documentation as required by the profession and the department.
  4. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population.  Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment.  Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  5. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  6. Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
  7. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  8. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  9. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.






                         Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
                         Bachelor's Degree



                       3 - 5 years charge/leadership experience

                       Two years of relevant Oncology Infusion experience

                      Chemotherapy/Biotherapy administration experience/certification required

                      Solid understanding of full needs of Oncology patient population preferred

                     Preferred Oncology knowledge/experience in all the following (Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology)
                     Understanding of Support Services (supportive, nutritional, spiritual, psychosocial) for Oncology care preferred

                    Preferred experience in applying A3 lean methodologies in problem solving


  Req Cert/Registration    Registration and current RN license in PA; Neonatal resuscitation, as applicable; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required, Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) specialty certification when eligible


  Physical Demands         Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking

                                  Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients

                                  Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching


  Working Conditions       Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)

                                  Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

                                  Handles emergency or crisis situations

                                  May perform emergency care

                                  Subject to many interruptions

                                  Occasionally subjected to irregular hours

                                  Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries

                                  Handles absentee replacement on short notice

                                  Occasionally exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases


  Management Experience

                                    Supervisory experience preferred


  Skills: Fully competent Clinical Nurse III; excellent communication/interpersonal, conflict resolution, problem-solving, confrontational and other leadership skills

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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

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