About 2Bles Hematology/Oncology/BMT
2 Bles is an 18-bed, newly renovated, Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit. 2 Bles is one of two adult inpatient oncology units at MedStar Georgetown, caring for the patients of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, established in 1971. Lombardi was initially designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1974 and achieved NCI comprehensive status in 1990. The mission of Lombardi is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic science, clinical research, patient care, community outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future.
The patient population of 2 Bles includes all hematologic diseases and cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, ITP), autologous PBSC transplant patients, oncologic solid tumor, and a wide range of medical diagnoses. The nurses on 2 Bles provide expert care for their patients, often utilizing a number of hematology/oncology researchprotocols and CAR-TCell Therapy.In the spring of 2013, MedStar Georgetown entered into an affiliation with Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) to establish a Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program. This agreement creates greater access to people with cancer, blood diseases and immune deficiency conditions to receive lifesaving treatment in the Washington, DC area. In 2016, the Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program received FACT accreditation for autologous transplants.
The incumbent in this position is a Department Leader who assumes 24 hour administrative authority and responsibility for the management and direction of the operational, personnel and financial activities of a specified unit or procedural area. These functions are coordinated with the Executive Staff, Hospital Leadership, Medical Staff and others and are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's mission, vision and core values. Education
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing required
- Master's degree in Nursing preferred or
- equivalent in experience and/or continuing education Preferred Experience
- 3-4 years experience Required and
- related clinical experience required and
- progressive supervisory/management experience in an acute care facility required
- Experience in a University Teaching Hospital preferred Licenses and Certifications
- Certification - Nursing Administration or Professional (Specialty) Certification in Nursing Administration within 1 Year required and
- RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse. BLS Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Expert knowledge of nursing principles, practices, and skills.
- Performance improvement principles, expertise in the clinical area for which application is made.
- Demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to function independently.
- Creates a professional practice atmosphere and an environment of mentoring and professional development that supports shared/collaborative governance and a high level of associates' satisfaction as evidenced by outcomes data.
- Builds trusting and collaborative relationships with members of the interprofessional health care team and leaders of other departments. Creates an environment that values opinion sharing, utilizes shared decision-making, and enhances associates' engagement and retention.
- Establishes and maintains a therapeutic and safe environment of care delivery that supports the framework of professional nursing practice based on evidenced and to achieve optimum patient care outcomes. Demonstrates responsibility for fiscal planning and management of the unit-based budget. Engages in ongoing productivity monitoring, adherence to prescribed annual budget, and assurance of adequate availability of personnel and other necessary resources to support the delivery of safe patient care and realization of departmental goals
- Provides clinical leadership through role modeling professional practice behaviors and maintaining role accountabilities at the level of the associates. Integrates ethical standards and SPIRIT values into everyday activities. Supports the achievement of Magnet Recognition or Pathways to Excellence programs as determined by the Entity Chief Nursing Officer and/or Senior Director of Nursing.
- Serves as a change agent, assisting others in understanding the importance, necessity, impact ,and process of change. Collaborates with the Senior Nursing Leadership Team to seek and utilize information to develop, implement, and manage a budget which supports organizational objectives, patient care standards, safety, high reliability, and quality of care
- Hires, evaluates, coaches, mentors, promotes, counsels, disciplines, and when necessary terminates associates, to achieve behaviors aligned with MedStar's vision, mission, and values. Develops associates based on their strengths and professional advancement needs. Utilizes approaches and strategies that support the retention, engagement, and recruitment of associates; optimize patient care outcomes; and sustain the interdisciplinary model of care (IMOC) and its related standards of excellence
- Develops, implements, and evaluates departmental goals that support the nursing strategic plan in collaboration with the nursing leadership team and other personnel within the department. Delegates certain activities to others within the unit/department as appropriate
- Monitors and analyzes departmental performance data (e.g., nursing sensitive measures) and identifies and participates in performance improvement opportunities. Ensures compliance with unit, divisional, hospital/facility policies and procedures and governmental and accreditation regulations. Takes corrective action when deficiencies occur.
- Creates and supports a patient-centered care environment that fosters optimal patient experience as demonstrated by outcomes data. Communicates with patients' families and significant others and acts as resource for associates in dealing with patient/family issues. Investigates and follows through on customer complaints and concerns.
- Ensures that adequate materials, supplies, and equipment are available in support of optimal care delivery and that cost containment efforts are implemented. Communicates new material and supply needs to materials/supply chain leaders. Participates, or engages associates as appropriate, in product and equipment selection
- Oversees the development of unit specific orientation, preceptor programs, and competencies for all personnel within the department. Collaborates with nursing professional development, practice innovation and informatics, and supports the implementation of new programs. Helps design educational and competency assessment programs to ensure the highest quality care delivery and customer engagement. Provides associates with timely constructive feedback on performance.
- Develops standards of performance, evaluates performance of associates, and conducts performance management planning. Identifies individual development needs and provides appropriate resources to meet needs. Initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions. Maintains ongoing communication with associates to review programs, provide feedback, discuss new developments, and exchange information.
- Engages in unit/department-based activities that enhance cost containment, facilitate capacity management and patient flow/throughput, and promote efficient care delivery systems. Actively participates in efforts to reduce patient length of stay by collaborating with medical providers and other disciplines to facilitate timely discharge planning.
- Participates in hospital/entity or system committees, task forces, interdisciplinary forums, and projects (e.g., serious safety event reviews and performance improvement teams) at the request of Senior Nursing Leadership Team. Promotes a public image of professional nursing excellence and represents the hospital in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
- Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the fields of nursing and health care through a variety of professional activities including, but not limited to, reading the appropriate literature, attending related seminars and conferences, and maintaining membership in professional nursing associations. Demonstrates accountability for own professional development and advancement.
- Assumes administrative responsibilities in absence of the Senior Director of Nursing and provides coverage for other colleagues.
- Maintains the ability to provide direct care for a caseload of patients as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned.