Director Clinical Practice and Education, Duke Cancer Network
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 174273
DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM
DUKE CANCER NETWORK (DCN)
TITLE: Director Clinical Practice and Education, Duke Cancer Network
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Affiliations, Duke Cancer Network
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Assistant Vice President, Duke Cancer Network Medical Director DCN, Vice President, Network Services
COORDINATES WITH: Directors, team members and providers of the Duke Cancer Network, Duke CEPD, key administrators Network Services, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Hospital, Duke University, Duke School of Nursing and external educational companies
To provide consultative support and education for Duke Cancer Network (DCN) affiliated programs in order to maintain clinically relevant oncology nursing standards; develop and facilitate professional education across cancer disciplines to meet the needs of affiliate members and support opportunities for scholarly inquiry. Additionally, support the focus of highlighting Duke faculty and programs,
Scope of Responsibilities: The Director oversees and provides the consultative support focused on quality oncology clinical practice, including development of standards and metrics to measure and monitor performance. The position oversees the coordination of evidenced based clinical practice, education and nursing research initiatives that extend regionally into affiliate communities. Additionally, the Director coordinates the processes for determining educational needs, overseeing strategy in the development and export of local and regional medical, nursing and allied health education program into affiliate communities. This position also oversees the development of educational grant opportunities and implementation of grant funded educational projects.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The following description of job responsibilities and standards reflects the major duties of the job but does not describe minor duties or other responsibilities that are assigned from time to time.
Planning and Implementation of delivery of quality patient care and educational programming
Develop, monitor and oversee implementation of strategic clinical practice and educational plans specific to DCN activities at potential and actual affiliated sites including
Lead efforts to develop and implement clinical plans in support of quality patient care within regulatory guidelines
Oversee planning and implementation for all CME programs
Develop strategies with directors to enhance educational efforts for other disciplines
Assure efforts to develop and maintain clinical and educational policies and procedures and mechanisms for policy implementation are in place
Collaborate with appropriates resources as indicated such as providers, pharmacy, nursing, lab etc.
Develop new practices as necessary
Assist with facility design efforts
Assist with the assessment of new technology and acquisition of equipment, including vendor selection
Leads effort to develop PI/QI initiatives at DCN and across DCN sites and oversees, conducts or implements such initiatives
Utilize nationally available standards and evidenced based practice to develop programs and initiatives which improved patient care and programmatic function
Assure the completion of written clinical and educational plans and reports for each clinical and program development affiliate site
Provide mentorship to affiliate staff in the areas of evidenced based practice, nursing education and research
Assure completion and implementation of planning related to annual and ongoing educational needs assessments
Performance Monitoring and Reporting
Delivery of quality care at Duke affiliated oncology programs
Coordinate access to Duke oncology and subspecialty experts in support of the work plan and quality efforts
Assist with site TJC, CoC and NAPBC or another accreditation and reaccreditation preparedness
Develop quality oversight reporting structures for all sites
Oversee and/or lead efforts to develop and assure quality oversight and mechanism for implementing practice change. Oversight to include:
Physician oversight such as peer review, case reviews and tumor boards
Participation in sentinel event investigation and reporting
Registry identification of subspecialty data submission
Participation in efforts to optimize revenue capture, compliant documentation and coding at program development affiliated sites
Participate/lead efforts to develop PI/QI initiatives across assigned program
development sites and all clinical affiliations
Oversee reporting of educational outcomes for each program and the educational efforts for DCN
Identify areas of improvement and lead team initiatives to implement solutions
Program and Strategic Development
Lead pre-affiliation base line assessment efforts in on-site visit assessments in clinical practice and education
Participate in the development of the pre-affiliation report and presentation
Assist with the development of clinical practice and education work plan activities in the startup of any new affiliation
Give input as to availability of Duke or DCN resources to support affiliation requirements
Participate in market assessments, feasibility studies, and financial analyses for new affiliates
Provide input into DCN strategic planning and identify opportunities for new affiliations
Coordinate ongoing preparation and monitoring systems for quarterly educational productivity and quality reports
Coordinate work plans for affiliated programs to drive quality metrics and strategic objectives
Coordinate and or provide education about evidenced based practice
Collaborate with DCN Directors to develop quality oversight and reporting structures and benchmarks for all DCN sites
Collaborate with affiliate strategic plan related to clinical practice, clinical education and nursing research
Oversee development of strategy to enhance participate in in Network educational programs
Develop and negotiate contracts for assigned Duke Cancer Network educational and grant activities planning and reconciliation of educational program budgets ranging from $10,000 to $2 million dollars
Communicate needed resources for completion of any educational programs
Lead effort in research, concept development and submission of educational grants from outside funding sources
Lead clinical and educational meetings with affiliate sites
Develop clinical and educational content and reports and lead presentations for affiliated program steering committees
Use budgeted resources to assist in the assessment, plan, implementation, and evaluation of service improvement opportunities
Develop and monitor DCN revenue and expense budgets for Clinical practice efforts and CME events and the overall clinical endeavor
Oversee educational and program budgets for each educational and grant activity
Assure ongoing information related to financial aspects of oncology programing are communicated and evaluated on an ongoing basis at affiliated programs
Human Resource Management
Assist in recruitment, hiring and orientation activities for Duke Cancer Network staff
Associate Directors as assigned but to include Associate Director of clinical Practice and Education and the Associate Director Professional Education and Grants
Other DCN employees as assigned
Implement and manage Performance of individual staff and teams
Assist in development and revision of position descriptions at DCN and for affiliate site oncology staff
Provide consultative support to affiliate sites in HR matters, to include but not limited to job description design, candidate sourcing, screening, interview, and feedback
Provide oversight of non-Duke employees in nursing, pharmacy or other positions at various Clinical and Program Development affiliate locations
Create and support positive team environment internally and within affiliate teams
Oversee and participate as appropriate in the orientation and ongoing competency validation of staff hired at affiliated programs
Assure development of orientation programs for new and experienced nursing and pharmacy staff at affiliated programs
Seek out opportunity to engage self or staff in nursing research
Professional Educational programs
Oversees development of professional educational programs in consideration of DCN and DCI goals and affiliate educational requirements
Coordinate annual planning for CME efforts across the network and in conjunction with DCI interests
Assure ongoing continuing medical nursing and allied health educational needs assessments are completed annually and plans developed to meet the identified needs
Collaborate with the DCN Associate Director of Clinical Practice and
Education and site leadership to complete annual site needs assessments and development and implementation of annual educational plans and programs
Oversee planning and implementation of local and regional symposia addressing identified knowledge gaps
Assure DCN participation in Duke related CME/CNE/CEU programming efforts
Coordinate access to developmental/educational/training opportunities for affiliated personnel
Assure that education, including regular CME and CE activities, are in place at DCN sites, as appropriate
Coordinate and or participate as appropriate in the orientation and
ongoing competency validation of staff hired at affiliated sites
Assure adequate planning and coordination of Duke research and other network service educational efforts are accomplished and integrated into an overall educational plan
Assure completion and communication of educational and grant related outcome activities per program and overall per educational and grant related efforts
Customer Service/Relationship Management
Maintain positive relationships with affiliate and Duke staff and leadership
Maintain open communication with leaders of the following programs: Affiliations and Network Services Staff, Duke University School of Medicine, Hospital and Health System Clinical practice and education, DUH CSU staff, DHRH and DHR Administration and Medical Staff Leadership, Continuing Medical Education, Nursing, and Community Hospital Leadership
Lead Service initiatives that anticipate and respond to needs of internal and external customers
Demonstrate leadership to improve patient/customer access and throughput
Strive to meet and improve customer satisfaction
The successful candidate will possess the ability to respond appropriately in highly public environments, both on and remote to the Duke campus, in high-pressure situations. A person with experience at Duke Health or another academic-based health care delivery system with a Master degree and knowledge of oncology clinical practice standards, nursing research, principles of adult education and CME requirements services is preferred. The position represents the interests of the Duke Cancer Network and Duke Cancer Institute on committees, teams and other public forums and functions within the policies and procedures of Duke University Health System.
Position requires analytical, organizational and communications skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Master degree in Nursing, Health Care Administration or Health Education is very strongly preferred.
Work requires a minimum of five years health care management or clinical experience within the healthcare industry. Experience as a registered nurse, ANP or Clinical leader in oncology very strongly preferred.
Experience in program management across oncology service lines, including oncology nursing research process and educational processes
A minimum of three years of progressive supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
Experience and understanding of CME requirements, program planning and coordination is preferred
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
Certification / licensed to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina preferred. If not licensed, must be eligible for licensure/certification.
Oncology nursing certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to deliver educational content
Sensitivity for and understanding of clinical disciplines and issues
Teaching and mentoring abilities
Knowledge of health-literacy and adult learning principles
Ability to assess educational needs, design educational activities and evaluate educational outcomes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage several projects and processes simultaneously
Facilitation, problem solving and consensus-building skills
Understanding of academic environments
Knowledge of research processes and functions recommended
Ability to work with all types of individuals, in multiple settings
Ability to travel to affiliated sites required (mainly within 4-hour drive, flights on small planes and some regional, national and international travel will be required)
Exposure to hazardous waste and infectious materials
Physical abilities to complete job duties under prescribed environmental and working conditions
Evening and weekend educational commitments are required
Required Qualifications at this Level
Education: Position requires analytical, organizational and communications skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Master of Health Care Administration or MBA preferred.
Experience: Work requires a minimum of five years management experience within the healthcare industry.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
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