Oregon Health & Science University

Nurse Manager, Oncology Infusion Services

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Oncology Infusion Services
Salary Range
$131,373 - $223,309
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Nurse Manager (NM) is a Registered Nurse (RN) who is responsible for operational, human resources, quality, and financial management of the assigned inpatient unit. The NM works with the interdisciplinary team to translate and implement organizational and division priorities into the unit¿s operations. The NM ensures a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff. The NM partners with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with administrative, regulatory and clinical policies and procedures. The NM implements quality and safety initiatives, leads process improvement, ensures adherence to hospital and clinical standards of performance, and human resource management. The NM ensures adherence to regulatory standards, bargaining unit agreements, hospital and clinical standards of performance, and human resource management. The NM creates and sustains a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff. The NMs decisions and actions are based on the ethical principles outlined by the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nursing. The NM practices in adherence with the American Nurses Association's (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrators, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nursing, the Oregon State Board of Nursing's Nurse Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). The NM exemplifies the principles of the OHSU Culture of Safety Position Statement by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.





Unclassified Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents for .9 FTE and higher.
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Paid time off- 208 hours per year (full-time), prorated for part-time
  • Extended illness bank- 64 hours per year, prorated for part-time
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • Three weeks of paid parental leave
  • Adoption assistance program (up to 5k)
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Job titles of employees supervised: RNs

Direct reports: 30

Function/Duties of Position

$10K Hiring Bonus if candidate starts in this position by July 1, 2024 and candidate is eligible. Relocation Assistance also available.


Strategic Planning:

  • Partners with others to develop a department strategic plan that aligns with the division strategic plan and nursing’s vision.
  • Collaboratively formulates department objectives, goals and specific strategies related to initiatives.
  • Develops short and long-term goals that identify the target conditions.
  • Coordinates the implementation of interventions to meet department-level goals.
  • Communicates, implements, and evaluates the unit strategic plan.

Operational Leadership

  • Partners with others to enhance healthcare and, ultimately patient care through interdisciplinary activities, such as education, consultation, management, technological development, or research opportunities.
  • Applies systems theory with an understanding that how parts of a system relate to the overall system.
  • Maintains knowledge of current nursing practice and the roles and functions of care team members (e.g. charge nurse, code team, RRT)
  • Evaluates staff’s competency and intervenes to optimize performance and ensure safe, quality, effective and efficient patient care. Leads and practices patient/family advocacy and promotes patient-centered decisions and outcomes.
  • Maintains visibility and open communication with the staff and department leadership
  • Communicates plans and decisions to department staff and other stakeholders.

Financial Management

  • Achieves financial targets: Manages productive, non-productive and premium pay to optimize performance goals.
  • Collaborates with the Professional Practice Leader to prioritize and allocate resources for department/division level education & practice priorities.
  • Develops innovative solutions and applies strategies to obtain appropriate resources for nursing initiatives.
  • Promotes activities that inform others about cost, risks, and benefits or care, or of the plan and solution.

Human Resources

  • Uses evidence-based leadership to promote desired behaviors
  • Develops a high-functioning workforce in collaboration with the department leadership
  • Recognizes and rewards exemplary professional practice
  • Mentors and coaches staff in an ongoing and progressive manner
  • Monitors and evaluates the application of practice standards
  • Collaborates with department leadership to facilitate behaviors that impact safety, quality, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.
  • Collaborates with the PPL to Identify individual practice issues, develops improvement strategies, and evaluates performance for all nursing staff on assigned units.

Performance Improvement

  • Develops the department/division quality plan in collaboration with the unit’s formal and informal leaders.
  • Utilizes data to identify areas for improvement based on assessment and current states.
  • Monitors and uses data to determine patient care quality improvement objectives.
  • Evaluates the practice environment and designs and implements quality improvement strategies to ensure nursing sensitive outcomes meets or exceeds established goals.
  • Engages staff in department initiatives.
  • Evaluates the impact/benefits of organizational, nursing, and department initiatives.
  • Identifies areas of risk and makes suggestions for reducing risk and improving outcomes.
  • Trends and investigates concerns and errors to understand the root cause of occurrences of errors or adverse events and success.
  • Communicates learning to disseminate best practices.
  • Supports workflow processes that builds a culture of safety.
  • Uses current research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.


  • Evaluates practice in relation to the professional practice standards and existing evidence.
  • Promotes clinical nurses’ translation of theory, scope & standards into practice to exercise autonomy and decision-making authority
  • Advances practice excellence by communicating a clear and consistent message about the ownership of role and standards -based professional practice.
  • Engages in informal and formal processes of giving and seeking feedback regarding role performance from individuals, professional colleagues, representatives, administrators, and others.
  • Mentors and supports others to access resources for their professional development.

Required Qualifications

  • BSN or higher degree in nursing.
  • And
  • Master’s degree in nursing or related field, or in process. Initiation of a program no later than two years into the position.
  • Five years of experience as a registered nurse in a related specialty
  • And
  • Two years recent related management/leadership experience.
  • Experience in complex organization environments.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Proficient with word processing, computational spreadsheet (e.g., Excel), and presentation software.
  • Professional certification in nursing leadership-Nurse Executive/Administrator within 3 years of assuming the manager role.
  • Unencumered Oregon RN License
  • BLS for healthcare provider
  • Code of conduct
  • Respect in the workplace
  • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in nursing management.
  • Three years of recent management experience

Additional Details

WORKING CONDITIONS: This may include such items as work schedule, work location, travel and environmental exposures such as noise, human tissues/fluids or radiation.


• Requires prioritization of multiple projects, activities, and assignments.

• Frequent interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations.

• May be exposed to excessive auditory and visual stimulation.

• For inpatient units: accepts 24/7 accountability and responsibility to include possibility of stepping into patient care or clerical role, as needed. For outpatient or special service-type units: accountability and responsibility for overall program during hours of operation and overall program coordination, including stepping into a clinical or clerical role as needed.

• May be required to attend out of town conferences according to hospital travel and reimbursement policies.

• Subject to computer work for several hours as needed.

• Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers including ensuring safe conditions for patients, families and staff.

• Exercises the ability to implement a flexible work schedule to meet the unit needs and to create a work-life balance.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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