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    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Part Time
    Cancer Center Administration
    Hours / Pay Period
    Marian Regional Medical Center
    Standard Hours
    Part Time Benefited - Tuesday thru Friday: 8:30 - 5:00
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, CA, is nationally ranked among the top 10% in the nation for safety core measures in Cardiac Services and has the only comprehensive Cancer treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco. In April 2012, Marian opened its doors to a brand new state-of-the-art facility which houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day. Marian's new hospital includes 191 beds, expanded and enhanced Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, NICU and women's services.


    Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.


    About This Position

    The Oncology Program Nurse is responsible for the implementation of a wide variety of Cancer Center activities and projects. Additionally, this position provides support for all cancer care activities in the Marian Cancer Program. Acts as a primary resource for education, personal counseling, advocacy, and problem solving for any patient, family member, or staff member, that requests assistance. Upholds and applies standards established by the American College of Surgeons to ensure continued accreditation as a Community Cancer Center.


    Utilizes concepts derived from management and communications theory, group dynamics, and counseling methodologies in creating and facilitating programs and projects assigned by the Program Coordinator. These projects may include a variety of therapeutic cancer support groups, professional and community educational presentations (multi-media), a comprehensive Cancer Center Newsletter, Community Events (Cancer Screenings, Survivors Day, etc.). Supports quality care by participating and supporting utilization review and quality improvement activities. In the absence of the Oncology Program Manager, provides leadership, and management oversight of the Cancer Center personnel.


    Due to the nature of the position, the duty hours are variable and occasionally include evening and weekend hours. Has extensive knowledge of oncology nursing principles and practice, and is able to apply these principles in a wide variety of clinical scenarios. Demonstrates a caring compassionate attitude toward others. Consistently relates to patients/visitors empathetically and tactfully. Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and oral; able to adjust to variable audiences and levels of education. Requires minimal supervision; able to work independently, self-motivated. Organizes and prioritizes work efficiently. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others, across all departments. Ability to achieve results for the organization with and through people, utilizing creative and innovative solutions, conflict management and problem-solving skills. Ability to identify patient/family needs and then to coordinate and deploy resources to effectively match those needs. Ability to work on multiple projects at one time. Demonstrates basic computer skills and ability to utilize office programs. Effectively serves as a liaison to community organizations to articulate the mission of the Cancer Program and the core values of MMC. Able and willing to actively participate in process improvement activities.





    • 6 years of clinical Medical-Surgical Nursing preferred, including at least 3 years of recent clinical experience in Oncology.
    • Experience with administrative and/or educational nursing role highly desired.
    • Current CPR certification.
    • National Certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) is required.
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred.
    • Professional and approachable demeanor; readily acts as a role model and staff resource Works under the direction of the standards established by the American College of Surgeons, the accrediting organization for the cancer program.
    • Current California Registered Nurse license.


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