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Manager of Nursing - Outpatient Oncology

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 116524 Job Function Management-Nursing Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


**Ideal candidate has experience in Oncology infusion**

The Nursing Manager of Outpatient Oncology reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


Relationship to Patient/Family and Community

Education/Ethics and Diversity/Care Coordination & Access

  • Customer Focus:  
    • Clearly identifies the internal and external customer(s) for their unit or service area and their respective requirements/expectations.
    • Actively seeks methods of concurrent and retrospective feedback from customers, listens to customer feedback and implements solutions and/or interventions as appropriate.

Relationship to Colleagues

Resource Utilization/Healing, Safe Environment/Professional Practice

  • Core Skills: Time, People and Resource Management
    • Establishes, implements, and monitors the unit or service area’s capital and operating budget to achieve defined targets.
    • Recruits and retains staff members consistent with the unit and organization’s human resource plan.
    • Develops systems for the responsible use of all hospital resources.

Shared Leadership/Education

  • Creative Leadership:
    • Translates organizational vision into a unit or service area vision that engages staff in contributing to and achieving that vision.
    • Actively participates and or leads multidisciplinary committees to support the advancement of patient care.
  • Coaching and Development:
    • Provides daily, just-in-time feedback to improve performance and self-esteem of staff.
    • Tracks coaching discussions and actual performance of associates to ensure accountability.
    • Seeks ways to match staff members’ talents and career interests with organizational opportunities

Relationship to Self

EBP/Research/Innovation/Professional Practice  

  • Continuous Learning:  
    • Continually examines ways to improve business relationships with customers, suppliers, community, etc.
    • Seeks and is open to new ideas from a wide range of sources; encourages others to share knowledge and best practices.

Additional Responsibilities:

Healing, Safe Environment/Care Coordination and Access

  • Responsible for coordinating specialty teams as needs arise.
  • Responsible for coordinating effective patient throughput.
  • Responsible to meet targeted Relationship, Reliability, Efficiency and Growth metrics per department/ service line

Resource Utilization/Shared Leadership

  • Responsible for development of staffing program to support clinical expertise.

Technology/Resource Utilization

  • Responsible for assisting the director in the capital budget to support replacement of infrastructure equipment and new technology.
  • Responsible for understanding the impact of new technology on the population served and coordinating reimbursement activities with the Business manager.
  • Responsible for maintaining the following systems: patient charging, inventory, staff scheduling
  • In collaboration with Materials Management staff, Responsible for maintaining appropriate supply formularies and par levels




  • Registered Nursing license issued by the State of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • BLS through American Heart Association
  • Entry level experience in leadership (ie: Shared Leadership, Charge RN, Coordinator role)


  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Board Certified in Nursing Administration from ANCC or AONE within two years of hire
  • Five to eight years of managerial experience 
  • Oncology experience

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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