Comprehensive Oncology- Nursing Supervisor

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Comprehensive Oncology- Nursing Supervisor

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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Comprehensive Oncology- Nursing Supervisor

Job Profile Title
Veterinary Head Nurse

Job Description Summary
This position will manage the Comprehensive Oncology Nursing Team while also providing patient care to oncology patients.

Job Description

Veterinary Head Nurse- The Comprehensive Oncology Service is a very busy outpatient service that operates Monday-Friday. Our team includes surgical, medical and radiation oncology. We are looking for a self-motivated CVT with strong communication, organizational and leadership skills to lead our team of 6 nurses, one radiation therapy technician (RTT) and 1 patient coordinator.


  • Communicate with oncology team to prioritize and organize tasks to ensure efficient workflow
  • Provide specialized nursing care to oncology patients while working collaboratively with clinicians, nurses and students
  • Technical tasks including venipuncture, IVC placement, cystocentesis, suture removal
  • Administration of chemotherapy drugs
  • Administer/monitor sedations for short procedures. Assist with recovery of sedated/anesthetized patients
  • Assist clinicians during procedures (aspirates, suture removal, bandage changes and short surgical procedures)
  • Client Communication
  • Facilitate patient admissions and discharges
  • Submission of imaging and anesthesia requests
  • Organization of oncology patient's records
  • Instruct veterinary and Harcum nursing students on various aspects of oncologic treatments and basic chemotherapy safety

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervise the team of Comprehensive oncology nurses, RTT and oncology coordinator
  • Active, on the floor, supervisor with scheduled time off floor for administrative duties
  • Organize nursing schedule to ensure adequate nursing coverage across the service
  • Properly orient staff to their roles, accountabilities and performance measures
  • Promote positive employee relations and teamwork
  • Promote career development of your staff
  • Clearly define work expectations
  • Address performance issues immediately and directly, as well as conduct annual performance appraisals
  • Collaborate with other supervisors, clinicians and administration to improve patient care and customer service in support of Ryan hospital's mission
  • Collaborate with the oncology clinicians to create policies and procedures relating to the operation and safety of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Comprehensive Oncology Service
  • “Workday” payroll and recruitment
  • Mentor nursing staff
  • Work closely with the section chief to represent Comprehensive Cancer Care at hospital administrative meetings and annual budget meetings.


A minimum of 5 years clinical experience working as a CVT or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience working in oncology preferred.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time