Program Director for Nursing Integrative Therapies
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA

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Job Summary

Located in Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
In collaboration with nursing and organizational leaders, this Program Director is responsible to develop, implement and evaluate systems and processes to establish, and improve nursing practice and outcomes specific to integrative therapies programming. This Program Director is accountable to implement the program across all practice settings, the age continuum and the continuum of care under the auspices of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the leadership of the DFCI Nurse Executive Committee and his/her sphere of influence should be inclusive of oncology nursing care within Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and all DFCI affiliated networks and satellites. The Nursing Integrative Therapies program and plan are framed by the Mission, Vision and Values of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Nursing theoretical professional practice model- Synergy Model and the Magnet Recognition Program. The scope of work in the integrative therapies program addresses the domains of patient care, nursing practice, leadership practice, education and research specific to integrative therapies. This Program Director is accountable to ensure that nursing practice are consistent with established standards of practice set forth by professional nursing organizations s , state, federal, and regulatory bodies.
As a member of the senior leadership team in nursing and patient care services the Program Director takes the lead in bringing integrative therapies knowledge and expertise to the management of Nursing and Patient Care Services. In collaboration with the leaders of the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, the Program Director is accountable for assessing and maintaining regulatory readiness in all integrative therapies practices. S/he works closely with the Sr. VP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse in assuring that the organization advances the culture, processes and standards that meet the ANCC Magnet Program sources of evidence specific to integrative therapies. The Program Director is a member of the Nursing and Patient Care Services Executive Committee. Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Leads and manages the following program activities related to patient care and nursing practice and will also serve as the co-clinical director of the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies.
Program development of full spectrum integrative therapies practices embedded in Nursing practice across the continuum, inclusive of oncology nursing care at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and all network and satellite sites practicing under a DFCI license.
Practice, direct and role modeling, of integrative therapies.
Ensure evidence-based, cohesive practice policies and guidelines for nursing in regard to integrative therapies.
Develop a curriculum necessary to ensure integrative therapies are embedded in nursing practice and accessible to patients.
Serve as operation and implementation leader for studies designed by post doctoral nurse scientist and other nursing PIs when studies are related to integrative therapies.
Leverage our partnerships and access to lead integrative therapies within other departments of nursing in our local area and nationally, with dissemination of our knowledge and experience nation-wide.
Partner with continuum-wide nurse leaders to design, implement, evaluate and disseminate if appropriate, a program(s) to ready nurses, in all role groups and at every site, for perpetual change and resiliency.
Serves as co-clinical director of Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, partnered with the medical director of same to ensure consistent programming for oncology patients across the continuum.
In collaboration with the Nursing and Zakim Center leadership, ensures all policies and procedures related to integrative therapies are evidence-based and regulatory compliant.

Job Qualifications

Licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice professional nursing as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
MSN required, PhD or DNP preferred
Five years of clinical experience, preferably in oncology
Five or more years project and personnel management experience required;
Clinical and research experience in integrative therapies required
Certification in integrative therapy modality preferred Skills/Abilities/Competencies
Knowledge of nursing and leadership theories required
Knowledge of integrative therapies required
Knowledge of basic regulatory standards and magnet program elements
Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills for managing group dynamics and concurrent, time-sensitive projects
Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member, team facilitator, and team leader
Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving ability.
Demonstrated ability to apply principles of adult learning to the development of effective staff, patient and/or family education programs


Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

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