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Cedars-Sinai Associate Director of Nursing - The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute in Los Angeles, California

The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, an affiliate of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai, has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies and for providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments.

Job Summary

The Associate Director, Nursing is responsible for the daily twenty-four (24) hour planning, organizing, directing and controlling of the daily operations and clinical practice of assigned patient care areas, in order to provide quality, individualized patient care and support of Medical Center philosophies. The Associate Director, Nursing assumes fiscal responsibility through preparation of unit budgets, serves as liaison with medical staff and other personnel, promotes the maximum growth and development of each employee, supports research, participates in strategic planning, both long and short term, and assures patient advocacy. The Associate Director, Nursing guides nursing staff in the provision of nursing care consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, The Plan for Provision of Patient Care, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) Code of Conduct, Performance Improvement, Quality, the Patient Education Plan and Professional Organization Standards.

The Associate Director, Nursing maintains competency skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Responsible for assuring staff competency in provision of age-related patient care. Identifies safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment and provide appropriate assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•Articulates organizational goals and vision and can regularly communicate relevant information to subordinates.

•Demonstrate and promote leadership behaviors and cultural values as defined in the CSMC mission and vision.

•Possess a highly developed ability to work effectively with a variety of constituencies and can lead and manage through influence.

•Functions as a positive, creative and effective leader monitoring patient care, acting as a patient advocate, ensuring customer’s expectations are met, actively participating in performance improvement activities and consulting in implementation of education programs.

•Utilizes LEAN management principles in daily work.

•Utilizes fiscal management skills to prepare, monitor and control budget, reduce expenses and generate increased


•Assures that the departments maintain a patient focus by serving as a role model with consistent focus of customer relations, providing feedback regarding positive and negative patient comments and participating in customer satisfaction initiatives.

•Participates in quality and service improvement activities and achieving outcomes, which respond to customer


•Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and municipal laws, regulations and ordinances for assigned area.

•Maintains staff compliance with CS/Foundation policies, procedures, standards of care, clinical guidelines and protocols.

•Knowledge of regulatory, reimbursement, legal and policy issues as they relate to effective unit management.

•Guides nursing staff in the provision of nursing care consistent with established standards, policies, and procedures.

•Assures that staff is competent in the provision of clinical and age-related care to assigned patient population.

•Develops and implements measurable objectives consistent with the organization's mission, goals and timetables.

•Is flexible and adjusts plans to meet changing conditions.

•Promotes the delivery of quality nursing care for areas of responsibility including development, implementation and

reporting of staffing effectiveness.

•Collaborates with colleagues to meet the educational goals of her/his unit.

•Responsible for hiring, developing, mentoring, and conducting performance reviews with staff, and developing performance improvement plans as required.


Minimum of Master’s degree in Nursing or related health care field


  • Minimum of 8+ years of clinical experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years of management experience

  • Oncology experience is required

Licenses and Certifications

  • California State RN License required

  • Basic Life Support – American Red Cross required

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support required within 6 months of start

  • Oncology Nurse Certification required

  • ONS Certification preferred

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.