RN Manager - Oncology

Title: RN Manager – Oncology

Site: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 

1775 Dempster St

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Shift: Salaried position, typically 1st shift hours


Advocate Aurora Health, now part of Advocate Health, a safe clinical enterprise operating 27 hospitals and over 500+ ambulatory care sites, 22k RNs in our 77k member team. Our list of accolades include, but are not limited to, “Top Work Places”, “Top 100 Hospitals”, QUEST Award, “Best Places to work for Women and Diverse Managers”, and System for Change Award. Join us and change lives… including your own.

The exciting news…

Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health have combined, creating Advocate Health where we deliver the best health outcomes and make care more accessible and affordable. We're now the 5th largest health system in the US.

  • 6 States
  • 67 Hospitals
  • 150,000 Team Members 
  • 42,000 Nurses 
  • 21,000 Employed Physicians


To facilitate and implement strategic initiatives for the organization in providing quality patient care in a cost-effective manner at the unit level.    Manages, directs and evaluates nursing practices to support and develop personnel in the provision of patient care activities.  Facilitates participative management process on the unit.  Collaborates with physicians and other health care disciplines to assure optimal patient care. 


  • Serves as chief retention officer for unit/dept.
  • Fosters peer preceptor and mentoring relationships within staff.
  • Mentors staff in career and professional development.
  • Supports “new hires” through a structured orientation program. Coaches and provides feedback to orientees.
  • Articulates and understands clinical nursing practice issues and provides staff with necessary resources to deliver nursing care.
  • Involves RNs and other unit staff in unit governance and mentors leadership skills.
  • Encourages and role models reward and recognition programs.
  • Recognizes staff who perform exemplary customer service.
  • Implements flexible scheduling and staffing models.
  • Monitors and documents performance of staff and takes appropriate disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Monitors unit retention, conducts exit interviews and acts on them.
  • Utilizes internal resources to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate orientation programs, inservice education, and professional growth and development programs for staff.
  • Maintains effective working relations with both internal and external customers
  • Assures that education relevant to patient/family needs are implemented.
  • Collaborates with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to assure delivery of quality care.
  • Actively participates in hospital committees and continuous quality improvement projects.
  • Collaborates with peers in the integration of clinical standards to meet patient and unit needs.
  • Coordinates with internal/external customers to facilitate patient satisfaction as well as cost effectiveness.
  • Manages, develops, implements, and evaluates standards of nursing to facilitate quality patient care, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Provides strategic planning and direction for the implementation of unit goals and implements change to enhance effectiveness of patient care.
  • Continually monitors compliance with all regulatory agency standards, policies/procedures at the unit level.
  • Fosters an environment of clinical excellence.
  • Collaborates with the medical director and nursing staff to jointly plan patient care, develop education opportunities for staff and resolve interdisciplinary conflicts.
  • Establishes staffing requirements and plans for appropriate utilization of human resources.
  • Assesses acuity, caseload, and complexity of patients to determine staffing levels.
  • Assumes 24-hour accountability for assigned area of operation.
  • Annually reviews and approves all departmental standards of care, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Establishes in conjunction with the medical director and care coordinator criteria for monitoring of quality indicators in accordance with Lutheran General Hospital quality management program.
  • Develops and implements quality improvement processes in response to nurse sensitive, hospital, and system quality indicators, to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Prepares of departmental budgets (supplies, equipment, personnel). Responsible for budget management and performance and fiscal oversight of all areas of responsibility.
  • Prepares an annual budget and monitors budgetary expenditures. Reports, and implements a plan to address variances on an ongoing basis.
  • Develops major equipment purchase proposals.
  • Develops new and expanding program proposals with cost/budget implications.
  • Determines priority levels of capital and completes feasibility studies as needed in collaboration with the Director of Nursing and Finance.
  • Ensures that all departmental expenses are processed appropriately, timely, and according to Advocate’s financial control policy and corporate compliance guidelines.
  • Identifies inventory levels and costs of supplies maintained in the area.
  • Monitors utilization of staff, supplies, and equipment for optimal efficiency, and makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Ensures charges are entered appropriately on a daily basis.
  • Appropriately manages budgeted vs. actual FTEs, open requisitions, profile processing, performance reviews, and salary adjustments within policy guidelines.
  • Analyzes acuity, staffing and outcome variances. (Revenue departments only) Maintains an up to date chargemaster for the area; maintains up-to-date RVUs/cost standards in TSI.
  • Responsible for personal and professional growth and development
  • Maintains unit and management competencies.
  • Keeps abreast of current standards of care via literature, educational offerings, etc.
  • Participates in activities to enhance professional growth by involvement in professional organizations and continuing education.
  • Maintains awareness of latest trends, technology, and methodology in health care and evaluates appropriateness for implementation.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required (BA, BS, BSN, etc.)


  • Registered Nurse (RN)


  • 5 years of relevant clinical experience Demonstrated leadership

At Advocate Aurora Health Care 

We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation, and a stable work environment. But more than that, you can change lives—including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matter at Aurora.  We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included.  We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone.  Aurora supports a safe, healthy, and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.  We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates, please contact Alex Mendoza (AHC Talent Acquisition) directly at: alex.mendoza@aah.org