Oncology Clinic Director

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-760104
    • Job Location: Scarborough, ME
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 18, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Up to $10000 sign-on bonus and relocation assistance for qualified candidates!

New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking a full-time Oncology Clinic Director who will oversee the day-to-day operations of our Topsham and Scarborough Clinics. Previous Oncology nursing experience required OCN certification preferred. The Clinic Director is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the clinic as well as the supervision of all nurses, medical assistants, and/or provide indirect supervisory support for other assigned personnel. Responsibilities include maintaining fiscal accountability, quality, and regulatory standards, and maintaining a high level of patient/family-centered care and service, patient and staff satisfaction, program development, educational development, managing and developing teams, fiscal accountability, and maintaining quality and regulatory standards. This role regularly communicates with Senior Leadership and Site Lead Physicians.

NECS is committed to achieving the best outcome and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as 1 of 12 Oncology Medical Homes in the Nation and the first private practice member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative, NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience for our patients.

Maine the Way Life Should Be! There are many reasons that Maine is consistently voted as one of the best places to live. Named Wellhub’s 2020 Safest State to Live for our combination of safety factors including coronavirus support, personal and property safety, and unemployment rate. Our Topsham clinic is located just minutes from Bowdoin College and 30 mins from Maines's largest city Portland, voted the #1 Foodie City in the country by Bon Appetit Magazine. Short drives to the rocky ocean coast and beautiful lakes/mountains regions make the great outdoors our backyard. The greater Scarborough area boasts many cultural and social activities and well as exceptional school systems

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coaches and leads healthcare team members in the performance of patient care procedures and processes with a focus on safety and competence. Provides coaching, counseling, and discipline as needed.
  • Approves and maintains timecards for direct reports.
  • Ensures the clinic is appropriately staffed at all times.
  • Delegates to and supports clinic leads in areas of responsibility.
  • Interviews job applicants, makes hiring recommendations, and helps coordinate new hire orientation, ensuring all necessary training is completed.
  • Ensures that resources, supplies, and materials are available for patient care.
  • Assists in the development of department/division goals and works to achieve those related to the Clinic and Treatment areas.
  • Role models for staff incorporating organizational initiatives and adapting to changes in clinical care, research, and patient safety.
  • Coordinates & participates in continuing education programs and in-services, national and regional professional organizations, and community-sponsored programs specific to Oncology and Hematology.
  • Maintains patient care standards and assures that patient care functions, such as assessment, treatment and documentation are completed safely and effectively and in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family responses within practice protocol.
  • Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice to improve patient experience.
  • Ensures that clinical operations follow NECS continuity guidelines and procedures and, the smooth execution of all practice nursing policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Coordinates, integrates, and completes compliance reviews of new clinical SOP’s as set forth by Leadership within NECS.
  • The Clinic Director is the primary contact for clinic improvement initiatives including facility-related issues.
  • Maintains open and effective communication with all providers, employees, and vendors.
  • Works collaboratively with team members, team leads, and other departments.
  • Partners with outside healthcare partners (MMC, SMMC, PRH, etc.) as needed to support practice initiatives and strategic objectives.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, personal networking, and participation in professional societies.
  • Maintains clinical or site budgets and meets regularly with the CFO to ensure practice compliance and alignment.
  • Meets with Physician Executive Committee and Practice Leadership on a regular basis, to keep them informed of clinical flow and development.
  • The Clinic Director provides clinical support for QOPI and OMH certifications, coordination of ECPS, EHR, and physicians, and is an EHR Super-User.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The Clinic Director position has supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Frequent travel between sites is required.

Experience and Skills:

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • 5 or more years nursing experience working in an oncology setting.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
  • OCN Certification preferred, or ability to obtain OCN Certification within 12 months of staring in the position.
  • Previous management, leadership and collaborative experience.
  • Strong business acumen and communication.


  • Proven knowledge of Oncology practice strategies.
  • Proven organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive initiative to identify issues and recommend solutions. Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • High ethical standards. Intense desire to succeed. Ability to make tough decisions. Change agent.


New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and benefits to our employees.  Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Short Term and Long-Term disability insurances.  Tuition reimbursement.  Generous Paid Time Off.  10 Company paid holidays. Paid membership to SMONS and ONS. 

We support and encourage employees to continue their medical education.  Employees may attend in-services, seminars, professional conventions or postgraduate seminars (CME Events), as well as participating in professional societies so far as is reasonable and practical. 

Our employees donate 100% of their Friday Jeans Money back to our patients.  When we wear jeans to work on Friday, we agree to donate $2.00 to help those in need.  This money is distributed to the Financial Advocates in our Topsham, Scarborough, and Kennebunk sites, and then changed into gift cards to help our patients with food, gas, and other necessity they may need assistance with.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

New England Cancer Specialists provides equal employment and promotional opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants, on the basis of experience, knowledge, training, education, ability to perform the essential functions of a position, and overall performance. All employment and promotional opportunities will be conducted in a lawful basis without regard to an individual’s race, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or other characteristic protected under Federal, State, or local law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting Human Resources at (207) 303-3372 or email us at jobs@newecs.org.