Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing – Chestnut Hill
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

The Director of Nursing position at the Chestnut Hill campus, offers an outstanding opportunity for a nursing leader who is passionate about Oncology and the delivery of world class cancer care to join the renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).  The Chestnut Hill campus, a new state-of-the-art 140,000 sq ft facility which opened in January of 2021, was designed to mirror the Disease Center model of multidisciplinary care delivery and clinical research delivered at the innovative Yawkey Center at the DFCI Longwood Medical Campus. The Director of Nursing, Chestnut Hill (Director) is a new position added to support the facility’s growth.

The Director will:

  • Establish a culture of patient and family first care,
  • Be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical operations and personnel management,
  • Foster innovation and drive excellence in the areas of Quality, Magnet, Education, and Regulatory Compliance,
  • Maintain the standards of nursing practice, policies, and procedures, and
  • Advance programs to improve care delivery.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been recognized as a Best Hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years.  This year, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is ranked as the best hospital for cancer care in New England and #4 in the nation.

Position Highlights:

  • Mission driven organization with a collaborative team approach.
  • Support multidisciplinary Disease Care model in a state-of-the-art facility offering research, treatment, and prevention.
  • Mentor and educate future nurse leaders in Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching environment.
  • Exponential impact – 1 in every 4 FDA Approved Cancer Drugs in the US was developed in part with Dana-Farber


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • Demonstrated nursing leadership at various levels.
  • Oncology Experience. (OCN, AOCN, or CPON Preferred)
  • Knowledge of Quality, Magnet and Regulatory compliance.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

For additional information or to nominate someone for this exciting position, please contact Adam Rockey:

Adam Rockey
Senior Executive Recruiter
Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President Search Services 610.709.6434


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