Mandeep Smith, Oncology Service Line Educator
As the Oncology Service Line Educator for seven of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers for the last seven years, Mandeep Smith is often considered a jack of all trades. Her work and impact extend well beyond what is written in her job description, but that's what she loves most. Mandeep has helped more than 300 nurses renew their oncology-specific competencies annually. She is a big believer in academic growth and advancement, supporting nurses in their desire for professional development and higher education.
As more community practices were integrated into the Smilow Network around the state, Mandeep traveled to each location, providing staff training and supporting each office with workflow in EPIC for the nursing staff, ACAs, and providers.
"My job is constantly changing and that is one of the aspects I enjoy most," Mandeep said. "New things are constantly emerging and it is exciting to have the autonomy to do what we need to do to support our staff in providing safe quality care to our patients."
Her manager, Lisa Barbarotta, Program Manager, Oncology Nursing Education and Practice with Smilow Cancer Hospital, agreed, "Mandeep is a highly committed and passionate educator who works tirelessly to support our staff throughout the Smilow Network. She is the ultimate team player who embodies the Smilow vision and mission each and every day!"