The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
This position is accountable for providing clinical leadership and oversight for the SCCA Community Oncology Program in partnership with community oncology leadership, peers and physicians to achieve the organizations strategic goals, ensure compliance with all regulations, policies and procedures and develop a collaborative work environment across all SCCA sites and with our community partners. This leader providers administrative, clinical and strategic direction while mentoring and developing leaders and staff.
Develops and maintains a culture that fosters an inclusive workplace
Assures effective educational services are provided for areas of responsibility
Develops and manages a workforce plan
Evaluates staff performance and provides feedback
Develops and implements an operational plan and model to deliver patient focused care and services at SCCA community oncology sites.
Oversees department activities related to quality improvement, risk management and safe practice
Assures compliance with SCCA quality improvement programs, external agencies, and regulatory bodies
Accountable for the development, implementation and maintenance of Standards of Practice consistent with quality care
Mitigates and escalates community oncology issues as appropriate
Assures integration and collaboration with community partners, community oncology program sites of care and SCCA at South Lake Union
Works in partnership with the Community Oncology Operations Director and Associate Director for Community Oncology Service Line to support SCCA strategic plans, develop department objectives and initiatives and manage budget.
Partners effectively with colleagues on the impact of strategic initiatives and projects across the organization.
Assesses, understands and communicates the impact of strategic decisions and initiatives to senior leadership
Promotes and supports the cultivation, dissemination and integration of local, national and international trends and best practices for academic and community cancer programs.
Uses lean principles to design and optimize patient experience and staff workflow
Partners with community oncology leadership in creating operating and capital budgets
Exercises fiscal responsibility in managing to budgets
Nursing or equivalent degree
Experience in health care leadership role
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage through change
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy in an emotionally challenging environment
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing in a clear concise and professional manner
Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive and complex health care environment.
Conflict mitigation, mediation and resolution skills
Ability to provide constructive and effective feedback
Ability to communicate and work with all levels of management and physician leadership
Critical thinking and judgement
Masters of Healthcare Administration, Business, Public Health or related field
Experience with process improvement methodologies
Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in an academic or community health care setting including experience leading teams, onboarding new sites of practice and integrating patient care across multiple organizations
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.