The Regional Director Oncology is to provide focused leadership for all aspects of oncology and palliative care at Skagit Regional Health, and any joint venture where cancer services are rendered in our service areas. This position provides leadership for the overall strategic direction, business development, performance improvement, physician collaboration, market influence, market share growth, patient experience and operations. Special emphasis shall be given to cancer network integration, best practice adoption, and completion of goals and initiatives of the cancer service line. This position is responsible for developing and implementing an oncology service line business plan meeting the needs of the cancer patient during the entire continuum of care, driving profitable oncology service line growth, and improving operations in terms of quality and processes. Communicates organizational progress on strategic initiatives at all levels of the organization including the Board of Commissioners. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position will work closely with the executive leadership team to ensure that the strategies, priorities and operations of all facilities are aligned and complementary, ensuring a system approach to oncology services. The incumbent shall continuously exemplify the mission, values and customer service philosophy of Skagit Regional Health in job performance and in relationship to others.
programs. Develops annual customer service and quality goals. Collaborates with Marketing on the focus and implementation of annual communication and marketing plan. Ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines, all service line accreditation standards, and timeliness and accuracy of all data abstraction. Manages contracts and service agreements associated with the service line. Familiarity with managing multiple projects in highly complex environment. Develops and update all policies regarding oncology in collaboration, when applicable, with pharmacy and nursing services. Researches, reviews, and implements best practices for oncology services throughout the organization. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization.
EducationAdvanced degree in health or business administration, nursing or a combination of education and/or equivalent clinical experience specifically relevant to the primary accountabilities of the position required.
Experience/TrainingMinimum of ten years’ experience in healthcare with at least 3 years of progressive management or the equivalent and experience with change management. Lean six sigma principles working in a highly complex, integrated health system preferred.
License/CertificationClinical license (RN, MSW, RT) and certification in clinical specialty (OCN, OSW, RTT) preferred, certification or training in lean six sigma preferred.
Other QualificationsMust possess knowledge of lean six sigma principles. Understand health care financial and statistical data, possess good analytical abilities with attention to detail, as well as a fundamental understanding of the clinical complexities present in the oncology continuum of care.
Days - Variable