• Associate Director of Community Oncology Service Line

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Executive and Management
  • Overview

    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.


    Responsible for overseeing strategic and programmatic development across all sites of the SCCA Community Oncology Program to ensure patients receive the most effective, efficient, safest and highest value service across all sites of SCCA care and that community sites are to achieve performance on expected growth, patient access, financial stewardship and program development. The Associate Director of Community Oncology Service Line collaborates with community oncology leadership (Director of Clinical Operations, Director of Business Operations, Assistant Medical Director), analytics, quality, disease team service lines and leaders at SCCA community partner sites to align and achieve these objectives.



    • Develops and maintains a culture that fosters an inclusive workplace


    • Monitor market conditions and trends that impact the practice of community oncology and of community-academic oncology partnerships. These trends include scientific breakthroughs, technological and other innovations and regulatory changes.
    • Lead the development and execution of strategic planning for the community oncology program that supports the overall mission and priorities of SCCA.
    • Gain deep understanding of the current state and capabilities of the community oncology program and local, regional and national competitors.
    • Gain deep understanding of practice standards, resource needs and productivity output for the community sites.
    • Identify critical gaps or new innovative offerings to assure that the care and services offered position the community oncology program for success.
    • Develop growth initiatives, access proposals and programmatic improvement efforts across the community sites.
    • Analyze, interpret, display, and communicate performance metrics to administrative and clinician leaders particularly in the areas of growth, access, and operational activity volumes.
    • Works closely with Outreach and Marketing teams to implement and monitor key components of the referral process and referring provider relationships.
    • Responsible for communicating clearly and regularly with SCCA community leadership, community physicians, disease service line leadership and community site leadership and physicians to create alignment across sites and disease programs for programmatic development and access. 


    • Understands the community oncology operational budget
    • Exercises fiscal responsibility in decision making 



    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience in health care leadership role
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Basic understanding of budgets, business planning and work unit operations
    • Ability to understand data and how best to use it to establish baseline/current state and make decisions to affect change.
    • Critical Thinking – ability to synthesize a large amount of information, anticipate needs and draw accurate conclusions.
    • Problem Solving – ability to grasp details of a situation quickly and convert thinking from listening & learning to volunteering and facilitating solutions.
    • Systems Thinking – ability to understand interdependencies and how decisions impact complex systems
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, in writing or through other visual forms in a clear concise and professional manner
    • Presentation skills that effectively convey complex information in a way that engages administrative and clinical leaders and provides a basis for understanding and decision-making.
    • Ability to facilitate diverse groups to achieve common understanding, consensus and decision-making.
    • Ability to work vertically and horizontally with people of various educational, professional, and organizational differences.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



    • Master's Degree in Health Administration, Business, or related field
    • Oncology experience
    • Experience with process improvement methodologies
    • Minimum of 7 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.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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