Business Operations Director - Imaging & Procedure Suite

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Executive and Management


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Business Operations Director for Imaging and Procedure Suite is a member of department administrative teams, partnering with the clinical, service line, and medical leaders, to develop a collaborative work environment within and across teams throughout the organization. This leader manages business planning and assists with strategic efforts in support of overall business objectives for Imaging and Procedure Suite.  This leader provides administrative, operational and financial direction, including business assessment, contingency planning, and change management to support the execution of department vision.


  • Manage business activities within the Imaging and Procedure Suite departments, including collaboration on annual budget planning, off-cycle capital and staff requests, monitoring financial performance and executing action plans.
  • At the direction of the Imaging and Procedure Suite Director guides operational leaders on related business endeavors
  • Manages vendor contracts and collaborates with Legal, Supply Chain, and Finance teams to ensure terms and conditions of the contract meet Fred Hutch needs.
  • Partners with clinical manager and Director in management of supply chain issues and initiatives, including capital equipment RFP process and vetting new supply requests with operational and medical leadership.
  • Partners with clinical and medical leaders for future space planning needs
  • Works with the Clinical Operational manager, Service Line Manager, department medical director and Clinical Operational Director to support Fred Hutch strategic plans, develop department objective and goals and manage the budget.
  • Collaborates with other department leaders on performance improvement activities, ensuring cohesion between department and organizational initiatives and realization of business objectives. Applies LEAN principles.  Monitors outcomes, reports to team on progress, resolves issues/roadblocks, etc.
  • Responsible for development and analysis of data utilized to help establish business objectives
  • Collaborates with clinical, medical and service line leaders on identifying and vetting solutions to meet annual strategic goals.
  • Collaborates with clinical, medical and service line leaders on business plans for proposed new services and programs; reviews and refines proposals, assists with presentation to executives for approval.
  • Serves in primary role, in partnership with clinical, medical and service line leaders, to create operating and capital budgets. Exercises fiscal responsibility in managing these budgets.
  • Assists with the on-boarding of new faculty
  • Partners with other department leaders in change management efforts, collaborating with other leaders on methodology, developing key metrics of success, and assessing impact of change management plan.
  • May supervise staff directly or indirectly



  • Bachelors degree required; Masters in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional business, management or operational experience
  • 3-5 years of project/program management
  • 3+ years in a complex healthcare setting
  • Experience in healthcare leadership role
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage through change
  • Relationship building within department and across all areas of the organization. Build trust among leaders, navigate challenging situations, and adjust tactics as needed in the interest of achieving the business objective.
  • Facilitation to guide diverse groups through review and discussion to reach specified business outcomes
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, or in virtual meetings
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive and complex health care environment
  • Ability to provide constructive and effective feedback
  • Ability to collaborate in team matrix with all levels of management and physician leadership
  • Critical thinking and judgement
  • Data analysis, translating complex data into a meaningful narrative
  • Business planning and management, understanding budget and financial models, leading RFP process
  • Problem solving by identifying and taking necessary steps to overcome obstacles. Forward thinking approach.
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail.


  • 2+ years in change management and supervision of employees preferred
  • Experience with operations in Radiology or Procedural field
  • Experience in oncology settings
  • Experience in research settings
  • Experience with process improvement methodologies

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.


The annual base salary range for this position is from $138,022 to $230,036 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months)


This position may be eligible for relocation assistance. 


This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. 

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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