Responsible for the coordination of the oncology service line in relation to hand offs, financial accountability and market share growth as well as the day to day operations related to efficiency and productivity of the oncology service in the Adirondack Region including medical oncology and radiation oncology. Direct responsibility for financial outcomes and budgetary decision making. Controls budget of $4.2 million and 41 FTE’s. Also directs the oncology service line. Responsible for setting strategic direction and planning for service line growth. Duties include improvement in the areas of financial improvement, quality, physician alignment and patient satisfaction. Additionally, serve on many hospital committees to include quality, safety, radiation safety, cancer care committee, corporate compliance and co-chair for hand off of care.
Oncology Service Line Management and Strategic Planning
- Responsible for the establishing service line goals and providing direction to service line team members to achieve those goals.
- Collaborates with the service line medical director to establish quality measures for the service line.
- Collaborates with many community agencies to include hospice and the American Cancer Society to provide seamless care for oncology patients in the community.
Oncology Center Operations
- Responsible for the oversight of the delivery of care for medical oncology and radiation oncology. This is completed in collaboration with physician practice. Includes elements of clinical care as well as patient and employee satisfaction.
- Responsible for meeting regulatory guidelines established by the NYS DOH and Joint Commission. Also responsible for maintaining compliance for accreditation with the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the American College of Radiation Oncology.
- Controls budget of $4.2 million and 41 FTE’s. Responsible for meeting budgeted targets for revenue and expenses for the Cancer Center
- Responsible for service line management of targeted length of stay as well cost per case for targeted DRG’s.
UVHN Committee Work
- Includes quality, safety, radiation safety, cancer care committee, corporate compliance, and others as assigned.
Physician Relations and Management
- Collaborates with medical oncologists and radiation oncologist on a daily basis in the delivery of care to oncology patients.
- Oversees the coordination of the Adirondack outreach clinics. Manages relationships with the administration and referring physicians in the Adirondack region, outreach locations, and the University of Vermont Health Network.
Regional Oncology Service
- Meets routinely with affiliate President or designee to discuss local operations, finance, and strategy.
- Responsible for developing a long-range financial plan to maximize the growth of the oncology business line for CVPH and Adirondack Region. Monitor revenue to sustain the ongoing initiatives.
- Works closely with the Adirondack Region affiliates to develop and plan capital allocations across the Adirondack Region for each Oncology Department. Reviewing the business and needs of each community, focusing on revenue and patient/customer service needs.
- Responsible to affiliate leadership to monitor revenue and volumes of oncology services.
- Responsible for being conversant with all medical oncology and radiation oncology Regulations State, Federal, ACRO (American College of Oncology), DOH (Department of Health), and Joint Commission, College of Surgeons-COC, and all regulations related to clinical trials. Ensuring each affiliate meets all appropriate regulations and remains survey ready.
- MBA or MHA degree required. BSN or MSN preferred.
- Three years of director experience in an outpatient cancer center setting.
- Experience with radiation therapy equipment required.
- Well versed in various applications to include the MS Office products and radiation therapy record and very systems. MOSAIQ and EPIC and ONCO-Emr.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.