This leadership position within the Duke Cancer Network supports the development and operation of an integrated network of affiliated cancer programs that (1) improves the care delivered to the adult population in the community setting, (2) facilitates establishment and operation of affiliated programmatic strategies for program development and clinical affiliates such that national accreditations and standards are upheld in the community program practices, (3) support development of professional education and research programs to meet the needs of affiliate members with a focus on highlighting Duke faculty and Duke clinical and research programs, and (4) positions Duke as the preferred quaternary provider of care that cannot be managed in the local community setting.
Scope of Responsibilities: The Senior Director position will involve significant responsibilities for programmatic operations including integration of clinical research, professional education and business development for affiliate cancer programs. The Senior Director will provide management and operations oversight of Duke’s Cancer Network (DCN) that includes administrative responsibility for DCN relationships with identified Program Development Affiliations including Duke Life Point Cancer programs, Clinical Affiliate Cancer programs, radiation oncology, any Pediatric oncology specialty services such as Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation, research affiliations and educations strategy. Responsibilities also include coordination of physician practice management in collaboration with the PDC and/or DUHS, involvement in regional affiliated cancer programs involving DUHS, Network Development representation for the DUH oncology CSU, oversight of other adult oncology-related activities at affiliated sites and coordination of all financial aspects in support of affiliate program success.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
The following description of job responsibilities and standards reflects the major duties of the job but does not describe minor duties or other responsibilities that are assigned from time to time.
A. Planning and Implementation
Develop, monitor and oversee implementation of strategic and operations plans specific to Duke Cancer Network activities at affiliated sites including (1) support and development of Duke Cancer Network internal infrastructure, (2) program development affiliates as assigned or as affiliates onboard (e.g., Augusta Health, Lexington Medical Center, DLP UP Health System Marquette ,Wilson Medical Center and Conway Medical Center) (3) clinical affiliates as assigned (e.g., Johnston Health (Johnston Cancer Center), Scotland Memorial Cancer Center, Southeastern Health (Gibson Cancer Center), DLP Maria Parham Hospital, clinical site Radiation Oncology programs), (4) financial programmatic planning across network programs and (5) Engagement with Duke LifePoint affiliates and related activities (6) subspecialty services as identified including radiation oncology , surgical oncology and pediatric BMT (7) coordination with DCN and Duke educational and research plans and services, (8) Lead new or potential affiliate assessments to determine possibilities for engagement, (9) Work with Network Services leadership in development of new programmatic options and services which benefit the current and future communities.
B. Program Development
Cultivate new cancer affiliations locally and remotely that align with the strategic priorities of DUHS.
Conduct market assessments, feasibility studies, and financial analyses for new affiliates.
Collaborate to obtain buy-in from DUHS and community leadership and physicians and ultimately bring program to the community with appropriate plans, goals and leadership structure.
Provide input into DCN strategic planning and identify opportunities for new affiliations.
Coordinate work plans for affiliated programs to drive quality metrics and strategic objectives.
Collaborate to develop quality oversight and reporting structures for all DCN sites.
Lead DCN programmatic efforts and program development activities as unique projects or programs arise and are translated into the affiliate communities.
Develop work plans and timelines in support of new programmatic efforts.
C. Operations Management
Manage daily operation of the DCN program in assigned programmatic areas.
Oversee practice management of DCN faculty/staff practice, and provide support to PDC/CPDC operations of community oncologists and advanced practice providers.
Fulfill Duke administrative and contractual obligations associated with DCN clinical, research, and program development affiliates.
Manage the relationships with each programmatic affiliate assigned:
Areas within the scope of operations management include administrative, clinical quality, research, financial (including budget development, implementation, and accountability), medical staff relationships, etc.
Lead steering committee efforts at affiliated programs to communicate program effort and project/s status
Participate in and provide guidance during American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) activities and other oncology accreditation activities.
Coordinate clinical operational activities to affiliated sites to ensure adequate staffing, space, equipment & supply purchasing, property management, and accountability.
Facilitate identification of needs and assist with communication and coordination of educational support efforts for assigned programs.
Coordinate with research, education and clinical practice team members to assure efforts and identified strategies at program affiliations are in place to meet patient accrual targets and clinical and staff effort.
OTHER DUTIES :
D. Human Resource Management
E. Research, Education and Quality Management
F. Professional Educational Programming
G. Performance Monitoring and Reporting
H. Customer Service/Relationship Management
I. Finance and Growth
Significant experience in hospital management, and planning (>7 years) with relevant experience in program management across cancer services and group practice operations including strategic planning, financial analysis or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Experience in program management in hospital and practice based settings across all oncology service lines (medical, surgical, radiation and subspecialties),
Expertise with successful accreditation by the Commission on Cancer, NABPC, QOPI, ASTRO or other accreditations and certifications.
Experience managing the financial, research and educational services in cancer programs
Experience and understanding of managed care/ACOs/pay for performance (contracting, analysis, structures, functions) and financial and reimbursement strategy.
Position requires analytical, organizational and communications skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Master of Health Care Administration or MBA preferred.
Clinical/health care concentration with a Master degree in nursing, pharmacy, health care administration or MBA strongly preferred
Work requires a minimum of seven years business experience in such areas as hospital administration, provider strategic planning, business and operations planning, market research and financial analysis.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Duke Network Services, an integral part of the Duke University Health System, transforms health care locally, regionally and nationally with affiliations throughout the eastern United States. Network Services support a wide range of community-based specialty and hospital affiliations, linking them with the renowned expertise of Duke Health through innovative programs that promote evidence-based medicine, improve community health and facilitate access to research. This position within the Duke Cancer Network offers the successful candidate highly professional (clinical and/or administrative) experiences, based within Duke Health’s mission and values.