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Executive Director, Oncology Services, Wellstar Health System, Marietta, GA

Post Date

Jul 7, 2020

End Date

Oct 7, 2020
 

This position is responsible for the successful operation of the cancer program and Radiation Oncology for the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, part of an 11 hosptial, not-for-profit health system just north of Atlanta. Facilitates continuity of cancer related care and integrate activities with other major organizational units and hospital departments. Establishes objectives, develops and implements plans to achieve corporate goals. Determines the organizational structure and directs staff to carry out plans. Measures results and takes appropriate corrective actions to ensure achievement of objectives. Develops, proposes and implements policies.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Operations at Kennestone Hospital. This position also collaborates closely with the System VP of Oncology Program. Will work collaboratively with other leaders within the cancer program to help grow and extend the oncology program. He/she serves as a key member of the WellStar Cancer Network leadership team, supporting the Vice President of Oncology and Chief Oncology Officer to ensure implementation of Oncology to ensure implementation of the Oncology Network strategies based at Kennestone Hospital.

He/She is responsible for collaboration in the development and execution of strategic priorities for Kennestone Hospital. Build and strengthen the existing Tumor Subcommittees for Breast, Lung, GI, Melanoma, Liver, Thoracic and GU. In addition, will work to build additional tumor sites such as Neuro/Brain and Head and Neck. These tumor subcommittees are vital clinical programs of the Kennestone Cancer Program and will require managing multiple priorities, working closely with the physician leaders (including WellStar Medical Group physicians, Wellstar Clinical Partners, NGOC and The Breast Center. Each tumor site program will have focus areas around quality, safety, growth strategy, and patient satisfaction.

This individual must be able to evaluate large amounts of data and leverage this data to drive productive change in quality, outcomes, operational efficiencies and market growth. Additionally, he/she is responsible for performing a wide variety of operational responsibilities relative to personnel management, budget development, financial management, compliance, physician satisfaction, and employee engagement and performance improvement. Other responsibilities include achieving quality outcomes and customer / patient satisfaction in a fiscally responsible manner. The Director can perform job functions utilizing independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative with ability to interact and direct successful operation within multidisciplinary specialty physician groups practicing at Kennestone Hospital. Provides leadership and direction in the development and execution of strategies to manage oncology operations that are consistent with our culture, strategic business objectives, and continuous quality improvement. Employs a global perspective of emerging trends, issues, and technology in oncology and possesses understanding of the oncology and WellStar Cancer Network mission and vision.

Oversees all aspects of radiation oncology and assists with providing best in class service to the patients at Kennestone Hospital. Engages referring physicians to ensure the service expectations are exceeded. Requires Managerial skill to motivate team to achieve its short term and long-term goals. Provides updates to leadership on utilization of services and assists in planning for upcoming needs including enhancement to existing technology as needed. Provides leadership in executing plans for current fiscal year and develops financial plans for upcoming year at Kennestone.

Required Minimum Education:

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Healthcare, Nursing or related field is required. ARRT in Radiation is required.

Required Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive leadership experience, including four (4) years of management experience with significant focus business and financial acumen is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in oncology services is required.
  • Operational management experience is required.
  • Budgeting, financial management and service management experience is required.
  • Oncology regulatory and accreditation compliance experience is required.
  • Three (3) years’ experience managing a radiation oncology program is required.

Required Minimum Skills:

  • Performance management skills, financial acumen, strategic planning, communication skills, knowledge of industry standards, leadership and interpersonal skills; analytical skills to solve technical problems as well as abstract reasoning to define course of actions when information may be vague or unclear.
  • The individual must be able to communicate and understand verbal and written English language, as well as possess the ability to organize and present data in a detailed, legible and compelling manner.
  • Additionally, this role requires organizational skills that enable the individual to react and perform under stress and emergency situations, and to manage multiple priorities on an on-going basis.
  • Management skills to effectively lead employees in a task-oriented environment, time management skills to meet scheduled and non-scheduled operational deadlines, analytical skills to prepare and manage budget.
  • A patient centered focus, positive and compassionate attitude, and orientation to the unique challenges facing cancer patients are paramount qualities.

Contact

Teresa Waters
Lead Talent Sourcing Consultant, Wellstar Health System
teresa.waters@wellstar.org.