Director, Radiation Oncology Program

Hartford HealthCare - Hartford, CT3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $97,000 - $120,000 a year

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The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHC CI) focuses on offering our cancer patients an unparalleled network of coordinated services– all under one roof. Our system of care includes a truly integrated team with the most talented, experienced, and compassionate caregivers and physicians, backed by the latest cutting-edge technology. As a certified member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, HHC CI is better positioned to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based cancer care to improve the lives of cancer patients. Together, the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering are staying ahead of cancer.

At HHC CI we are devoted to providing cancer patients with the most comprehensive treatment options and innovative therapies available. We believe quality clinical care and cancer research are inextricably linked and have a dedicated centralized clinical research office to these efforts. We are seeking a highly-driven, passionate and caring professional to join our family of providers, nurses, research staff and other healthcare professionals committed scientific progress and bringing the newest treatments forward to our community.

Position Summary:
The Director, Radiation Oncology Program will be responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of programs and best practices that ensure optimal standardization, integration, growth and quality at all radiation oncology practices across HHC. The Director will successfully lead by influence teams of physicians, leaders and staff across multiple sites and work in a collaborative style within a matrixed, complex medical environment to achieve Cancer Institute goals.

Key Accountabilities:
Engage physicians and staff across the system to develop clinical treatment standards and quality and outcome measures to ensure a single standard of care across all HHC locations
In collaboration with regional operational leadership, design and implement processes to address key clinical needs, practice issues, and patient experience
Drive clinical service optimization through the adoption of best practices related to radiation oncology
Lead system-wide projects related to Radiation Oncology improvement and/or growth and deliver on-time and on-budget results
Serve as a thought leader on value based care models and guide planning to transform care to align with such models
Ensure compliance with all standards of accreditation and certification programs related to Radiation Oncology
Understand key market opportunities and trends related to Radiation Oncology to support market expansion and growth strategy
Evaluate technology to support effective operations and when applicable, make recommendations regarding capital planning
Guide the development of volume, revenue and capital forecasts across the system and support the analysis of variances and development of countermeasures in collaboration with regional leadership
Serve as the executive sponsor/leader of Radiation Oncology pillars, and in partnership with the physician partner, lead the Radiation Oncology Clinical Council.
Recommend and develop internal policies and procedures related to Radiation Oncology
Ensure the appropriate training and development of staff to Radiation Oncology best practices and policies and procedures
Participate in strategic, short range and long range planning for the Cancer Institute


Bachelor’s degree in health care field required. Master Degree strongly preferred

Five plus years of experience in managing Radiation Oncology operations

Experience in effectively implementing organizational change initiatives at a system-level

Visible leader with excellent interpersonal communication skills who relates well with all levels of the organization

Highly effective analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills

Demonstrates exceptional communication and engagement skills in working within a large healthcare system

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