Director, Oncology Services in Richlands, VA at Clinch Valley Medical Center

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

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Job Description

Clinch Valley Medical Center

The Director of Oncology Services works under the general supervision of the CEO and Radiation Oncologist to assure optimal care is given to each patient undergoing any procedure within the Radiation Oncology Department. This position will be responsible for clinical operations for both Medical and Radiation Oncology services. Oncology care is multifaceted and a comprehensive understanding of its distinctive care delivery environment is essential. This position requires close collaboration with physicians and hospital administration.


The responsibilities of the Director of Oncology Services include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a leader in the department to provide high-quality, high-value, cost-effective care for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
  • Coordinating the clinical operations of staff within the department as well as serving as a representative of the department for the institution.
  • Applying in-depth knowledge and skills to manage the work of the radiation oncology department.
  • Optimizing clinical workflows to continuously improve the patient experience.
  • Utilizing problem solving skills and service recovery as required.

  • Facilitating the research and educational goals of the department and integrate said activities into clinic workflow as directed by leadership.

  • Promoting collaboration between radiation oncology team and ancillary departments/centers.

  • Developing and operationalizing organizational mission, goals, strategic plan, budgets, resource allocations, and policies/procedures for the Department.

  • Facilitates communication between the various departments to ensure consistency in protocols and staff metrics across the entire department.

  • Managing elements of a complex department with a focus on implementation; executing short to medium term strategies.

  • Collaborating with department support staff to manage scheduling for staff and faculty for optimal clinical coverage.

  • Lead recruitment and evaluation of new staff members, as necessary.

  • Participating in the discussion of acquiring new technologies and their appropriate deployment.

  • Prepare budgets including labor, material and supplies, services, equipment maintenance and replacement.

  • Ensuring quality and safety of patient care within the department.

  • Defining qualifications and performance expectations for all positions and ensure staff competencies are maintained.

  • Collecting and evaluating metrics related to Institutional, departmental and individual staff goals.

  • Utilizing metric data to update policies and protocols to implement changes to improve department workflow.

  • Maintaining clear and consistent communication and leadership with motivational spirit.

Job Requirements

Education: Associate's degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience: Must have at least six (6) years of Radiation Oncology experience. Management experience strongly preferred.

License/Certification: Must be registered with the A.R.R.T. in Radiation Therapy. Basic Life Support (BLS) is required; ACLS strongly preferred.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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