Cancer Center Jobs

Assistant Vice President and Chief of Oncology Nursing Services

Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center

April 23, 2020
Duke University Health System (DUHS) seeks a dynamic nursing leader to serve as its next Assistant Vice President and Chief of Oncology Nursing Services at the Duke Cancer Institute (AVP). This is a unique opportunity at one of the most respected healthcare institutions in the U.S.

Established in 1973 as one of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), today DCI patients come for care from every county in North Carolina, every state in the nation and from around the world. Treating over 70,000 patients per year, DCI has more than 350 researchers and physicians from 27 departments and seven schools at Duke University. Each year Duke receives more than $240 million in cancer research funding with approximately 1,500 patients enrolled in 300 interventional clinical trials.  Home to 11 disease based tumor groups, DCI has expanded along with Duke Health System into multiple locations across Durham and Wake Counties. Its Duke Cancer Network has affiliates across six states.

DCI is part of Duke Health which integrates the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic (Duke physicians practice), and incorporates the health and health research programs within the Duke Global Health Institute as well as those in schools and centers across Duke University, including the Duke Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy.

The AVP is responsible for leading Nursing and Advanced Practice Practioners; Quality, Safety & Outcomes and Care Redesign within the Oncology Service Line at Duke University Health System. The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in nursing, a Doctorate and Oncology Nursing Certification preferred. The AVP requires a minimum of five years of experience in academic healthcare, preferably NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, with seven years of experience at the leadership level. Oncology experience required. The incumbent will also have the ability to lead effectively in a matrixed organization requiring high levels of collaboration, sound judgment and significant operational and practice management expertise and demonstrates strong leadership, management, analytical, negotiation and conflict management skills with a collaborative style.

Nominations, confidential expressions of interest, and CVs should be submitted via email to the DCI search consultants, April Allen and Kerry Quealy with WittKieffer:, 630-575-6159.

The Duke Cancer Institute values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.