Cancer Center Jobs

Director, Ambulatory Planning

Siteman Cancer Center

March 24, 2021
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center (SCC) at Washington University School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Ambulatory Planning.

This is a career defining opportunity to serve as executive lead for development, planning and design of the new four-story, 180,000 sq. ft. Siteman Cancer Center ambulatory facility slated to open in 2022.  The facility will provide for a patient-centered, team-focused multidisciplinary approach to patient care leading to a unified plan coordinated by the combined expertise of multidisciplinary teams of medical professionals, scientists and educators.  The Director of Ambulatory Planning will be responsible for ensuring that the new facility will be designed to allow for an optimal patient experience, incorporating innovative care models, providing high quality of care, and maximizing efficiency of clinical workflow.  The Director will work with Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) leadership to ensure coordination across entities and achievement of mutual goals.

Siteman Cancer Center is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation, an “Exceptional” rating from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  The Center offers the expertise of more than 450 Washington University research scientists and physicians who provide care for nearly 10,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year. Scientists and physicians affiliated with Siteman hold more than $145 million annually in basic and clinical oncology research grants; patients have access to more than 500 therapeutic clinical trials.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Washington University School of Medicine’s faculty practice plan, the Director will serve as executive lead providing executive updates and keeping leadership apprised of timelines, cost, barriers, overall project status, etc.  The Director coordinates facility planning with consultants, key stakeholders and leadership across institutions and will work closely with facilities project management team to oversee project management to ensure user groups are represented, timelines are met, and deliverables are on schedule.  The Director will incorporate innovative approaches and technologies into facility design encouraging new technology and ideas for enhancing service level, efficiency and patient care bringing together experts to implement new technology as part of facility design.  The Director will also develop a new care model for delivering multidisciplinary care across cancer subspecialties gathering input from relevant stakeholders and will lead teams in documenting new workflows and processes required to operationalize new care models into facility design. 

The successful candidate, at minimum, will have a master’s degree in a healthcare-related field or business administration and a minimum of five years of experience in management of ambulatory clinic operations.  Preferred qualifications include an RN licensure and experience in cancer center facility start-up and design. The Director will be a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable and effective interacting with and publicly presenting to a broad array of administrative and clinical staff, including senior management. A collaborative leadership approach with the ability and confidence to excel in a largely matrixed role with multiple stakeholders is essential.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, please contact:

Mark Prosperi, MHA

Executive Director, Talent Management
   and Executive Search

Washington University School of Medicine

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