Cancer Center Jobs

Proton Therapy Manager

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

January 3, 2022
Proton Therapy Manager


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

    We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.

    We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.

    We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.

    We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.

    We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.

    We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.


The Manager, Proton Therapy Center provides leadership and management for the overall service of the Proton Therapy Center, a $100M dollar cancer treatment facility.  Reporting to the Director of Radiation Oncology, the manager plans, manages, and coordinates the development of short- and long-range objectives and is responsible for achieving the Center's financial and non-financial goals. The incumbent will lead and execute strategies aligned with SCCA's mission and vision, and is responsible for overall operation and performance of the facility, including program delivery and development, performance management, budget development, and revenue management and enhancement.

Responsibilities include: 

    Leads and manages all functions of the Proton Therapy Center in accordance with the policies established by the SCCA and in compliance with regulatory guidelines

    Manages the activities of the Center's management team and works with them to develop and deliver short- and long-range objectives, policies and procedures

    Maintains professional, collegial, and positive relationships with all stakeholders

    Provide leadership in promoting the safe, efficient, economical, and effective utilization of resources to meet the needs of the community through quality proton cancer treatment program

    Develops and implements operations strategies and tactics to drive a high level of departmental performance

    Ensures plans are developed and executed for key performance indicators, goals, and metrics including operational efficiency, quality, safety, financial, business development, patient experience, and staff satisfaction and retention

    Monitors performance to proactively identify and address efficiency issues

    Provides performance updates to senior leadership and board of directors as requested

    Encourages and promotes operating in a continuous improvement environment that is data driven and responsive to customer and market needs

    Responsible for recruitment and development of Proton Center team

    Manages relationship with IBA, including holding the vendor accountable for operational performance, maintenance, and contract negotiation

    Partners with UW Department of Radiation Oncology to ensure physics and physician services are delivered in alignment with Professional Services Agreement and meet the highest quality standards of the SCCA


Required qualifications: 

    Bachelor's degree in health care administration, business administration, public health, nursing, health information administration, or related field

    Radiation Oncology experience required

    7+ years of experience in a healthcare setting

    4+ years of experience in progressive leadership role

    Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and build a consensus

    Strong patient care orientation focus

    Competent in operating effectively in an integrated system environment, working in a variety of matrix management relationships

    Proven track record as a team leader with an understanding of management practices

    Multi-team management experience

    Ability to set overall strategy and drive process improvement

    Demonstrated project and budget management skill

    Broad understanding of fundamental business principles

    Data driven, analytical problem-solving skills

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Knowledgeable of current healthcare environment/regulations and impact to hospital operation

    Knowledgeable of all policies and procedures that affect the outcomes of patient care, employee rights and responsibilities

Preferred qualifications

    Master's degree in a closely related field

    Previous Profit & Loss responsibility

    Prior proton therapy experience

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at [email protected] or by calling 206-667-4700.