Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 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. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is ranked among the top ten cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our care combines powerful science with devoted collaboration.
Above all, we exist to move patients forward, past boundaries and toward hope.
Department Overview: The Strategic Outreach and Affiliate Network department oversees an array of responsibilities in the service of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s goal of improving cancer care, regionally and beyond. They strive to further the reach of the SCCA’s expertise and knowledge by fostering relationships locally, regionally and nationally. As external ambassadors of the organization they manage a diverse body of work including overseeing the Affiliate Network Program and managing physician outreach and education for the organization.
Affiliate Network Program: The Affiliate Network Program provides community-based physicians and hospital systems throughout the broader region with access to the latest cancer diagnostic, novel therapeutics, and trials and treatment information. Through this collaborative effort, SCCA hopes to speed the flow of scientific information among researchers, clinicians and patients and improve the standard of cancer care available throughout the region. Relationships between community-based clinical staff and SCCA are fostered through a variety of avenues including education, program support, partnership on clinical research and deep engagement with our staff and more.
Physician Outreach: Physician Outreach efforts ensure community practices and providers throughout the region are aware of the comprehensive, cutting-edge services available at SCCA and the expert care available to patients. Through this work they aim to strengthen partnerships with community institutions and healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated care of patients and create a communication channel between SCCA and referring partners. They also foster relationships and collaborate with patient advocacy groups to ensure this same information is shared with the patient-community. The continuing medical education component of the work further supports these efforts by ensuring faculty and researchers have the opportunity to provide education to the community on latest discoveries and changes to treatment standards.
Key Responsibilities of the Director
As a member of the Strategy and Business development team and in partnership with the Medical Director, the Director is responsible for developing and implementing of the strategy for the Affiliate Network and Physician Outreach programs to ensure they are aligned with the overall strategic vision for the organization. The Director oversees and drives the functions and activities within the department to ensure successful execution of the strategy. The Director is responsible for fostering strong, collaborative relationships with key leadership roles within SCCA and its Alliance partners, including, but not limited to, Director of Service Line Management, Director of Marketing, Director of Research Integration, Director of Contracting/Public Affairs, and physician leadership.
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