Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Director, Community Oncology Clinical Operations

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

This position is accountable for providing clinical leadership and oversight for the SCCA Community Oncology Program in partnership with community oncology leadership, peers and physicians to achieve the organization’s strategic goals, ensure compliance with all regulations, policies and procedures and develop a collaborative work environment across all SCCA sites and with our community partners. This leader providers administrative, clinical and strategic direction while mentoring and developing leaders and staff.



  • Develops and maintains a culture that fosters an inclusive workplace
  • Assures effective educational services are provided for areas of responsibility
  • Develops and manages a workforce plan
  • Evaluates staff performance and provides feedback



  • Develops and implements an operational plan and model to deliver patient focused care and services at SCCA community oncology sites.
  • Oversees department activities related to quality improvement, risk management and safe practice
  • Assures compliance with SCCA quality improvement programs, external agencies, and regulatory bodies
  • Accountable for the development, implementation and maintenance of Standards of Practice consistent with quality care
  • Mitigates and escalates community oncology issues as appropriate
  • Assures integration and collaboration with community partners, community oncology program sites of care and SCCA at South Lake Union
  • Works in partnership with the Community Oncology Operations Director and Associate Director for Community Oncology Service Line to support SCCA strategic plans, develop department objectives and initiatives and manage budget.
  • Partners effectively with colleagues on the impact of strategic initiatives and projects across the organization.
  • Assesses, understands and communicates the impact of strategic decisions and initiatives to senior leadership
  • Promotes and supports the cultivation, dissemination and integration of local, national and international trends and best practices for academic and community cancer programs.
  • Uses lean principles to design and optimize patient experience and staff workflow



  • Partners with community oncology leadership in creating operating and capital budgets
  • Exercises fiscal responsibility in managing to budgets




  • Nursing or equivalent degree
  • Experience in health care leadership role
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage through change
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy in an emotionally challenging environment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing in a clear concise and professional manner
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive and complex health care environment.
  • Conflict mitigation, mediation and resolution skills
  • Ability to provide constructive and effective feedback
  • Ability to communicate and work with all levels of management and physician leadership
  • Critical thinking and judgement


  • Masters of Healthcare Administration, Business, Public Health or related field
  • Oncology Experience
  • Experience with process improvement methodologies
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in an academic or community health care setting including experience leading teams, onboarding new sites of practice and integrating patient care across multiple organizations

Our Commitment to Diversity

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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