Chief of Surgical Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 5/6/2020
Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY The SKCC Chief of Surgical Oncology has a charge to develop and execute the enterprise strategy for surgical cancer care throughout the health system. The Chief will also work toward enhanced accruals to institutional, pharmaceutical, and cooperative group trials, and contribute to strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of SKCC policies that enhance surgical oncology associated clinical research, and increase SKCC influence across the Delaware Valley. The SKCC Chief of Surgical Oncology will assist in efforts to identify potential partners and build collaborative relationships centered on cancer with community oncology practices, hospitals, and systems. This individual will work with SKCC leadership as well as the appropriate TJU pillars to ensure the timely adoption, coordination, and monitoring of surgical oncology care delivery and robust patient referrals for both clinical trials and clinical care. In addition, s/he meets one-on-one with the SKCC Enterprise Director (regular quarterly meetings plus multiple informal interactions), is a member of the SKCC Clinical Operations Executive Committee, and is a key member of the enterprise Oncology Coordinating Council. This position will report to the EVP of Oncology Services (primary), EVP Jefferson Health/President Jefferson Medical Group (secondary)
- Provides strategic leadership with regard to SKCC for surgical oncology operations. Sets goals for growth, referrals, and increased volume.
- Assists Network leaders in development of SKCC's multi-state clinical trials network in coordination with the Clinical and Administrative Directors of the SKCCN.
- Contributes to annual budgeting process as well as strategic planning, goal implementation, and evaluation as part of the SKCC Executive Committee.
- Advises the SKCC Enterprise Director regarding Network growth, opportunities, referral patterns, and joint venturing partnerships.
Quality & Outcomes:
- Supports the mission, vision, and core values of SKCC
- Provides consultation, overall direction and supervision regarding surgical oncology quality, availability, safety and appropriateness of the medical services provided across SKCC/JH
- Recommends annual goals for Surgical Oncology
- Assists with developing/standardizing, monitoring, improving and maintaining the standards of medical care delivered by SKCC Surgical Oncology providers. Assists in the development of common clinical pathways for surgical oncology patients, including but not limited to: Outside imaging and pathology review for all patients, Role of neoadjuvant therapy, Tissue collection protocols across all disease sites, Active engagement in promoting clinical trial accrual, Assistance in the development of evidence-based screening protocols for primary cancers (breast, colon, lung, etc) to better optimize both patient flow at SKCC sites and increase surgical oncology volume.
- Identifies opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and resource allocation related to the delivery of surgical care in SKCC sites; Identifies required equipment and supplies necessary for successful operation of Surgical Oncology; Advises SKCC concerning equipment, personnel, training, supplies and services needed to permit a full range of surgical services to be provided in each site to meet SKCC goals
- Participates in utilization review, compliance, and performance improvement activities related to Surgical Oncology
- Reviews and approves policies and procedures with regard to the operation of Surgical Oncology
- Monitors and reports on the outcomes of surgical oncology patients
- Works collaboratively with SKCC and disease team leadership to achieve Surgical Oncology development
- Advises and assists SKCC in such other special administrative projects reasonably requested, such as investigating trends and developments in practices and techniques relevant to Surgical Oncology, introducing innovative approaches to improve the quality of care in Surgical Oncology, providing advice concerning participation in affiliation or other teaching agreements between SKCC and external entities, and participating and developing programs related to SKCC community outreach
- Participates in strategic planning functions of SKCC as they apply to Surgical Oncology
- Participates in succession planning and planned growth within specialties as related to Surgical Oncology
- Collaborates with SKCC leadership to increase market share in the primary and extended markets, assessing, and broadening the geographic reach of Surgical Oncology, including participating in marketing efforts.
- Works to implement, develop and grow research initiatives related to SKCC surgical oncology, aligned to the needs of patients in our catchment area
- Presents, or publishes, on behalf of SKCC regarding topics of relevance to cancer discoveries, cancer care and/or clinical improvements. Participates in regular professional development conferences.
- Fosters innovation in clinical trials related to surgical oncology
Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 full and part-time students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation's best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
As an employer, the Jefferson Enterprise maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.