Currently looking for an experienced Health Care and/or Nurse Administrator to fill the Director-level opening for the Bass Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Children's Health in Palo Alto, CA. Interested candidates must have at least 7 years of experience in an acute care pediatric and/or cancer treatment leadership role.

Responsibilities of the Director, Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases

  • Work in close partnership with the Center Director/Division Chief and is responsible for all aspects of Center business development, strategy, operations, financial management, education programs and research administration in collaboration with Center’s medical leadership and hospital leadership.
  • Responsible for ensuring the professional development of all faculty and staff (nursing, technical, administrative and support personnel), ensuring patient and staff satisfaction, and collaborating with medical leadership on high quality and financially viable care delivery models.
  • Consistently evaluate and build service line infrastructure to accommodate growing and changing demands of the program. Establish feedback loop for the service line so opportunities are seized, issues are resolved, and consistency is ensured.
  • Enhance the service line profile by emphasizing physician expertise, excellence in outcomes, and emphasis on current technology and care processes.
  • Build integrated clinical systems with ancillary departments (e.g. laboratory, radiology, and anesthesiology) to support day-to-day Center operations.
  • Enhance relationships with hospital leaders in ancillary services and undertake process improvement initiatives to ensure quality service is provided.
  • Develop and monitor hospital operating and capital budgets, center research budgets, and medical group budgets for Hematology-Oncology, Radiation Oncology and BMT.
  • Oversee and coordinate fiscal activity of the clinical and research operations, including review of monthly financial and productivity reports. Review costs take necessary steps to keep costs commensurate with the Center’s objectives.
  • Initiate appropriate follow-up to continuously monitor patient care volume and associated billing and collection activity.
  • Ensure optimal utilization of space, equipment, materials and human resources. Maximize use of available facility resources.
  • Provide project management expertise. Orchestrate re-engineering process to improve efficiency and enhance patient, provider and research faculty satisfaction.
  • Develop long-range needs and hiring priorities for staff to meet the needs of the Center.
  • Implement decisions, policies, and procedures made in collaboration with Center leadership.
  • Ensure proper implementation of HR policies and performance standards are established, periodically reviewed, and maintained.
  • Manage clinical research activities, grant administration, personnel and annual report.
  • Identify priorities to achieve established strategic goals. Monitor and report on progress of these initiatives.
  • Develop the Center Programs by raising visibility of services, increasing market penetration, growing revenue and referrals, and integrating all facets of the program and its operations. Synchronize services across the care and research continuum. Improve program infrastructure to remove any roadblocks that have inhibited growth.

Requirements of the Director, Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases

  • A Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Nursing or related field or equivalent experience is required.
  • Seven years of experience in a leadership role in healthcare administration.
  • Operations management experience in high volume, tertiary or academic medical center.
  • Strategic planning and/or business development experience.
  • Comprehensive business development and program administration knowledge in health care administration. Service line experience preferred. Experience with program planning, implementation, evaluation, budget preparation/management, and partnerships with physicians.
  • Solid financial skills, including ability to oversee budget process and financial planning.

This is a management position
This is a full-time position

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