Associate Medical Director, APP Svc

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

This position is responsible for providing direction and leadership to Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner (APP/Advanced Practice Provider) medical practice in the SCCA outpatient clinic and Inpatient Oncology and Transplant Services as well as communicating policy to these medical staff. The Associate Medical Director should provide continuous review and evaluation of the operating quality and appropriateness of patient care. This position is also responsible for assisting the institution in maintaining compliance with relevant standards from The Joint Commission and applicable state law, federal law, and regulatory mandates. In collaboration with the clinic's administrative leadership, the Associate Medical Director is responsible for facilitating program planning, departmental quality, performance improvement, and career development. The Associate Medical Director shall maintain a strong matrix relationship and regular communication with other Associate Medical Directors to ensure effective clinical operations and integration of clinical services.

- Helps the facility ensure that patients have appropriate APP coverage and ensure the provision of APP services;
- Provide specific guidance for APP performance expectations;
- Facilitate feedback to APPs, physicians and other health care practitioners on performance and practices.
- Communicate policies to medical staff practicing in the specific service area.
- Attend regularly the appropriate medical staff committees e.g. SCCA
- Medical Executive Committee, COC, and Inpatient or Outpatient Operational Team meetings (Inpt Ops or GO-COT or T-COT).
- Partners with SCCA COO/CNE and Director of Clinics to ensure quality and efficient operation of all clinics.
- Ensures effective communication, exhibits professionalism, maintains high quality, provide efficient clinical operations, and achieve successful integration of clinical research.
- Participates in administrative decision-making and the development of policies and procedures related to patient care.
- Reviews policies and procedures regarding the adequate protection of patients' rights, advance care planning, and other ethical issues.
- Works with the leadership of the program managers to provide the medical background necessary for their decisions/projects.
- Participate in long-range planning activities including space allocation
- Manages resource utilization by APPs in collaboration with the SCCA Medical Director
- Partners with the SCCA Director of CPI to support and participate in CPI efforts.
- Partner with the SCCA VP of Quality to ensure relevant safety, customer service and regulatory data are monitored for improvement opportunities and initiatives;
- Help the facility establish systems and methods for reviewing the quality and appropriateness of clinical care and other health-related services and provide appropriate feedback.
- Ensures APP Faculty maintain a culture of safety. Responds and takes action on delivery of clinical care concerns regarding safety standards and practice issues that negatively impact program operations.
- Promotes the integration of research and clinical systems within the Transplant, Heme-Oncology, and supportive care services and clinics. Participates in administrative decision-making and the development of policies and procedures related to clinical research.
- Minimum of 5 years experience as an ARNP or PA in Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant, or other related specialty
- Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience.
- Experience working in and leading large, multi-disciplinary teams.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including strong computer skills.
- Ability to understand team dynamics, employee motivation, and conflict.
- Experience implementing strategies to improve and solve problems related to these areas.
- Proven ability to work successfully with clinicians of all levels and specialties, including physicians, nurses, etc.
- Strong problem solving, negotiation, and analytical skills.
- Masters in Healthcare, Public or Business Administration preferred. Additional leadership training a plus.

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