Swedish Health Services AVP, Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington
In strong collaboration with the Executive Medical Director of the Cancer Institute, this strategic leader is responsible for the leadership and management of the Cancer Institute through the development and implementation of management and patient care systems to assure cost effective, high quality, coordinated, patient focused care. The AVP builds relationships resulting in compassionate and committed teams within the Cancer Institute and stakeholders and with respect to Swedish Core Values. The position is an integral part of the Leadership team of the Cancer Institute and within the Swedish system. The AVP will collaborate with other leaders to achieve outcomes for the whole organization and make decisions effecting strategy, implementation and management of resources in addition to the following functions:
Transform Delivery of Clinical Care – Develop and implement program strategies that will provide an exceptional patient-centered experience by developing a seamless care delivery system and innovative care models to improve quality outcomes, reduce unnecessary clinical variation, improve coordination across the continuum, and expand clonal trials activity.
Create Enduring Alignment with Physicians, Researchers, and Clinicians – Create internal and external provider alignment strategies that strengthen seamless and innovative care delivery, in hopes of achieving the Quadruple Aim: Improved Quality, Affordability, and Customer Experience.
Thrive Under New Reimbursement Models – Collaborate with Finance and Managed Care to develop program strategies and partner with payers, purchasers and providers to develop reimbursement models that advance seamless and innovative care delivery by rewarding quality, care coordination and value.
Enhance Access By Improving Affordability – Develop and implement program strategies to enhance access to care and improve health care affordability by providing value-based care across the continuum and reducing overall administrative and care delivery expenses.
Grow to Meet Community Needs – Create and implement strategies to serve more people throughout the cancer care continuum of care via appropriate growth and development of program services in existing and new markets.
Develop and successfully implement a Regional Oncology Strategic Plan including facility and market-specific growth plans, capital planning, and resource allocation across the continuum, in collaboration with Regional, physician leadership, and other key stakeholders.
Develop and implement a physician alignment and growth strategy across the Region for Oncology services, including medical foundations, medical groups, IPAs, and independent practices.
Develop and oversee the Oncology program’s operating and capital budgets across the Region.
Develop and maintain a balanced scorecard to monitor and measure key program goals and outcomes, including Quadruple Aim goals, program growth, physician alignment and growth, and other goals that may be established.
Assess market and determine the areas of opportunity/threat within the program. Based on analysis, develop recommendations for program and services development for expansion.
Evaluate Oncology programs and services across the continuum. Identify gaps and develop a plan to fill these gaps through developing new programs or collaborating with other organizations.
Collaborate effectively across programs, hospitals and with all clinical and business divisions, develop and/or enhance programs and service delivery within a coordinated way to best serve patients and the community.
Be responsible for the development and/or implementation of evidence-based, best practice clinical protocols across the Region, in collaboration with Regional and System collaboratives, improve health outcomes across the continuum. Work with key administrative and physician leaders to gain consensus. All to provide appropriate support for implementation in conjunction with key stakeholders.
Collaborate with Finance to develop pricing strategies. Define expectations for price point and determination of appropriate cost of service through analysis of input costs, standardization, evidence-based protocols, delivery in lower cost settings, etc.
Collaborate with Finance and Managed Care to develop financing models to connect program strategies in support of affordability, high quality and coordination of care (e.g., bundled payments).
Collaborate with physician groups in the development and implementation of a Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of care for oncology patients.
Collaborate with clinical operations to assure the effective and efficient delivery of services including patient satisfaction, physician satisfaction, quality, workforce planning, and standardization.
Be responsible for the development of clinical services in each Swedish facility in coordination with the Chief Executive. Define clinical services based on market and data analysis, identify the greatest opportunity, and recommend the appropriate infrastructure required to support new services and/or models of care.
Develop and coordinate program strategies for delivery of outreach services, including telehealth.
Represent the program as a government, business and community liaison.
Represent services lines/programs on key System, Region, and Facility committees to formulate strategies and tactics to achieve clinical performance improvement in health care delivery.
Partner with key physician leaders to maintain strong, collaborative relationships across the continuum while developing growth and succession plans.
Responsible for specialty physician and clinical recruitment to achieve key strategic objectives.
Create and engage high performing teams around key initiatives without direct line authority for implementation staff. Gain trust and build strong relationships across the continuum of responsibility and authority.
Establish priorities for program marketing development and outreach designed to support growth.
Develop and implement research strategies within program, monitor financial and scientific outcomes.
Identify strategic philanthropic priorities and partner with Foundations to achieve targeted goals.
Negotiate and maintain directorship, consultant and other physician agreements.
Assure that all regulatory requirements for the cancer program are within compliance.
Professional experience/educations for this position include:
Ten years of progressive management experience in healthcare, preferably with in-depth knowledge specific to clinical program areas across the continuum.
Experience in an innovative, multi-site regionally integrated health system.
Physician and medical group alignment and integration experience.
Significant experience in leading teams, group facilitation, project management, and building management systems.
Demonstrated experience and success developing and implementing innovative clinical program growth strategies, physician and payer alignment, and consumer engagement models in a highly competitive and complex market environment.
Experience with building clinical programs across the continuum of care, including ambulatory, acute and post-acute care, medical group, home and community-based sites.
A proven ability to be a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills; to track records of developing collaborative and effective working relationships with physicians, clinicians, management, colleagues and peers; All this, with the ability to motivate, lead and influence others to implement key strategies.
Knowledge and understanding of emerging health care, market and technology trends, including forces influencing the growth, utilization and delivery of cancer services.
Leadership skills including ability to prioritize and organize work; flexibility and agility to process information and adapt quickly to a changing healthcare environment; create goals and accountability; lead projects from concept to implementation in a timely manner; and achieve results.
Demonstrated experience with creating a culture of excellence, including quality and service improvement.
Strong customer focus with physicians, management, colleagues, internal and external stakeholders.
Financial management skills including healthcare budgeting and financing, pricing, revenue optimization, reimbursement and payment models, and cost management.
Familiarity with business intelligence tools including benchmarking best practices, data tracking and monitoring outcomes; experience developing and implementing balanced scorecards.
Skills in change management, Six Sigma, LEAN and/or other continuous performance improvement techniques.
An ability to understand and be comfortable in a complex matrix structured organization.
Strong professional ethics including a commitment to advance the Swedish Mission, Vision and Core Values.
Strong self-motivational skills and the ability to function independently without direct supervision while involving and requesting assistance from the CSO, Regional Leadership, Hospital Administration, and others, when appropriate.
Strong strategic planning, business development, physician relations, project management and business skills. Strong communications, interpersonal relations and team building skills are a requirement for internal and external purposes.
The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) is a large clinical research based practice engaging with over 300 Swedish employed physicians, community physicians and other clinicians and scientists across the State of Washington and beyond. Services include a comprehensive array of cancer research and care services from diagnostic testing and treatment, to managing symptoms and side effects, to providing follow-up services and home care support. Swedish has been a Seattle-area leader in innovative cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery since 1932. Services include biological therapy, genetic counseling and testing, chemotherapy, cancer surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, hormone therapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, vaccine therapy and personalized medicine.
Services are provided across the Puget Sound region with full service cancer programs on three major campuses (Swedish First Hill, Swedish Issaquah, and Swedish Edmonds). Additional cancer services are provided at Swedish Cherry Hill and Swedish Ballard.
The clinical services are state-of-the art and the clinical protocols are supported by a robust clinical trials and research function. Along with its Providence and other partners, the SCI holds a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program grant providing access to clinical research trials through 40 regional partners in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Additionally, SCI provides investigator initiated and Pharma trials to patients in in their Reid Family Innovative Therapeutics and Research Unit.
Annual new cancer patient volumes exceed 8,000 cases with associated annual revenues in excess of $365 Million.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Leadership
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 304411