As the Vice President of Enterprise Cancer Care Services, you will determine the strategic direction, vision, and scope of the capabilities necessary to support the cancer care line of service across the enterprise, focusing on helping our patients experience more healthy years and focus on what matters to them. In doing so, we will elevate Kaiser Permanente’s performance across the entire cancer care continuum. We aspire to be a global leader in cancer prevention and care, inspiring the nation and world to do the same.
You will be responsible for leading the transformation of Kaiser Permanente’s delivery of evidence-based, outcomes-driven cancer care services. Together with the Permanente Federation Cancer Care Physician leader, you will lead the development of an enterprise strategy that delivers exceptional service and quality outcomes for cancer patients across Kaiser Permanente and elevates Kaiser Permanente’s reputation as a leading cancer care organization. As a seasoned leader, you will have the proven ability to build leading cancer care programs with excellent end to end experience and clinical outcomes. In this role, you will incorporate social care aspects, precision genomics, and cancer research into Kaiser Permanente’s enterprise cancer care strategy. In addition, you will serve as an oversight function for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, ensuring that Health Plan members receive high quality cancer care across Kaiser Permanente.
Principal Responsibilities Include
Providing executive level leadership, strategic direction, and recommendations over areas of accountability
Identifying and implementing actions in areas of accountability to improve quality, access, service, and outcomes
Supporting the structure and processes to develop, implement, and ensure success of all areas related to cancer care services, including treatment pathways, time to first treatment, and care coordination
Ensuring that Kaiser Permanente is strategically positioned to maintain ongoing regulatory compliance across cancer care services
Identifying future demand by service line; including community resource capacity
Supporting and guiding the development and implementation of cancer care services operating plans across all regions
Championing and implementing cancer care services innovations to achieve organizational goals
Exploring critical issues related to cancer care services for specific populations, such as complex needs patients and creating innovative care delivery models to address those needs
Developing and implementing the future vision for cancer care services across Kaiser Permanente including the integration of social needs, genomics, and research
Facilitating the flow of information to and from the organization to industry, members, and the community at large and engaging community partners to drive Kaiser Permanente’s cancer care objectives
Short and Long-Term Accountabilities Include
Partnering with the Permanente Federation Cancer Care Physician Leader to develop an enterprise cancer care services strategy including a multi-year roadmap for execution to meet the needs of our members and patients and the communities we serve
Providing leadership and coordination to execute on the enterprise strategy which includes establishing and chartering regional implementation teams, developing any necessary programs and tools, and identifying problems and removing barriers
Representing cancer care services perspectives to Executive Leadership
Defining and communicating program-wide performance expectations and measuring for cancer care services delivery and population health outcomes
Creating a culture within the cancer care service line which is innovative, action-oriented, and results driven and promotes equity and inclusion
Ensuring that all cancer care services are positioned to maintain ongoing regulatory compliance
Establishing an environment that supports caregivers and enhances growth, communication, and job satisfaction
Directing/supporting the implementation of integrated human resources strategies across the cancer care service line to ensure quality results in the identification, recruitment, retention, and development of staff
Ensuring labor participation in appropriate forums and committees
You will report directly to the EVP, Chief Medical Officer. You will work directly with Kaiser Permanente regional and medical center leaders, key physician leaders, and other functional leaders to establish a future vision and operating models related to cancer care services. You will also establish, engage, and maintain relationships and contracts with vendors and other strategic partners.
Compliance and Integrity
The ability to model and reinforce ethical behavior in self and others in accordance with the Kaiser Permanente Principles of Responsibility
The ability to adhere to organizational policies and guidelines, support compliance initiatives, maintain confidences, admit mistakes, conduct business with honesty, show consistency in words and actions, and follow through on commitments
All leaders are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring, and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments
A bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related clinical field; a master’s degree is strongly preferred
At least seven to ten years of experience in a health care system leading cancer services or cancer care institute, alliance, or other system with a blend of cancer care clinical and program leadership roles; leadership of a multi-site cancer organization is preferred
Significant experiences in the implementation of large-scale clinical programs, preferably using an implementation science approach
Strong business acumen with demonstrated financial, operational, and technical skills in driving and promoting quality, safety, cost effective care and services. Has the requisite business planning, strategic, and operational skills to achieve both short-and long-term goals
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including but not limited to:
Developing constructive working relationships and partnerships with internal and external partners
The willingness to challenge the “status quo”
Excellent interpersonal skills (negotiation, listening, and communication skills) characterized by effective interactions with a diverse range of internal and external constituents, stakeholders, and audiences
The ability to operate in complex situations and remain effective
Decisiveness, action-oriented, personal integrity
Capable of persevering in difficult situations
The ability to have an open, collaborative leadership style that promotes teamwork and partnership while achieving desired results
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 905645
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care system with $85.5 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1945, the company has grown from a 12-bed hospital to serving nearly 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente is nationally and internationally recognized for providing innovative, high-quality, evidence-based health care and coverage through its integrated system.
More than 218K employees and 23K Permanente Medical Group physicians serve the health care needs of members and communities in eight Kaiser Permanente Regions covering Northern California, Southern California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic States (Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia), Oregon, and Washington.
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan members receive their care primarily through 39 Kaiser Permanente-owned and operated hospitals, over 700 medical clinics, pharmacies, and other facilities. Some care is provided through contracted networks of community hospitals, physicians, and other providers.
Our eight Regions are comprised of separate, but closely cooperating organizations:
• Kaiser Foundation Health Plans (K...FHP): A non-profit, public-benefit corporation that contracts with individuals and groups to provide HMO and other health benefit plans. KFHP contracts with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and the Permanente Medical Groups to provide services.
• Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (KFH): A non-profit, public-benefit corporation that owns and operates hospitals in California, Oregon, and Hawaii; owns outpatient facilities in all states where they do business; provides or arranges hospital services; and sponsors charitable, educational, and research activities.
• Permanente Medical Groups (PMG): Exclusive Partnerships or professional corporations of physicians, with one in each Kaiser Permanente Region. The PMG is responsible for providing and arranging all medical care and services in each of our Regions.
Leveraging its integrated care delivery system, tools and technology, Kaiser Permanente is taking preventive, proactive, and chronic care to a new level, resulting in better care, better health and more convenient access at an affordable cost.