Job Description

Job Title: Senior Director, Radiation Oncology
Job ID: 80248741
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Management
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: 61042 ONCOL Admin Cancer Centers
Location: 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


The Senior Director will lead and manage all clinical Radiation Oncology sites for the UPMC Cancer Centers. [S]he will manage clinical operations; continue education, quality assurance/CQI, and regulatory affairs. Identify opportunities to improve patient safety and participate in projects and programs designed to reduce errors, improve processes, and to create a mindfulness culture for patient safety.


  • Supervise and oversee budget development, including operational and capital budgets.
  • Provide effective financial oversight of all sites by balancing expenses against budget.
  • Work collaboratively with Radiation Oncologists and imaging staff to maintain high standards for the planning and delivery of radiation therapy.
  • Maintain FTE's at budgeted levels or can justify increases/decreases based on site volumes.
  • Oversee the site QA program and establishes meaningful, measurable QA programs to meet regulatory demands.
  • Implement appropriate changes to increase efficiencies, enhance revenue, and control expenses.
  • Oversee new construction, renovation projects, and business utilization.
  • Manage effectively through others by establishing predetermined goals and objectives.
  • Utilize a shared governance approach; work collaboratively with directors, manager, and staff in the operations of all sites.
  • Coordinate the operations of all UPMC Cancer Center Radiation Oncology sites.
  • Utilize techniques for inspecting results in a consistent and reportable manner.
  • Utilize effective communication techniques with customers, staff, management, physicians, and senior leadership in daily operations.
  • Implement or coordinate training programs to meet the needs of the staff.
  • Maintain CE records.
  • Operate each site to budgeted fiscal goals.
  • Through positive leadership techniques influences and oversees management team and staff.
  • Oversee site CQI Activities.
  • Encourage creativity and work through staff to get the job done.
  • Set standards for professionalism, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Coordinate the JCAHO, ACRO, SHA and Department of Health compliance activities and maintain continuous site readiness for inspections and surveys.
  • Conduct regularly-scheduled site meetings and keeps staff well-informed and answer questions without delay.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Compliance Department and provides periodic reporting on compliance monitoring activities.
  • Manage fairly and consistently.
  • Assess personnel and equipment needs and makes recommendations for changes based on fact and financial return.
  • Manage equipment, supplies, and service procurement/contracting.
  • Assess learning needs of staff utilizing surveys, QA Program Results, and feedback from Radiation Oncologists.
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance, including profitability and volume metrics.
  • Establish performance improvement and CQI strategies, using PDCA and the 7 step process.
  • Act as a liaison between clinical engineering and all sites.
  • Act as a liaison to clinical engineering regarding the maintenance of all equipment.
  • Oversee billing and revenue capture initiatives.
  • Maintain a current in-depth knowledge of resource-based value scales (i.e. physician productivity) and their impact on operations.
  • Act as a liaison to Radiation Safety Officer and coordinates safety compliance program.
  • Monitor operating statistics and patterns to identify trends and changes across sites as well as the external environment.
  • Seek approval for Continuing Education Credits to enable the staff to earn required education credits.
  • Assess existing needs and plan for new programs to meet the site's needs.
  • Develop/Implement/Administer network policies and procedures to standardize quality patient care at each site.
  • Produce high quality work in a timely fashion to meet established deadlines. Work is accurate and substantiated by fact.
  • Conduct CQI meetings, set goals and objectives for improvement, and measure results utilizing benchmarks/score card. Results are documented using UPMC standards.
  • Maintain supply and total expenses at budgeted levels or can justify increases/decreases based on site volumes.



  • Graduate Degree in Health Care or equivalent.
  • 5-7 years of progressive imaging services management experience. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiation Therapy (T) preferred.

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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