The UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) is a matrix cancer center which builds upon the research strengths of UT Southwestern Medical Center and a broad network of scientific and clinical partners to develop new cancer insights and treatments. SCCC is a member of the elite network of 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers supported by the NCI P30 Cancer Center Support Grant. SCCC’s mission is to educate the next generation of leaders in patient care, biomedical science, and disease prevention, conduct high-impact research, and to deliver patient care that brings UT Southwestern’s scientific advances to the bedside-focusing on quality, safety and service.
The Associate Director for Clinical Affairs serves as the senior clinical leader driving and implementing strategies & operations designed to advance preeminence in cancer patient care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The Associate Director will create and sustain a culture of patient centeredness emphasizing quality, safety and efficiency. The Associate Director will partner with the Associate Vice President for Cancer Programs in the design and implementation of novel models of care, alternative payment model programs, and equitable distribution of resources (space, personnel, funding).
This position will also act as an advocate for and liaison to referring physicians, ensuring that the SCCC is responsive to their needs and concerns. The Associate Director will actively promote the SCCC’s multidisciplinary approach to patient care as a local, regional, and national leader in innovative and collaborative models of care, including cancer clinical trials.
The Associate Director for Clinical Affairs will have a direct Reporting relationship to the Director of SCCC and for academic responsibilities to the Department Chair and/or Division Chief of his/her primary appointment. In addition, the Associate Director for Medical Affairs will have an indirect reporting relationship to the UTSW Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs.
Education and Experience
The Associate Director of Clinical Affairs should hold an MD degree with board certification in Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Gynecological Oncology, or other oncology specialty, and an unrestricted state medical license. Master’s Degree in Business Administration preferred.
Further qualifications include:
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service that, consistent with the academic mission, would include seamless integration with clinical trials.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills for both clinical and nonclinical audiences, in group settings, or one-on-one.
- Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to collaborate with and manage in an interdisciplinary team.
- Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring, faculty development, and coaching expertise.