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Director of Operations

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Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Schedule Type


Dept. Name

Oncology Admin

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health clinics are committed to providing a work environment where passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We want you to be part of our team where each employee contributes to our mission of exceptional primary and specialty care. Allina Health clinics provide primary care, specialty care and urgent care services to people in 41 communities. More than 750 health care practitioners help patients identify health risks, manage chronic illness and find their path to better health.


Req ID: 59060
Job Summary:
The Director will oversee, direct, plan, market, and implement the Cancer Institute with direct responsibility for the overall staff of the cancer institute in conjunction with the physician leadership. This includes the functions of medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, screening, detection, prevention, support groups, care navigation, survivorship, end-stage care, and liaison/collaborative responsibility to the inpatient oncology unit. The duties and responsibilities of the Director are generally understood by the parties to be as follows:

Responsibilities, Duties, and Standards of Director, Operations:

Administrative Functions
  • Serve as the director on cancer committee
  • Coordinate with hospital administration and medical directors of oncology services to achieve the goals of the cancer institute
  • Assist with the development, coordination, and supervision of all operating policies and procedures for the cancer institute
  • Assist with control of the budget and spending appropriate or donated to the cancer center and service line from private, state, and federal sources
  • Responsible for program efficiency and effectiveness through benchmarking and continuous quality improvement

Departmental Functions
  • Hire, train, direct, and evaluate and discipline cancer institute employees
  • Provide guidance to managers in dealing with their employees
  • Direct the daily activities of the cancer center and oversee cancer services
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the cancer program, services, and projects.
  • Work directly with the medical directors to identify and plan cancer program functions that increase the utilization of oncology services and is responsible for implementing these functions
  • Act as a consultant to hospital administration regarding the cancer program, its equipment, facilities, staff, operations, etc.
  • Provide administrative support, planning, medical involvement, financial support, etc., to facilitate programs and services
  • Work with physicians and other staff members when carrying out program objectives, resolving problems, etc.
  • Coordinate with the IT Department research, purchase and implementation of new software applications and implementation.

Cancer Center and Program Policy Development
  • Assist with the development of the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the cancer center
  • Assist with the development of written policies and procedures dealing with standards of care for the cancer center and cancer program
  • Develop the cancer center’s quality assurance and quality and process improvement programs
  • Collaborates with the medical director of oncology services to ensure that the mission, goals, and objectives of the cancer center and service line are considered in all areas of cancer program implementation and that programs are cost-effective and community-oriented
  • Oversee, obtain, and maintain cancer center and program accreditation and standards in compliance with national organizations such as the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American College of Radiology, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, etc.

Miscellaneous Functions
  • Maintain expertise in the areas of radiation and medical oncology reimbursements, clinical trial involvement, equipment procurement, American College of Surgeon Commission on Cancer requirements, cancer program strategic plan development, and any other issues involving the continued development of the cancer program
  • Participate in institute meetings and activities
  • Participate in organized professional activities
  • Daily oversight of finance and billing processes with periodic audits
  • Participate in activities, such as seminars, community events, state oncology societies, etc. that promote the cancer program
  • Complete special projects, such as feasibility studies, as required
  • Maintain national standing with oncology executive organizations.

Physician Relations and Partnerships
  • Assist with identifying collaborative opportunities with medical staff, referring physicians, and other entities
  • Oversee/manage collaborative internal and external relationships.


  • Masters in Business Administration


  • At least seven years of active administrative/management experience in the healthcare environment.
  • Candidate must have broad and intensive knowledge of practice administration and must be very knowledgeable about the clinical needs of the cancer patient and his/her family.
  • Five years practice management experience.
  • Two to three years oncology experience preferred.

Abilities Required:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with physicians, staff, and administrators
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills

Work Schedule

As customary for a leadership position.

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Requisition #

Executive / Mgmt / Supervisory