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Director Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Baylor St Luke's Medical Center


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  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department: Cancer Center Administration
  • Hours/Pay Period: 80

The posted compensation range of $56.83 - $82.40 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-349226 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm) Remote No Category Nursing Leadership
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Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Do you envision yourself as the nursing leader at the forefront of compassionate, innovative cancer care?

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center seeks an exceptional nursing leader to serve as Director. In this pivotal role, you will guide the nursing and clinical operations and strategy of a nationally recognized cancer program dedicated to delivering the most advanced treatments, conducting groundbreaking research, and improving the lives of patients facing cancer, in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine. You will define clinical standards and workflows, ensuring the highest quality of care for our patients. You will be a vital partner to our physician and executive leaders, fostering collaboration and strategic direction for the Cancer Center's clinical enterprise.

About the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

The DLDCCC is one of only three National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in Texas. This prestigious designation underscores our commitment to excellence in research, education, and – most importantly – patient care. Our highly skilled care team provides a comprehensive and compassionate approach to cancer, from prevention and early detection to advanced treatment modalities and survivorship.

The Director‐Cancer Center will be responsible for the flagship Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at the newly constructed O'Quinn Medical Tower at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, which was completed in May 2023. Our Cancer Center comprises of 5 floors of the 420,000-sq-ft ambulatory tower, located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. Comprehensive cancer program including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, psychologist, palliative and supportive care, cancer rehab, 80-bay infusion center, onsite pharmacy and lab, and comprehensive Breast Center including a dedicated 3T MRI, DEXA, mammography, and ultrasound).

We are an NCI-designated Cancer Center, accredited by the Commission on Cancer, accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, accredited as a Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excelllence by the National Pancreas Foundation.
In this role, the Director will oversee 130 FTEs in the Cancer Center.
* Registered Nurse (RN) is required for this position
Highly Preferred:  3+ years of Oncology experience in a comprehensive cancer center
Highly Preferred:  Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN, from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation)
5+ years of Leadership experience is a MUST 

Why You Should Join Us

  • Shape the future of nursing excellence within a world-class multidisciplinary cancer program.
  • Lead a dedicated and passionate team committed to delivering exceptional patient care.
  • Define clinical standards, workflows, and best practices for the Cancer Center.
  • Partner with physician and executive leaders to drive strategic initiatives and ensure seamless collaboration across departments.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, excellence, professional growth, and unwavering support that attracts and retains top talent. 

We are looking for a visionary nursing leader with:

  • Extensive experience in oncology nursing leadership.
  • Strong clinical expertise in oncology and a deep understanding of current trends in cancer care.
  • Expertise in CoC, ACR, Joint Commission, and other accreditation and regulatory standards. 
  • A proven track record of success in developing and implementing clinical standards and best practices.
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with key stakeholders at all levels.
  • The ability to inspire, motivate, and empower diverse teams.
  • Experience in community outreach and engagement is a plus.

If you are a passionate and accomplished nursing leader seeking to make a significant impact on the lives of cancer patients, we encourage you to apply.


1. Provides leadership for the day to day operations of the Cancer Center ensuring efficient flow of patients and services that optimize both patient care and the patient / provider experience.

2. Develops and oversees in collaboration with the Cancer Center and Oncology Service Line leaders the Cancer Center budget and associated expenses and monitors operations to ensure cost effective use of resources.

3. Analyzes and understand trends, outcomes, financials and experience metrics for the Cancer Center and implements associated tracking mechanisms.

4. Utilizes benchmarking information to ensure the highest degree of care and services as well as to make informed decisions and recommendations related to strategy development and implementation including evaluating the efficacy of continuing, growing and adding services.

5. Works with clinical leadership to develop standards of care and clinical pathways for the evaluation, preventions, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, survivorship plans, palliative care and end of life care needs for cancer patients.

6. Works with various departments within BSLMC, BCM and CHI TX Division to promote the optimal and effective operations of the Cancer Center and promote the growth of the program.

7. Works collaboratively with physicians and other leaders to carry out the programs objectives.

8. Develops and revises policies and procedures related to the Cancer Center and collaborates with other leaders to implement them.

9. Oversees, obtains and maintains the Cancer Center’s program accreditations and standards in compliance with national organizations for all cancer related programs and designations.

10. Formulates and implements operational, business and tactical plans for programmatic growth and service delivery.

11. Supports the development and implementations of clinical and translational research.

12. Supports the program director in the effective delivery of the clinical education programs.

13. Attracts, manages and retains high quality personnel who will contribute to the sustained success of the Cancer Center.

14. Ensures that the highest standards of excellence are met within the operations supporting research education and clinical operations; including adherence to all regulatory and quality requirements.

15. Maintains positive relationships between and with physicians

16. Maintains positive relationships between BSLMG, BCM Faculty Group, and CHI Texas Division departments and Hospitals.

17. Evaluates strategic business opportunities, monitor national and local trends, and maintains relationships within the community and with other health providers.

18. Assesses existing structures, services and providers to identify improvements and new and innovative partnerships that are consistent with the mission, vision, values and strategic business objectives.

19. Develops and contributes to the development of innovative partnerships and programs as appropriate in conjunction with key stakeholders.

20. Promotes staff development through performance evaluation, coaching, identifying development goals, and arranging educational opportunities that enhance and encourage continued professional growth among staff.

21. Serves as a role model in all aspects of job performance and human relations skills, embodying the CHI culture of caring, commitment, integrity and teamwork.


Required Education & Experience:

Master’s Degree (MHA, MBA or MS in healthcare administration, business administration, public health administration or related field)

*Seven (7) years of experience in health care
*Five (5) years of leadership experience

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Training:

*Knowledge of the content, intent and application of regulations, policies, standards, operations, and requirements applicable to the business function(s) under designated scope of authority.

*Knowledge of the principles, practices and tools of hospital/health system/physician practice administration, strategic business planning, marketing communications,
program development and continuous process performance improvement.

*Knowledge of physician and ACP compensation models and wRVUs.

*Knowledge of due diligence practices relating to acquisitions, and potential new ventures, partnerships and alliances.

*Ability to convey information effectively in verbal and written communication, and through group business presentations and meetings.

*Ability to use automated systems applications software and office equipment at an acceptable level of proficiency.

*Ability to identify budget variances, compliance deficiencies and/or systemic weaknesses and implement timely corrective action to forestall or remedy.

*Ability to successfully lead, manage, oversee, develop and evaluate the work of their team.

*Ability to provide effective leadership and guidance to diverse work units.

*Knowledge of the principles, practices, regulatory requirements and CHI SLH policies applicable to budget administration, financial management, employee supervision
and performance management.

*Knowledge of health care reform initiatives and legal issues pertaining to health care.

*Knowledge of applied statistical modeling techniques and analytical tools processes.

*Ability to understand financial and/or operational reports, analyzes complex data, identify development improvement opportunities and implement effective responses.

*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position.

*Ability to strategize, develop and evaluate business plans, initiatives, standards, budgets, and policies procedures.

*Ability to keep abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of authority.


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This is a snapshot of your potential career path highlights the series of job positions that help you progress towards your goals and objectives. Ultimately, your career path depends on your career values and personal goals.

 Career path shows a list of jobs that someone could get by getting promotions at this company: 1. Student Nurse  2. New Grad Nurse  3. Staff Nurse 4. Educator 5. Charge Nurses/ Supervisors  6. Nurse Practitioner  7. Managers/Directors  8. CNE

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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What makes a successful Director Cancer Center at Baylor St Luke's Medical Center?

  • Compassionate
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  • Proactive
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Balanced

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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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