Vice President Cancer Services


As a Lifespan leader the Vice President of Cancer Services is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of the operating plans within the Lifespan Cancer Institute (LCI).Responsible and accountable for managing the cost quality and service within the LCI. Focuses on long term strategic initiatives while developing annual and ongoing operational capital and programmatic business plans consistent with the organization's mission and vision. Provides an atmosphere conducive to team development and professional growth for associates within the LCI. Demonstrates and promotes Lifespan�s CARE values service excellence behaviors and a dedication to continuous improvement.




Works in collaboration with the Physician Director of Lifespan Cancer Institute (LCI); Director of Hematology Oncology; and Senior Vice President Lifespan Clinical Service Lines & Facilities Development to develop strategy and goals for the Service Line.

Works in coordination with the individual Hospital leaders and the Physician leaders of LCI to ensure the goals of the LCI are in alignment of the hospitals and Lifespan.

Ensures integration and coordination of systems and service initiatives across the continuum and throughout areas of responsibility within the LCI.

Cancer care requires collaboration with many departments and services. Builds and maintains relationships with those parties to ensure that the comprehensive services are provided to achieve excellent outcomes.

Identifies and acts on growth opportunities service line development and competitors.

Accountable for the financial outcomes for areas of responsibility within the LCI. Oversees the development and submission of operating and capital budgets manages expenses in relation to the established budget and monitors budget variances and implements corrective action when necessary.

Ensures compliance with all internal and external regulatory agency requirements.

Accountable for leading the LCI team for the timely implementation of tactics required to achieve LCI strategic goals.

With management team promotes a work environment that fosters employee development promotes self-directed teams and establishes communication processes.

Ensures attainment of consistently high-quality patient care and safety and service delivery.Develops programs and services that are consistent with service delivery objectives and are carried out in effective efficient and fiscally responsible manner.

Responsible for talent management and acquisition for his/her direct reports. Makes and approves personnel decisions for the assigned Service Line. Completes and delivers performance appraisals to Service Line managers directly reporting to him/her.

Accountable for leading the organization to maintain certification with external quality agencies QOPI ACR APBM etc.

Works with physicians directors and their managers and clinical teams to continually improve quality service and satisfaction. This work includes within the LCI and externally with other departmental and hospital leaders as required to achieve outcomes.

Actively works to build relationships internally at the hospitals at the outpatient practices and externally in the community that positively promotes the goals and objectives of the LCI.

Works with the Lifespan contracting department to stay abreast of current payer trends and the potential impact to the LCI.

Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Other information:


Bachelor�s degree required.

MSN Master Degree in Business or Healthcare Administration preferred equivalent experience will be considered.



Requires a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in managing cancer services and service line administration preferably in an academic medical center multi-hospital and outpatient practice setting. Cancer clinical experience strongly preferred. Experience should demonstrate highly effective communication management and leadership skills; the ability to conceptualize plan facilitate and manage an effective organizational structure ensuring the highest levels of patient care and quality are achieved.Demonstrated ability to develop medium to long-term strategic initiatives.

Must stay current on evidence-based changes in cancer care and lead the changes necessary to deliver best in class care



Normal office environment. Requires standing bending and sitting. Sufficient visual acuity and manual dexterity to use computer keyboard and other common office equipment.



Leadership responsibility for an organization of 300+ employees.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: Non-Union