Director, Cancer Center

DCH Health System | Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 10, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32735


Join the award-winning DCH Health System as you take on the innovative role of Director, Cancer Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama! 


The Position

  • The Director of the Cancer Center is responsible for the high-level operational, quality, financial, and patient safety functions throughout the Cancer Center for DCH Health System and will oversee approximately 55 FTEs.  
  • Reporting to the VP of Ancillary Services, the Director will develop, implement, and monitor all strategic planning as it pertains to fiscal or operational growth within the Cancer Center, and will develop programmatic and clinical goals accordingly.  
  • The Director will be responsible for the growth and development of medical oncology, hematology, specialty pharmacy, and radiation oncology programs. In addition, the Director will help to develop and plan the future of DHC Health System’s Multidisciplinary Oncology program. 
  • Serving as an extension of the executive leadership team, the Director will manage the Cancer Support Services Team by providing strategic leadership for social work, dietary nutrition, palliative care, and oncology outreach. 
  • This leader will be responsible for the oversight of the MD Anderson Certified Member Affiliation in addition to maintaining the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice certifications through the close monitorization of local, state, and federal compliance regulations. 
  • Seeking a hands-on leader who will play an active part in the hiring, training, and ongoing education within the department while prioritizing the overall achievement of departmental, organizational, and individual provider goals. 
  • The Director must display compassion, patience, and passion as they strive to create and maintain positive working relationships with nursing staff, physicians, and executive leadership members to ensure high levels of collaboration, communication, and employee engagement throughout the Cancer Center. 
  • Candidates will ideally bring previous management experience within an oncology related setting and will be equipped to drive accountability while strategically improving outcomes and growth.  


  • Master’s degree is required. 
  • A minimum of 2+ years of managerial experience within an acute care setting is required; Oncology experience is preferred. 

The Organization

  • As a local, community-owned, not-for-profit organization, the DCH Health System has been providing quality health care services for nearly 100 years to citizens in West Alabama through its three hospitals and 800+ acute patient care beds, 122 nursing home beds, and nearly 5,000 total employees.
  • The mission of DCH Health System is to improve the health of its community and to provide high quality, compassionate care to all the residents of West Alabama, regardless of their ability to pay. 
  • DCH Health System is committed to growing the next generation of health care providers through partnerships with area schools, including the University of Alabama. Additionally, many of the system’s employees and physicians volunteer their time and expertise throughout the community in an effort to positively impact the health of its citizens.
  • The system’s acute care hospitals include DCH Regional Medical Center, the 583-bed flagship hospital; Northport Medical Center, a 204-bed community hospital; and Fayette Medical Center, a 61-bed rural hospital. Additionally, DCH Health System operates the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, which is a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network.

The Community 

  • Home to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is known as one of the top places to live, offering the excitement of SEC athletics, exposure to major industries, and easy access to both Atlanta and the panhandle beaches.
  • Tuscaloosa has approximately 182,000 residents, is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River and has appeared in Money magazine’s annual list of the country’s best places to live. The ranking is based on qualities most valued in a place to live as stated by Money magazine subscribers such as cost of living, housing affordability, education, quality of life, and the desirability of living in that area. 
  • Tuscaloosa has some of the best ranked public and private schools with an A+ rating. 
  • The area offers many amenities of a larger urban area yet maintains a small-town feel. It is renowned for folk art and the blues, but you can also find one of the great collections of American fine art and attend a symphony performance in a music hall with acoustics that rivals the best anywhere.





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