Oregon Health & Science University

Section Chief, OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Knight Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Community Hematology/Oncology setting
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The Section Chief of Community Hematology Oncology (CHO) will function as the primary clinical leader of all cancer programs, projects, and activities within OHSU Knight Cancer Institute CHO clinics and the OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative. 


Reports to: 

The position reports to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Division Head, Hematology and Medical Oncology. 


Job Summary: 

The CHO Section Chief will serve as the primary coordinator of all professional activity within the CHO network and the Cancer Collaborative. The scope of the position will encompass medical directorship across all components of the organization including: all CHO clinics, infusion centers, Legacy-OHSU oncology collaborative, Columbia Memorial Hospital, The Vancouver Clinic, Salmon Creek and other sites as developed. The position will be a 0.6 clinical FTE and a 0.4 administrative FTE. 



The Section Chief of the Knight Community Hematology Oncology Program will report to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Division Head, Hematology/Oncology. The Section Chief will have broad authority for the recruitment and oversight of CHO Medical staff in coordination with the Division Head of Hematology and Medical Oncology. As all staff physicians will hold positions in Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, the Section Chief will work in coordination with the Division Head of Hematology and Medical Oncology in directing physician development and mentorship. The CHO Section Chief will work in coordination with the Division Medical Director to develop and maintain the highest standards of clinical quality and professionalism across all practice sites and the Division Quality Director to establish quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) programs. 


The Section Chief will also serve as the Medical Director of the OHSU-Legacy Cancer Collaborative. The Section Chief/Medical Director will work in close collaboration with the Administrative Director to co-manage the operations, forecasting and planning of the operation, and aim to meet and exceed quality and productivity metrics for the program. 


They will also work in close collaboration with medical and administrative leaders at Legacy Health System, Adventist Medical Center, Hillsboro Medical Center, The Vancouver Clinic, and Columbia Memorial Hospital as well as additional, future sites within CHO. Direct reports to the Section Chief/Medical Director will include: 

  • Site Physician Leads 

  • CHO Physician Medical Staff at all sites. 

  • Manager, Advanced Practice Providers. 

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold an M.D. degree and be engaged in the clinical practice of medical oncology and hematology. The candidate must be qualified and obtain licensure in the state of Oregon. The candidate will have experience in managing people, practice management, budgeting, and quality improvement work. Additional leadership or business training in the form of an MBA or MHA is desirable but not mandatory. Successful candidates will have experience in matrixed, organizational structures and preferably have worked within an academic oncology setting. 

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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