Oregon Health & Science University

Quality & Accreditation Manager - Radiation Oncology

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Radiation Oncology
Salary Range
$89,793.60-$143,416.00 yearly salary
M-F, hybrid work schedule available
8:00 - 5:00 PDT
HR Mission
Drug Testable
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Department Overview

Radiation Oncology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is recruiting a Quality & Accreditation Manager to oversee and coordinate quality assurance, regulatory and accreditation compliance, and performance improvement activities across all clinical programs. Radiation Oncology is part of the Knight Cancer Institute and is dedicated to stated mission to "end cancer as we know it". The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. We offer unprecedented resources to transform cancer early detection, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment, supported by the successful conclusion of a $1 billion fundraising campaign completed in 2015. Known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine and early detection, the Knight Cancer Institute creates an environment that encourages visionary leadership and dedicated teamwork in support of ending cancer as we know it.


Our vision is a world freed from the burden of cancer, and our guiding principles remind us we are a bold, supportive, and connected team. About OHSU Link www.ohsu.edu OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries.


We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, OHSU offers a highly collaborative atmosphere within a comprehensive health-care focused university with particular expertise in cancer, neurosciences, and cardiovascular medicine. Portland is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live, with easy access to a vibrant city, outdoor activities, and a world-renowned food scene. These opportunities offer a highly nurturing environment to grow professionally and personally.

Function/Duties of Position

The Quality & Accreditation Manager for Radiation Oncology oversees and coordinates quality assurance, regulatory and accreditation compliance, and performance improvement activities across all OHSU Radiation Oncology units including inpatient and ambulatory clinical programs. The Manager additionally partners with leaders within the Department of Radiation Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine to ensure complimentary advancement of quality improvement activities.

Under the joint direction of the Director of Radiation Oncology and the Quality Medical Director for the Department of Radiation Medicine, the Quality & Accreditation Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, performing, maintaining, and evaluating all quality assurance and improvement activities under the scope of the position to ensure the provision of the highest quality care to patients. The Manager is responsible for regulatory and accreditation compliance including but not limited to DNV and ASTRO APEx through the development, review, and implementation of policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), the development of Quality Management Plans, and other systems/processes to ensure compliance with the above organizations’ standards. The Manager will interpret regulatory and accreditation requirements in a way that efficiently supports and improves clinical care. The position requires meeting timely regulatory reporting requirements, ensuring adequate staff education, training, and competency related to those standards, and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of all relevant standards, rules, and regulations.

The Quality & Accreditation Manager shapes the quality structures and culture of Radiation Oncology through the demonstration of OHSU Performance Excellence (OPEx) and continuous improvement methodologies. The Manager plays an integral leadership role within internal quality committees such as Policies & Procedures, Quality & Safety, Service Improvement, and Morbidity & Mortality conference, and facilitates timely and effective resolution of the safety event life cycle from identification to intervention and monitoring.

  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated and strong critical thinking/problem-solving skills.
  • Able to learn new processes, techniques, and disciplines.
  • Communicates effectively with both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside OHSU.
  • Active listening skills; ability to deal with customers in stressful situations; ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside OHSU.
  • Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Excellent customer services skills.
  • Proven ability to undertake multiple priorities concurrently, ability to self-prioritize, and to consistently meet due dates and timelines.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-centered work environment and provide helpful support in a timely manner.
  • Leadership – the ability to get work done through others.
  • Experience that demonstrates the ability to coach, train, and mentor others.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Bias toward reasonable action.
  • Change leader.
  • Tolerance for ambiguity in a high workload, fast-paced environment.
  • Can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work; can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments; willing to work overtime as necessary depending on volume of work.
  • Ability to manage small projects from concept to implementation.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field or relevant scientific field, or equivalent experience.

5 years of experience in quality assurance/management practices, quality control, and validation protocols.

Additional Details

This position also comes with great benefits! Some highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents for .9 FTE and higher.
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Paid time off- 208 hours per year (full-time), prorated for part-time
  • Extended illness bank- 64 hours per year, prorated for part-time
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • Three weeks of paid parental leave
  • Adoption assistance program (up to 5k)
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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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