Service Line Chief of Cancer Care and Hematology/Oncology Physician 1.0 FTE

Seattle, Washington
Apr 21, 2021
Position Type
About Us

Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.


Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a Full-Time 1.0 FTE Service Line Chief of Cancer Care(0.5 FTE) and Hematology/Oncology Physician (0.5 FTE) to join our Capitol Hill Campus team in Seattle, Washington.

We are looking for a Hematology/Oncology Physician with leadership experience looking to take on a blended clinician and leadership role here at Kaiser.

The Service Line Chief will provide the clinical leadership direction, vision, and oversight to build and provide ongoing development for KPWA’s Cancer Program. The Service Line Chief will align WPMG providers, including oncology and all related surgical, medical, and ancillary teams, in the shared vision for advancing quality and services based on evidence-based best practices. The program Service Line Chief will participate in the recruitment and integration of high performing providers, expand services to keep pace with KPWA’s growth strategies, expand clinical programs to provide comprehensive cancer services in a multidisciplinary manner, oversee and participate in brand and marketing activities, ensure world-class patient experience throughout their cancer treatment and into survivorship, and expand clinical research to advance clinical care for our members.


Strategic Direction
  • Develop and integrate a 360-degree cancer care program that would include screening programs for high-risk populations, tracking and management of oncology patients, and development of survivorship programs.
  • Oversight and vision would include all aspects of cancer care including but not limited to screening, medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, pharmacy, and genetics.
  • Work with pharmacy and medical review teams to streamline processes for the utilization of new therapies.
  • Develop and/or refine screening and survivorship programs with the integration of APPs into these programs.
  • Develop a clinical research program in conjunction with KPWHRI to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Cancer Program.
  • Participate in the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) to provide KPWA members access to cancer clinical trials.
  • Execute process and plans to allow KPWA to achieve Commission on Cancer accreditation
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures, provide clinical oversight, and provide overall direction of all programs and services associated with KPWA’s Cancer Program.
  • In conjunction with multidisciplinary leadership, develop goals and objectives for the Cancer Program.
  • Provide leadership across multidisciplinary teams to ensure KPWA provides a seamless, integrated, high quality, and high compassion experience for all patients through the journey of screening, diagnosis, treatment, palliation, and/or survivorship of cancer
  • In conjunction with dyad partner, make recommendations regarding staffing levels necessary to fulfill the Cancer Programs goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that patient care is provided in accordance with applicable law and accrediting agency standards to the fullest extent possible.
  • Meet with Care Delivery personnel as required assuring that safe quality care is continuously provided to all patients receiving care through KPWA’s Cancer Program.
  • Participate in risk management programs, specifically as they relate to Cancer Program operations.
  • In conjunction with multidisciplinary stakeholders, develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to ensure the highest possible clinical outcomes, reduce clinical practice variation, and appropriate utilization of resources.
  • Monitor, review, and participate in all quality assurance and professional review of providers relevant to the operation of the Cancer program.
  • Oversee data collection and analysis of oncology outcomes for KPWA
  • Review credentials and qualifications with the appropriate program chief(s) and operational leadership, and make recommendations with respect to providers delivering services as part of KPWA’s Cancer Program.
  • In conjunction with the Medical Director of Operations, assists in supervising, monitoring, and disciplining of providers of the Cancer Program.
  • Participate in inter-regional work with other Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs) when possible and appropriate.

Financial Stewardship
  • Focus on innovative and integrated strategies for optimal financial performance.
  • Define optimal practice environment (tools, processes, equipment, etc.) to promote highly efficient physician practices.
  • Review and monitor all expenses, whether internal or external and work across clinical sites and service areas to develop strategies that reduce overall costs.
  • Participate and inform complementary efforts in design and contracting as lead by the Health Plan
  • Define the capital needs of the clinical department and program to ensure they have the tools needed to deliver quality care to our patients.
  • Make recommendations regarding operating and capital budgets of the Cancer Program, and review and make recommendations regarding the appropriateness of expenditures for the successful operation of the Cancer Program.

Physician Leadership
  • Advises operational leadership for performance management, especially related to the provision of clinical care
  • Participates in the selection, evaluation, performance improvement, and recognition of providers in their specialty.
  • Provide clinical expertise for peer review, medical specialty review, and unusual occurrence review
  • Review credentials and participate in contracting of network providers.
  • Involve and engage medical staff in efforts to continually improve the delivery of services in their specialty.
  • Promote excellence of clinical support staff in collaboration with the local operational leader.
  • Model and promote excellent patient-centered care within their specialty.

  • Model and promote an effective partnership within KPWA.
  • Work with business and innovation teams to develop new business models for care delivery.
  • Collaborate with other specialties to optimize communication and establish clear referral patterns between teams in order to enhance the quality of care provided to our patients.
  • Include the patients’ voice in the assessment and planning of care delivery.
  • Represent the specialty in various forums to improve the coordination of care, define patient and customer requirements, and promote collaboration in the delivery system.

Operational Excellence and Quality
  • Define systems to make KPWA the best place to work and to receive care.
  • Develop practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine standards.
  • Promote the efficiency of medical practices using process improvement technology.
  • Ensure alignment of operations with specialty standards.
  • Develop projects to promote best clinical or management practices.
  • Advise on issues of staff compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Define clear expectations for workload and work hours, as well as patient-centered scheduling guidelines for the specialty.

Medical Group Brand and Image
  • Actively promote KPWA as the best place to practice and receive care within KP and to the community.
  • Translate and communicate KP mission, vision, and performance to staff.
  • Assist in the implementation of a marketing strategy to publicize our excellent oncology outcomes in KPWA.
  • Celebrate successes, recognize excellence in performance, and communicate accomplishments to build pride.


  • Understanding of health maintenance organizations managed care environments, and modern healthcare management in an integrated group practice setting, including thorough knowledge of industry trends and medical staff personnel functions and management. Skills should include fiscal management, strategic planning, and performance evaluation, as well as outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills. Must be an innovative thinker, with the ability to constructively challenge and lead change within the medical group.

  • Proven ability to lead and manage medical group members while achieving strategic objectives.


Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, long-term care benefits, and the ability to become a shareholder in our group practice. Learn more about WPMG benefits.


Seattle is a seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 686,800 residents, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. Named by Kiplinger's as one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade," the Seattle metropolitan region is a great place to live, visit and do business. It's home to some of the most recognizable global companies including Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom, REI, and Alaska Airlines. Whether you're looking for economic opportunity, cultural events or educational excellence, you'll find it—and much more—in Seattle.

We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State’s richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.

As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients—the heart of everything we do—first.

Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
    • Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
    • Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
    • Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region

Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other—with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.



Medical Degree MD/DO or better.

Licenses & Certifications

DEA License
Washington Medical Lic


Board Certified by ABMS or member of ACPE
Credentialed by KPWA
Washington State physician and surgeon license.
MD or DO with experience in a health care business leadership role.
Completion of approved residency program or certification in hematology/medical oncology, radiation oncology or surgical oncology. MBA, MHA, or MPH
Certification in business, healthcare administration
All applicants must have an unrestricted Washington State Medical License and Federally Issued DEA license.\n
All applicants must possess a full range of clinical skills and an interest in working with an innovative group practice.