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Director - Operations, North Hospital Schwarz Cancer Center

West Hospital
Date Posted
26 March, 2024
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Director - Operations, North Hospital Schwarz Cancer Center

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Job Description


Indiana University Health North Hospital is seeking a dynamic and visionary operations director to lead the Schwarz Cancer Center. The Director of Operations for the North Hospital Schwarz Cancer Center will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and direct oversight to multiple departments; clinic (medical and surgical oncology), infusion, radiation oncology, supportive care, and integrative health. This leader will work collaboratively with departments like pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, revenue cycle services, and more to ensure the operational success of the Cancer Center. The Director will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission to deliver exceptional cancer care in the Indianapolis Suburban Region. 

Key Relationships

  • Reports to: Service Line Administrator – Oncology and Spine Services
  • Manager-level direct reports: Manager of Clinic and Infusion, Manager of Integrative Health, and future state Manager of Radiation Oncology (total org of approximately 77 team members)

Indiana University Health is unlike any other healthcare system and we're looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. IU Health leaders play a crucial role in advancing the mission of our diverse organization and inspiring teams to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. Our leaders shape strategic initiatives, develop passionate teams, and work to improve health outcomes. They advance our mission and exemplify excellence, compassion, teamwork and purpose in all that they do. As one of Indiana’s largest employers and the most comprehensive medical system in the state, our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states.

IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 16 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has more than 2,600 staffed beds, $6.23 billion in net total operating revenue, and strategic service lines including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant, that have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. IU Health has over 34,000 team members.

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressive leadership experience in a cancer center, academic medical center, or similar healthcare setting preferred. Seeking a leader who is comfortable managing multiple teams who will be successful in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in oncology clinical practice preferred.  
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, program development, and implementation preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient outcomes, clinical processes, and overall performance metrics.
  • Proficiency in financial management, budget planning, and resource allocation.  Requires the ability to manage contracts, participate in budgetary decision-making, and lead capital equipment acquisitions.
  • Experienced in taking a collaborative and inclusive approach to working with physicians and other healthcare professionals to foster a culture of mutual respect, trust, and teamwork.
  • Requires Employee Relations experience, managing highly complex cases.
  • Requires working knowledge of Cerner applications or other major EMR systems. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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