Medical Director, Hematology and Oncology in Phoenix, AZ

Facility: Dignity Health - Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center 
Address: 625 N 6th St 
Phoenix, AZ 85004 
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Opportunity Criteria
Candidate Type:MD, DO 
Visas Accepted:H1
Loan Repayment:No
Salary Range:Negotiable
Employment Type:Full Time
Bonus Offered:Relocation
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About the Postion

The newly re-named Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is seeking a medical oncologist or hematologist for the newly established Hematology and Oncology Director role.  Our 5-year old disease-site-specific, comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer program continues to grow in stature and reputation as our clinical and diagnostic services expand, clinical volume grows, clinical trial numbers increase, and satellite locations are developed.  Our academic involvement with the Creighton University Alliance residency programs and other local universities also continues to grow.  

The Medical Director for Hematology and Oncology will be the physician leader for the employed medical oncologists and hematologists.  The Medical Director will be a member of the Cancer Center Clinical Operations Committee, foster the growth of clinical trials, participate in recruitment/hiring of physicians, mentor cancer center physicians, assist with new physician orientation, and facilitate the achievement of the Cancer Institute, SJHMC, and CommonSpirit Health goals and quality initiatives.  This individual will ensure medical oncologist/hematologist participation in quality initiatives and performance improvement projects, and other local and national efforts as requested.  The Medical Director will participate in business development activities, including assessing growth opportunities locally, regionally, and through our Destination Medicine Program.  The Medical Director will increase the Oncology programs' visibility and develop effective relationships with Dignity Health AZ providers, community providers, academic institutions, and actual/potential industry partners. The Medical Director will have a clinical practice and rotate on the inpatient medical oncology consult service.  This individual will report to the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Oncology Physician Services (ACMO) for all employment, professional and quality-related responsibilities, and the VP, Oncology Services, for all clinical operations.  The Medical Director will work closely with the ACMO, VP, Oncology Services, and Medical Directors for Radiation, Infusion and Supportive Care & Survivorship, Director of Nursing, Director of Physicians' Practice and Business, SJHMC leaders, and the Clinical Trial Office Leadership. 

The successful candidate will be/have:   

  • Fellowship-trained and American Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of successful leadership/management experience
  • Clinical trial experience
  • Teaching experience
  • A passion for providing excellent clinical care
  • Must have or be eligible for Arizona State medical licensure
  • Ability to achieve full and unrestricted hospital privileges at Dignity Health Arizona hospitals
  • Acceptable references from a supervisor, peer, and subordinate; from a registered nurse; and potentially from a research mentor
  • Willing to abide by and promote the Mission, Vision, and Values of CommonSpirit Health



We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package that includes premium-free insurance options, a matched 403b, employer-funded pension plan, relocation allowance for eligible physicians, CME benefit, and malpractice insurance.

About St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

We are incredibly proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education, and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic InstituteDignity Health Cancer Institute, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph's is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital's patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph's.

U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  Also, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center has consistently been named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers.  Grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

About Phoenix, AZ

Like its legendary namesake rising out of the ashes, the greater Phoenix area has emerged as one of the bright metropolitan areas of the 21st century. The Phoenix area encompasses more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa, and all serve as a timeless Southwestern backdrop to the spirit of Puebloans, cowboys, miners and visionaries. Recently, the Census Bureau named Arizona’s Maricopa County, which includes the greater Phoenix metro area, the county with the nation’s highest annual population growth. Home to more than 6 million residents where everyone has a sunny disposition, the Phoenix area also ranks as the fifth-largest city in the United States. Phoenix is a premier destination offering the best of both worlds: a growing and diverse economy and a great place to live with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and an almost endless supply of attractions including:

  • 189 city parks, 33,000 acres of desert preserves and 200 miles of trails
  • Host to MLB Spring Training and the annual Fiesta Bowl!
  • Home of the “Phoenix Open” and 200 golf courses
  • Professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Host to 5 Fortune 500 company headquarters
  • The “Best Mexican Food North of the Border!”
  • Affordable housing and cost of living
  • A family-friendly area, with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, ample youth sports and athletic leagues, the Challenger Space Center Arizona, a wide variety of school options, including public, private, magnet and charter, the Phoenix Zoo, large water parks, SEA LIFE Arizona, and many more!

The Phoenix area is also a destination for people from all over the world to receive outstanding healthcare. This is particularly true of Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – home to the world-renown Barrow Neurological Institute and The Norton Thoracic Institute - #1 lung transplant program in the U.S. - as well as many other world-class healthcare services and teaching programs.

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Contact: Jennifer Laughlin 
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