This position provides administrative leadership and programmatic oversight for the Cellular Therapy Program inclusive of functions related to the business development and operations management of the Northwest Marrow Transplant Program (NWMTP), the collaborative clinical program between Legacy Health System, OHSU, and Doernbecher Children's Hospital (DCH). Responsibilities include: strategic planning for program and business development; program operations; quality management program development, maintenance, and oversight; contract payer relations, interface, problem-solving and negotiation with a number of internal departments including inpatient units, ancillary and professional services and outpatient clinic and treatment units as well as external entities including pharmaceutical, testing companies, cell procurement organizations and regulatory agencies; subject matter expert for pricing and contracting and monitoring performance to contracts; and maintenance of program data.
This position works closely with the VP of Oncology Services, the Cancer Business Unit, the BMT/CAR-T program physician director and other physician leaders to develop, implement, and manage the goals and objectives of assigned program(s).
This position provides direction and guidance for program development, personnel management, and financial management to the OHSU Unrelated Donor Program; the Cellular Therapy Laboratory, the BMT Registry, the Immune Effector Cell Therapy Program, and the BMT Program Quality and Accreditation activities. As Part of accomplishing position goals, this role interfaces with the Director of Ambulatory Oncology, the Manager of the Oncology Treatment Unit, the Manager of Oncology Care Management and Coordination, the Manager of the Cellular Therapy Laboratory, the Manger of the Apheresis Unit, the DCH stem cell transplant program physician director, the management of the Legacy stem cell transplant program, and Contracting.
Develops business models and drives implementation of enhancements to the collaborative and /or to individual sites.
Develops, implements, and regularly evaluates administrative and fiscal program policies and procedures for NWMTP.
Directs development of program guidelines, standards, tools and resources that facilitate coordinated care within and among NWMTP institutional sites.
Directs development and maintenance of data systems to support quality management and RFI reporting requirements.
Directs activities related to OHSU's participation in the Radiation Injury Treatment Network.
Represents the OHSU BMT/CAR-T Program on Knight Cancer Institute Committees.
Leads and/or participates in project and activities assigned by the NWMTP Executive Committee.
Interfaces with external entities to ensure the successful execution of strategic plans and operations; this includes but is not limited to pharmaceutical, testing companies, cell procurement organizations and regulatory agencies.
BMT and immune effector cell subject matter expert and supports OHSU managed care contracting in the development, and negotiation and oversees the monitoring of payer contacts. When applicable consults with Legacy managed care contracting representatives (as it related to BMT contracts).
Relationship management and primary point of contact for national, regional and local payers.
Establishes and maintains a payer contracting dashboard tool to track, monitor and demonstrate contract performance.
Maintains financial expertise in BMT and immune effector cells (CMS, coding, billing requirements).
Prepares and monitors budgets for stem cell transplant program operations.
NWMTP invoicing and calculation of NWMTP risk share withhold and risk share return for physician and hospital risk share accounts.
Maintains an understanding of patient care cost information and reimbursement methodologies.
Stem cell transplantation and immune effector cell content expert providing consultation and information to Hospital Financials Services and Managed Care Contracting.
Acts as content expert in problem-solving relative to prior and ongoing authorizations for care.
Provides direction and guidance to the following areas: Unrelated Donor Program, Cellular Therapy Laboratory, BMT Registry, Immune Effector Cell Therapy Program and Quality and Accreditation.
Responsible for the Programs contractual relationships with external programs (e.g. National Marrow Donor Program, immune effector cell manufacturers), and serves as the business owner of those agreements.
Providescommittee management to OHSU Cellular Therapy Program Committees (e.g. BMT Program Cross Functional Quality Committee, Treatment Location Committee).
Provides committee management to the NWMTP Committees - Executive Oversight, HCP Collection and Processing.
Oversight to the OHSU/DCH participation in the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN).
Oversight of the establishment, execution and maintenance of the quality management program incorporating the clinical program, the collection program (marrow harvest and apheresis), and the processing program for OHSU, DCH, and Legacy for both stem cell transplant and immune effector cells, which includes:
Policies, procedures and systems to identify and develop performance measures for each of the program components:
Processes for collection, analysis, review and documentation of data related to clinical results and performance;
Systems for conducting audits of program activities to ensure compliance with procedures, guidelines and standards;and implementation of corrective actions resulting from audit activity;
Protocols for validation/qualification of significant procedures, processes, equipment, reagents, labels, containers, packaging materials, computer systems (as appropriate to each program component:
Use of the results of performance audits and validation studies to identify improvement opportunities and strategies to achieve improvement.
Oversight of the preparation process and on-going maintenance of standards for accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT), the only national accreditation body for stem cell transplantation.
Provides oversight to responses to requests for information (RFIs) from national, regional, and local insurers. RFIs include program information (housing, staff education, medical team, quality management activities, clinical protocols), and volume and outcome data.
Directs and coordinates educational conferences targeted to physicians, nurses and patients on a recurring schedule that results in recognition of OHSU/ DCH /Legacy as a resource for current information on the role of stem cell transplantation in disease treatment, management of patients and survivorship.
Patient coordination - attends and participates in patient care conferences.
Maintains competency and professional standard of practice through participation in continuing education, community and professional activities and committee membership. Participates on a national level in organizations related to stem cell transplantation program administration (e.g. American Society of Transplant and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) .
BA or BS in healthcare administration, public health, public policy or in a scientific field related to oncology or stem cell transplantation or cellular therapy.
Five to seven years experience in:
Business and program development
Quality management/improvement program development and maintenance
MHA, MPH or MBA
Stem cell transplant experience
immune effector cell therapy program experience (e.g. CAR-T)
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Judgement, tact and diplomacy skills to interact with a broad spectrum of departments, physicians, patients/families, health care team members, professional colleagues and community members.
Understanding of patient care cost and reimbursement information and methodologies.
Understanding of health care systems and hospitals
Strong communication and leadership skills
Ability to apply relevant theories and management concepts.
Ability to organize, prioritize and apply problem-solving skills.
Ability to lead by example.
Competency in word processing and spreadsheet computer programs.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate, collaborate, delegate and effect desired change and outcomes.
Data collection, reporting and database development.
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