Head of Oncology Care Innovation

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Posted in Pharmaceuticals

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AstraZeneca is leading a revolution in oncology to redefine cancer care. Our ultimate goal is to prevent and provide cures for cancer in every form. By following the science we have created one of the most diverse oncology portfolios and pipelines in the industry. We are transforming the way people with cancer are diagnosed and treated by a focus on early disease, looking in new places, beyond traditional classifications. Through this relentless quest for innovation, we are defining new biomarkers and therapeutic targets that cut across multiple tumor types. We are pushing the boundaries of science and providing precision medicines matched to patients who can benefit from them.

Realizing the full potential and value of our innovative approved medicines requires clinical stakeholders involved in the patient journey to rapidly understand and incorporate these advances into their practice. This includes timely and maximum patient identification and optimal management and care of patients with these treatments. Through our Precision Medicine and Nurse Education teams, we aim to accelerate the understanding and uptake of the latest advances, remove barriers and ensure that key members of the patient care team can work together to evolve how cancer is treated. We want to ensure that pathologists, biologists, genetic counsellors, nurse practitioners and relevant mid-level practitioners working in cancer care have the tools needed to deliver optimal outcomes and drive a new era of patient care.

Making cure a reality for millions of people living with cancer will take more than bringing transformative medicines to market. It involves redefining the patient journey from the point of diagnosis through to surviving and thriving for patients by addressing the gaps to achieving outstanding quality of care. It is about setting new standards for patient outcomes and helping the oncology community achieve those - by empowering patient care teams, patients and caregivers to benefit from new processes, workflows, enhanced connectivity, technologies and digital solutions to realize what is possible, and doing this at scale. Outsmarting cancer at scale requires a collective and collaborative approach with partners in the ecosystem to help design, develop and deliver care and change practice at the system level. And that is what we are setting out to do through our new Ecosystem Partnership and Digital Health teams.

The Head of US Oncology Care Innovation is a US Oncology Leadership Team position reporting to the Senior Vice President and head of US Oncology Business. A peer to the US Oncology Tumor Franchise Heads, this individual is responsible for leading a diverse team of 70+ HQ and field employees spanning the areas of Precision Medicine, Nurse Education, Ecosystem Partnerships and Digital Health. This team is focused on ensuring maximal patient identification, patient management and care, and driving practice change initiatives at scale by partnering and closely collaborating with various stakeholders in the ecosystem through specific and targeted system level change initiatives. Collectively this team is about enabling better health outcomes for patients, lowering system costs and enabling more efficient delivery of oncology care.

The Head of US Oncology Care Innovation is responsible for providing executive leadership, strategy development and deployment of initiatives and activities for all sub-teams in US Oncology Care Innovation - Precision Medicine, Nurse Education, Ecosystem Partnerships and Digital health. This leader will set a clear vision and direction for the team, generate commitment and foster a culture of accountability within the team.

The Head of US Oncology Care Innovation is an entrepreneurial, strategic thinker and organizational change maker with deep interest and experience in innovation, co-design and project delivery. This leader combines a sophisticated understanding of the science of oncology with knowledge of stakeholders in the oncology care ecosystem and serves to bring different disciplines together to catalyze and formulate solutions that can push the boundaries of cancer care and improve patient outcomes. This leader is passionate about identifying and driving progress together with others in a positive, open minded, collaborative manner and leads teams with clarity, inspiration and empowerment.

This leader will hire and build a capable team focused on establishing and successfully driving Ecosystem Partnerships and Digital Health initiatives. By creating the right governance and operating model, this leader will also help build internal visibility, accountability and collaboration among all experts involved in driving successful initiatives.

This is a proven, strong leader who coaches direct and indirect reports to high performance creating a supportive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. This leader will focus on inclusion and diversity in all strategies, team leadership and in the creation the innovative solutions for our customers. Brings a high level of personal integrity and business ethics and strictly adheres to appropriate governance and compliance.

Major responsibilities include:

• Recruit, develop and lead the HQ based and customer-facing regional teams responsible for precision medicine, nurse education, ecosystem partnerships and digital health in US Oncology.

• Represent precision medicine, nurse education, ecosystem partnerships and digital health challenges and opportunities as a member of the US Oncology Leadership Team (OLT) and on behalf of OLT with internal and external stakeholders

  • Develop and institute a cross-functional patient journey mapping process that incorporates internal and external expert/stakeholder input to identify areas of highest need across tumor types and quantify these unmet need areas to identify where innovation would be most valuable.
  • Lead the team in identifying and prioritizing opportunities or challenges within our focused tumor types where digital and other technologies can either support enhancing the quality of treatment or address patient hurdles to access care, engage and remain engaged with their treatment.
  • Lead scouting and identification of relevant tech/data/digital partners for most valuable innovations. Forge agreements and MoUs as needed to enable development, testing and deployment of solutions. Gain necessary internal approvals for these partnership projects.
• Lead the assessment, decision-making process and implementation of demonstration projects at lead centers with external partners within diagnostic, health technology and other relevant aspects.
  • Create and put into practice an operating model that allows collaboration and partnership with all internal stakeholders including US franchise heads, medical affairs directors, HEOR, data science and AI CoE, Oncology account directors and other field leaders.
  • Co-develop or refine modular digital tools with technology partners for specific use cases related to:
    • decision support for HCPs in helping make rapid, precise and effective treatment decisions
    • quality care pathways that allow HCPs to follow most optimal care pathways and deliver standard of care treatments
    • providing support to patients in challenges related to accessing and adhering to optimal care
  • Oversee the development and execution of the US precision medicine / diagnostics strategy and tactics to support patient identification/treatment eligibility for multiple solid tumors, samples and tests
• Oversee the development and execution of US nurse education strategy and tactics to support patient education and management

• Work closely with the cross-functional US Brand team and Global Diagnostic teams as well as Precision Medicine and Genomics partners to align strategies, tactics and lifecycle planning (including activities such as market needs, approval timelines, launch strategy, messaging, customer segmentation, and medical conferences)

• Work closely with the Oncology Training and Development / ONEs and ODMs' trainers to align and develop team's knowledge, skills and capabilities

• Support in-market precision medicine / diagnostics and nurse education excellence for product launches, including market readiness planning
  • Manage and lead Precision medicine and Nurse education team to coordinate activities and marketing efforts across multiple product launches and measure impact through non-sales qualitative and quantitative measures of performance
• Manage budget and promote effective utilization of resources

• Adhere to internal standard processes and comply with regulatory and compliance requirements

• Requires approximately 20% domestic and international travel

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 15+ years of life sciences, healthcare industry experience
  • Experience leading large teams; at least 5-7 years of people management experience
  • Strong project and team leadership skills
  • Work at intersection of strategy, design and innovation
  • Success in driving growth strategy and execution
  • Strategic thinker with bias for action and impact
  • High integrity and business ethics

  • 10+ years of people management experience
  • Oncology precision medicine experience
  • Hands-on insight into service/experience design and product/service development and delivery
  • Development of digital health platforms and solutions
  • Leading ecosystem partnerships at scale
  • Experience building and developing a new function
  • Leadership of field-based teams

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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