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Medical Oncologist Program Director

Hilo Medical Center
Hilo, Hawaii
Competitive pay, signing bonus, retention bonus
Closing date
Aug 5, 2023

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Medical Oncology
Full Time
BC/BE Medical Oncologist, MD, DO

Job Details

East Hawaii Health Cancer Center, a part of Hilo Medical Center, is seeking an experienced and dynamic Medical Oncologist Program Director to join our growing team in Hilo, Hawaii. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality clinical care to patients while taking on additional responsibilities to improve and expand our oncology department. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and committed professional to make a significant impact on the lives of our patients and the future of our organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide comprehensive clinical care to patients with cancer, ensuring adherence to the highest standards of medical oncology practice.
  2. Lead the recruitment and selection of medical oncologists, driving the growth and development of our oncology team.
  3. Develop and implement quality improvement initiatives to continually enhance patient care and service delivery at East Hawaii Health Cancer Center.
  4. Maintain our Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation by ensuring compliance with all relevant standards and requirements.
  5. Collaborate closely with the clinic administrator to establish goals, set priorities, and execute strategic plans to improve and expand our oncology services.
  6. Represent the oncology department in internal and external meetings, conferences, and professional associations.
  7. Provide mentorship and support to the medical oncology team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development.

Required Qualifications:

  1. MD or DO with board certification in Medical Oncology.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in medical oncology, with a demonstrated track record of excellent patient care.
  3. Proven experience in a leadership role, preferably within an oncology department or program.
  4. Strong understanding of Commission on Cancer (CoC) standards and accreditation requirements.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  6. Commitment to ongoing professional development and staying current with advances in oncology research and treatment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in recruiting and mentoring medical oncologists.
  2. Track record of success in quality improvement initiatives and driving positive change in a clinical setting.
  3. Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and achieve objectives within defined timeframes.

East Hawaii Health Cancer Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Join our dedicated team of healthcare professionals and make a difference in the lives of our patients and the growth of our organization. Apply today!


Hilo is a small, rural and multicultural town. The Hilo Medical Center serves ¾ of the island population of 240,000. Located on the rainy side of the Island of Hawaii, commonly known as the Big Island, Hilo offers breathtaking natural beauty plus all the amenities of a charming and vibrant town. It’s known for Wailuku River State Park, featuring Rainbow Falls, with its colorful mists. Hilo Bay with Polynesian style outrigger canoe paddling clubs that host local, state, national and international races. The Hilo Farmers Market is one of the best open markets in Hawaii. Suisan Fish Market, Liliokalani Park, Banyan Drive and King Kamehameha Statue are local icons. The downtown features: centuries old, wooden storefronts, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places, housing a variety of galleries, shops, restaurants and cultural sites. Hilo is a historic Hawaiian town full of legends and traditions. An international hula competition, the Merry Monarch, fills the town with dancers and spectators in the spring. The University of Hawaii has its science campus in Hilo, featuring astronomy, marine science, volcanology and tropical agriculture. From the place that King Kamehameha ruled all the Hawaiian Islands to a plantation town to a now diverse and thriving farm based community, Hilo offers a healthy life style and exposure to a diversity of foods and cultures.

As the Big Island's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care, Hilo Medical Center delivers a full range of services and programs. The 20-acre campus includes acute hospital patients, behavioral health unit and our long-term care facility. There are over 1,000 employees and a medical staff comprised 125 physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. The hospital is state owned and operated and serves a community that is underserved with limited primary care and mental health access. This is the premier learning campus on the island, hosting medical students, pharmacy students, nursing students and our own Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency Program. The hospital is committed to serving the health needs of the community.

LOCATION: Hilo, Hawaii pop 44,000, Island Pop: 240,000
FACILITY: Hilo Medical Center
157 licensed acute care beds
Level 3 Trauma Center
Four ORs
Pediatric and Adult Hospitalists
Emergency Department with 50,000 visits/year
Critical Care Medicine with 12 bed ICU
Medical specialty services including Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Neurology
General Surgery Services
Surgical specialty services including Orthopedic, Urology, ENT
Labor and Delivery with over 900 deliveries/year
CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology services.
Medical and Radiation Oncology.
Hawaii State owned and operated, HMC is part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corp

I recommend watching Wild Hawaii by Kirk Weber on U tube for a true look at living in Hilo.

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