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    * This position is physically located in Durham, NC. However, virtual location will be considered for highly qualified candidates.

    Located in the National Oncology Program Office of the Specialty Care Services, the Health Science Officer - Director of Precision Oncology, serves as the primary leader of implementation of Precision Oncology projects for the Veterans Health Administration.

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    The Health Science Officer - Director of Precision Oncology will provide strategic planning and operational leadership for the establishment and operation of the VHA Precision Oncology Initiative (POI). He/she manages implementation of POI projects and Initiatives, and assists in the development of strategic, legislative, and budgetary plans.

    Duties include, but not limited to the following:

    • Serves as an authority on precision medicine as it relates to cancer care technologies, treatment methods, and practices-
    • Applies a broad range of skills and expert knowledge to analyze, develop, write, interpret, and implement precision oncology policy in VHA
    • Translates new research findings into program goals, actions, and services
    • Advises national leaders on the clinical and research aspects of VHA precision medicine and service delivery
    • Plans, organizes, and directs teamwork and to effectively negotiate with management to accept and implement recommendations that involve substantial agency resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in competition with other agency needs or priorities
    • Designs and guides the analysis, review, and revision of existing VHA policies related to precision oncology
    • Conducts or manages ongoing scans of precision oncology policies and relevant Federal regulations
    • Guides, informs, and responds to staff and special committees that participate in the review and development of VHA policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards
    • Represents the VHA on agency-wide and inter-agency committees and acts as liaison to other VHA program offices
    • Provides policy and procedural consultation, advice, and guidance to field offices, other parts of VHA, other government entities, academia, congressional staff, VSOs, the media, and industry representatives
    • Develops procedures for annotation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) results including an annotation database and integration of expert annotations into the clinical workflows and quality assessment
    • Maintains the VA Cancer Registry System within national standards of completeness, timeliness and quality
    • Provides technical and administrative supervision to a team of four subordinates: Oncology Data Specialist, Precision Oncology Program Manager, and Executive Assistant
    • Oversees the daily operation of the unit - ensuring that agency policies and priorities are being followed
    • Develops performance standards, and evaluates work performance of subordinates
    • Performs other related duties as needed

    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional travel, up to 25%, is required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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