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Director of Operations Cell Therapy and Transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 194155
Category: Management/Leadership
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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  • The Director of Operations will oversee operations of the Cell Therapy and Transplant program at all locations and will oversee operations that support all facets of the CTT program, including CIBMTR reporting, Autologous transplant, Allogeneic transplant, and Cell Therapy programs, and the Quality programs that support CTT at all locations. The Director of Operations will be responsible for creating a regional system of CTT and will be responsible for aligning standardized procedures where possible, common KPIs, and integrated quality and safety protocols. The Director of Operations will lead the operational management of the current BMT and non-BMT cell therapy programs as well as oversee operational development of new programs and will work with local CTT sites to utilize resources as needed. This leadership will require the Director to collaborate with clinical and administrative leadership across Penn Medicine and to interface/interact with outside entities, such as NMDP, CIBMTR, FACT, Pharma, ASTCT, etc. to ensure that the program is developing to industry standards/accreditations. The Director of Operations reports directly to the Corporate Director of CTT and partners in the execution of strategic growth and regional expansion with the Director of the CTT program and the Cancer Service Line (CSL). This includes chairing the CSL CTT Operations Committee; partnering with executive, clinical, and administrative leadership at all Penn Medicine hospitals to further the expansion and implementation of the CTT program; and managing external stakeholder activities in pursuit of Penn Medicine system solutions given current and future infrastructure. Ensures safety, accreditation, and compliance programs are aligned across Penn Medicine to achieve the highest levels of performance. Non-Oncology: Through this expanded scope, the Director will partner with the clinical and research physician leaders across a variety of Departments and Divisions that are exploring new and innovative cellular therapy programs. Such Departments and Divisions include Medicine, Neurology, Benign Hematology. This list of clinical and research collaborators continues to expand as the non-oncology cellular therapy industry rapidly grows. In addition, the Director will be responsible for interacting with relevant pharmaceutical companies and third-party institutions to establish procedures, protocols, contracts, regulatory standards and processes, and all other necessary services to initiate both clinical trials and clinical care across UPHS.


  • Oversees operational management of the Cell Therapy and Transplant Program in conjunction with the Corporate Directors, CTT physician leadership, and the physician and internal leadership at each participating local site and of the CTT Program. Works with internal stakeholders (Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), Cancer Service Line (CSL), Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, the Hospital, health system, Path and Lab Medicine, Marketing, etc.) and external stakeholders (pharma, ASTCT, FACT, insurance payers, NMDP, CIBMTR etc. Pharmacy, marketing, etc.) to develop systems for optimal program functioning, to develop and operationalize new strategic initiatives, and to maximize efficiency and resource utilization. Manages implementation of new processes, procedures, and therapies, and implementation of new commercial products. Will work to expand activity goals of the program through new initiatives and outreach activities. Identifies program needs and areas for improvement and develops strategies for process improvement. Will work with CTT quality/data to ensure reporting to required registries and transplant governing bodies. Will work directly with CTT Program Managers (or those who are given the responsibility of local management of their CTT program). Will ensure that CTT operational goals, initiatives are met, allowing the institution to be FACT accredited and a Center of Excellence with the payers. Support network entities in their accreditation initiatives. Requires strong leadership; collaborative planning; management of personnel, information systems, quality and performance improvement and regulatory compliance; complex, matrixed program and project management.


    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
    • And 5+ years' experience with cell/gene therapy and/or bone marrow transplant Education Specialization: Nursing
    • Master of Arts or Science (Preferred)
    • Or 10+ years' experience with cell/gene therapy and/or bone marrow transplant in a Education Specialization: Nursing or Healthcare Admin

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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