American Cancer Society Senior Global Oncology Clinical Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

Senior Global Oncology Clinical Analyst

  • Job ID:

25284

  • Functional Area:

Health/Medical

  • Position Type:

Full-Time Exempt

  • Experience Required:

5 - 7 Years

  • Location:

District of Columbia - Washington

  • Department:

Cancer Control

  • Education Required:

Bachelors Degree

  • Relocation Provided:

No

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Position Description:

Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2.5 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

Cancer deaths in Africa are projected to double in the next fifteen years. Yet the global market for cancer treatment functions poorly for people with cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in high prices and limited availability that keep access to treatment below 10%. The American Cancer Society’s Global Cancer Treatment program works to improve access to cancer treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa with projects in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda

The Senior Global Oncology Clinical Analyst directs a portfolio that focuses on providing technical, clinical support in the areas of cancer treatment guidelines, training of oncology nurses and pharmacists, safe handling and administration of chemotherapy, and forecasting and procurement of chemotherapy. In this work, The American Cancer Society works closely with our partners at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), IBM, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and African cancer experts. The Analyst also works closely with other members of a small headquarters team, ministries of health, and program staff based in our partner countries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead technical support for ChemoQuant, an online chemotherapy forecasting tool developed through a partnership with IBM. Utilize a detailed understanding of cancer treatment protocols and drug therapy to add additional functionality to the tool, working closely with our partners at IBM.

• Provide technical support for ChemoSafe, a collaboration with African health ministries to improve safe handling and administration of chemotherapy, including development of training, standard operating procedures, facility strengthening plans, documentation, incident reporting systems, and access to personal protective equipment.

• Work closely with our partners at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) on projects to improve the market for cancer treatment, linking our African partners to high-quality, cost-competitive suppliers.

• Support a collaboration with African cancer experts and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to adapt existing cancer treatment guidelines for use in Sub-Saharan Africa.

• Collaborate with African health ministries to facilitate uptake and implementation of updated treatment guidelines.

• Monitor and document progress against project objectives, adjusting implementation as needed.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

• Participate in the development of technical resources such as facility assessments, handbooks, guidelines, tracking tools, and training programs.

• Contribute technical expertise, as needed, to other projects focused on improving access to cancer treatment.

Position Requirements:

FORMAL KNOWLEDGE:

Familiarity with cancer treatment, including clinical care, chemotherapy administration, chemotherapy compounding, medications and treatment protocols

SKILLS:

• Able to innovate and to develop solutions that are both creative and practical.

• Organized, clear thinker with strong analytical approach and attention to detail.

• Excellent writer and verbal communicator.

• Able to balance determination with flexibility.

• Able to work under limited supervision, take initiative, deal concurrently with multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.

• Able to exercise independent judgment to determine best approach to reach desired outcome, including modifying and/or streamlining processes to resolve challenges.

• Able to communicate across cultures and in different environments.

• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills to work effectively in a large, formal organization with multiple stakeholders.

• Ability to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR KNOWLEDGE:

Graduate degree with minimum 5 years of experience working in a field of clinical oncology, such as pharmacy or nursing.

Experience working in resource-limited settings preferred.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.