Director - Training and Education
Nashville , Tennessee
October 20, 2017
Director - Training and Education

Sarah Cannon , the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon's cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,000 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center.

By bringing together a network of globally-recognized cancer experts, we are collaborating and sharing best practices that address every aspect of the cancer journey, from screening and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.

Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the research arm of HCA Healthcare's global cancer institute, Sarah Cannon. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world's leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon's network of strategic sites includes more than 275 physicians who engage in research. The organization has led more than 260 first-in-man clinical trials since its inception in 1993, and has been a clinical trial leader in the majority of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years.

**This position requires you to work onsite in Nashville, TN everyday.

Summary of Position:
The Director leads a service organization that strives to identify and exceed the expectations of its customers. The Director collaborates with multiple Sarah Cannon departments and key HCA colleagues to develop and implement clinical, research and oncology curriculum and educational programs. Additionally, the Director serves as a key resource for company-wide initiatives that include an educational component.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Participate in strategic planning with Sarah Cannon leaders and enterprise stakeholders, establishing long- and short-term objectives, priorities and budgets for areas of responsibility
  • Liaise with business units to develop educational curriculum and plans as needed
  • Develop and foster relationships with key HCA colleagues to leverage and collaborate on training offerings
  • Assume lead role for innovation, knowledge sharing and leading practices within the department and among peer groups
  • Sets high expectations for best in class creative educational content consistent with adult learning principles and generational learning needs
  • Support Sarah Cannon company-wide initiatives in the development of educational programs (i.e. oncology and research curriculum for Sarah Cannon colleagues, HCA facility colleagues and patients, etc.)
  • Develop business cases to propose and implement new strategies, services, and tools that advance training development and delivery and address departmental operational issues
  • Oversee the creation and development of curriculum-based training utilizing instructor-led training, web-based training modules, self-study guides, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference materials to educate and train applicable staff
  • Develop and administer tools to analyze the effectiveness of training programs and measure progress of participants
  • Oversee continuing education program(s) and provide educational offerings for staff
  • Consult in the creation and development of curriculum for division and hospital specific orientation programs
  • Manage education projects and resources, to include oversight of IT&S Learning Solutions resources and/or contractors, as necessary
  • Hire, supervise and mentor department resources, direct day-to-day activities and conduct staff performance reviews
  • Develop, guide and maintain departmental practices, methodologies, policies and procedures, and quality control
  • Oversee and manage the Summer Work Experience program
  • Travel required
Knowledge: A body of information needed to perform a tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience
  • Strong clinical knowledge base
  • Extensive knowledge and best practices regarding adult learning and healthcare curriculum
  • Instructional design/instructional technology and adult learning theory
  • Learning sciences, adult learning principles, education delivery methodologies and evaluation
  • Learning technologies to support education development and implementation. Including learning management systems, virtual classroom delivery tools and education development software.
Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and interpersonal)
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Public presentation skills
  • Analytical skills and ability to make decisions based on analysis
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment
Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties
  • Strong course design, organizational, technical, and project management
  • Creative and innovative thinking and approach to adult learning
  • Ability to influence across Sarah Cannon resources, HCA stakeholders and lines of business
Team Management and Leadership:
  • Foster and develop a culture of innovation, teamwork, and trust
  • Cultivate existing relationships and develop new relationships
  • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize productivity, efficiency, and communication
  • Work with staff to develop objective performance measures to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting
  • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling individual and organizational excellence
  • Challenge the status quo; integrate new ways of thinking

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Required: Master's Degree (1-2 year program)
Preferred: Doctorate Degree

Minimum Required:
  • Previous experience as a Manager or Director providing strategic level impact
  • Development of IT, Healthcare and or Operational training curriculums
  • Ability to supervise learning innovations resources, including training associates as well as clinical, research and PRN educators
  • Oncology experience
  • RN certification required
  • Research experience - preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Prior experience mentoring and/or training less senior team members
  • Experience managing study timelines, deliverables, and/or vendors

**If interested in advancing your career with a growing leader in cancer research please apply today!

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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