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Manager, Medical Oncology

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. 

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work primarily in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.


  • Daily responsibility for planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating and evaluating the quality of direct patient care throughout Shaw Cancer Center. Emphasis is placed on safety, service and satisfaction as it relates to clinical practice, quality patient outcomes, leadership, staff development and professionalism. Ensures interdisciplinary collaboration with all departments to facilitate optimal patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.


  1. Successfully manages the daily activities of clinical staff to optimize patient care, safety, and satisfaction, working in collaboration with unit directors, quality personnel, staff development and other members of the health care team to provide, enhance or improve care delivery to patient population by evaluating clinical practices, developing methodologies and implementing standards of care and best practice, providing consultative services, and by assessing and addressing patient and staff clinical educational needs.
  2. Provides support and leadership for shared governance committees, while maintaining responsibility for innovation and change in patient care system.
  3. Develops, coordinates, and evaluates quality and performance improvement efforts. Collaborates with other departments, including Quality and IT to implement evidence-based improvement initiatives using proven LEAN strategies.
  4. Participates in the development of policies and procedures that are based on current recommendations and evidence. Ensures nursing practice follows policy and meets current standards.
  5. Provides formal and informal education for nurses and other health professionals.
  6. Assists with the development and monitoring of the budget. Practices efficient and cost effective coordination of care and unit practices.
  7. In collaboration with Shaw Regional Cancer Center leadership, designs and evaluates programs and initiatives that are congruent with the organizations strategic plans, regulatory agency requirements, and nursing standards.
  8. Serve as a leader and liaison in problem-solving departmental issues/concerns to foster communication and cooperation and to ensure effective service for patients. Seek first to understand and come from a place of “What if?”
  9. Evaluates staff performance in alignment with Human Resource guidelines. Encourages and facilitates professional growth for all staff. Works to continually improve upon staff engagement and satisfaction.
  10. Promote an atmosphere of warmth, compassion, and understanding while demonstrating empathy and the ability to relate to families in crisis.
  11. Role models the principles of a Just Culture.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.  Must be HIPAA compliant.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.




  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to evaluate and assess needs of staff
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with managers, staff, physicians, patients
  • Knowledge and application of professional nursing theory, practices, and procedures
  • Excellent clinical practice skills with competence in assessment, judgment, clinical decision making, and delegation.
  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities promptly and consistently with little direct supervision in planning and organization his/her work.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in oncology setting required
  • A minimum of five years of nursing experience required
  • Management experience required
  • LEAN process improvement experience preferred


  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

Computer / Typing:

    • Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.


  • Minimum of associate degree in a relevant field required.
Pay is based upon relevant education and experience. 
Pay Range:
$97,740.40$181,525.55 USD


Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.
  • Paid Time Off: Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance: 403(b) Retirement plan with matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program.


As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff, excluding remote status.

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