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Thank you for your interest in National Comprehensive Cancer Network's employment opportunities. NCCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer in a significant growth phase. If you would like to become part of our premier organization dedicated to developing programs and products to enhance cancer care, click on a job title below to learn more about the position. Unless otherwise indicated, all positions are based in our suburban Philadelphia location. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Oncology Scientist, Imaging Compendium

Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer

Quality of Oncology Care Fellowship


Oncology Scientist, Imaging Compendium

NCCN seeks an Oncology Scientist, Imaging Compendium to be responsible for the primary development and maintenance of the NCCN Oncology Imaging Compendium™.  This staff member works collaboratively with the Senior Director of the NCCN Compendia program, Information Technology (IT) staff, guidelines coordinators, oncology scientists, physician panel members, etc. to ensure prompt and accurate incorporation of imaging recommendations from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® into the Compendium and related informatics tools.  The Compendium will include both disease-specific recommendations and recommendations for their implementation.  This staff member will participate in development of electronic tools to develop, maintain, and disseminate compendium recommendations and to incorporate them into 3rd party systems. Minimal travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Summarize recommendations for the use of medical imaging based on recommendations in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology®
  • Collaborate with Compendia staff and faculty from Member Institutions to design the new Compendium
  • Assist in the development of a database to develop and publish the Compendium in collaboration with other Compendia staff, IT, and other interested stakeholders
  • Attend or review guidelines update meetings and telephone conferences to identify substantive changes in the recommended uses of imaging in oncology
  • Review existing Guidelines to identify areas where imaging recommendations require clarification and provide them to Guidelines coordinators to incorporate in the Institutional Review documents prior to panel meetings
  • Review draft algorithms to identify new or changed uses of imaging in the guidelines
  • Review and update imaging database using data dictionary to ensure accurate retrieval of data in electronic systems
  • Draft new compendium entries or update existing compendium entries to reflect changes in guidelines
  • Collaborate with external medical reviewers to ensure accuracy of material
  • Collaborate with NCCN licensees to ensure accurate representation of NCCN  information in 3rd party electronic information systems
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • BA or BS required.  RN, MS, MD, PhD or equivalent helpful
  • Knowledge of oncology and imaging, including CT, MRI, PET and nuclear medicine studies, and interpretation of clinical data
  • Experience in clinical imaging strongly preferred
  • Experience in scientific/medical writing preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have the functional knowledge to evaluate medical recommendations and to translate into comprehensive written guidelines and compendium format
  • Must be able to understand and interpret the imaging recommendations within the NCCN Treatment Guidelines, and their use in the care of the cancer patient
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products
  • Must have fluency in medical terminology
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels
  • Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Understanding of implications of compendium for utilization and coverage policy is a plus

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.


Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer

This position is responsible for the review, development, and update of scientific and clinical content for the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® (NCCN Guidelines®) and projects related to the NCCN Guidelines®, including but not limited to continuing education materials, conference reports, and clinical content development for grant proposals, task force reports, and any NCCN Guidelines initiatives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend NCCN Guidelines® Panel meetings and web-based teleconferences
  • Perform PubMed literature searches;  develop, review, edit, and update the discussion section reflecting the current guidelines algorithms and scientific literature
  • Track scientific literature with respect to designated Guidelines assignments
  • Develop and/or review clinical content for educational grant proposals including needs assessments, objectives, and faculty recommendations for NCCN educational programs
  • Develop, edit, and/or review content for NCCN clinical information programs, including continuing education (CE) activities, conference reports, NCCN Guidelines Insights, JNCCN CE related articles, and external communication of Guidelines updates
  • Review permission requests and licensing of NCCN Guidelines information, including but not limited to print and electronic media, and integration into health-related information systems
  • Research and develop NCCN Task Force Reports based on panel presentations, discussion, and relevant scientific literature
  • Work on NCCN Guidelines-related initiatives

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • PhD or equivalent experience with ability to evaluate clinical research
  • Experience in scientific/medical writing required
  • Experience in oncology strongly preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate scientific/medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Must possess strong attention to detail
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.


Quality of Oncology Care Fellowship

The mission of NCCN is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. In furtherance of this Mission and the NCCN Vision to be the world’s leader in defining and advancing high-quality, high-value cancer care, the NCCN Quality of Oncology Care Fellowship is aimed at encouraging a next generation leader in the early stages of his or her career to research, develop, recommend, and facilitate the implementation of programs relative to defining quality oncology care.

The Fellow, through collaboration with experts from NCCN Member Institutions and other relevant stakeholders, will identify both trends and gaps relative to data and technology and the roles these mediums play in defining and measuring quality, cost, and value. The Fellow will assist NCCN in identifying areas of focus including but not limited to the challenges faced by multiple stakeholders relative to the effective application and utilization of big data, quality initiatives, observational research, and defining and reporting on quality, cost and value. This position requires occasional overnight travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research definition and measurement of quality in oncology care
  • Identify relevant data sources for quality research and reporting
  • Assist NCCN in identifying priority areas of focus relative to defining and reporting on quality, cost and value
  • Recommend, develop and facilitate the implementation of programs relative to quality oncology care
  • Facilitate site visits to NCCN Member Institutions and other organizations doing exceptional work in quality
  • Participate in NCCN policy programs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Successful completion of a graduate program in health policy, business, public policy, public health, medicine, economics, epidemiology, statistics, or other quality-related field
  • Excellence in quantitative analysis and statistical methods as evidenced by graduate-level statistics and methods courses
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national oncology quality of care discussion and movement, as well as key challenges facing all relevant stakeholders
  • Oncology experience preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external staff and managers at various levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • High level of professionalism
  • Team player who is also self-motivated and can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in MS Office products, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • InDesign experience a plus
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Organizational ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding follow up

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.