National Oncology Manager

at Life HealthCare
Published June 19, 2022
Location Dunkeld, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  



An exciting vacancy exists for a National Oncology Manager based at Life Healthcare Head Office in Dunkeld, Rosepark reporting to the Senior Business Manager: New Business. The successful candidate will be integral to executing the growth and expansion strategies of the Oncology business, setting and/or maintaining standards, policies and procedures, efficiency of all processes, as well as driving quality, patient experience and implementation of strategic tactics.


Critical Outputs

Growth and Expansion:


Implementation and execution of strategic tactics across the full continuum of cancer care aligned with Life Oncology vision

Together with relevant operations execute tactics to leverage available capacity at radiotherapy and chemotherapy units

Investigate and execute accreditation of accreditation processes and programmes (aligned to strategic imperatives) together with relevant operations and other stakeholders

Investigate expansion and diversification of oncology treatments across the cancer continuum of care

Drive expansion of in-hospital care–engage with Life operations for potential expansion opportunities

Support Life Operations with the recruitment of cancer specialty physicians including medical, surgical and oncology

Support expansion of the Life Oncology network

Marketing related:


Provide subject matter expertise to Life Marketing to assist with development of oncology marketing and communication material aimed at promoting Life Oncology whilst supporting patients and their caregivers

Provide subject matter expertise in development of patient education and information tools and tactics across diverse channels, for example printed, digital

Build and maintain key stakeholders’ relationships requires regular face to face engagement across the Life Healthcare network

Develop tools and channels to support patients, their caregivers, and the community, for example, support groups



Work with procurement and, where required, engage with vendors to help facilitate procurement of new equipment

Research and facilitate the implementation of new diagnostic and treatment options along the cancer continuum of care

Monitoring compliance with service and maintenance in collaboration with operations and engineering

Processes and Efficiency


Identifying opportunities for optimising equipment and resource efficiencies

Streamlining work and processes in the units

Driving consistency in standards, policies, and processes across all units



Support in developing and implementing a value proposition for Life Oncology employees

Identify and assist relevant Life Healthcare teams and divisions with upskilling of staff involved in patient care across the cancer continuum of care

Plan and execute Work Skills Plan (WSP) and CPD and another in-service in corporation with relevant operations and divisions

Units accredited as training facilities for university students

Support staff with seeking opportunities to upskill and develop further including research projects, local and international courses/studying etc.

Mentor staff (specific to Life staff working within services across the cancer care continuum)





Development, refining and execution of oncology quality scorecard

Development, refining and execution of oncology outcome measures

Standardisation of treatment protocols

Implement strategies to support and monitor and improve excellent patient experience

Risk assessment tools aligned with Life risk tools

Development and execution of Work Procedures/Policies/ standardisation



Mentoring and providing support to the units and when required performing verification audits for oncology related BSI including radiotherapy

Ensuring legal compliance within the units to DOH e.g.: radiation medicals

Implement and operationalise accreditation efforts (together with relevant Life Operations teams)





Assist with strategies to improve reporting across the group on treatment types/techniques/codes





Degree in Radiography and Registration with HPCSA or Oncology-Trained Registered Nurse

At least 5-7 years in a management role in an Oncology unit and/or business

Extensive experience, both operational and strategic, in managing an Oncology portfolio and/or division

Proven track record of performance in an oncology environment, including driving growth, quality, patient, and other stakeholder experience

Adaptable, resilient and results focused

Strong communication skills (both written and oral) as well as excellent presentation skills

An understanding of the private healthcare/hospital industry

Open to national travel




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Verbal & written communication and presentation

Influencing & networking

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Drive & energy

Ethical behaviour


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