Service Line Chief - Oncology (Cancer Care)

Oct 11, 2019
Nov 09, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Service Line Chief, Oncology (Cancer Care)

Entity Aga Khan University Hospital

Location Karachi, Pakistan


The Aga Khan University is a private, international university committed to international standards of excellence in teaching, research and service. Its teaching hospital, the Aga Khan University Hospital has been accredited by the prestigious Joint Commission International for achieving the highest international healthcare standards.

The Oncology (Cancer Care) Service Line at the Aga Khan University Hospital consists of a specialised team of certified, highly trained and experienced oncologists, radiation oncologists, haematologists, surgeons, nurses and technicians who treat specific adult and child cancers and haematological disorders. The Service Line provides comprehensive cancer care services under one roof. There are, among many other services, a bone marrow transplant unit, a top of the line radiation oncology center with high tech LINACs , brachytherapy, total body irradiation and total Skin Electron Beam Therapy, a PET-CT with dedicated cyclotron, a day care center and an inpatient facility as well. Outpatient facilities include clinics of Medical Oncology, Haematology, Paediatric Oncology and Radiation Oncology. Palliative care is part of the scope of the Service Line in close cooperation with the Home Health Service of AKUH.

Aga Khan University Hospital invites applications for the position of Service Line Chief, Oncology (Cancer Care). Applications are invited only from potentially qualified internal candidates.


You will be accountable for an overall clinical leadership of the Service Line, which includes ensuring delivery of effective, efficient, timely, high quality services in line with accreditation and regulatory requirements, support in developing the strategic plans and implementing service line goals & plans to ensure that the goals and objectives are accomplished. You will provide leadership for the implementation of changes required to operate effectively in an agile environment and will be accountable for the delivery of quality of services.

As Service Line Chief, you will report directly to the CEO, AKUH. In addition you will report to the relevant Departmental Chair for academic and program related functions and as a member of the Faculty.

You will work in a complex environment of delivering services, research and teaching. Besides, you are expected to be aware of the responsibilities of working in the context of the governance policies of the Institution.

Requirements You should have:
  • MBBS / MD degree or equivalent with suitable post-graduate qualifications with extensive leadership, managerial and clinical experience in a teaching hospital
  • at least 5 to 7 years of experience as Clinician with demonstrated leadership success in a medical practice setting would be preferred
  • ability to identify and manage critical issues and priorities
  • strong analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • high level of managerial competency for establishing and applying robust performance management systems and accountability frameworks
  • excellent leadership and influencing skills and demonstrable professional credibility
  • strong commercial and business insight, understanding the impact of operational efficiencies on overall patient care and performance targets
  • evidence of setting ambitious attainable targets and of leading and implementing innovative solutions, and complex change and modernization programmes designed to improve quality and services within financial constraints
  • experience of working and contributing at a senior level with a proven track record of producing high quality results in the management and leadership of operations.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by October 27, 2019

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