VP, ACNO, Clinical Network Sites

City of Hope National Medical Center, a world leader in cancer research, treatment, and prevention, is seeking candidates for their VP, ACNO, Clinical Network Sites and Community Outreach (VP, ACNO) position. City of Hope National Medical Center, an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of only 11 freestanding cancer hospitals in the country and has been ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

The VP, ACNO is responsible for 32 practice sites, with an additional 7 sites added this summer.  Sites range from multidisciplinary specialty oncology clinics offering medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion suites and physician practices, to free standing radiation oncology clinics, and physician practices.   The VP, ACNO will serve as a member of the triad leadership team in collaboration with the VP for Network Operations and the Senior Medical Director. Direct reports are four Regional Nursing Directors (RND); these are new positions with two RND positions filled to date.

The VP, ACNO works collaboratively to: 

  • Assimilate the practice sites into the COH network.
  • Establish and implement standardized nursing practice, competencies, orientation, onboarding, policies, and procedures.
  • Expand clinical research to the network sites.
  • Build relationships, along with the RND, with nursing leaders and oncologists in hospitals throughout the region.
  • Implement and ensure Clinic-based Shared Governance Councils.
  • Facilitates team building interactions with staff and establishes collaborative relationships with COH physicians and advanced practice providers.
  • Responsible for quality, safety, innovation, and overall process improvement helping to lead the organization to new and better ways of providing cancer care.


  • Master of Science in Nursing required. PhD/DNP preferred.
  • Certification in nursing specialty and or leadership.
  • Fifteen years Nursing experience with a minimum of 10 years in nursing leadership.
  • Experience in ambulatory cancer care, preferably in an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Proven track record of strategic programmatic leadership.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Magnet experience.

For additional information or to nominate someone for this exciting position, please contact Livonne Engebrecht:

Livonne Engebrecht, BA

Executive Recruiter



Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President Search Services



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