Manager, International Patient Center

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Hybrid: 2-3 days onsite/week


Reporting to the Director/Senior Director and in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital International Patient Center, the Manager of Dana-Farber International Patient Center is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and managing staff and processes related to international care and coordination at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Drawing on a broad understanding of international patient care, Dana-Farber, Brigham and Women’s Hospital practices and policies, and displaying a degree of initiative and independent judgement, the Manager will continually assess and direct a wide range of issues, including personnel management, systems issues, program and relationship development, and escalated patient issues that may arise.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. 

This position’s work location is hybrid with two or three days per week remote. The selected candidate may only work remote days from a New England state (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI).  


  • Leads efforts to ensure that a consistent and exceptional patient experience is delivered in accordance with DFCI customer service standards and service levels.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital International Patient Center (IPC) office, disease center teams and other DFCI stakeholders to continually improve operations, maintain quality, and ensure stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Monitors, analyzes, and reports on data (from Epic, CRM, other data sources) to IPC Operational Leadership, IPC Nurse Director and/or IPC Associate Medical Director.
  • Ensures appropriate coverage in absence of international patient coordination staff; may include hands-on coverage. Develops and maintains staff schedules and develops contingency plans for scheduled and unscheduled absences. 
  • Resolves issues or ensure appropriate escalation.
  • Facilitates and organizes case conference meetings between International Office clinical team and select Embassies. Responsible for putting together agenda, patient summary lists and managing action items.
  • Manages select, complicated cases, planning all inpatient and outpatient care with providers for consultation, diagnosis, and medical procedures.
  • Partners with Ambulatory Clinical Operations leadership to attain business goals with operational stability.
  • Develops and implements programs/initiatives to optimize operations and programmatic development.
  • Responsible for recruiting, onboarding, and training of staff in collaboration with other key stakeholders. Provides regular coaching and feedback. Manages staff performance and conducts annual reviews. Collaborates with Human Resources on policies and procedures, leave administration, employee relations and corrective action process
  • Troubleshoots a wide variety of issues that arise related to patient coordination and records collection, including working with external institutions to collect necessary documentation, medical records and managing complaints.
  • Collaborates with leadership and marketing/communications on internal, external, and patient facing materials.
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff tasks are completed in accordance with institute, governmental/embassy, and customer service standards.
  • Trains incoming new staff and acts as a point of contact in times of limited staffing.
  • Fosters an environment that is sensitive to the needs of diverse populations, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, and age.
  • Serves as on-call contact after hours, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Meets expectations of accessibility for patients, embassies, and other key stakeholders.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.


Directly supervises international patient coordination staff.



Yes, this position entails patient contact and communication, both by phone and in person. Age of population served is primarily adult.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 years of administrative and/or customer service experience required; healthcare and/or hospitality experience preferred.
  • 1 year of supervisory/management experience required.
  • Prior experience with Epic preferred.
  • Bilingual or Multilingual preferred; Knowledge of Arabic desired.


  • Knowledge of patient scheduling. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, decision making and change management skills.
  • Exceptional computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (operating systems, word processing, database, electronic mail, Internet, spreadsheet), Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) tools.
  • Exceptional customer service skills including the ability to deescalate and resolve patient concerns.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Strong process improvement skills.
  • Ability to relate to and collaborate with a varied workforce that includes MD’s RN’s, NP, PA, Fellows, embassies, and administrative staff in a highly matrix organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information discreetly.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply. 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.   

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