Moffitt To Open New Building, Hire 70 In 2011

Construction workers are renovating a two-story, 50,000-square-feet building in West Tampa for Moffitt Cancer Center to occupy starting in July 2011.

The building near International Plaza was previously occupied by Continental Airlines and was set for demolition. Moffitt is under a 20-year lease agreement with Tampa International Airport. Moffitt currently has a satellite office at Tampa General Hospital, however, the healthcare provider needs more space.

The extra space will allow Moffitt to expand its programs providing care to more patients. An estimated 30,000 patient visits are expected for the first year of operation. Services will include radiation therapy, infusion services, physician practice office visits, and radiology. It is expected that the location will service patients residing in south Hillsborough, central Pinellas and central/west Pasco counties.

With the additional space and services at the new center, the organization is planning to hire approximately 70 employees. Nancy Ziel, administrative director of satellite operations and director of clinic systems and support, says Moffitt will need employees for several different roles.

"We will be filling a variety of positions including registration and clerical staff, licensed nursing and technical staff, medical assistants, support staff and physicians," Ziel says.

Ziel goes on to explain what the organization looks for in a potential employee. "Our focus is patient and family-centered care, so besides the technical quality required for the specific positions, we concentrate on customer service skills which will assist in promoting a positive experience for our patients while they are visiting with us," Ziel says.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Nancy Ziel, Moffitt Cancer Center

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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