Patty Saponaro joins SROA Soundboard, SROA's podcast series, to share adding value as a leader in radiation oncology. Saponaro is the Associate Chair for Administration in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Saponaro presented at the 2020 SROA Annual Meeting. 


In this episode you will hear about:

  • Social IQ (0:34)
  • Importance of knowing your team (1:29)
  • Asking your team what they value (2:43)
  • How to address disconnect within your team (4:45)
  • The importance of asking prospective employees about “challenging situations” during an interview (6:32)
  • The importance of asking prospective employees about quality improvement during an interview (10:45)
  • Tips for hiring a prospective employee (13:52)
  • What should be included in onboarding and orientation (16:11)
  • Importance of checklists for orientation (17:53)
  • New employee follow-up (19:20)
  • Surprising responses from new employees (20:58)
  • Importance of having a "procedure process" for a department (21:47)
  • Final thought for administrators (24:20)


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