This key Physician Leader is responsible for providing leadership and direction to providers and clinical staff in the Anesthesia and Surgery Departments within Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) to facilitate and strengthen their efforts to provide high quality, safe and cost-effective healthcare consistent with organizational objectives and to best meet the needs of the community. Work includes direct involvement in, or oversight of, activities designed to improve clinical performance and patient safety, achieve timely conversion to evidence-based medicine and ensure compliance with corporate policies/bylaws and regulatory/accreditation requirements.
An incumbent serves as a liaison between providers, clinical staff and operational leadership within FMG as well as hospital and service line leadership. He/she serves as liaison with private practitioners and community organizations in the market, works closely with CHI counterparts on strategic planning and organization-wide initiatives and is a member of the FMG Executive Leadership Team. Work requires responsiveness to the concerns and needs of FMG providers and incumbent is expected to foster and contribute to a close and mutually beneficial relationship between providers, FMG administration, and hospital stakeholders.
Essential Job Functions:
- Participates in, through subordinate directors/managers, the programs, systems, operations and resources of the assigned facility/clinical area(s) to assure the safe and appropriate delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic patient care, achievement of clinical core measurement scores, and to ensure that all activities are conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner and in compliance with organizational values, professional standards, internal policies/standards/procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.
- Provides oversight with respect to all aspects of patient care within the assigned clinical area(s) and ensures the application of consistent practices relating to clinical/administrative operations, customer service, human resources activities and CHI-FH standards; collaborates with medical staff to develop and implement new clinical systems/programs to enhance existing services and raise the standard of care for the patient population served.
- Serves as a member of the FMG Leadership team and, as such, provides effective strategic vision, leadership and direction in the overall management of the organization; collaborates with other leadership team members in the common goal of standardization, integration and enhancement of the continuum of services available within designated clinical area(s); participates in the company-wide evaluation of processes and practices to determine the need for change to accommodate shifting business priorities, conditions and objectives.
- Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of systems/initiatives/programs to facilitate performance/quality improvements in keeping with strategic objectives and regulatory requirements.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the assigned clinical areas to better understand/identify future needs and challenges.
- Evaluates existing systems/programs/priorities and future potential to make recommendations for growth, expansion, new service and solvency of existing services based on market demographics and volume projections.
Short and Long-Term Planning:
- Anticipates and recognizes the evolving factors that affect current/future needs, and participates in the development of strategies/initiatives/programs/projects to support future growth and/or transformational change of clinical areas and address matters such as: provision of new services, standardization of policies/practices across the organization, increasing market share, maximizing revenues, improving efficacy/cost effectiveness of clinical services provided, and enhancing patient outcomes/satisfaction.
- Presents and gains Leadership Team support for recommendations and participates in project management efforts to develop/implement planning objectives.
Resource Management/Budget Administration:
- Participates in the determination of operating/capital resources needed to accomplish the business objectives of the assigned facility/clinical areas and leads activities and resources in a manner that is fiscally responsible and in accordance with FMG/CHI/CHI-FH policies and standards
- Participates in the development of the annual operating/capital budget, ensuring alignment/optimization of resources toward achievement of financial goals; exercises effective cost control by monitoring and directing the adjustment of expenses as necessary to stay within budget.
- Directs the preparation of complete and accurate financial, budget, activity and productivity information including variance reports, financial projections and other statistical reports; keeps appropriate parties apprised of all issues with potential for budgetary/financial impact.
Staff Management and Development:
- In collaboration with the VPs of Operations, directs and evaluates the work of subordinate management staff in accordance with the content, spirit and intent of applicable internal/external regulations and standards for human resource management.
- Ensures adequate staffing levels for appropriate coverage to meet budgetary and operational objectives and that staff are qualified and properly trained to perform assigned job duties; makes employment decisions, establishes performance standards and evaluates management staff performance.
- Works collaboratively with Marketing/Communications Dept. to develop effective marketing strategies and promotional materials for the clinical areas that are designed to enhance awareness, expand market share and increase revenues.
- Cultivates and maintains professional relationships with primary customers of the clinical areas including medical directors, physicians, physician groups, patients, supply vendors and external entities to foster opportunities for revenue enhancement, enhanced customer service and to positively impact core clinical measures.
Education/Work Experience Requirements:
- Requires MD or DO degree with Board Certification in anesthesia or surgical specialty.
- A record of 10 years of successful clinical practice augmented by 5 years of leadership experience in a hospital system.
- Employed physician group experience is preferred.
- Master’s degree in healthcare administration is preferred.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of strategic business planning, change management, program development and continuous process/performance improvement.
- Knowledge of medical informatics, applied statistical techniques and analytical tools/processes.
- Knowledge of Joint Commission standards and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality measures.
- Knowledge of, and experience with, managed care, including capitation and contracting issues.
- Knowledge of health care reform initiatives and legal issues pertaining to health care sufficient to apply understand ACO/CIN strategic planning, operations and programs.
- Knowledge of, and familiarity with, TJC standards regarding medical staff activities and medical staff bylaws, credentialing processes and organization.
- Knowledge of effective standards and practices relating to evaluating/managing physician performance to optimize quality of care.
- Knowledge of the functionality, application and use of general health care information systems technologies sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
- Knowledge of organizational objectives/functions and requirements sufficient to analyze new/current strategies and modify/adapt initiatives/programs to solve a variety of healthcare/medical staff management challenges.
- Ability to understand financial and or operational reports, analyze data, draw appropriate conclusions, identify improvement opportunities and implement effective responses.
- Ability to convey information effectively in verbal and written communication, and through group/business presentations and meetings.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties, particularly as relates to forging physician/management relations.
- Ability to create change through influence and exercise strong persuasive abilities in order to strengthen clinical partnerships.
- Ability to strategize, develop and evaluate business plans, initiatives, standards, budgets and policies/procedures.
- Ability to identify budget variances, compliance deficiencies and/or systemic weaknesses and implement timely corrective action to forestall or remedy.
- Ability to successfully lead, manage, oversee, develop and evaluate the work of subordinate staff and clinical credibility with physician constituencies.
- Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other providers in interdisciplinary teams to coordinate and continuously improve patient care.
- Willing to obtain a Washington License to practice medicine, full and unrestricted.
- Willing to obtain a valid Washington State driver’s license.
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