Responsible for the administrative leadership of Medical Group Practices, with a specific focus on all employed Heart and Vascular practices. The role will also serve at the Operational Lead for the Heart and Vascular Service Line, with responsibility for supporting service line strategy and goals and monitoring strategic initiatives and performance metrics. Primary responsibility includes overall operational management of all practices and sites. The Administrative Director will report to the VP, Consultative Care and work collaboratively with the Heart and Vascular Service Line leadership.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs the planning and implementation of the practices to provide optimal patient care and experience.
Collaborates with physician and nursing leadership to support the strategic and operational direction of the service line
Creates and leads a structure for setting and executing all service line goals in alignment with system annual operating plan goals.
Develops, maintains and revises practice philosophy, goals, policies, procedures and standards in accordance with national guidelines and best practices.
Oversees the management of all aspects of the assigned physician practices including personnel, fiscal and compliance activities. Maintains key performance data and metrics by site of service as well as by provider.
Develops and maintains capital and operating budgets.
Maintains continued profitability of the assigned Services through effective budget management coupled with the pursuit of cost reductions as well as exploration and implementation of new business opportunities.
Defines and monitors billing data standards and maintains patient billing integrity across all systems-electronic and manual and remains up to date on changes in professional coding and reimbursement
Work with leadership of The Medical Group of Christiana Care assure high quality, efficient care is delivered to the community, and that services work together to standardize policies and procedures and take advantage of economies of scale when practical.
In collaboration with Medical and Administrative Leadership continues to identify opportunities and implement action items to improve patient clinical outcomes, efficiency and effectiveness and service excellence.
Manages and oversees the contractual relationships with all physicians and outside vendors.
Manage all of the physician compensation programs including working in collaboration with Service Line leadership, and Medical Directors on the establishment of quality and productivity metrics and targets. Evaluates performance against targets routinely and shares information with practice physicians.
Establishes and maintains effective communication and relationships with office staff, physicians and other departments within Christiana Care and affiliated hospitals.
Works with IT department to ensure that appropriate computer systems access and security are maintained and that systems are functioning appropriately.
Monitors departmental productivity and strategizes with direct reports to implement appropriate action steps designed to improve upon the results.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
MG-President, VP MG- Operations, Physician Leader, Nursing Leader, Medical Directors of Heart and Vascular practices. Regular contact with patients, families, and visitors as well as with front line employees.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Heart and Vascular Directors, Practice Managers, Project Managers and other operational staff .
MG-VP, Consultative Care
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Masters Degree required, preferably an MHA, MPH or MBA.
Two or more years of physician practice management or related clinical operational experience required. Experience managing multiple sites is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Proficiency and knowledge of strategic and business planning including development of business plans and financial forecasts.
Skill in financial planning, payor contracting, billing, reimbursement and management of denials.
Knowledge and ability to manage physician relations.
Skill in directing people of diverse backgrounds and responsibilities.
Ability to accurately analyze and synthesize complex quantitative information.
Ability to deal with multiple challenges simultaneously.
Ability to implement and follow up plans and goals.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in leadership.
Maintains confidential information and materials.
Project management and implementation skills
Ability to work under time and volume pressures and work flexible hours
Ability to travel frequently between assigned practice sites across the region
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.