St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
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Fast Facts about St. Mary's and Grand Junction
Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000
Awe-inspring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument
300+ days of sunshine
Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, biking or skiing on the Grand Mesa
Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River
Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails
A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more
The heart of Colorado's wine country
Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah, Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs
Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah
The Executive Director of St. Mary's Medical Group (SMMG) reports operationally to the COO of Medical Groups Provider Services and also works collaboratively as a member of the St. Mary's Executive Leadership Team. Individuals reporting to this role include the Director of Practice Operations and a Sr. Financial Analyst. St. Mary's Medical Group has close to 90 providers currently that span full span of specialty practices. This key leader is responsible for the successful operation and performance of the physician practice enterprise. In addition, the Executive Director recommends strategies to enhance and/or grow physician services, establishes business plans and monitors the overall performance of physician services over time. The Executive Director also participates with a group of physician leaders who sit on an operating council to enhance communications and promote achievement of overall objectives.
In taking on leadership responsibility for the Medical Group, the Executive Director will continue to work on aligning and integrating physician practices within the organization and aligning with system-wide processes and initiatives. The Executive Director will need to develop credible relationships of trust with the physicians and leadership.
The continued growth of employed physicians and physician leaders is part of an overall strategy that will support the objective of providing integrated clinical care throughout the system while enhancing exceptional clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. The Executive Director will be intimately involved in determining the overall strategy and successful implementation of an organization structure and action plan that supports a growing employed physician base.
Provides operating and financial oversight of physician service operations.
Manages personnel and oversees the professional development of administrative leaders.
Leads the physician employment initiatives conducting group practice assessments and other due diligence processes and recommends employment offerings.
In partnership with the Medical Group President, ensures the existence of state-of-the-art systems for tracking, evaluating, and communicating patterns in care delivery through which clinical value to the community and payors can be demonstrated.
Participates as a team member of the senior leadership team orchestrating the development and integration of the patient care experience across the organization.
Serves on the Network Operations Council (NOC), committees and groups associated with physician services and overall practice management operations
Emphasizes long-term versus short term solutions to problems that arise, using a structured problem solving approach to correct the root cause of a problem
Identifies decisions that can be made alone and which need consultation with others and makes timely decisions, minimizing emotional and impulsive decisions and crisis management.
Builds strong working relationships with system services and peer in other markets to leverage skill and scale of the organization
Identifies various constituents and develops appropriate communication approaches, suspending judgment until all points of view are fully explained and understood.
Supports, provides, clarifies, and ensures adherence to SMMG (St. Mary's Medical Group) and departmental direction and policies and incorporates department within the strategic goals of St. Mary's Healthcare and SCL Health.
Examines alternative methods of providing required services in order to reduce departmental supply and personnel costs.
Combines ethical judgment with technical skills within the policy and legal guidelines of the institution; understands the legal, social, economic and political forces which influence the health care system.
Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position
Master's degree in health administration or other related field preferred
Minimum of eight (8) years' experience at a senior level managing physician practices and preferably healthcare system physician group practices with a sizable employed physician base.
Prior experience growing and developing an employed physician model within a health system.
Experience working in physician-led, integrated healthcare delivery organization a plus.
Strong experience developing and implementing operating plans, and analyzing financial and quality data; experience in developing and/or operating management service organizations beneficial.
Knowledgeable of various physician compensation plans, incentives and contracting arrangements.
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team; ability to present in front of groups
Solid business acumen and analytical skills.
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SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.