Vice President-Operations, Orthopedics
Posted on: November 11, 2019
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Serves as the Administrative Executive for the identified areas and
Service Lines to develop and enforce policies and procedures, to
operationalize budgetary decisions for areas of responsibility and
participate in strategic planning for the Hospital. Primary
functions of the role are (1) serve as a co-chair in the management
and leadership of the Service Line; (2) work directly with
Department and Medical Director(s) and others to position the
Service Line as a regional center of excellence; (3) work directly
with Department Directors to provide leadership and guidance in
planning, organizing, directing, controlling, staffing, and
evaluating each Department; (4) oversee the implementation of the
Hospital's philosophy, goals, and objectives; (5) establish
standards for clinical and management competency and, (6) represent
the areas of responsibility in the strategic planning process.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Leads and facilitates immediate and long-term planning.
1.1 Remains abreast of internal and external factors/trends that
impact on health care in areas of responsibility.
1.2 Assists in the development of Hospital and Departmental goals
consistent with Mercy goals, needs of the department, service
lines, and future directions in health care.
1.3 Introduces innovation and creativity in project development.
Uses principles of change in planning for major initiatives.
1.4 Participates in strategic planning, major Health Center
decisions, and in the review of the Mission and Philosophy.
Develops specific programs and marketing plans according to
Organizes operations to enhance the patient experience and
2.1 In collaboration with the Department Directors/Supervisors
develops, evaluates, and monitors compliance with staffing and
2.2 Fosters a team atmosphere to enhance recruitment and retention
2.3 Problem solves complex situations in an appropriate manner.
2.4 Leads or participates actively on committees which address
operational and patient care issues.
2.5 Uses all sources of feedback to evaluate the quality of the
services and/or improve care. Works closely with Department
Directors and Medical Directors to enhance the efficiency of the
service or program.
Management Role and Responsibilities.
3.1 Serves as a facilitator, a resource person and a role model to
the Department Directors and Supervisors as they manage their areas
of responsibility. Is accessible to Physicians, Directors,
Supervisors, and employees.
3.2 In addition to annual reviews, provides frequent feedback to
the Department Directors and Supervisors on their performance as
managers. Counsels as necessary. Encourages the professional and
management growth of the Department Directors/Supervisors.
3.3 Delegates tasks, special projects to Department Directors and
Supervisors, as appropriate. Includes Department Directors and
Supervisors, when appropriate, in the decision making process.
3.4 Assures the departments comply with the Joint Commission
standards, and all federal, state, and local regulations.
Effectively manages hospital resources.
4.1 Facilitates the preparation of the annual operating and capital
budgets. Monitors budget performance to evaluate each department s
compliance with budgeted guidelines.
4.2 Plans for long term changes that improve the efficiency in the
delivery of patient care (systems, technology, physical plant and
Provides leadership and direction to the areas of
5.1 Collaborates effectively with the Medical Director to establish
the strategic direction as a regional center of excellence.
Facilitates goal setting in the service line using feedback,
marketing information, and research. Creates teams to build or
expand services or programs.
5.2 Monitors and reports quality, customer service, and patient
safety data to the service line. Develops initiatives to respond to
identified issues or opportunities.
5.3 Facilitates volume growth through marketing plan development,
enhancing customer service, referral management and program
Collaboration and Integration
6.1 Communicates in a positive and appropriate manner.
6.2 Works collaboratively in program development or institution
major changes. Works effectively with leaders in all areas of the
6.3 Effectively problem solves interdepartmental
7.1 Performs other duties as requested.
Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring
ministry's "body", working together for the health and strength of
the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning
at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that
you'll bring with you:
Education: Masters Degree in business or health- related field.
Experience: Five to seven years of previous experience in a
leadership and management role at the Director or VP level. Capable
of working cooperatively with other executive officers, physicians,
and staff members. Ability to communicate effectively in writing
and orally with diverse groups.
Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Upholds and role models
behaviors of professionalism. Remains knowledgeable in advances in
the healthcare environment through continuing education in areas of
responsibilities. Is active in community/professional
organizations. Working Conditions, Mental and Physical
Requirements: Varies according to daily tasks, i.e., administrative
versus clinical. Usually works in a clean, air-conditioned area.
Variable hours Equipment Used: Office equipment.
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare
Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our
way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive
health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched
retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to
provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with
exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong
sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision.
We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to
deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If
that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The
ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe
manner is an essential function of this job.
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