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In collaboration with the Department Chair, oversees the administrative, operational, strategic, marketing and development activities of the service line and department at all sites and functions as a member of the senior practice and hospital leadership team. Responsible for representing administration as appropriate and assuring compliance with all applicable law and regulatory requirements affecting the areas of responsibility.
Responsible for facilitating a collaborative and supportive relationship between the areas of responsibility at all levels of the organization in order to achieve hospital and practice goals and objectives.
Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve the patient and family service experience, assuring patient and associate safety, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of The Nemours Foundation.
In collaboration with the respective Surgery, Anesthesia, and Delaware Valley leaders, the Administrator oversees the strategic, development, marketing (in partnership with the Marketing team), administrative and operational activities of the Surgery and Anesthesia Centers at all geographical sites and functions as a member of the senior practice and hospital leadership team. Responsible for representing administration as appropriate and assuring compliance with all applicable law and regulatory requirements affecting the areas of responsibility.
In collaboration with the senior leadership team, the Administrator is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Surgery and Anesthesia services across the region to grow market share in the service line. Leverage system scale and capability to achieve success, and develop and implement business plans to support the continued growth and success of the service line. Provide innovative administrative support to facilitate integrated care for patients. Execute alignment initiatives with affiliated physician practices and will ensure the financial viability of Surgery and Anesthesia initiatives. Establish collaborative relationships with various departments/service lines and managers within the hospitals as well as evaluate options for research where appropriate. Design, plan, and implement programs that promote the mission to improve the health of the patients and communities served.
Responsible for participation in departmental/service line and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve the patient and family service experience, assuring patient and associate safety, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of The Nemours Foundation.
Additionally, in partnership with the related Delaware Valley leaders, the Administrator will have responsibility for broad base program development and implementation for planned expansion of related Surgery and Anesthesia programs.
II. Essential Functions -
* Establishes a cooperative working relationship with the Surgical Services management team and hospital administration to advance the goals of the hospital and practice as they relate to Surgical Services. * Develop financially viable business and organizational models that balance and align the interests of the physician practice and hospital and those of the service line/divisions, thereby achieving maximum flexibility for program development. * Advance the organization's True North goals and mission. * Interface with the practice and hospital's executive team to provide effective management direction for Surgery and Anesthesia services.
Strategic Planning and Program Development
* Responsible for broad base program development and implementation for any planned expansion and advancement of the Surgery and Anesthesia strategic plans and programs. * Formulate and gain approval for strategic business plans and objectives consistent with practice and hospital's mission, goals, and strategies designed to support the community and ensure their mutual success. * Ensure the strategic planning and operational budgeting processes are linked and support the hospital's plans including linkage to operational and capital budgeting processes, as well as facilities development and long-range master planning * Provides support to the Service Line Director/Division Chiefs in the development, communication and implementation of departmental goals and objectives on all campus locations. Ensures that goals are in alignment with Nemours' True North metrics. * Develop new and enhance existing inpatient and outpatient clinical programs and services to achieve growth opportunities commensurate with availability capacity. * Develops Surgery and Anesthesia outreach strategic plan and successfully link the service line with Delaware Valley outreach initiatives. * Facilitate contractual relationships with related organizations. * Establish marketing programs that enhance the awareness and preference for programs and services among key internal and external customer constituencies. * Develops plans for any planned national/international business expansions.
Operations and Finance management
* Works with the Department Chair to provide administrative and operational oversight of the Departments of Surgery, Anesthesia. * Develop, monitor, and report operational and capital budgets. Coordinate with operational departments/service lines to ensure corresponding availability of service capacity to accommodate growth. * Embrace a culture of continuous improvement and lean management principles in health care. * Facilitate the development of plans to reduce cost and improve efficiency of the department of Surgery and Anesthesia. * Collaborate effectively with providers to deliver quality care in a family-centered model in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Monitors compliance with established efficiency benchmarks including charge capture and delays, RVU productivity, chart documentation, etc. * Collaborates effectively with the Hospital clinical leadership teams. * Establish plans to optimize reimbursement for services provided. * Monitor and drive operations to achieve excellence in the service line. * Responsible for the coordination and integration of intradepartmental and interdepartmental services. * Assures that each department/area of responsibility understands the Practice and hospital's programs on Infection Control, Plant Technology and Safety Management, and Quality Assurance and Improvement, Patient Safety Initiatives and their role in each program. * Responsible for the development, interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services. * In collaboration with the service line director, division chiefs, nurse managers and technology supervisors, responsible for employment of personnel, disciplinary action, evaluation, recommendations on salary adjustments, establishment and accuracy of job descriptions and competency checklists as well a