Senior Director, Physician Services

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LifePoint Health
Published
January 17, 2020
Location
Brentwood, Tennessee
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Senior Director, Physician Services in Brentwood, TN at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

Job Snapshot

About Us

LifePoint Health was founded in 1999 on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong healthcare creates strong communities. We began with a network of 23 hospitals in non-urban markets across the nation united by a singular mission: Making Communities Healthier.

We are a financially strong company with significant healthcare operations expertise. We recognize that every community has unique healthcare needs, and for more than 17 years, we have worked to ensure the highest standards of quality care and excellent service to patients at each of our locations by understanding and responding to these needs. LifePoint has a track record of investing in state-of-the-art technology, facility improvements, physician recruitment and staff development. We give each of the facilities and providers within our network the resources they need to deliver high quality care and services to their communities and succeed in today’s healthcare marketplace.

Job Description

Health Support Center

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Senior Director, Physician Services is responsible for the effective operations of employed physicians at assigned facilities, collaborating with Group Leadership and individual facility leadership, interacting with physician recruits, negotiating contracts and Professional Services Agreements, and partnering with local teams on implementing strategy and initiatives for practice operations and growth.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Support hospital strategy and physician operations within assigned market by participating in various meetings, assisting with financial reviews, facilitating recruiting discussions, and participating in practice growth initiatives and revenue cycle analysis.
  • Identify, communicate, and report on operational challenges and opportunities to constituents at multiple facilities and the Health Support Center (HSC). Develop operational improvement programs and conduct on-site practice visits to support the Company’s strategic direction; maintain relationships with the local physician practices, hospitals and LifePoint.
  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of policies and procedures and ensure adherence to these standards for practice operations.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to Market Directors, ensuring the effective management of day-to-day operations of employed physicians, ensuring standards of communication and information are met, advise leaders on matters pertaining to physician needs and strategy.  Specifically responsible for all items in the Practice Manager Checklist, as well as any Specialty specific requirements.
  • Prepare budgets, evaluate historical performance and generate goals for future achievement, and perform action planning as necessary for back to budget variances.
  • Monitor practices for efficiencies to reduce practice investments to include, but not limited to, accounts receivable oversight, budgeting, charge capture, monthly operating report (MOR) preparation and budget oversight. Monitor practice start-ups to aid in building existing practice revenue through charge capture, fee schedules, and new programs.
  • Monitor financial performance for all employed providers and practices in assigned markets and collaborate with local Market Director and other practice leaders to ensure fiscal responsibility and adherence to annual practice budgets.
  • Lead the activities and provide development opportunities to those in the Market Director through weekly development calls, identifying educational opportunities and resources as appropriate.
  • Partner with Physician Recruiting to identify new provider prospects for identified markets and assist in the full cycle efforts to employ providers.
  • In coordination with LifePoint Human Resources and Legal teams, coordinate and negotiate physician compensation terms and employment agreements for newly recruited physicians, newly acquired physicians, and renewal agreements with existing physician.
  • Monitor and oversee all physician employment terms and agreements for physicians and any contract provisions, updates, and revisions that address the responsibilities of Physician Practice Management, ensuring compliance with Fair Market Value (FMV).
  • Assist with physician practice questions, guiding Directors and Managers on practice related issues.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience: Minimum of 10 years in physician practice management or similar healthcare setting.
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) or FACPME preferred.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Extensive overnight travel (over 50%) by land and/or air.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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