Knoxville Pediatric Associates

Position Name:
Executive Director
Description:

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Board of Directors and Shareholder physicians

JOB SUMMARY:

Primarily responsible for operating the practice as directed by the Board of Directors. Oversees the group development and recruitment, strategic alliances, and quality assurance.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree (MBA, MHA, MD, JD) or certification (CPA, CMA, CMPE) required or equivalent combination of education and experience

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum five years management experience in a physician group or health care system
  • Demonstrated ability to lead physicians and staff
  • Knowledgeable of practice management systems, electronic health records, and other software necessary to efficiently run a medical practice
  • Experience reporting to, and working with, a Board of Directors

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong interpersonal skill with the ability to relate effectively with physicians, hospital personnel, payers, employer groups and others at multiple levels
  • Strong organizational leadership and ability to coordinate the interests of physicians toward the larger objective
  • Experience in an aggressive managed care market and the effective organization and management of a specialty practice
  • Ability to enact quality assurance/risk and case management review
  • Comfortable performing quantitative and analytical duties
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct physician meetings
  • Ability to handle many projects at one time

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Strategic Development and Communication

  • Interfaces with hospital medical staff, administrative leadership, and key departments to assure productive, positive relationships
  • Directs long-range planning activities
  • Communicates Board decisions, needs, and goals to management team and staff
  • Functions as liaison between physicians and management team
  • Assists physicians in defining practice needs, new service, and/or research concerns

Physician Interaction

  • Manages the physician recruitment process –
  • in conjunction with physicians, develops and¬†maintains new physician orientation program
  • coordinates all recruitment activities
  • coordinates details of recruit visits, and prepares agenda
  • Monitors the adherence of physicians to pre-set productivity goals-assists in the development of these goals
  • Directs the development of QA/UR functions and a medical outcomes measurement system

Marketing

  • Directs all marketing and advertising activities for the practice
  • Directs the maintenance of physician, payer and patient referral bases
  • Participates in community organizations and activities
  • Positions the practice within the community as an outstanding organization, and continually courts potential patients and patient sources
  • Oversees development and implementation of a patient satisfaction survey and a practice information brochure
  • Develops and maintains an informative web page

Personnel Management

  • Facilitates the recruitment of, and supervises a management team
  • Directs research of employee benefits program, and makes recommendations to the Board
  • Directs the development of, approval for, and continual updating of a policy and procedures manual, a personnel policy manual, and other documents necessary to operate an efficient corporation
  • Develops disciplinary protocols and directs or facilitates action, according to state law-maintains a thorough knowledge of all state labor laws
  • Ensures adherence to Americans With Disabilities and Family Medical Leave Acts
  • Keeps personnel files complete and up-to-date

General Administration

  • Directs the identification and contracting with outside resources including legal, accounting, information system vendor, physician specialists, management consultants
  • Assures that the organization is up-to-date and in compliance with related government regulations. These may include antitrust, Stark, fraud and abuse, OSHA, HIPAA, as well as other state and federal regulations
  • Participates in local, regional and national organizations to maintain current knowledge of key health care trends
  • Administers the pension and profit-sharing plan
  • Responsible for overall supervision of all staff and office sites

Other

  • Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development to keep abreast of the latest trends in health care and practice management
  • Attends continuing education courses
  • Functions as (or appoints and directs) Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer, and Security Officer
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality
  • Performs related work and additional duties as requested by Board of Directors

Typical Physical Demands:

Position requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Good eye­ hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is also required. Employee must have normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports.

Typical Working Conditions:

Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.