Knoxville Pediatric Associates

Position Name:
Executive Director


Board of Directors and Shareholder physicians


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.