Regional Vice President Medical Practice - Must be Physician

SSM Health
St. Louis, Missouri
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 10, 2021
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

Regional Vice President – Medical Practice

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s nearly 40,000 employees and 11,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.

With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 23 hospitals, more than 290 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.

Job Description Summary

Develops short- and long-term strategic and operational plans ensuring alignment with broader organization priorities. Provides leadership to help grow department and enhance medical group operations. Oversees an integrated delivery network. Oversees all entities and related health services within assigned area. Initiates key relationships with community and other health care leaders in the communities being served.

Job Description


Serves as a member of the leadership team providing strategic direction.  Works effectively as a team member in a dynamic executive environment in a matrix organization, and promotes teamwork within and across the organization by maintaining positive relationships and utilizing effective problem solving skills.

Oversees human resource management for the assigned area creating a culture of employee engagement.  Ensures HR policies are administered consistently across function.  Organizes department through appropriate structure and delegation of functions.  Identifies succession planning needs within the team.

Promotes team building and collaboration.  Motivates, encourages and empowers staff to achieve personal, organizational and team goals.  Recognizes accomplishment.  Encourages and provides opportunity for staff input and feedback regarding improvement opportunities.

Collaborates with leadership to achieve clinical satisfaction and financial goals throughout assigned area.  Addresses and resolves issues between groups.  Presents conflicts to senior leadership for resolution as necessary.

Implements business plans for assigned area.  Translates initiatives into action plans at the departmental level with appropriate performance measures.  Assumes fiscal responsibility through budgetary planning and implementation.  Ensures financial goals are achieved for the assigned operating units.  Establishes and monitors process improvement initiatives to achieve value based outcome metrics.

Identifies key internal and external customers and determines their principal requirements.  Implements mechanisms and feedback processes to determine customer satisfaction levels.  Creates an environment in which effective communication and responsiveness to customer needs are priorities.  Provides timely resolution and response to customer complaints, concerns and suggestions.

Keeps up to date on national trends in health care delivery and population management.  Provides oversight of regulatory issues and implications for medical groups at the local, state and national levels.

Maintains knowledge of administrative and safety policies and procedures and develops appropriate departmental policies.  Ensures staff compliance and required record keeping.  Maintains knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory and accreditation requirements which affect the assigned area and develops and implements processes to achieve and maintain compliance.

Participates in professional organizations and educational activities pertinent to health care leadership.

Regularly displays and encourages ethical behavior in the areas of business ethics, legal compliance, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, vendor relationships and the reporting of questionable activities.

Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Doctorate from an accredited school of medicine


Ten years' experience, with five years' in leadership

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