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Chief of Anesthesia

Employer
Piedmont Healthcare
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Feb 28, 2025

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Specialty
Anesthesiology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Chief of Anesthesia

Responsible for system clinical leadership, strategic and operational direction and administration and management of employed provider operations in Piedmont Healthcare & Physician Enterprise. Where appropriate and needed, supports the systemwide development and implementation of the strategic vision and overall direction of anesthesia; including opportunities for system market expansion and growth, acquisitions and efficient and high-quality performance throughout the service line.
This position will report to the Senior Corporate Vice President accountable for Anesthesia, with a dotted line to Physician Enterprise leadership. The position serves as the senior clinical leader, accountable for the overall development, quality and performance for the anesthesia practices.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Doctor Osteopathic Medicine or a Doctor of Medicine degree from a recognized school of medicine and fellowship trained in Anesthesiology.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible work experience in a senior management position in a medical practice setting, healthcare administration or a closely related field is required.MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
  • Board Certified or Eligible by the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Georgia Medical License to Practice Anesthesiology
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Post-graduate degree in healthcare or business administration preferred. Strong working knowledge of healthcare industry and experience if running complex anesthesiology practice in a multi-hospital system.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 1. Provider & Staff Management
  • a. Clinical role model and leader of System Anesthesia of the clinical activities and works with entity Peri-operative leadership for maintaining appropriate standards of care appropriate to Anesthesia.
  • b. Partner with HR and Provider Recruitment for development and implementation of compensation, recruitment and retention strategies.
  • c. Oversees site medical directors to efficiently manage employed provider operations.
  • d. Works closely with site Medical Directors on resolution of provider concerns, patient issues and other operational opportunities.
  • e. Demonstrates accessibility to the physicians and other leaders, and effectively addresses care and service issues as they arise.
  • f. Coordinates activities with and works collaboratively in professional matters related to physician performance with the PE and hospital/ASC leadership teams.
  • g. Responsible for leading activities among physicians and various designated operating divisions and departments to facilitate the delivery of high-quality patient care and services, while focusing on efficiency in operations and opportunities.
  • h. In collaboration with clinical leadership, ensures that patient access is available at the highest reasonable level
  • i. Drives and manages compensation plans in partnership with physician and APP compensation teams.
  • 2. Performance Management
  • a. Coordinates activities among various designated operating divisions to facilitate delivery of high-quality patient care and services, while focusing on efficiency in operations and opportunities for cost reduction.
  • b. Leverages complex decision support systems such as productivity, financial, market and comparative databases to evaluate performance effectiveness and develop new opportunities for growth and optimization.
  • c. Leads the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets within designated guidelines and routinely monitors progress in achieving overall financial goals.
  • d. Reviews ongoing financial and operational reports for budget variances and implements opportunities for improvement.
  • e. Works closely with respective leaders to assess and improve departmental performance, by providing direction and leadership for utilization and process improvement with respect to patient throughput.
  • f. Interprets and effectively administers policies in order to carry out organizational objectives.
  • g. Participates as Clinical Governance Council (CGC) administrator or in designated administrative functions.
  • 3. Program Development and Implementation
  • a. Carries out anesthesia physician practice strategies, policies, and programs as determined by PHC Executive Leadership.
  • b. Understands local market and has ability to translate business needs into service line operational solutions.
  • c. Oversees the coordination of clinical start-up for new practices, whether newly recruited or acquired, across the Piedmont system.
  • d. Partners with the relevant strategic resources within Piedmont Healthcare to develop and implement specific programs, products and services to support the long-range direction for practice operations.
  • e. Coordinates system standardization of policies, procedures, processes and protocols for relevant services in order to create a high-quality, efficient, patient centered experience across the healthcare system.
  • 4. Communication
  • a. Keeps corporate service line leadership & hospital/ASC executive leadership abreast of significant operational issues and problems, and formulates recommended actions and solutions.
  • b. Maintains high visibility - is an approachable, credible leader; understands organizational behavior and serves as a change-agent.
  • c. Acts as a liaison with System & Physician Enterprise executive teams to clarify clinical rules, structures and policies.
  • 5. Other duties as assigned to support the successful development and operational performance of a systemwide anesthesia service model
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Maintains high visibility - is an approachable, credible leader; understands organizational behavior and serves as a change-agent.
Serves as an engaging coach, facilitator and cheerleader in support of the strategy and planning process.
Demonstrated experience in developing effective communication processes, presentation abilities, and building relationships at all levels of the organization
Possesses a high level of personal and professional integrity, and demonstrates initiative and competency in making independent judgments.
Proven leadership in a highly complex, matrixed environment
Possesses strong interpersonal skills (analytical, communication and organization), and works effectively with employees, physicians, volunteers, families, and community leaders.
Must have the business acumen and sound judgment to make responsible and strategic decisions in a complex setting. Ideally, the individual will have a strong understanding of the healthcare systems, physician groups and a broad knowledge of the healthcare industry in general.
Training in management principles, practices, and methods is necessary.
Must be accessible and deemed approachable by employees and physicians.
Innovative pursuit to improving overall process, service and quality of care to patients. Including the ability to examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, their context within organizational strategy, formulating policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
Knowledge of continuous quality improvement principles and practices, and of customer service standards and procedures.
Knowledge of current leadership, management, cost control and performance improvement concepts and practices.
Knowledge and experience in matters related to physician recruitment, retention and compensation.
Ability to creatively operate in a team environm

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