Director, Group Ops

DaVita Medical Group - El Segundo, CA3.3

The Director, Group Operations is accountable for overseeing the management of multiple health centers (Sites) in a designated community (Pod). Responsibilities include:

Strategic, financial and operations management;
Strategic growth and patient retention;
Patient care coordination, patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes;
Teammate management; and
Risk management, audit and compliance
Full accountability for non-clinician teammates within assigned Pod, including but not limited to hiring, mentoring, professional development, annual review, compensation adjustment, corrective actions and termination. Responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and monitoring all operational and financial aspects of the Pod in conjunction with Pod Physician Lead and other clinician or non-clinician teammates. Provide effective leadership to managers, supervisors and teammates in overseeing the delivery of quality, cost-effective patient care.

Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate HealthCare Partners’ (HCP) commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer
Develops, implements, monitors and ensures adherence to policies and procedures for HCP and its Group Model sites and pod based/regionally based programs
Implements and manages budgets for all accountable departments, functions and sites within the pod. Researches and monitors budget variations
Develops and executes market growth strategies for accountable sites within the pod
Assists the Senior Director, Group Operations in the development, coordination and implementation of the regional budget, business plans and operational activities including clinician/ops review to drive clinical and financial performance
Leads special projects and initiatives specific to the Community or across Communities
Works closely with the Regional Accountable Team (RAT) to monitor and report metrics such as resource utilization, patient satisfaction, HCC, PFP and STAR and enacts plans to improve efficiencies and reduce expenses
Works closely with the RAT to improve regional provider happiness, productivity and performance
Implements plans to continually improve services provided by accountable departments and functions
Evaluates opportunities, makes recommendations and handles expansion projects within the pod and in surrounding communities
Provides input and feedback to the RAT as it relates to initiatives and programs that promote excellence in the Group operational services and implements those that are approved
Directs and coordinates community group operations activities within the pod
Handles meaningful hospital partnerships (including conducting JOCs) and maintains/grows specialist networks
Works closely with central departments to ensure that issues impacting the region that involve central departments are resolved effectively and timely
Sees opportunities for improvement within the Group Model Sites and brings forward proposals to the RAT incorporating solutions
Collaborates with the physician leadership of the Group Model to garner support for operational initiatives and obtains feedback on what initiatives will be most successful and works closely to implement and monitor programs
Runs direct reports to ensure that they are meeting performance expectations; mentor, coach and counsel as necessary
Provides mentorship in professional development activities and goals
Assists, facilitates and leads committees, teams and projects at the direction of the Senior Director, Group Operations
Works to promote partnership, teamwork, implementation of standard methodologies across all communities within the region
Collaborates with colleagues in other regions to improve performance and coordinates activities to ensure goals of HCP are met
Develops, implements and measures adherence to policies and procedures
Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
Performs additional duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and/or a professional certification requiring formal education beyond a two-year college
Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration or Nursing preferred

Over 5 years and up to and including 10 years of relevant work experience preferably in healthcare
Medical group or IPA operations management experience preferred
Experience in managed care organizations preferred

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Shown leadership abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively with peers and subordinates
Ability to act expertly under pressure

Carrying/Lifting: Occasional / 0-10 lbs
Standing: Occasional / Up to 3 hours per day
Sitting: Constant / Up to 8 hours per day
Walking: Occasional / Up to 3 hours per day
Repetitive Motion: Keyboard activity, telephone use, 10-key punch, writing
Visual Acuity: Ability to view computer monitor and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses
Environmental Exposure: None
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