Vice President – Mary Free Bed Advisory Group

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - Grand Rapids, MI

We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It’s extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients “Ask for Mary,” they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital with 167 inpatient beds – 119 acute and 48 sub-acute. There are numerous outpatient programs as well as home and community services. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes.

Mission Statement
Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.

Diversity and Inclusion
Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.

To extend the brand of Mary Free Bed into national recognition (outside the state of Michigan) as a resource for other healthcare post-acute providers; to improve and sustain rehabilitation services within our client base; to develop a new stream of revenue that is compatible with our core business.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
Build national relationships with health systems in the following areas of post-acute delivery that will lead to consulting projects, joint venture opportunities, professional services agreements
Acute care therapy delivery
Inpatient rehabilitation
Long term acute care
Skilled nursing
Outpatient therapy delivery
Build an effective business development force to identify prospective clients and develop proposals for services.
Build a national operational structure with realistic sales goals and scalable service acquisition to meet client contract specifications.
Develop a reasonable, flexible, and competitive fee structure that does not serve as a barrier to prospective clients agreeing to terms, but provides for a financially viable business model.
Provide a client-first business model with service recovery elements to build a satisfied client base from the beginning.
Provide leadership in the development and dissemination of best practices.
Establish effective working relationships with peers both internal and external to MFB.
Develop and initiate business strategies to cultivate a sustainable consulting line. Foster a customer oriented work environment with emphasis on dedication to helping customers, respect for individuals, highest standards of quality, innovation, empowerment, and teamwork by developing and implementing policies and practices that reflect the vision of Mary Free Bed.
Manage group, projects and department budget.
Facilitate implementation of consulting projects and new inpatient/outpatient programs outside the state of Michigan
Establish project team membership, timeline and goals.
Lead the negotiation and execution of the legal agreement between the MFB Advisory Group and the host hospital system.
Develop a one-year and five-year strategic plan for the new unit.
Work with host hospital leader of Marketing to build awareness of the program within the community, including referring hospitals and physicians, local agencies, and the general public.
Provide leadership in identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with key referring hospitals discharge planners, referring physicians, and insurance company case managers.
Develop a financial business model and budget.
Develop policies and procedures; establish clinical protocol consistent with accreditation requirements and MFB’s requirements, ensuring adequate integration with host facility and MFB Rehabilitation Network.
Establish systems and processes (referrals, admissions, EMR, billing and reimbursement, discharges), ensuring adequate integration with host facility and MFB Rehabilitation Network.
Participate in hiring Program Manager to hire staff and oversee unit operation. Assesses staffing requirements and training needs.
Work with partner facility on construction/renovation project and equipment purchases. Assure that physical plant meets inspection requirements of all outside regulatory bodies.
Leadership Must-Haves will be followed for patient and staff interactions:
Thank You Notes
Employee Selection/Peer Interviewing
Key Words at Key Times
AIDET® + Promise
Standards of Behavior

Essential Job Qualifications:
Education: Master’s Degree

A minimum of ten years of clinical and management experience in acute hospital and/or a rehab setting.
Experience with assisting existing or with starting new acute physical medicine and rehabilitation programs.
Ability to develop and implement a customized plan that addresses and delivers solutions unique to each partner/customer.
Sense of urgency, collaborative team style, and ability to quickly adapt to changes in priorities with strong decision-making skills.
Excellent analysis and decision-making skills.
Ability to multi-task and delegate tasks for timely project completions.
Demonstrated commitment to organizational mission with a whatever it takes attitude to get the job done.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Exceptional knowledge of the regulatory environment.
Information-management skills and ability to interpret, communicate, and present data.

Physical Demands:
Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time)
Able to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally
Able to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing.
Able to use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time).

Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.