Director, Preventative Health

WellStar Shared Services - Marietta, GA3.9

At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.


The Director of Preventative Health, primary focus will be on Cancer Screening, Prevention and Surveillance. This individual will operate under the direction of the System Vice President of Oncology and Assistant Vice President Population Management.. He/she leads and manages the System-wide implementation of cancer screening initiatives to proactively meet the needs of the organization including all hospitals, WellStar Clinical Partners patient populations, and for patients in communities served by WellStar Health System.

This leader will have a direct strategic impact to ensure the delivery of high quality screening within the existing service areas. In addition, through building relationships within the community and with providers, he/she will work to grow the oncology program within the business to capture lost referrals, increase screening volume and rates. Will serve as a subject matter expert and bring in-depth knowledge of oncology screening and research from an evidence-based perspective.

The Director will partner with physician stakeholders, administrative leaders and interdisciplinary team across the organization to review best-practice and opportunities to optimize screening initiatives throughout the system. Interacts with senior leadership, physicians, other directors, managers and program/department leaders across WellStar Health System, including leaders of physician relations, population health, community education and outreach, marketing, medical imaging, health information management, medical group, managed care, revenue integrity, radiology, laboratory, compliance and the

WellStar Foundation.

The Director of Preventative will be a part of the Population Management core program and will support some additional function within the programs as appropriate for level of experience and expertise.



Required Minimum Education: Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing. Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Economics, Health Administration, Public Policy or related field required.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: RN Licensee in the State of GA required

Required Minimum Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive leadership experience in planning, development and administration of health or social services or program at the local community, county or state level. Preferably in a hospital or healthcare organization setting. Seven (7) years’ experience in developing and implementing community health initiatives. Five (5) years’ experience building and supporting collaborative internal and external community partnerships with multiple organizations. Must have broad knowledge in oncology and cancer screening services and have strong business acumen with focus on business, financial planning, and program and staff development.

Required Minimum Skills: Exemplary leadership and relationship building skills; demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively collaborate with system stakeholders and leaders across the system; excellent communication skills: written, presentation, listening and verbal. Persuasive advocacy and negotiation skills combined with the ability to influence key stakeholders, staff at all levels, volunteers, and potential donors, as well as secure program funding.

Knowledge and understanding of change management, combined with skills and perseverance in managing and implementing change in large complex health care systems. Proven leadership, in order to plan strategically, and highly developed organizational skills to lead the initiation, development, and successful implementation of large clinical programs, within changing priorities, and across multiple department areas.

Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking ability. Must be able to think/act independently as required by situation. Have strong organizational and time management skills Ability to manage a chaotic work environment. Self- directed, independent thinker. Strong managerial competencies in the areas of leadership and team development, managerial coaching and mentoring and situational assessment skills and with proven track record in building and developing high performing teams. Strong analytical skills and adept in interpreting strategic vision into an operational model. Ability to align departmental goals around the system’s strategic goals. Must have a working knowledge of business operations, including database management and related software programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), standard office equipment, business principles and practices, and report writing is required.

Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country.

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