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Group Chief Executive Officer

Placentia, CA, USA | Tenet Healthcare

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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The Group Executive Officer for the Orange County Group will have responsibility for driving the , operations and profitable growth of the Orange County Market.This executive will have oversight for the performance of the hospitals within the Market, with direct oversight for Placentia-Linda Hospital in Placentia, California.The Group Executive Officer will bring strong operational discipline, credible leadership, and demonstrated dedication to best practice business execution.S/he will lead by example, setting clear strategies and performance expectations developed in an environment of participation and collaboration with senior management, physicians, and the Advisory (s).The Group will further establish a culture of accountability and transparency.


The Group Executive Officer has the following functional responsibilities in leading the hospital:

Ensures a positive working relationship with physicians; creates a culture of open progressive communication and mutual understanding between the physicians, facility leadership and employees.

Develops and leads a top-notch administrative team.

Establishes a sense of mutual “pride of ownership” among constituencies, including physicians, employees and the community.Nurtures a culture of shared purpose and goals among these groups, fostering greatly improved working relationships and ensuring consistent quality of patient care.

Maintains a highly visible presence, interacting constantly with key stakeholders to inform and advise them of strategies, current healthcare trends, legislation and activities.Represents the facility as a vital provider and employer by being an active civic leader in the community.

Recruits and retains first-rate physicians to work with the facility.

Exhibits strong communication, presentation and listening skills to ensure facility-wide collaboration and coordination, especially concerning physicians, employees and the community.

Displays strong business acumen, a sophisticated knowledge of healthcare funding, and experience in competitive marketplaces with the ability to make complex and difficult decisions.

In conjunction with the Financial Officer of the facility, the Group Executive Officer will sign to certify the financials of the facility on a quarterly basis.

Appropriately assesses opportunities to enhance the facility’s market position.

Assures the highest standards of healthcare delivery and outcomes, ensuring a constant patient focus.

Shows creativity and judgment in developing and communicating an executable vision that includes new product lines and services, partnerships, and ventures.

Continues to build solid, effective relationships with appropriate partners, payors, businesses, customers, and the community at large.

Ensures positive employee relations and trust through communication, education, consistency and dependability.

Leads the development of progressive physician/facility strategies and executes plans in order to optimize the long-term potential of the facility.

Fosters a work climate that attracts quality employees, and provides and promotes the facility as a provider of choice for patients.

Demonstrates successes in integrating medical staff and creating opportunities for growth and profitability.


A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate.Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.


Approximately 25 percent.



An undergraduate degree in Business, Health Care Administration, or related field is required.A ’s degree is strongly preferred.

Required Background Experience

Minimum ten to fifteen years of progressive experience in facility or healthcare management, culminating in successfully leading a complex entity in a culturally diverse, competitive urban environment.Incumbent should possess the following experiences, professional and personal attributes and education:

The successful candidate will be an effective physician leader, with strong medical group management experience and solid experience with managing managed care plans.

Good operator with large healthcare systems’ experience.

Demonstrated, sophisticated understanding of healthcare and facility financial matters; a strong, experience-based knowledge of managed care.

Experience as a senior operational executive in a proprietary facility, or proven capability to consistently produce positive margins in a complex and competitive environment.

A proven background in developing and implementing successful strategies that ensures delivery of high quality, cost effective healthcare.Possesses a verifiable history of engendering growth through increased productivity as well as program development.

A strong reputation for sustained, successful, inclusive, trust-based physician relations, and proven success for attracting excellent physicians.The ability to understand physicians’ viewpoints and needs, and work strategically with them in the best interest of patients and the facility.

A highly effective manager with a demonstrated track record of bold leadership and bringing teams toward full utilization of their talents and abilities to achieve desired business results.

Professional Attributes

Must have independent judgment and decision-making capability.Excellent human relations skills.

Visionary with the ability to think strategically and possessing the communication and leadership skills to follow through on development plans.

Demonstrated success in balancing cost and quality issues and partnering with the medical staff to address productivity and quality improvements.

Superior knowledge of healthcare trends and legislation combined with strong business acumen.

Track record of active community leadership. The Executive Officer must be a visible, active participant in civic forums representing the facilities.

Proven ability to provide high quality, cost effective care through innovation, reputation and positive employee and physician relations.

Personal Attributes

The ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and to deliver high quality written and verbal presentations.Astute interpersonal, public relations and negotiating skills.Excellent interpersonal skills; and a dedicated listener.

One who encourages feedback and collaborative efforts in his/her staff in order to promote a higher standard of patient care, cost effective delivery of services, and a team-oriented culture.

An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices.Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the .

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