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VP - Clinical Service Line - Oncology and Surgical Services

Nashville, TN, USA | Ascension

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
Job Description:
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The Vice President will provide service line leadership, vision and direction, working in close partnership with executives from the health system, hospital campuses, physician leaders and groups, staff, and within the strategic plan of the organization. The Vice President, along with health system and hospital executive committees will set the strategic direction and growth strategies necessary to ensure Oncology and Surgical Services successful performance in the marketplace.


The Vice President will play a vital external role in interacting with, influencing and developing both internal and external constituencies to promote the Oncology service line throughout the community and neighboring market areas. The Vice President will also provide strategic leadership and will have overall responsibility for the Oncology service line.

Accountable for the overall development, strategic visioning, and operational performance of the Oncology service line including but not limited to: Strategic Planning, lnreach/Outreach Development, Collaboration and Coordination with all participating physician groups providing services, Oncology Committees, Quality Performance, Financial viability and growth.

The Vice President will work to develop comprehensive access to care including the evaluation, planning and implementation of both inpatient and outpatient innovative care models. The Vice President will also develop and maintain a positive relationship and interaction with other service line leaders towards the enhancement of physician, patient, and employee satisfaction, and quality improvementinitiatives.

Supportive of employee professional development process and specified activities related to the employment process. Works actively with clinical and operational improvement process teams to monitor and enhance quality and efficiency within the assigned departments.Responsible for compliance with strategic planning, fiscal responsibilities and regulatory requirements. Active participation through interdepartmental interaction required. Active participation in ministry-wide projects is required.

Required Skills:

Negotiating skills specifically related to joint venture and/or other physician integration strategies, supply utilization and procurement

Understanding of service line trends specific to Oncology program development, as it relates to reimbursement, growth/niche markets, outreach opportunities, and physician and staff relations

Specific product and procedural knowledge related to current and future technologies and procedures.

Develops and implements the creation of an Oncology Service Line

Is adept with qualitative, quantitative or technical tools needed to perform the job

Able to understand and apply information, policies, procedures and skills required by the position.

Capable of leading and developing one of the best Oncology Programs in the nation (as measured by outcome indicators)

By working with the physician executive and medical leadership structure, can develop the Oncology medical staff to effectively deliver the highest level of Oncology patient care and related services consistent with the organization's goals and objectives

Works closely with Community leadership, providers, and payors to establish relationships between and among groups

Stays abreast of the various state and local community political, economic, demographic and competitive climates, and promotes creative leadership and pursuing new fields for servicing unmet needs.

Consistently articulates the vision of the Oncology organization, building and supporting the culture, and fostering an atmosphere of constructive growth and expansion.

Develops and ensures the implementation of strategies to build a strong market franchise, superior financial results, and long-term value for the community, within the context of a large integrated healthcare network.

Gathers market intelligence and develops inroads/relationships with external groups of physicians within Wisconsin and throughout the region and neighboring states

Identifies differentiating factors regarding new facility/orthopedic services programs versus other programs in the marketplace

Effectively positions facilities in the marketplace, creating positive external perception.

Develops an annual business plan specifying market, customer services, quality and outcomes measurements and financial performance targets for the organization

Oversees all financial operations to assure cost effectiveness and financial integrity, with a balanced emphasis on revenue enhancement, productivity, utilization management, and overall profitability

Is cognizant of the rising cost of healthcare and how that impacts consumers (patients)

Strong dynamic leadership skills as demonstrated through effective communication of strategic direction, the ability to create enthusiasm, and to instill commitment and motivation for challenging goals

Proven community relations skills, which will enable the successful candidate to deal effectively with members of the community as well as members of the staff



Minimum Qualification: Master's Degree in Business, Nursing, Health Administration, or related field

Work Experience:

Minimum Qualification: Two years of experience in an executive leadership role. Five years of service line experience in a leadership role. Success in building Oncology Service Lines required.


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