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Executive Director

US Oncology Network

This is a Full-time position in Newark, DE posted December 7, 2021.

The US Oncology Network empowers the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.

Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.

The US Oncology Network has 1,400 affiliated physicians, 400 locations across the United States and 800,000 patients treated annually

We have an immediate opening for an Executive Director.

Scope

The Executive Director (“ED”), is the “General Manager” of the practice. The ED is responsible for developing, planning, directing and controlling broad activities needed to ensure the long-term success of the practice in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations in addition to maintaining US Oncology’s and the practice’s policies and procedures.

The ED drives the organization objectives to ensure financial stability through short
– and long-range planning in order to achieve and maintain sustained profitable growth.

The ED is responsible for creating a culture that engages employees and physicians in an environment of trust to create quantifiable quality processes, broad growth, and predictable financial results by continually evaluating organization strategies and plans to meet changing national, state, and local needs.

The ED maintains overall responsibility for the operation of the practice except for those activities directly involving the practice of medicine.

The ED plays a critical role as the liaison between the oncology practice and The US Oncology Network.

The ED advises the Regional Senior Vice President and the practice’s Joint Policy Board, and is ultimately responsible for delivering overall operating plans, and related policies/programs. The ED must be results-focused with the ability to achieve results through other people.

The ED must create a patient-focused environment where employees are passionate about their roles, work collaboratively, and most of all, create a positive patient experience.

As such, the ED must be proficient in creating a team environment, proven in developing the talents of individuals, and be an accomplished change agent.

Working with the Regional Senior Vice President, the ED drives organizational change to achieve results and is the leader in executing the practice’s vision and strategy.

The ED attends Board, Executive Committee and Joint Policy Board meetings and is expected to report on performance results as well as strategies to achieve desired results while balancing the demands of a matrixed work environment.

The ED is looked to as a mentor and one who creates a healthy and vibrant work environment.

Reporting Relationship

• Reports directly to the Regional Senior Vice President of Operations and directly supports the Practice President, the Board and Executive Committee of the Practice and Practice Divisions

• Reporting to this position may include, but is not limited to: Operations Leaders (Practice Director, Practice Manager); Practice Controller; Manager of Managed Care and Revenue Cycle; Manager of Human Resources; Quality Program Lead

Responsibilities and Duties

• Leads the development and implementation of the short
– and long-range plans to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives including specific strategy and plans for growth, efficiency, cost management, quality care, and development of human capital

• Owns the organization’s development process for the practice and as such, ensures performance planning, coaching and development plans are in place for all employees to maximize their potential.

Insures the employee evaluation process to include performance evaluations, merit increases, promotions and disciplinary actions are complied with.

• Maintains physician/practice relationships via effective communication to physician practice leadership and works with physician leadership to ensure the practices strategic short
– and long-term plans are in concert with US Oncology’s plans.

• Directs the business development process to increase market share in targeted markets, including relationship-building and potential joint venture or partnerships with external parties (eg, health systems, payers, entities such as IPAs).

• Develops growth plans, and recommends expansion of service areas and development of new and profitable business ventures.

• Negotiates medical services contracts and analyzes competitor pricing activities.

Recommends, implements and administers changes in pricing structures as approved by the Policy Board(s).

Ensures timely communication to Regional Vice President, for policy changes (contract administration) and implementation of approved and published price lists.

• Develops systems for reviewing, tracking and implementing the performance of managed care contracts.

• Ensures continuous process improvement of key clinical and administrative processes to achieve predictable financial results and clinical excellence.

• Evaluates general and specific business conditions as they relate to operational issues, and keeps the Policy Board(s) and the Regional Senior Vice President fully advised on these matters.

• Ensures adherence to legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting all workplace regulations.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

A Baccalaureate Degree in Health Care Management, Administration, or a related business field required, (MBA, MHA, preferred).

Minimum of seven years of experience in health care management and operations, including large group practice management.

Experience & Competencies

• Requires an accomplished executive with outstanding leadership, physician relationship, teamwork and general management skills, preferably with a for-profit company with revenues in excess of $100 million per year.

Strategic, operational, and financial experience in a health care services business where the primary drivers are: marketing of services, quality of service, optimal utilization of assets, billing and collection, and working closely with physician partners and external health care organizations (eg, health systems, payers and other health care entities such as IPAs)

• Evidence of creativity, energy, high integrity, reasoned and thoughtful judgment, sense of urgency, a balance between analytical and intuitive skills and a willingness to “roll-up sleeves” to apply these attributes.

Accustomed to working in a rapidly changing environment, providing inspirational leadership, while making and acting on tough decisions as appropriate.

Able to articulate clear, meaningful goals and focus team efforts to get results

• Evidence of the ability to rapidly establish credibility at all levels of the organization, particularly at the front lines with professional and technical personnel.

Requires maturity, self-confidence and sensitivity to function comfortably and effectively in a demanding environment

• Understands the “big picture” and is able to juggle many priorities

• Understands and is able to navigate dynamics, politics and various personal, professional, and economic considerations within medical groups

• Strong sense of urgency and drive to produce results

• Credible with physicians, able to gain trust with physicians quickly

Compensation

A competitive compensation package which includes base salary and a bonus plan structured to reward corporate and individual performance along with a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, life and disability insurance and a 401K plan.

 

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