Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Sovah Health- Danville in Danville, VA at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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Job Description

Health Support Center

Job Summary:

Under general direction, the COO assumes line responsibility and authority for the administrative direction, evaluation, and coordination of the functions and activities of assigned departments within the hospital, ensuring that operation objectives and results are in accord with the hospital’s overall needs. In the absence of the hospital CEO and/or as assigned, the COO represents the CEO in coordinating entire portions of the hospital’s organization, speaking and acting within the scope of objectives set forth in the practice and/or policy of the hospital.

General Responsibilities:

1. The COO provides administrative direction for operations of assigned departments and appraises the performance of the respective departments’ heads, including authority to hire and fire, but subject to the veto of the CEO.

2. He/She communicates routinely with the CEO concerning policy recommendations and suggested courses of action pertinent to the efficient operation of assigned departments.

3. He/She also implements new policies; disseminates pertinent information following administrative directives; and recommends improvement of hospital facilities in assigned areas, including construction or renovation of structures and purchase of new equipment.

4. The COO promotes complete involvement of the departments’ heads in the preparation of the departments’ budgets and educates them in the importance of the budget, forecasting and planning process.

5. He/She advises and makes recommendations to the CEO concerning budget, cost, and financial matters and encourages and assists department heads in establishing a measure of performance, increased productivity, quality improvement, cost controls, and maximum utilization of facilities.

6. The COO advises the CEO where executive action is necessary to accomplish these goals and he/she plans the activities of the individual departments in relation to other hospital departments so as to obtain a better understanding of each others’ problems.

7. The COO attends medical staff meetings and/or medical staff committee meetings, as assigned or requested, and informs the CEO of proceedings at the meetings attended and recommends action as necessary.

8. He/She also represents the hospital by membership in related professional associations.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications (Experience, Education and Special Certifications…)

Verbal, quantitative and interpersonal skills typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelors degree; in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of hospital administration equivalent to the knowledge acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in hospital administration (MHA). Knowledge of the healthcare field, as well as refined managerial skills typically acquired through experience as a COO or CEO of a smaller hospital.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS -

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires prolonged sitting and some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports.  Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally.  Work is performed in an office environment and involves frequent contact with staff and the public.

LifePoint Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

LifePoint Health and all of our facilities are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This job description in no way states or implies that the key accountabilities above are the only ones being performed by the individual(s) with this job description.  The individual(s) may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his or her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or company objectives.

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