Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens, TN at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 10/29/2018

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Job Description

Health Support Center

Starr Regional Medical Center is a 190 bed acute care facility with campuses in Etowah and Athens. The Etowah campus serves the area of McMinn, Monroe, Polk and Meigs counties. The Athens campus serves the area of McMinn, Monroe, and Meigs Counties.

 

Whether you fish, hunt, hike or golf, these communities provide a host of recreational opportunities. The area is blessed with majestic mountains, vast forests and many miles of rivers and lake shorelines.

 

Please click the links below for more information about the Athens and Etowah communities:

http://www.lifepointhealth.net/making-communities-healthier/our-communities/starr-regional-medical-center-athens

http://www.lifepointhealth.net/making-communities-healthier/our-communities/starr-regional-medical-center-etowah

 

POSITION 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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

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.

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

 

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.

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.

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.

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 other’s’ problems.

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.

 

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

 

Job Requirements

Education: Master’s degree in hospital administration (MHA)

Experience: 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).

Licenses: N/A

Travel Requirements: N/A

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