Senior Director, Physician Services - Somerset, KY in Brentwood, TN at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

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Job Description

Health Support Center


The Senior Director, Physician Services is responsible for the effective operations of employed physicians at as-signed facilities, collaborating with Group Leadership and individual facility leadership, interacting with physician recruits, negotiating contracts and Professional Services Agreements, and partnering with local teams on imple-menting strategy and initiatives for practice operations and growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.  

  • Support hospital strategy and physician operations within assigned market by participating in various meetings, assisting with financial reviews, facilitating recruiting discussions, and participating in practice growth initiatives and revenue cycle analysis.

  • Identify, communicate, and report on operational challenges and opportunities to constituents at multiple facili-tes and the Health Support Center (HSC). Develop operational improvement programs and conduct on-site prac-tice visits to support the Company’s strategic direction; maintain relationships with the local physician practices, hospitals and LifePoint.

  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of policies and procedures and ensure adherence to these stand-ards for practice operations.  
  • Provide leadership and coaching to Market Directors, ensuring the effective management of day-to-day opera-tions of employed physicians, ensuring standards of communication and information are met, advise leaders on matters pertaining to physician needs and strategy.  Specifically responsible for all items in the Practice Manager Checklist, as well as any Specialty specific requirements. 
  • Prepare budgets, evaluate historical performance and generate goals for future achievement, and perform action planning as necessary for back to budget variances.  
  • Monitor practices for efficiencies to reduce practice investments to include, but not limited to, accounts receiva-ble oversight, budgeting, charge capture, monthly operating report (MOR) preparation and budget oversight. Monitor practice start-ups to aid in building existing practice revenue through charge capture, fee schedules, and new programs.
  • Monitor financial performance for all employed providers and practices in assigned markets and collaborate with local Market Director and other practice leaders to ensure fiscal responsibility and adherence to annual practice budgets. 
  • Lead the activities and provide development opportunities to those in the Market Director through weekly devel-opment calls, identifying educational opportunities and resources as appropriate.
  • Partner with Physician Recruiting to identify new provider prospects for identified markets and assist in the full cycle efforts to employ providers.
  • In coordination with LifePoint Human Resources and Legal teams, coordinate and negotiate physician compensa-tion terms and employment agreements for newly recruited physicians, newly acquired physicians, and renewal agreements with existing physician.  
  • Monitor and oversee all physician employment terms and agreements for physicians and any contract provisions, updates, and revisions that address the responsibilities of Physician Practice Management, ensuring compliance with Fair Market Value (FMV). 
  • Assist with physician practice questions, guiding Directors and Managers on practice related issues. 
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information: 

  • Position serves both internal co-workers and external customers, clients, patients, contractors, and vendors.
  • Access to and/or works with sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of healthcare regulatory and compliance (e.g., HIPAA). Skilled in the appli-cation of policies and procedures. Knowledge of Business Office Standards and Recommended Practices.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years in physician practice management or similar healthcare setting.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) or FACPME preferred.
Skills and Abilities:

Business Mathematical Skills -- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and to draw and in-terpret graphs.

Advanced Computer Skills -- Routine use of electronic mail and computer systems. Ability to incorporate complex and complicated functions into documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to support business objec-tives.

Complex Communication -- Frequently communicates complex information and interacts with management. Can present, resolve, and address delicate situations. Can motivate and persuade others. 

Varied Business Problems -- Problems are varied and complex, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, general precedent and practices. 

Department Specific -- Decisions impact the management and operations within a department. May contribute to business and operational decisions that affect the department.

Functional Independent Judgement -- Provides and sets goals and priorities for functional area. May make recom-mendations for department policies, practices, and programs. Makes decisions for and/or resolves problems for others. 

Project Planning/Organization -- Handle multiple projects simultaneously including task delegation, project over-sight, and resource allocation.


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended pe-riods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer. Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
In hospital environment, may be exposed to hazards and unusual elements, which may include but are not limited to bloodborne pathogens and / or contagious illnesses, toxic chemicals, and biohazardous materials which may require extensive safety precautions and the use of protective equipment.

Noise level in the work environment is typical for an office and/or hospital environment.
Extensive overnight travel (over 50%) by land and/or air.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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