Texas Oncology is searching for an Executive Director for the Gulf Coast region. The Executive Director advises the Regional Vice President and the Policy Board(s) of the Regional Practice/Network regarding overall plans, policies, and programs; develops, plans, directs and controls broad administrative activities toward achieving the organizations objectives in accordance with federal, state and local laws and policies; recommends organization objectives to ensure financial profitability through short and long range planning in order to achieve and maintain growth; continually evaluates the timely adjustment of organization strategies and plans to meet changing national, state, and local needs; maintains overall responsibility for the operation and activities of the Practice/Network and management company except those activities directly involving the practice of medicine; works within the scope of authority as established by company and the Policy Board(s) of the regional Practice/Network; supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories."® in their fight against cancer. We are an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.
Texas Oncology has more than 150 sites of service throughout Texas, with more than 350 physicians dedicated to serving our patients. On average, we treat more than 50,000 new cancer patients each year, with documented growth year over year. Texas Oncology pioneered the concept of community-based, outpatient, multidisciplinary cancer centers. We give local communities access to leading-edge technology that was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists are a part of Texas Oncology. Texas Oncology is an affiliate of The U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Directs the development and implementation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon organization goals and objectives and reports all outcomes accordingly.
-Ensures development and establishment of policies, procedures and objectives and ensures their adequate execution, compliance and update.
-Evaluates general and specific business conditions as they relate to operational issues, and keeps the Policy Board(s) and the Regional Vice President fully advised on these matters.
-Ensures adherence to legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting all workplace regulations. Continually monitors exposure of the organization. Directs the preparation of information requested or required for compliance. Submits information to company Human Resources prior to distribution to government agencies.
-Oversees the employee evaluation process, including but not limited to performance evaluations, merit increases, promotions and disciplinary actions.
-Responsible for monitoring, analyzing, assessing and communicating organization progress.
-Directs the business development and assessment of state and local target markets.
-Ensures that market assessment, identification of market segments and target accounts and evaluation of therapies and markets are conducted.
-Develops expansion plan and recommends expansion of service area and development of new and profitable business ventures.
-Maintains overall responsibility for all aspects of contract management including quality assurance, utilization review, ROI and other areas as appropriate.
-Develops and complies with expense control programs.
-Negotiates medical services and analyzes competitor pricing activities. Recommends, implements and administers changes in pricing structures as approved by the Policy Board(s). Ensures financial analysis/modeling of competitive pricing information is conducted. 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.
-Maintains responsibility for the analysis of submitted utilization data provided in RFPs. Maintains responsibility for, and ensures effective margin analysis for bids, quotes and unique billing arrangements.
-Supervises and monitors oncology liaisons in their role with referring physician outreach activities
-Responsible for business development and practice marketing activities
-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.
-Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related business field (MHA, MBA, or MS in Health Administration preferred)
-Minimum seven years of experience in healthcare management and operations, including at least three years in a managerial capacity.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Organizational Planning Skills: Knowledge about how their departments and employees interface and work together. Initiates organizational improvements to enhance productivity and works with others to institutionalize them, when appropriate
Teambuilding and Leadership: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each persons hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important, is someone people like working for and with.
Negotiating Skills: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.
Conflict Resolution Skills: Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise
Change Manager: Serves as a catalyst for initiating change an innovation within the practice. Demonstrates and involves others in learning about ongoing needs for change. Supports experimentation to test new approaches.
Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal relationship skills: Consistently shares information freely, accurately, and clearly with various levels in the organization. Uses a variety of communication modes to ensure mutual understanding. Anticipates in advance the needs of different audiences and tailors presentation media appropriately. Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down and sideways inside and outside the organization, builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Time management/Multi-tasking: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Credibility: Earned over time and gained through trust-building, professionalism, maturity and exhibited confidence.
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office environment and requires frequent interaction with corporate and field staff. Work may require travel by air or automobile approximately 40% of the time.
ABOUT TEXAS ONCOLOGY:
The vision of Texas Oncology is to be the first choice for cancer care. We have high standards for patient satisfaction and offer exceptional value in cancer care. We also strive to advance clinical research and develop innovative approaches to treatment of oncology and hematology disorders.
The mission of Texas Oncology is to provide excellent, evidence-based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow. To this end, we give patients access to the highest quality cancer care available today within their own local communities. Our cutting-edge technologies, treatments and research are offered in welcoming and comfortable environments. We maintain comprehensive quality oversight and responsible financial management. At all times, we pride ourselves in being moral, ethical and efficient as a medical practice and employer.
We extend an extremely competitive offering of benefits to employees, including Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k with a matching component, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs.
Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.