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Company: National Medical Association
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description Job Summary: Provide overall leadership for a unit or department by developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures; supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the activities; preparing operating and capital expenditure budgets; and performing personnel administration functions. Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:

  • Develop goals and objectives for the department based on interpretation of institutional policy and goals.
  • Plan to achieve goals or establish priorities.
  • Help department understand, share and support the vision
  • Initiate changes in or develop new policies, procedures and/or methods.
  • Analyze long-range impact of decisions and plans.
  • Ensure the most effective operations of the department through program development, process improvement and coordination/integration of processes with other departments.
  • Design, implement, evaluate and market programs to maximize clinical outcomes, functional status, patient/customer satisfaction and reimbursement.
  • Standardize services, processes, resources, and practice to improve efficiency.
  • Supervision to include responsibility for planning, coordinating, and controlling the work and procedures; provide advice/consultation to staff regarding problems
  • Adjust work schedules or project priorities to meet emergencies or changing conditions
  • Participate on departmental and/or interdepartmental committees to address problems and facilitate information exchange about programs, problems, etc. Provide information to others (oral or written) to explain/clarify problems, issues or requests.
  • Participate in periodic management meetings to keep top management informed of department problems and concerns
  • Analyze and evaluate ongoing department programs to identify areas where adjustments/improvements are needed
  • Develop staffing plans to ensure developmental objectives are being met.
  • Define and achieve financial targets in support of business goals of the institution.
  • Prepare an annual operating budget for a unit or department, including direct labor, material and supplies, services, equipment maintenance and replacement
  • Present and justify a proposed budget (operating and capital expenditure) to a management review committee
  • Evaluate organizational functions and structures to best determine the allocation and utilization of resources
  • Analyze and evaluate budget variance to determine cause,
  • Prepare justification or develop alternatives for cost containment/reduction
  • Project future budgets based upon analysis of current operations.
  • Create and exceed service standards utilizing key service dimension and from knowledge of patient/customer expectations and best practice.
  • Establish service standards for the department and determine if service standards are compatible with financial targets.
  • Ensure that the service standards are met or exceeded by utilizing customer satisfaction, best practices and market information to improve customer service and satisfaction.
  • Create an organizational culture (both within and across departments) that provides a safe, satisfying and enriching environment for employees and provides a qualified, competent staff to meet patient needs.
  • Provide leadership to promulgate the mission and the values of the institution to the department.
  • Model behavior consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the enterprise through leading, coordinating projects, innovation, initiating improvement, and developing new programs.
  • Demonstrate a leadership style that is facilitative and collaborative.
  • Communicate within and across departments to maximize effectiveness, efficiently and information sharing.
  • Ensures all Human Resource and VUMC policies and procedures are followed according to standards.
  • Define the qualifications and performance expectations for all staff positions through the Performance Development system, including department specific job descriptions, measurable performance standards.
  • Create an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning for all staff through regular feedback, by assuring the development of staff through orientation, training programs, work experiences and assessing competencies by meeting the performance expectations stated in his or her job description in a timely manner (normally annually).
  • Identify, establish and evaluate quality assurance standards, programs, and procedures within department.
  • Establish and evaluate standards of performance to ensure safe, effective, and efficient operation of the department.
  • Ensure that standards are met within area of responsibility to assure clinical enterprise accreditation/licensure.
  • Direct day to day operations of quality improvement goals and projects at the system and local ambulatory clinic levels
  • Guide data analyses to identify areas of opportunities using statistical control charts
  • Guide data collection/measurement activities to promote quality improvement efforts Department/Unit Summary: Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention (QSRP) equips and empowers VUMC faculty and staff to offer care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered. The various teams within QSRP foster VUMC knowledge sharing to extend best practice use, reduce variability and facilitate improvements in outcomes. QSRP strengthens VUMC's mission to create best patient care through education, research and knowledge dissemination. Position Shift:
    • First Shift View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day: \ Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research. VUMC Recent Accomplishments Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments: * US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked. * Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology. * Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs. * The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital. * American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows * Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations. * National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement * Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Keywords: National Medical Association, Nashville , Director, Executive , Nashville, Tennessee

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