The Practice Director (“Director”) is the “General Manager” of the practice. The Director drives practice activities to ensure the accomplishment of objectives, typically in a practice with 25 physicians and/or gross revenues of $50 million, including (but not limited to):
• Implements practice objectives to ensure financial profitability through short- and long-range planning to achieve and maintain growth
• Continually evaluates practice strategies and plans to meet changing national, state and local needs
• Supports and adheres to The US Oncology Network’s compliance program, including the Code of Ethics and Business Standards
• Maintains responsibility for practice operations, except for those activities directly involving the practice of medicine
• Creates a culture that engages employees, physicians and providers in an environment of trust to create quantifiable quality processes and predictable financial results
• Is the liaison between the practice and The US Oncology Network, and advises the Regional Senior Vice President of Operations and practice’s Joint Policy Board
• Is responsible for delivering operating plans and related policies/programs, and expected to report on performance and results
• Reports directly to the Regional Senior Vice President of Operations and directly supports the Practice President, and the Practice Board (shareholders)
• Reporting to this position may include, but is not limited to: Practice Accountant; Revenue Cycle Manager; Managers or Supervisors of Lab, Nursing, Pharmacy, CT; Human Resources Generalist; Supervisors of Medical Records and Front Office; Facilities Lead
Responsibilities and Duties
• Develops and implements policies, procedures and objectives. Ensures their adequate execution, compliance, and updates.
• Directs the business development process to increase market share or enhance operations in targeted markets, including relationship-building and potential partnerships with external parties
• Negotiates services contracts. Recommends, implements and administers changes in pricing structures as approved by Practice President and shareholders.
• Advises and develops organizational objectives, and plans for their achievement
• Oversees development of systems (both manual and automated) to properly support practice-wide activities based upon business need. Directs the coordination of hardware and software requirements of existing and future systems.
• Directs the development and implementation of organizational procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow within the organization
• Monitors, analyzes, assesses, and communicates practice progress. Considers present and planned capacity. In financial terms, considers manpower and practice needs, including facilities and technology
• Directs the preparation and maintenance of management reports necessary to carry out functions of practice. Prepares periodic reports as necessary or required.
• Ensures compliance and adherence to the organization's structure, management philosophy, and mission statements
• Oversees development and coordination of new office locations and their needs as required.
• Supervises all practice staff. Clinical work direction provided by physicians.
• Ensures adherence to legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting all workplace regulations
Education/Certification (minimum requirements)
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related business field
• Minimum of seven years’ experience in health care management (ideally, private oncology practice management), including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.