Practice Director

US Oncology   •  

Medford, OR

Industry: Patient Care


8 - 10 years

Posted 341 days ago

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

Reporting Relationship
•    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.