Under direction of the Vice President, this position supports in identifying, developing and assisting with structuring new physician development business opportunities, physician co-management agreements, and the business aspects of clinical integration that advance CHRISTUSâ€™s mission and vision, and increase revenues, market share and enhance quality and resource utilization (value creation). This position shall assess, analyze, and execute strategically and financially feasible physician business and service line strategies that will expand CHRISTUSâ€™s capabilities and enhance its ability to provide value to its patients. The incumbent shall manage or work collaboratively with the Regional Ministries as well as internal and external system resources, including representatives from finance, legal, managed care, information technology, and clinical effectiveness to take advantage of the synergy associated with multi-disciplinary team approach to physician practice management and service line development.
Proactively supports the mission and vision of the physician organization. Demonstrates and expects others to demonstrate personal and professional behaviors consistent with CHRISTUS Healthâ€™s mission, vision and values.
Responsible for the early identification of industry trends that could potentially pose opportunities for new physician business development, service line development, joint ventures, and co-management. Works with regional teams to assess strategic fit and feasibility for consideration.
Provides System project leadership for (1) physician practice development, (2) physician co-management arrangements, (3) clinical integration activities (4) implementation and management of clinical and business practice operations and (5) service line development.
Leads efforts to complete the elements required by CHRISTUS Health for new physician ventures including the three phases: (1) business screening process; (2) financial forecasting / pro forma process; and (3) business plan process.
Coordinates and conducts due diligence processes with third party consultants, potential physician transaction partners and CHIRSTUS participants, as needed for M&A, and other development activities.
Coordinates and/or conducts physician interviews and any other third party queries required in the development of assumptions or validation of opportunities identified.
Manages central service line initiatives from both a system perspective as well as a regional perspective and works collaborative with Regional Ministries to ensure successful execution and continued monitoring of initiatives.
Coordinates and conducts physician business development and service line development.
Assists in providing financial analysis and assumption development.
Collects and coordinates analysis of demographics, utilization, reimbursement, health care benefits and regulatory trends regarding physician business development opportunities.
Compliance with all internal CHRISTUS Health compliance standards.
Maintain professional competency in the provision of inpatient and ambulatory physician practice services.
Supports CHRISTUS Health by assuming whatever other responsibilities that are mutually agreed upon to ensure the effective functioning of the CHRISTUS Health mission.
In all of the above, promote CHRISTUS Healthâ€™s overall Mission, Vision, and Values through the achievement and ongoing evaluation of strategic initiatives and objectives.
The Associate will also have a heavy amount (50% - 70%) of business travel and occasional evening and weekend work hours.
College degree in finance, accounting or business administration.
Minimum 3 years of significant work experience; 5+ years of experience strongly preferred.
Ideal candidate would have work experience with broad understanding of all aspects of health care services.
Demonstrated success with the development, implementation and execution of physician practice operations, operationally, clinically and financially.
Demonstrated financial modeling and analysis skills.
Comfortable working in a Matrix model organization.
Strong analytical and quantitative thinker.
Strong conflict resolution skills.
Business planning skills to include development of feasibility studies and program analysis.
Excellent communicator, speaker, and listener.
Enjoys teaching and educating.
Familiar with marketing, and information technology.
Sensitive to overall system needs and skill to balance with regional needs.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.