President, Physician Enterprise for Adventist HealthCare

Gaithersburg, MD
Nov 13, 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire an experienced President of Physicians Enterprises who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

The President of Physicians Enterprises will serve to function as a clinical liaison and co-architect of the Physicians of the organization. This leader will oversee development of network health management, clinical integration, strategies, and operational capabilities.
The SVP will focus on a model of care that advances health and enhances reimbursement through value-based purchasing and shared risk opportunities, along with ensuring high levels of patient quality and safety. In addition to managing the senior leadership of Physicians, this individual participates in all long- and short-term strategic planning for the entity.
He/she will provide leadership for both clinical and administrative departments and bear bottom-line responsibility for the growth and success of the group.

The incumbent is responsible for providing overall leadership to:

• Establishing an integrated physician organization that provides appropriate coverage geographically and by service offering.
• Physician culture development.
• Physician network development.
• Clinical quality and patient safety.
• Operational excellence financially and in process improvement.
• Peer review.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Strategic - Create and implement strategies for the advancement of the physician enterprise as part of the broader integrated health system.
• Quality - Accountable for setting standards and implementation of evidence-based medicine and clinical protocols across the physician enterprise; assist with developing and implementing quality data management systems; provide oversight and direction to Clinical Practice Councils.
• Operations - Responsible for the Physicians Clinical Programs, who have delegated authority to create and implement practice guidelines for each specialty; lead and influence through more than 4,000 practicing independent physicians and 250 practicing employed physicians to generate enterprise operating standards.
• Board Management - Create Medical Policies for board approval; participate in the 501a corporate structure as an attendee and presenter at board meetings to represent leadership; create co-management activities with physicians for board approval; responsible for board relations and elections processes.
• Relationship Management - Lead interactions with local CMOs and hospital COS functions for the purposes of implementing care standards; develop leadership skills of all physician stakeholders to ensure excellent physician leadership within the organization.
• Performance Management - Participate in and lead operational excellence initiatives including provider network development, referral tracking and compliance, patient access, and provider productivity.
• Financial Performance - Responsible, in conjunction with the EVP Physician Enterprise and subordinate leaders, for growth and financial performance of the organization.

Nature and Scope:

• Develop personal and professional credibility across the system and within the community; gain respect and build trust internally and externally.
• Coordinate the development of a strategic plan for Physicians in conjunction with stakeholders, hospital leadership, service line leadership, and employed and affiliated physicians.
• Provide form and structure to the Physicians leadership team(s).
• Monitor external environment/industry to ensure network capabilities are market-leading to advance health in the population.
• Work collaboratively with operational leaders to ensure implementation plans are effective.
• Become a visible and invested member of the community, serving as an advocate of improving health status of the population.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

•Minimum of ten (10) years of physician leadership within an integrated health system, with at least some leadership experience in a managed care organization that operates in a capitation model.
•Strategic and visionary thinker.
• Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with physicians, administrators, nurses, and other providers, including interdisciplinary care teams.
• Experience in the design and implementation of provider reimbursement systems supportive of network health management.
• Experience in the design and implementation of clinical protocols and utilization management/ quality assurance. Experience in implementing the medical home model and EMR implementation and optimization.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong interpersonal skills; skilled in conflict resolution at various levels of an organization.
• Effective consensus builder.
• Strong organizational skills, flexible and adaptable style, ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time.
• Demonstrates commitment to culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on the brand promise through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results.

A proven track record in several experiences:

• Multi-specialty practice leadership.
• Physician relationships.
• Driving strategy; vision of where healthcare is going.
• Active healthcare practice.
• Medical management, utilization management, utilization review, insurance.
• Clinical integration.
• Insurance, new financial models, risk models.
• ACO experience preferred. - Board interaction.
• Interfacing with insurance/ hospitals/ physicians/ government.
• Healthcare reform.
• Seasoned organizational political skills.
• One who is current, and remains current, on healthcare trends (best practices, models of care, policy structures, benchmarking) and major regulatory topics and trends in government influence on the business of healthcare.
• Knowledge of how various health plans work, how the physician community helps drive success, and performance drivers for a health plan.
• A strong financial foundation; ability to spit anomalies and articulate the financial state of the organization.
• Understanding of consumer trends and the influence of changing technologies on the patient care experience


•Degree in Medicine from an accredited medical school is required; additional education in medical management, public health, healthcare administration or business is preferred.
•Current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State is required.

At Adventist HealthCare, our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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