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Chief, Patient Progression and Post-Acute Care Services

Company: University of Virginia Medical Center
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, 22901, United StatesJob ID: 48431386Position Title: Chief, Patient Progression and Post-Acute Care ServicesCompany Name: University of Virginia Medical Center Chief, Patient Progression and Post-Acute Care Services

Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)

Provides executive leadership for the Patient Progression, Post-Acute Care Services within the Health System. This role will focus on ensuring patients served by UVA Health System can smoothly progress through their care needs from inpatient to post-acute in a safe and high quality environment that is matched to their needs. To do this, the executive will oversee and effectively manage: (i) all business units within the Patient Progression Services (ii) the internal and external relationships with Post-Acute facilities and (iii) inpatient and outpatient Dialysis Services. Responsibilities include effective resource utilization, short and long range planning, program and policy development, implementation and evaluation. Participates in developing and maintaining relationships with community hospitals and other facilities as required for Patient Progression, Post-Acute Care Services . This leader will work with leaders within the Medical Center, School of Medicine and University Physicians Group to support the highest level of patient safety and quality of care, focused on ensuring patients are cared for in the best setting for their needs.

This position may be eligible for relocation reimbursement based on UVA Medical Center policy. Please contact Kristin Roberts at for additional information.

  • Serves as the senior executive for Patient Progression, Post-Acute Care Services and Dialysis Services
  • Integrates the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the UVA Health System across all Patient Progression, Post-Acute Care Services and Dialysis Services.
  • Helps to drive the mission of the Health System and strategizes on how to best care for patients in the setting most appropriate for their needs and how to best transition them smoothly through the acute care setting when appropriate. Strategizes on the need and benefit of future post-acute care operations such as skilled and unskilled nursing facilities, retirement centers, and hospice centers. Prepares short and long range plans for expanded patient offerings for post-acute care.
  • Provides leadership and direction to the Post-Acute facilities, Patient Progression operational units and Dialysis facilities and units. Ensures availability of required resources for delivery of patient care services. Oversees and promotes the development of strong and collaborative clinical and operational partnerships among the medical faculty, staff, Advisory Boards, School of Medicine Clinical Departments, and Medical Center Departments that interface or impact facilities and programs within the Division. Communicates the requirements associated with serving this population with all entities and works collaboratively to promote and coordinate the provision of excellent care to patients and their families.
  • Recruits, motivates, develops and retains a diverse, high-performing workforce. Works collaboratively to establish criteria for recruitment, selection, retention, performance assessment, promotion and competence for all direct reports and their subordinate staff; Works collaboratively with the Chief Nursing Officer, Dean of the School of Nursing, University Physicians Group, Department Chairs and University Human Resources to assess, develop, and implement strategies that enhance workforce development.
  • Shares accountability for the quality, safety, integration, and efficiency of clinical services and performances within Patient Progression, Post-Acute Care Services and Dialysis Services. Reviews, assesses, and recommends policies and practices for appropriateness within community hospitals and our post-acute care hospital settings.
  • In collaboration with Health System leadership and the Chief of Marketing and Strategic Relations, oversees development and deployment of the image, marketing, public relations, community service, and all other recognition of the facilities within Patient Progression, Post-Acute Care Service and Dialysis Services.
  • Defines, develops and directs the implementation of goals and programs for patient and support services including appropriate metrics. Actively promotes service excellence of the patient care experience within a family-centered care environment and holds staff accountable. Actively participates to resolve patient concerns and complaints, and to achieve service excellence at the highest level.
  • Supports continual improvement in patient care within a cost-effective environment in collaboration with the other leaders within the Health System. Identifies quality improvement initiatives and oversees implementation in order to improve patient care services. Fosters a multidisciplinary approach to quality improvement work with a focus on improved coordination of services and enhanced clinical outcomes. Ensures the patient care delivery systems include consideration of acuity, patient mix, community needs, the knowledge and skill of staff, available resources, and established health care benchmarks.
  • Fully supports the development of all programs which promote patient safety in all aspects of patient care and to ensure clinical quality within all facilities.
  • Functions as an integral member of the Medical Center leadership team. Participates in the organization's decision-making structures and processes in order to ensure delivery of appropriate nursing and patient care services to patients. Identifies and articulates the common needs and viewpoints of nurses and patient care staff to appropriate decision-making groups and communicates the implications of environmental changes at the patient care level to leadership. Participates with key Medical Center and Health System leaders in developing, reviewing and ensuring the Health System's mission, strategic and operational plans, budgets, resource allocation and policies are carried out.
  • In collaboration with Health System leadership, assists with relationships with insurance carriers; oversee and implement care and utilization management initiatives and strategies; assists the Medical Center and Health System in becoming a competitive provider by utilizing strategies to increase market share.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements that impact all facilities within the Patient Progression, Post-Acute Care Services and Dialysis Services. Actively participates in the process of The Joint Commission preparation and survey.
  • Fosters effective relationships with the medical directors within the School of Medicine, with the leadership of the Clinical Staffs of the Medical Center and the Transitional Care Hospital, and with Medical Center and Health System leadership to establish a quality agenda that reaches throughout all levels of the organization. Fully supports the "Be Safe" program to promote patient safety in all aspects of patient care and to ensure clinical quality within all facilities.
    To Apply:

    Position Compensation Range: $250,681.00 - $401,086.00 Annually

    • Education:. Master's degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Nursing or equivalent graduate degree required.
    • Experience: 10 years of executive financial or operational experience in a large healthcare organization demonstrating leadership, strategic thinking and responsibility for operations
    • Possesses well developed written and oral skills.
    • Must possess knowledge of laws, regulations and accreditation standards for hospitals.
    • Possesses personal qualities of integrity, maturity and flexibility coupled with high energy, tenacity and resourcefulness.
      • Three to five years of experience in managing a post-acute care facility preferred.
      • Licensure: N/A
        The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. PI110078632

Keywords: University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville , Chief, Patient Progression and Post-Acute Care Services, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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