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Chief of Anesthesia - Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Chief of Anesthesia

Responsible for system clinical leadership, strategic and operational direction and administration and management of employed provider operations in Piedmont Healthcare & Physician Enterprise. Where appropriate and needed, supports the systemwide development and implementation of the strategic vision and overall direction of anesthesia; including opportunities for system market expansion and growth, acquisitions and efficient and high-quality performance throughout the service line.
This position will report to the Senior Corporate Vice President accountable for Anesthesia, with a dotted line to Physician Enterprise leadership. The position serves as the senior clinical leader, accountable for the overall development, quality and performance for the anesthesia practices.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Doctor Osteopathic Medicine or a Doctor of Medicine degree from a recognized school of medicine and fellowship trained in Anesthesiology.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible work experience in a senior management position in a medical practice setting, healthcare administration or a closely related field is required.

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:

  • Board Certified or Eligible by the American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Georgia Medical License to Practice Anesthesiology

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-graduate degree in healthcare or business administration preferred. Strong working knowledge of healthcare industry and experience if running complex anesthesiology practice in a multi-hospital system.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 1. Provider & Staff Management
  • a. Clinical role model and leader of System Anesthesia of the clinical activities and works with entity Peri-operative leadership for maintaining appropriate standards of care appropriate to Anesthesia.
  • b. Partner with HR and Provider Recruitment for development and implementation of compensation, recruitment and retention strategies.
  • c. Oversees site medical directors to efficiently manage employed provider operations.
  • d. Works closely with site Medical Directors on resolution of provider concerns, patient issues and other operational opportunities.
  • e. Demonstrates accessibility to the physicians and other leaders, and effectively addresses care and service issues as they arise.
  • f. Coordinates activities with and works collaboratively in professional matters related to physician performance with the PE and hospital/ASC leadership teams.
  • g. Responsible for leading activities among physicians and various designated operating divisions and departments to facilitate the delivery of high-quality patient care and services, while focusing on efficiency in operations and opportunities.
  • h. In collaboration with clinical leadership, ensures that patient access is available at the highest reasonable level
  • i. Drives and manages compensation plans in partnership with physician and APP compensation teams.
  • 2. Performance Management
  • a. Coordinates activities among various designated operating divisions to facilitate delivery of high-quality patient care and services, while focusing on efficiency in operations and opportunities for cost reduction.
  • b. Leverages complex decision support systems such as productivity, financial, market and comparative databases to evaluate performance effectiveness and develop new opportunities for growth and optimization.
  • c. Leads the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets within designated guidelines and routinely monitors progress in achieving overall financial goals.
  • d. Reviews ongoing financial and operational reports for budget variances and implements opportunities for improvement.
  • e. Works closely with respective leaders to assess and improve departmental performance, by providing direction and leadership for utilization and process improvement with respect to patient throughput.
  • f. Interprets and effectively administers policies in order to carry out organizational objectives.
  • g. Participates as Clinical Governance Council (CGC) administrator or in designated administrative functions.
  • 3. Program Development and Implementation
  • a. Carries out anesthesia physician practice strategies, policies, and programs as determined by PHC Executive Leadership.
  • b. Understands local market and has ability to translate business needs into service line operational solutions.
  • c. Oversees the coordination of clinical start-up for new practices, whether newly recruited or acquired, across the Piedmont system.
  • d. Partners with the relevant strategic resources within Piedmont Healthcare to develop and implement specific programs, products and services to support the long-range direction for practice operations.
  • e. Coordinates system standardization of policies, procedures, processes and protocols for relevant services in order to create a high-quality, efficient, patient centered experience across the healthcare system.
  • 4. Communication
  • a. Keeps corporate service line leadership & hospital/ASC executive leadership abreast of significant operational issues and problems, and formulates recommended actions and solutions.
  • b. Maintains high visibility - is an approachable, credible leader; understands organizational behavior and serves as a change-agent.
  • c. Acts as a liaison with System & Physician Enterprise executive teams to clarify clinical rules, structures and policies.
  • 5. Other duties as assigned to support the successful development and operational performance of a systemwide anesthesia service model

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Maintains high visibility - is an approachable, credible leader; understands organizational behavior and serves as a change-agent.
• Serves as an engaging coach, facilitator and cheerleader in support of the strategy and planning process.
• Demonstrated experience in developing effective communication processes, presentation abilities, and building relationships at all levels of the organization
• Possesses a high level of personal and professional integrity, and demonstrates initiative and competency in making independent judgments.
• Proven leadership in a highly complex, matrixed environment
• Possesses strong interpersonal skills (analytical, communication and organization), and works effectively with employees, physicians, volunteers, families, and community leaders.
• Must have the business acumen and sound judgment to make responsible and strategic decisions in a complex setting. Ideally, the individual will have a strong understanding of the healthcare systems, physician groups and a broad knowledge of the healthcare industry in general.
• Training in management principles, practices, and methods is necessary.
• Must be accessible and deemed approachable by employees and physicians.
• Displays tact, discretion, diplomacy, passion, and a sense of urgency for the work and mission of the operation.
• Innovative pursuit to improving overall process, service and quality of care to patients. Including the ability to examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, their context within organizational strategy, formulating policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
• Knowledge of continuous quality improvement principles and practices, and of customer service standards and procedures.
• Knowledge of current leadership, management, cost control and performance improvement concepts and practices.
• Knowledge and experience in matters related to physician recruitment, retention and compensation.
• Ability to creatively operate in a team environment, to pay attention to details, and to multi-task.
Disclaimer
The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Who We Are

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, the flagship hospital of Piedmont Healthcare, has served Atlanta for more than a century. What started in 1905 as a 10- bed sanatorium has grown into a 643-bed facility renowned for its high quality, patient-centered healthcare. Piedmont Atlanta is an acute-care community hospital offering all major medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including 24-hour emergency services, transplantation and comprehensive care.

The Marcus Tower at Piedmont Atlanta, which opened in August 2020, houses the Piedmont Heart Institute, the Marcus Heart and Vascular Center, the Samsky Invasive Cardiovascular Services Center, Piedmont Neurosciences, a Neuro and Cardiac ICUs, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and the Shaheen Auditorium. A dedicated Transplant unit is planned as a future addition to the Tower. The 16-story tower features technologically-advanced operating rooms, cardiac and electrophysiology labs, critical and acute care facilities, and up to 408 beds.

As a not-for-profit organization, hospital earnings maintain and enhance services and facilities and support education, outreach, and res s Piedmont Atlanta to offer the most advanced, specialized care possible.

Key Facts :

  • Located in Buckhead
  • Staffed by more than 2,230 experienced physicians and Advance Practice Providers and 3,600 healthcare professionals
    • Provides 24-hour emergency services plus all major medical, surgical and diagnostic care, including:
      • Heart Care
      • Cancer Care
      • Transplant Medicine 
      • Orthopedic Care/Sports Medicine
      • Neurology Services
      • Women’s Care
      • Neurosciences
      • Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery
      • Fitness Center and Wellness

Piedmont Atlanta combines a personalized approach with innovative technologies to deliver treatments that set a new standard for excellence in care, including a state-of-the-art cancer center that offers complete therapy, disease management, prevention and wellness. In addition, our team is active in the research and development of advanced treatments and procedures aimed at delivering better patient outcomes.

Simply put, there’s no hospital in Atlanta with a better approach to comprehensive, compassionate care than Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

About Piedmont Healthcare

It's Time to Get Better

Piedmont Healthcare is a top-rated system with award winning hospitals and employees comprised of over 22 hospitals, more than 2,500 physicians, and over 700 clinic practice locations across greater Atlanta and North Georgia. With over 1 million outpatient encounters, you will have the opportunity to see and treat a variety of medical conditions. Metro Atlanta’s vibrant economy fuels a wealth of global communities and diverse cultural experiences, while the state of Georgia offers coastline beaches and mountain views. Live and work with the best at Piedmont in the big and small towns of the Peach State.

At Piedmont, we believe it's always time to get better.

Time to build on our reputation of excellence and enhance our services to deliver a whole new level of compassionate care, and time for discovering new treatment options while providing technology and tools that give patients the information they need - and the voice they deserve in choosing their healthcare.

Piedmont ’s purpose to make a positive difference in every life we touch is our Promise, and it governs our delivery of holistic patient-centric care. And we keep this promise every day. From our patients and their families, to our employees, volunteers, vendors and communities – making a positive difference is not just what we do, it’s who we are. Our team is committed to a common set of priorities aimed at creating a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts the patient first.

About the Community

Among the nation's fastest-growing metro areas, the Georgia capital is attracting newcomers from around the country. Atlanta features award-winning restaurants and chefs, iconic locales that rival any across the country – including the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, the CNN Center and the Western hemisphere's largest indoor aquarium.

Although a sprawling, constantly developing area may mean construction sites at every turn, a dense tree canopy covers any unsightliness, and prompts Atlanta's reputation as the "city in a forest." The Chattahoochee River that traverses the metro area, and Stone Mountain, the world's largest chunk of exposed granite, located just northeast of the city proper, also offer a quick escape from any urban anxiety.

Parks like Piedmont Park in Midtown and Centennial Olympic Park Downtown are prevalent throughout Atlanta. Atlanta residents are also avid sports fans, flocking to SunTrust Park to cheer on baseball's Braves or to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to root for football's Falcons.

Contact Email: Sasha.Russell@piedmont.org
Employer: Piedmont Healthcare
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Anesthesiology
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