• Skagit Valley Hospital
  • Bonney Lake , WA
  • Miscellaneous
  • Full-Time
  • 19399 Sumner-Buckley Hwy E


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Job Category Management/Executives
Position Director Accountable Care Organizations
Req Code 15593
Location Skagit Valley Hospital
Job Summary The Director of Accountable Care Operations provides leadership and management for a broad range of Value Based (VB) initiatives and programs within Skagit Regional Health (SRH). Initially, the primary function of this role will be to ensure successful standup of SRH's Medicare ACO, Cascadia Care Network (CCN), including program design, build and integration initiatives. The activities developed for CCN success will be leveraged and applied to other VB opportunities within the organization. This position develops and executes strategic and tactical priorities as well as the operational and financial plans for the ACO and other organizational Value Based initiatives. Is responsible for developing and supporting a sound infrastructure as well as policies and procedures consistent with these objectives. The Director, in partnership with clinical leadership, will identify opportunities for the organization to improve patient health outcomes, increase revenue, and reduce expense
while operating in full compliance with Federal and State regulations. This position will develop an effective and efficient team of analysts and care coordinators and oversee day to day operations of the department.
Essential Functions Position is responsible for assessing and evaluating opportunities and performance of the department. Oversees daily operations and ensures execution of initiatives to support the Triple Aim while aligning with the goals and contractual obligations of SRH. Provides oversight and leadership for staff and develops policies, procedures and work flow that support execution of program goals. Responsible for developing a communications strategy for clinicians and other stakeholders. Collaborates with leadership, providers, clinical operations, finance, information services, compliance, and clinical operations to ensure program goals as well as regulatory and contractual obligations are met. Updates these teams in an ongoing manner on how their performance impacts quality and cost targets. Serves as SRH content expert for alternative payment models and MSSP regulations. Partners with clinical leaders to continuously evolve and innovate accountable care models. Translates data
into action by prioritizing interventions. Works closely with IS department to establish tools and data for effective management of various VBP initiatives and goals. Develops and monitors program performance against goals and adjusts resources and methods to achieve objectives as needed. Responsible for budget. Hires, coaches and manages Accountable Care staff. Interprets and enforces SRH policies for all team members; establishes standards for performance of staff and programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education Bachelor's Degree in business administration, healthcare management, public health or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
Experience/Training Minimum of seven (7) years' managerial experience in a Health Care environment required. Leadership in a VBP environment strongly preferred (i.e. ACO, IPA, ACN, CIN). Experience with contracts containing significant quality performance incentives and total cost of care provisions is strongly desired. Experience managing complex, large-scale projects encompassing multiple entities and legal structures, establishing detailed work plans and setting priorities. Must have an excellent understanding of Medical Group Operations, Population Health Management, as well as provider and facility healthcare reimbursement and third party and government payer regulations including provider based billing. Demonstrable knowledge of Complex Care Management methods, Quality Improvement measures and indicators, Population Health Analytics, appropriate Risk Coding optimization and Health Registry development. Previous continuous quality improvement, project management and team training
desired. Advanced proficiency in the use of applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project strongly preferred.
License/Certification None required.
Other Qualifications Proven interdisciplinary leadership skills including collaboration and efficiency with a focus on improving outcomes. Advanced interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal) to deal effectively with delicate, sensitive and/or complex situations with a wide variety of both internal and external parties. Must be proactive, highly organized, detail oriented and able to respond in an accurate and timely manner to requests. Needs to have strong analytical/problem solving skills to assess complex problems/data sets quickly and develop multiple scenarios for solution. Must have a proven history of working effectively under time constraints while managing multiple projects simultaneously. Is a quick learner with dedication to the subject matter and desires to keep abreast in a rapidly changing environment. Structured and process-oriented thinker with a strong interest in building effective teams. This position requires flexibility in the
number of hours worked to achieve organizational goals and must be able to work independently within general guidelines.

Education Bachelor's Degree in business administration, healthcare management, public health or related field required. Master's degree preferred. Experience/Training Minimum of seven (7) years' managerial experience in a Health Care environment required. Leadership in a VBP environment strongly preferred (i.e. ACO, IPA, ACN, CIN). Experience with contracts containing significant quality performance incentives and total cost of care provisions is strongly desired. Experience managing complex, large-scale projects encompassing multiple entities and legal structures, establishing detailed work plans and setting priorities. Must have an excellent understanding of Medical Group Operations, Population Health Management, as well as provider and facility healthcare reimbursement and third party and government payer regulations including provider based billing. Demonstrable knowledge of Complex Care Management methods, Quality Improvement measures and indicators, Population Health Analytics, appropriate Risk Coding optimization and Health Registry development. Previous continuous quality improvement, project management and team training desired. Advanced proficiency in the use of applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project strongly preferred. License/Certification None required. Other Qualifications Proven interdisciplinary leadership skills including collaboration and efficiency with a focus on improving outcomes. Advanced interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal) to deal effectively with delicate, sensitive and/or complex situations with a wide variety of both internal and external parties. Must be proactive, highly organized, detail oriented and able to respond in an accurate and timely manner to requests. Needs to have strong analytical/problem solving skills to assess complex problems/data sets quickly and develop multiple scenarios for solution. Must have a proven history of working effectively under time constraints while managing multiple projects simultaneously. Is a quick learner with dedication to the subject matter and desires to keep abreast in a rapidly changing environment. Structured and process-oriented thinker with a strong interest in building effective teams. This position requires flexibility in the number of hours worked to achieve organizational goals and must be able to work independently within general guidelines.



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