Current and Projected State of Health Administration

A contextual guide for healthcare leaders with industry outlook and modern jobs.

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Our healthcare system is undergoing profound change unlike any experienced before. Access, quality, and cost of healthcare are critical issues that affect all citizens, residents, and communities. The healthcare industry – which account for more than 17 percent of the entire U.S. economy – involves complex and fast-moving developments in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy, and management. Visionary and effective leadership is needed to transform and improve management structures in a highly competitive, market-driven environment.

Tomorrow’s healthcare leaders must address such pressing issues as:

•  How will we control healthcare costs as baby boomers become senior citizens and medical technology continues to advance?
•  How will healthcare dollars be allocated across generations?
•  How can we measure quality of care?
•  How can we assure that all U.S. residents have access to healthcare?

As the delivery system changes, career opportunities abound. The field needs transformation-minded leaders – in hospitals, health plans, medical practices, health-related enterprises, and community health organizations – who have the passion, knowledge, and skills to shape the future of healthcare. 

 

 

Industry Status and Outlook

All data and interpretations below are taken from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wages - May 2013 for occupational classification 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers "also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators [who] plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations. 

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Comparative Employment Growth in Health Administration

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23% growth projected in employment of health administrators from 2012 to 2022 – much greater than the average growth for all occupations.

As the healthcare industry faces an aging baby boomer population and people continue to remain active later in life, the increased demand for medical products and services will continue. An increase in physicians, patients, procedures, and facilities will contribute to the growth of diverse opportunities for healthcare administrators. Services previously provided in hospitals will shift to offices of health practitioners. Increased amounts of medical information and staff will call for an increased need for qualified managers. Demands for nursing care facility administrators will likely increase in relation to the aging baby boomer population. Additionally, demands in medical group practice management are expected to grow as medical group practices become larger and more complex. This rapidly changing healthcare environment will continue to offer executive-level careers for highly talented healthcare professionals looking to make a difference.  

 

Employment Levels in Health Administration by State

Employment levels in health administration across the United States illustrate the prominence that healthcare administrators continue to play in the day-to-day lives of the American people.

States and areas with the health administration employment levels up to 27,530 include: California, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, District of Columbia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida.

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Annual Mean Wage in Health Administration by State

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As healthcare administrators apply their passion, knowledge, and skills to shape the future of our industry, they are competitively compensated for addressing the changes that accompany a rapidly growing field.

States and areas with the highest annual median wages include: New Jersey, Delaware, New York, California and District of Columbia with annual mean wages from $114,420 to $123,120 respectively. 

Annual Mean Wage by Specific Industry within Health Administration

 

The field of health administration offers a vast array of positions and opportunities for well-trained and professionally connected leaders to substantially improve the health and well being of the world around them.

Areas with the highest annual median wages include: Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing, Device Manufacturing, and Health Information Systems with annual mean wages from $165,400 to $140,870. 

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Job Descriptions

Admissions Director

Duties:

  • Manages and directs the admission process
  • Updates and maintains bed census and facility service information
  • Supervises and directs facility staff
  • Watches for changes in federal/state healthcare, Medicaid and Medicare regulations
  • Accelerates the admission process for emergency cases
  • Oversees inquiry calls from doctors, other hospitals, healthcare facilities and families
  • Defines and applies best practices for admissions
  • Promotes the facility
  • Ensures a satisfied patient base

Qualifications :

A successful candidate for this position will possess an advanced degree in healthcare administration or business management. As the Admissions Director is expected to collaborate with the business development and marketing department, prior experience in management or marketing will be considered. Required experience includes a minimum of four years working as an Assistant Admissions Director at a healthcare facility. In addition, the candidate is expected to maintain continuing education credits to keep up-to-date on regulations and advances in the field.

Business Manager

Duties:

  • Works with teams at every level of the organization
  • Achieves specific business objectives with maximum efficiency
  • Updates and informs key stakeholders on the state of the facility
  • Briefs team on resource scheduling strategies
  • Responsible for the development of business plans and objectives
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of the facility's market and current reach
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits deep understanding of the healthcare community

Qualifications :

A successful candidate should be comfortable researching sales leads, managing the sales pipeline and developing and leading presentations. A strong candidate will also possess the ability to manage multiple, competing tasks and the ability to take initiative on projects, large or small. The candidate is expected to have extensive experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships with industry partners. The candidate should possess advanced skills in using office software to generate and interpret reports with confidence. An advanced degree in healthcare or business administration is required.

Chair Informatics Committee

Duties:

  • Uses discipline-specific information to format and employ stratagems
  • Initiates procedures to evaluate, support, design or modify information technology
  • Assesses, improves and executes IT training and development
  • Applies data analytics to improve education, research and administration
  • Reduces operating costs and supports health informatics research
  • Supervises specialists including those in charge of bioinformatics, clinical and public health informatics, health data analysis and informatics, physician        and nursing informatics and laboratory and imaging informatics

Qualifications :

While the minimum qualification is an informatics certification in addition to a bachelor's degree, an MBA with emphasis on healthcare administration or a master's or doctorate degree in healthcare informatics is preferred. The candidate for the Chair should possess familiarity with e-prescription applications, quality improvement and reporting software applications, medical picture archiving computer systems (PACS), big data and data mining, telehealth and patient monitoring devices.

Chief Accountant

Duties:

  • Responsible for all the company's financial departments
  • Oversees the fiscal and financial responsibilities of the company
  • Manages company operational cash flow, capital budgets and analysis
  • Assists management with departmental budgets, internal financial reporting, and preparation for financial audits
  • Trains and supervises staff
  • Monitors financial performance
  • Develops short and long range cash-flow operations
  • Works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to establish budgets and plans for the facility in the short- and long-term

Qualifications :

A Chief Accountant candidate is required to have a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and master’s degree in health administration are preferred, but not mandatory. Three years of experience working as a Chief Accountant is required, preferably in the healthcare industry or other large corporation.

Chief Architect

Duties:

  • Designs and executes the hospital's data processing and analytics infrastructure
  • Plans, monitors, and suggests improvements to current and future protocols
  • Selects tools and processes required to maintain the company's data integrity
  • Prepares and maintains all required documentation
  • Interacts with various members of the administrative team including operations, sales, project management and facilities management

Qualifications :

The minimum education requirements for consideration are a bachelor's degree in computer science, database engineering or a related field. A master's degree in health or business administration is preferred but not required. A minimum of eight years of experience in data architecture in a high capacity healthcare environment with a minimum of three years of experience in data structure implementation is a plus. Comparable experience in a related field or large enterprise may be considered. Experience managing a team of operators is also a necessity.

Chief Compliance Officer

Duties:

  • Oversees and enforces internal and external regulations
  • Supervises compliance-related audits and investigations
  • Develops policies and procedures
  • Ensures all board members and employees comply are in compliance
  • Makes sure everyone behaves in an ethical manner
  • Reviews, assesses and resolves compliance-related complaints
  • Responsible for responding to and resolving any breaches of policies or procedures

Qualifications :

An advanced degree with strong emphasis on contemporary healthcare administration or management is required. The candidate should also have the necessary certifications in the healthcare compliance field. The Chief Compliance Officer will have 10 or more years of experience at a health-related agency in a management or leadership position. The candidate must be familiar with overall facility operations, quality assurance, financial tasks and all aspects of human resources in order to meet the experience criteria fully.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Duties:

  • Leads the entire healthcare facility
  • Works alongside other high-level executives to create the healthcare facility's policies and procedures
  • Implements direction for the healthcare facility
  • Ensures all strategic goals are met
  • Responsible for keeping the board of directors informed
  • Accountable for the profitability and productivity
  • Makes sure middle management and staff receive support and have sufficient
  •       resources to do their jobs
  • Supervises middle management, including sales, human resources and financial
  • Concerned with quality of care and overall standards

Qualifications :

A master's degree in business or healthcare administration is required for the CEO position. Additional qualifications include excellent leadership, management and communication skills. A minimum 10-12 years of experience in a mid-level healthcare management position is required.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Duties:

  • Oversees the facility's business services, financial operations, materials management, accounting, audits, budgets, tax information, and financial                   planning activities
  • Develops and implements the budgets in conjunction with department heads
  • Serves as primary decision maker for department budgets
  • Collaborates frequently with the Chief Executive Officer to develop strategic goals and objectives for short and long-term plans and budgets
  • Keeps track of financial transaction records, reimbursements, distribution of funds, and grant implementation and management
  • Works to ensure the facility meets financial compliance and regulatory requirement

Qualifications :

A successful candidate will possess an advanced degree with strong emphasis on accounting or finance. This could be in business or healthcare administration. A candidate with CPA certification will also be considered. The candidate should exhibit strong decision-making and leadership skills, carefully considering how decisions will impact the ability to deliver top-quality care to patients. The candidate must have previous experience as a Chief Financial Officer in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must possess a demonstrated ability to plan new services while generating consistent revenue.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Duties:

  • Responsible for managing the healthcare facility
  • Maintains caliber of services provided for all patients, physicians and staff
  • Oversees clinical management measures, fiscal management, program development, quality, physician relationships, outreach strategies and internal       communication
  • Ensures resources are concentrated on satisfying patients’ needs
  • Works with the CEO and other executive members to develop and implement a business plan to promote growth

Qualifications :

The COO candidate must have one the following advanced degrees: a master's in health administration, a master's in business administration, a master's in public health or a doctoral medical degree. Excellent public speaking skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of people is also expected. Required experience includes a minimum of 10 years of experience as a senior executive in a successful healthcare business.

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Duties:

  • Responsible for implementing and communicating business strategy both internally and externally
  • Ensures staff understands the strategic plan and how it works to secure the overall goals of the facility
  • Partners with the healthcare facility's leadership members, consultants, and special committees to ensure the execution of strategic initiative
  • Establishes and reviews key strategic priorities, translates them into an all-inclusive
  •       strategic plan, monitors the execution of the plan, and makes adjustments when necessary

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in business is required for the CSO position. A master's in healthcare or business administration is preferred. Required experience includes a minimum of 10 years working in a progressive healthcare management position and a minimum of five years of experience working in an executive level position.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Duties:

  • Responsible for the leading the technological direction of the facility
  • Strategic planning, security, and development of the information technology team
  • Ensures all patient and facility information is secure and in HIPAA compliance
  • Provides vision and leadership to ensure the facility's technology is continuously evolving and meets the demands of all staff members and patients
  • Plans, implements, and leverages information systems and technology to support clinical and business operations and growth
  • Manages the information systems departments by selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating employees
  • Serves as the primary contact for vendors and consultants
  • Collaborates with other members of the senior management team to assess the facility's current technological needs

Qualifications :

A successful candidate will possess at minimum, a bachelor's degree in computer science or business information management. A master’s degree in healthcare administration is a plus. Familiarity with strategic development of IT infrastructure and network will also be highly considered. Expertise in centralized, decentralized, and shared service IT operating models is required. Additional experience managing external partners, vendors, and providers is necessary. It is expected that the candidate has prior employment at a large facility or company in a highly-regulated industry.

Chief/Director of Pharmacy

Duties:

  • Responsible for developing, facilitating and coordinating value analysis strategies in collaboration with local health care authorities and supply chain personnel
  • Ensures the pharmacy meets accreditation standards at all times
  • Stays in tune with current regulatory issues
  • Helps staff work comply with the hospital's best practice standards
  • Maintains compliance with regulatory issues is necessary
  • Reviews prescriptions to ensure medication and patient safety
  • Provides advice and information on medication brands, side effects and proper storage of medicines to patients and staff
  • Supervises and develops staff

Qualifications :

A successful candidate will have an advanced degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and be licensed as a registered pharmacist in California. Completion of an advanced residency program and excellent communication skills will also be considered. A master’s degree in Healthcare Administration will make a candidate stand out. For this position, a minimum of five years of experience at a large healthcare facility and at least two years of experience in a supervisory capacity is required. Experience representing and directing the participation of the department in hospital committees including but not limited to Safety Committee, Infection Control Committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee is a plus. The right candidate will be familiar with maintaining pharmacy transaction records in accordance with state and federal laws.

Chief/VP/Director of Nursing (CNO)

Duties:

    Responsible for supervising the nursing staff
  • Provides training, support, feedback and disciplinary actions when necessary
  • Works with other executive members to promote employee retention
  • Creates professional development programs
  • Encourages continued learning to keep staff up to date on the newest techniques
  • Develops policies and procedures that will help the healthcare facility grow
  • Reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in nursing is the minimum requirement for the CNO position. A
master's degree in healthcare administration is preferred, but not required. In addition, the CNO candidate also needs to be nationally credentialed in nursing management. The ideal candidate has 7-10 years of nursing experience; a minimum of 5 of those years should have been spent working as a nurse caring for patients, and at least 2 years working within a clinical management setting.

Compliance/Privacy Officer

Duties:

  • Ensures organization meets all compliance requirements (local, state, federal)
  • Establishes, implements and enforces all policies and procedures
  • Makes sure all patient information meets the required standards for use, access and disclosure
  • Oversees information security protocols
  • Monitors the computer systems staff
  • Trains staff in the proper implementation of all policies and procedures
  • Handles privacy complaints by reporting them through the proper channels

Qualifications :

The minimum qualification is a bachelor's degree, preferably in healthcare administration or information security. A master’s degree in healthcare administration is a plus. Required experience includes knowledge of information privacy laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the regulations regarding access and release of health information.

Director of Health Services

Duties:

    Supervises and directs healthcare information management policies and procedures
  • Ensures efficiency and accuracy within the transcription and medical records departments
  • Identifies areas that are in need of improvement
  • Acts to ensure that departments are running at optimal efficiency
  • Liaison between medical records and transcription and the technology departments making sure all systems are functional and effective

Qualifications :

An advanced degree in healthcare administration is preferred, but not required. A
minimum of 10 years' experience in the healthcare administration field is required. A certificate in HIPAA compliance, in addition to yearly continuing education credits to keep up with new policies and procedures, is also required.

Director of Patient Services & Safety

Duties:

    Works closely with chief medical personnel to ensure efficient medical care, patient safety, and overall effectiveness of healthcare processes and procedures
  • Promotes a culture of safety
  • Creates, implements, and improves plans that minimize harm to patients
  • Isolates risk factors
  • Facilitates the training of staff members (doctors, nurses, and therapists)
  • Provides staff the tools to give the highest-quality of care in the safest environment and using the safest procedures

Qualifications :

Required relevant degrees include, but are not limited to, bachelor's degrees in nursing, healthcare administration or a related health field, business, and management. Master's degrees in healthcare or business administration are preferred. Certification requirements can include, but are not limited to, the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM). Candidates must possess self-motivation, interpersonal and leadership skills, and teaching ability. This position also requires organizational skills, the ability to multitask, analytical ability and negotiation skills. A minimum of three years experience in a quality and safety-related position is required, and candidates with bedside nursing
experience are preferred.

Director of Planning & Development

Duties:

  • Oversees the influence of the facility by strategically developing and implementing a variety of services and operational procedures for staff and patients
  • Develops marketing services and oversees the reach of these initiatives, through the construction of analytic and objective goals
  • Reviews and reports market and financial data reflecting opportunities for clinical growth
  • Sets job requirements and goals for the department
  • Evaluates and helps develop staff

Qualifications :

A successful Director of Planning & Development is highly organized and familiar with the planning and development of a large healthcare facility. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should also be able to make sound and solid management decisions, with the ability to meet multiple competing deadlines. The Director of Planning & Development should have programmatic experience, and a minimum of three years of leadership experience. A master's degree in healthcare, social science, business administration or related field is required for this position.

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Duties:

  • Oversees development and implementation of regulatory policies and goals
  • Drafts and reviews reports concerning regulatory affairs strategies, procedures, and activities
  • Prepares regulatory submissions; analyzes FDA regulations and ensure compliance
  • Leads teams to establish and meet company goals and objectives
  • Monitors filings in all stages of projects
  • Supervises and trains other regulatory affairs staff
  • Reviews quality system procedures
  • Conducts research pertinent to regulatory decision-making
  • Creates regulatory timelines, and collaborates with quality control staff

Qualifications :

Required relevant degrees include, but are not limited to, bachelor's degrees in scientific disciplines and fields such as business, management and healthcare
administration. Master's degrees are preferred in these fields, but not required. Successful candidates should have several years of experience in a regulatory, research and development, or related position. Supervisory experience is typically required as well. Candidates for this job need good interpersonal skills, the ability to plan and multitask, decision-making skills, negotiation skills, critical reasoning skills and the ability to lead effectively.

Director/Manager Coding/DRG

Duties:

  • Oversees staff's input, analysis, validation, and reporting of ICD-9-CM codes and diagnosis-related group classifications
  • Responsible for not only creating and implementing policies for coding staff, but also overseeing training and quality control
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the coding services manager to ensure claims are processed in a timely, consistent manner, and to facilitate effective, compliant collection, distribution and storage of data
  • Leads a team of supervisors tasked with managing staff groups

Qualifications :

Relevant degrees can include, but are not limited to, bachelor's or master's degrees in business, healthcare administration or a related field. Among the preferred or required certifications are the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentials. The Director/Manager of Coding/DRG position requires several years of coding and management experience. Candidates must possess leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to act as a change agent, and demonstrate strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.

Director/Manager Data Processing

Duties:

    Oversees daily operations of the entire data processing department
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates staff
  • Coordinates online operations
  • Ensures that data is being administered in a safe manner per HIPAA guidelines
  • Communicates with various internal and external departments, including billing, medical records, and the IT departments, to ensure that data is being           processed correctly and in accordance with the facilities standards
  • Conducts audits so data processing is in compliance with respective standards

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in a computer science, information technology or a related field is required. An advanced degree in business or healthcare administration is preferred, though not required. The candidate for the Director/Manager of Data Processing will have extensive experience with information systems tools, management of various software systems and computer system administration. Candidates must also have experience in leading a team in a healthcare-focused environment, with an emphasis on information technology and software applications.

Director/Manager eHealth

Duties:

    Creates and implements electronic communications strategies in developing markets (eHealth division including remote monitoring, mHealth (mobile health) and health and wellness
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs a wide range of educational programs for healthcare providers and administrators
  • Promotes health information technology implementation
  • Improves the quality of healthcare and patient safety through eHealth initiatives
  • Responsible for community involvement; implementing a plan to encourage the community to get involved in the benefits of eHealth

Qualifications :

The Director/Manager of eHealth must have a strong understanding of both business management and healthcare administration to follow through with implementing the strategies for eHealth. A bachelor's degree in business management and an associate's degree in healthcare administration are required. A master’s degree in healthcare administration is a plus. 8-10 years of business management in the healthcare field is required.

Director/Manager Information Systems

Duties:

    Responsible for planning and guidance of the facility's IT systems and staff
  • Keeps track of maintenance contracts related to hardware and software
  • Analyzes and provides solutions to problems related to client information tracking
  • Ensures all IT related functions are up-to-date
  • May oversee supply and provide project planning to all departments in the facility
  • Assures software license compliance
  • Makes sure all backup and disaster recovery procedures are documented
  • Plans and aligns technological investments with the facility's plans and overall mission

Qualifications :

A successful Director/Manager should have expertise in using Help Desk Software, Meditech and project management tools. Technical certifications may include Cisco Certified Network Professional, Six Sigma, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and COBIT. Excellent communication and relationship management skills are a plus. At least three to eight years of experience in a large health care organization is essential for this position. In addition, prior experience in implementing and maintaining electronic health care record systems is necessary. A master's or bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a similar field of study is required. An advanced degree in healthcare administration is a plus.

Director/Manager Medical Informatics

Duties:

  • Provides clinical and IT leadership in the areas of planning, development, preparation, and implementation of strategic and tactical clinical information systems
  • Builds relationships with physicians to gain support for IT initiatives
  • Collaborates with other clinicians, including nursing and pharmacy staff
  • Reviews medical informatics trends, experiences and approaches
  • Develops technical and application implementation strategies
  • Assists in the development of strategic plans for clinical information systems
  • Prepares regular reports on the current state of medical records technology, the design and implementation of user training programs, and materials for clinical and non-clinical users
  • Liaison between system users and developers regarding system changes

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree or advanced degree in a healthcare or computer science related field is required. Accredited courses in medical records technology are preferred. At least two years experience or formal education in electronic health records is preferred. Good interpersonal and communication skills are also important.

Director/Manager Technical Services

Duties:

  • Oversees the daily operations of the entire technical department
  • Responsible for ensuring that software and firmware is at optimal functioning levels
  • Collaborates with other departments and facilities
  • Recruits, supervises, and evaluates staff, initiates disciplinary action when necessary
  • Handles the support, monitoring, maintenance and upgrades for current infrastructure
  • Leads research into new technologies that may benefit the facility

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in computer technology or a related field is required. A master's degree in healthcare or business administration may be considered in lieu of postdegree experience. The ideal candidate has a minimum of five years experience working in a health care facility, performing leadership and technical duties. Candidates must be highly experienced in managing large and complicated projects, evaluating and resolving highly technical issues, and managing departmental budgeting and purchasing.

Executive Director

Duties:

  • Responsible for the management, planning, and coordination of all aspects of the organization
  • Develops and executes plans for continued growth of the organization through marketing and sales initiatives
  • Oversees all projects designed for the staff and organization ensuring quality control
  • Maintenance of compliance requirements and best practices
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises all key staff
  • Handles fiscal operations including budgets, accounting, financial reporting, and purchasing of services
  • Acts as spokesperson for the organization, communicating with community leaders, board members, and various stakeholders

Qualifications :

The minimum qualification is a bachelor's degree in business or healthcare administration or management. A MBA or master's degree in business or healthcare administration is preferred. Required experience is a minimum of 7-10 years in the healthcare field as an administrator, director or a similar position.

Executive Vice President

Duties:

  • Responsible for making the best use of a healthcare facility's operating performance while achieving the facility's financial objectives
  • Communicates with the healthcare facility's Board of Directors
  • Prepares operating budgets
  • Overseeing the Board's strategic plan
  • Works with the finance department to find ways to increase income and decrease costs
  • Analyzes financial reports and works with the auditing committee and staff to formulate operating budgets
  • Collaborates with human resources to ensure procedures and policies are clearly communicated and a healthy work environment maintained
  • Works closely with the business department on strategic business improvements

Qualifications :

A candidate's minimal degree requirement is a bachelor's degree in business management but an advanced degree is an advantage. A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in an executive level position is also required.

Formulary Director

Duties:

  • Responsible for running an accurate, efficient pharmacy department
  • Provides expertise on all matters concerning pharmacy benefit management
  • Conducts all pharmacy services in accordance with professional standards, regulatory and licensing agency policies, and all applicable state and federal laws
  • Collaborates with the regional pharmacy director and hospital leadership to coordinate pharmaceutical services
  • Procures, stores, and distributes pharmaceuticals to healthcare professionals and patients

Qualifications :

Qualifications required include an advanced degree (or equivalent) in pharmacy, alongside a current state license to practice. Knowledge of medications and other pharmaceuticals is also required to be able to make recommendations to healthcare professionals and patients as necessary. A degree in hospital or business administration is a plus. At least five years experience in a related role is required. Strong analytical, interpersonal and problem solving skills are needed, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally, and the ability to apply principles of continuous improvement.

Hospital Board Chairman/President

Duties:

  • Leads the Board of Directors
  • Ensures that board roles and processes have integrity and effectiveness
  • Presides over meetings
  • Represents the board internally and externally as its main spokesperson
  • Oversees the Board's governance role while respecting and understanding management's role
  • Adopts a work plan in line with the hospital's vision and mission
  • Acts as an official member of all board committees
  • Processes for hiring and training directors for strong board governance
  • Provides feedback to board members as needed
  • Responsible for periodic process reviews and annual performance evaluations

Qualifications :

A strong candidate for this role will an outstanding record of achievement in the health sector at governance and board level. An advanced degree in healthcare administration or a doctorate will be strongly considered. Candidates are required to have previous experience as a board member at a similar size healthcare facility.

Lawyer/Counsel

Duties:

  • Responsible for drafting contracts
  • Manages and oversees all litigation with the facility which may involve:
    • HIPAA regulations,
    • federal and local legislative and regulatory compliance,
    • bioethics,
    • medical staffing issues,
    • Workers Compensation,
    • managing vendor contracts and
    • commercial litigation
  • Legal advice for staff when necessary

Qualifications :

This position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to express and defend a stance on any given issue. Excellent verbal and written skills are a must, as well as the ability to multitask and work independently when necessary. This position requires many hours of research, and a desirable candidate is motivated, self-disciplined, and able to meet deadlines. A qualified applicant has at least five years of legal experience, with a minimum of three years in healthcare law. Top law school credentials are expected, and a license to practice law in the State of California is mandatory. An advanced degree in healthcare administration is a plus.

Partner/Principal/ Owner

Duties:

  • Liaison to key stakeholders of the facility
  • Evaluates the facility's needs
  • Drives continued patient and staff growth
  • Broadens networking potential to extend demographic reach in the community
  • Assists in patient and network growth
  • Interacts with department directors, staff members, and outside stakeholders to gauge and plan the direction of the facility

Qualifications :

It is expected that the Partner/Principal/Owner stay up-to-date with state and federal healthcare regulations and be able to effectively communicate these changes to external and internal stakeholders. The candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to best liaise with a wide network of individuals within the facility and outside of the facility. The Partner/Principal/Owner should have an advanced degree in business or healthcare administration. The candidate for the Partner/Principal/Owner position must have prior experience as a Partner at a healthcare facility of the same size and reach.

President

Duties:

  • Determines overall direction and supervision of hospital operations and services
  • Oversees and implements policies to assure compliance in patient safety, quality of experience and service, risk management, budgetary objectives and restrictions
  • Delegates tasks to the respective VPs, such as, meeting financial outcomes, patient care expectations, reducing/eliminating losses and incidents, recruiting new talent and managing medical staff credentialing
  • Ensures facility compliance with local, state and/or federal regulations
  • Stays up to date on current research and trends in the healthcare industry
  • Evaluates, develops, and implements policies and procedures
  • Makes sure programs and services align with overall facility objectives

Qualifications :

A strong candidate should possess excellent communication, organizational and networking skills. They should also demonstrate a thorough understanding of relevant health care laws and regulations and facility operations. The candidate for the role should have an outstanding record of exhibiting fiscal responsibility at a large healthcare facility or business. The ability to problem solve with flexibility and foresight is a plus, and a candidate who demonstrates continued innovation in program development and commitment to excellence will be considered. The candidate must have a master’s of healthcare or business administration and a minimum of 10 years managing a department within a healthcare setting or an entire facility.

Risk Manager

Duties:

  • Oversees, improves, and executes required Risk Management objectives under the direct supervision of the department head
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization and third-party healthcare administrators to guide the investigation and resolution of complaints and claims, review incident reports for quality assurance purposes, and implement safe clinical and work environment techniques
  • Maintains appropriate records for all Workers Compensation injuries or illnesses per OSHA standards
  • Reviews clinical services to assure compliance with regulations set by State of California Joint Commission, California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

Qualifications :

This position requires a bachelor's degree in nursing or a related medical field as well as a current California nursing license. The Risk Manager is expected to clearly communicate organizational objectives to all relevant parties, work effectively with others internally and externally, advocate patient safety to all staff and providers, and demonstrate excellence in time management and organizational skills. A minimum of three years managing hospital compliance or a risk management program and a CPHRM license are preferred. An advanced degree in healthcare administration is a plus.

System Analyst

Duties:

  • Creates and updates reports for upper level management on a regular basis, including daily, monthly, and annually
  • Compares the budgets and processes of the healthcare facility
  • Helps to plan and oversee the budget in conjunction with the CFO and other senior level management
  • Provides all staff and patients with consistent, reliable and useful information in accordance with HIPAA, state, and federal regulations

Qualifications :

A strong candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration, business, or financing; ideally a master's degree is preferred. In addition, a bachelor's degree in mathematics or computer science is recommended but not required. The Systems Analyst candidate must also have superior verbal and written communication skills. Required experience includes a minimum of five years of experience as an assistant healthcare Systems Analyst, claims experience, SQL writing experience, a minimum of one year of experience working with management tools and an architect tool such as Enterprise.

Vice President of Clinical Quality

Duties:

  • Responsible for the direction and strategic planning of clinical operations
  • Integrates and executes the standardization of clinical models after extensive research and collaboration with senior staff members
  • Helps to construct a strong clinical leadership team by overseeing the recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluation of clinical leadership
  • Maintains a strong facility, ensuring that systems and processes are up-to-date and in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Makes all operational decisions within the clinic, including clinical methods and standards for the facility
  • Oversees performance improvement and quality assessment programs and follows all facility policies and procedures, including infection control, safety, and HIPAA regulations

Qualifications :

An ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively manage a large team of healthcare professionals. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and ensure the timely execution of plans and procedures. The candidate should have an advanced degree with an emphasis on contemporary healthcare administration. The VP of Clinical quality should have a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience within a healthcare facility, including at least five years at director level, with prior operational management experience.

Vice President of Public Relations

Duties:

  • Oversees and manages all public relations activities
  • Fosters media relationships
  • Develops new programs
  • Ensures that the marketing functions of the organization meet objectives
  • Works to understand client needs
  • Offers guidance to other media relations team members in meeting those needs
  • Monitors media, strategically shaping media perceptions
  • Creates public relations materials such as pitch letters and press releases
  • Executes programs and proposes new programs
  • Coordinates with team members and other relevant departments
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Supervises and mentors other employees

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, advertising or a related field is required. A master's degree in healthcare administration is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of marketing experience, preferably within a healthcare organization. Superior networking skills and established communication and etiquette skills, whether through oral, written, or electronic media are also required.

Vice President/Chief Of Marketing

Duties:

  • Focuses on promoting the company's image to the public and potential benefactors
  • Provides the community with important and accurate information about operations
  • Supervises the creation of promotional materials including brochures and information packets
  • Promotes the ideals and goals of the institution
  • Responsible for developing company sales goals and implementing strategies to achieve these goals
  • Works closely with other senior administrators

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in marketing or communications is required. A master's degree in healthcare administration is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills are also a must. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in marketing management or communications, preferably in a healthcare setting. Experience managing and leading the growth of a large team is also beneficial.

VP/Director of Engineering

Duties:

  • Plans, implements, and manages all facility operations
  • Oversees daily preventative and corrective maintenance of grounds and equipment
  • Initiates infrastructure upgrades and construction
  • Provides contract, materials, and logistics management
  • Responsible for regulatory and safety compliance
  • Manages and develops staff
  • Serves as the designated safety officer for the facility

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required, preferably within health services management and/or engineering. An advanced degree in healthcare administration is a plus. A basic technical knowledge of facilities operations, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire detection and suppression, is mandatory. Certification as a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager is not required, but is a plus. The ideal candidate has a minimum of five years of management experience within a large facility. Healthcare experience is preferred, but experience in other large settings, such as within a university or manufacturing plant will be considered as functional and applicable.

Vice President/ Director of Facilities

Duties:

  • Responsible for supervising all maintenance of the facility and grounds
  • Recruits, trains, and manages staff in the security, maintenance, and janitorial departments
  • Oversee construction projects and real estate contracts, ensuring all operations are in compliance with OSHA rules and regulations
  • Acts as a liaison with the fire department and local law enforcement officials

Qualifications :

To be considered, the candidate must possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: facilities management, business administration, engineering or construction management. A masters degree in healthcare administration a plus. Candidates must also have a minimum of 5-7 years experience working within a healthcare facility in a middle-management or higher position. The VP/Director of Facilities must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to confer with a diverse group of people.

VP/Director of Human Resources

Duties:

  • Manages and delivers human resources support to the organization and its staff
  • Guides the human resources team in talent acquisition
  • Reviews and researches positions
  • Administers group benefits, retirement planning, Worker's Compensation claims and unemployment insurance
  • Ensures the organization's employment needs are met
  • Develops policies and procedures for the Human Resources department
  • Executes and advocates the organizations initiatives for excellence
  • Oversees and supervises performance standards and employee terminations

Qualifications :

A bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or related field is required. A master's degree in healthcare or business administration is preferred. Certification in SPHR or PHR is a plus. Additionally, the qualified candidate must demonstrate superior oral, written, and electronic communication skills; exercise time management and organizational skills; and exhibit appropriate behavior and decorum in all professional and personal activities as a representative of the organization. A minimum of 5 years experience in HR management, preferably in a healthcare setting, is required.

VP/Director/ Manager MIS

Duties:

  • Ensures the efficient functioning of the facility's technological resources
  • Responsible for the collection, management and regular reporting of relevant data
  • Develops, organizes and maintains up-to-date training materials
  • Analyzes and uses trends in technology to meet company goals and plan future strategies
  • Documents all audit-related data
  • Maintains everything related to management information systems
  • Solves problems that arise in a multi-server environment
  • Interacts directly with project managers, business customers both internal and external and IT

Qualifications :

A successful candidate will possess at least a bachelor's degree. An advanced degree in healthcare administration is a plus. Experience in handling SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) or Server Integration services and basic knowledge (SSIS) will also be strongly considered. Two to 10 years of experience in related field is required. The candidate must be familiar with handling huge data sourced from multiple platforms like mainframe, Oracle, Showcase, SQL Server, SYBASE and Teradata. Experience in overseeing security efforts to prevent hackers from compromising confidential information is a plus.

VP/Director/ Mgr. of Supply Chain

Duties:

  • Responsible for the coordination and execution of the daily, monthly, and annual activities of all personnel
  • Ensures all policies and procedures are implemented in day-to-day supply chain operations and assists in their development
  • Monitors and analyzes the facility's expenditures
  • Develops and implements cost-saving strategies
  • Trains and reviews all staff, when needed
  • Facilitates proactive contract renewals and stay abreast with cGMPs, GCPs and other regulatory requirements

Qualifications :

A successful candidate will have a strong understanding of supply risk profiles, the ability to monitor supplier performance, conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective measures. An advanced degree in operations management or healthcare administration is preferred; equivalent work experience may be considered. A minimum of five years of supply chain experience in the health care industry and experience using clinical supply demand tools like Optimizer, IVR, SAP, and IWR is required. A general knowledge of GxP principles, intermediate to advanced skills in MS office in general, and Excel and PowerPoint in particular are desirable.