As the Chief Operating Officer you bring strong leadership talents to inspire, guide, and engage our Hospital Staff as we provide the highest quality of medical care to our patients. Working as a key senior leader at Good Samaritan Medical Center, you will strive to ensure that the organization meets the mission and strategic objectives set forth by the Board and executive leadership while promoting a positive and engaging work environment. As a servant leader you embody the SCL Health leadership behaviors:
Accountability for results
Engagement and enthusiasm for change
Adaptability and continuous learning
Trust, respect and collaboration
Transparency and candor
Efficient, data-driven decision-making
Drive for execution demonstrated by a sense of urgency and commitment to follow-through
Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 234-bed Level II trauma center located in Lafayette, Colorado, northwest of Denver. Growth has been significant since our opening in December 2004 with increased admissions by 66 percent and surgeries by 47 percent between 2005 and 2012. In response to this growth, GSMC has expanded the capacity of many of its services in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Colorado and our community provider partners. Our premier services include Level II Trauma, the cancer center, a Heart and Neurovascular Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and Integrative Health and Healing Center, a baby-friendly birthing center, and emergency services. Good Samaritan is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. We’re especially proud of our people, who helped make us one of Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals.
As Chief Operating Officer you will report to the President of Good Samaritan Medical Center and will facilitate, direct, and coordinate operational activities and programs relative to the day-to-day hospital operations of the medical center through the delivery of cost effective and quality services. This includes ancillary services, diagnostic services, support services and facility services, with a close collaborative focus with Patient Care Services to impact operational, patient experience and financial imperatives.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health as well. The executive package also includes a 401(k) with matching program, Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP), and annual incentive plan. To model a balanced life, our executives are encouraged to take time off and receive a front-loaded Paid Time Off allocation each year.
Working as a senior leader at Good Samaritan Medical Center, the COO will provide leadership in planning and executing the strategic plan, assure rigorous stewardship, and maintain accreditation / regulatory compliance. Critical to success in this role is the ability of the incumbent to: translate strategy into action plans; form good working relationships with the clinical and operations leaders within the care site; encourage benchmarking, sharing of best practices and collaboration among departments while building momentum and excitement around associate and physician engagement. The COO additionally assures implementation of system-wide and local initiatives and policies, including support of clinical integration and growth objectives in alignment with SCL Health’s 2025 vision and strategies. The preferred candidate will be a highly qualified executive whose experience includes accomplishing strategic and operational change in a complex environment while maintaining integrity, being flexible, approachable and goal oriented.
Primary responsibilities of this position will include:
Assumes accountability for daily operations of GSMC and delegates appropriate authority to direct reports for programs and services to assure high quality, low cost access to care for all in an atmosphere of collegiality, collaboration, and accountability.
Approves implementation of methods that could enhance productivity and effectively control and reduce overtime or use of outside personnel within the department.
Provide leadership in the development and execution of key strategies which differentiate Good Samaritan from its competitors in the areas of service and clinical excellence.
Assume the integration of quality, service and efficiency implementation into day-to-day operations.
Assures that the Hospital achieves financial and operating targets defined in the Budget and Strategic Plan.
Works effectively with the Vice President of Finance in support of initiatives focusing on consistent financial reporting and cost savings through consolidation of key financial areas.
Participates with partners and SCL Health in evaluation and implementation of population health management and other key organization strategy discussions.
Oversees major workforce and resource decisions for the hospital.
Works through the management team and medical leadership of the hospital, serving as a resource to help reduce costs, enhance revenues, achieve effective utilization and quality goals and objectives, analyze and utilize information to develop and support management decisions.
Manages costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and takes action to eliminate non-value added costs.
We expect excellence, which is why we require:
At least five (5) years in a senior leadership role within a complex hospital or health system setting.
Knowledge of current health care trends in quality, safety, information technology, healthcare reform, finance/economics, physician alliance, regulatory compliance, and process improvement.
Experience, enthusiasm, and energy to work within a large, complex health care system.
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SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.