Chief Operating Officer
Under general direction, the COO assumes line responsibility and authority for the administrative direction, evaluation, and coordination of the functions and activities of Physical Therapy, Imaging, Facilities Management, EVS and other key service lines responsibilities assigned, ensuring that operation objectives and results are in accord with the hospital's overall needs. In the absence of the hospital CEO and/or as assigned, the COO represents the CEO in coordinating entire portions of the hospital's organization, speaking and acting within the scope of objectives set forth in the practice and/or policy of the hospital. Will be responsible for delivering projects in alignment with hospital strategy and will serve as hospital Emergency Preparedness Officer.
- Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, business administration or other related discipline from an accredited university. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Ten (10) years of progressive leadership in Healthcare required.
- Previous hospital experience required; in addition, surgery center experience is highly desired.
- Strong customer service, leadership and collaboration skills required.
- Excellent computer skills and thorough knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
- Critical thinking skills necessary to analyze data and synthesize complex information.
Category III exposure to blood borne pathogens and may encounter chemical hazards.
- The COO provides administrative direction for operations of assigned departments and appraises the performance of the respective departments' heads, including authority to hire and fire, but subject to the veto of the CEO.
- Communicates routinely with the CEO concerning policy recommendations and suggested courses of action pertinent to the efficient operation of assigned departments.
- Implements new policies; disseminates pertinent information following administrative directives; and recommends improvement of hospital facilities in assigned areas, including construction or renovation of structures and purchase of new equipment.
- Promotes complete involvement of the departments' heads in the preparation of the departments' budgets and educates them in the importance of the budget, forecasting and planning process.
- The COO advises and makes recommendations to the CEO concerning budget, cost, and financial matters and encourages and assists department heads in establishing a measure of performance, increased productivity, quality improvement, cost controls, and maximum utilization of facilities.
- The COO advises the CEO where executive action is necessary to accomplish these goals and he/she plans the activities of the individual departments in relation to other hospital departments so as to obtain a better understanding of each other's' problems. Attends medical staff meetings and/or medical staff committee meetings, as assigned or requested, and informs the CEO of proceedings at the meetings attended and recommends action as necessary
- Attends medical staff meetings and/or medical staff committee meetings, as assigned or requested, and informs the CEO of proceedings at the meetings attended and recommends action as necessary.
- The COO represents the hospital by membership in related professional associations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- The employee must be able to lift and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.
- The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.