Under the direction of the Sr. Director, Performance Optimization, the Director- Inpatient Throughput will develop and lead continuous improvement initiatives and inpatient best practice strategies in the assigned areas to achieve organizational goals through standardized processes.
Key focus on redesigning work to improve quality, service and throughput while achieving cost efficiency and improving productivity in Tenet hospitals. Facilitates the assessment, planning and implementation of consistent standardized processes based on identified opportunities that drive improved patient care and capacity. This leadership position builds strong performance based relationships, manages through roadblocks and barriers to success, and builds processes and protocols to ensure continued sustainability of initiatives and business processes.
Participates as a member of the Performance Optimization (PO) team and this position will partner with the Group and Hospital Administrative leaders to ensure the strategies are executed at the local level. He/She will work directly with key leaders and stakeholders to develop strategies and tactics that are in alignment with company goals.
Uses lean tools in conjunction with the Management Engineer to develop and implement best practices to achieve organizational goals through effectively leading and managing change in a matrix environment. Oversees the implementation of action plans and monitors progress toward goals assisting with addressing barriers and challenges and making adjustments as needed in a supportive, synergistic manner. Collaborates with medical and nursing leadership, PO team members, resource management, case management/social work, discharge planning and utilization management to develop and implement methods to optimize use of Hospital services. Works with Hospital and Group Administrative team to recruit and onboard excellent candidate for key leadership positions.
Manages multi-disciplinary process improvement by utilizing excellent communication and leadership skills to challenge status quo and positively influence Administrative teams and physicians to change processes to improve performance. May assist with the designing of and providing input needed for implementation and optimization of documentation systems (Cerner, First Net, MedHost, etc.) to standardize work flow and achieve key indicators. Partners with leaders to provide orientation for new PO team members as well as Hospital leaders when requested. Fosters an environment that promotes team member support, partnership, growth and development by assessing the needs of the team and implementing programs to meet those needs. Provides analysis and education regarding regulatory and clinical changes impacting inpatient throughput process and hospital reimbursement. Provides education and tools for educating physicians regarding inpatient throughput process standards. Provides guidance to ensure patient throughput goals - including length of stay and care variation - are met by working with interdisciplinary teams and entities to coordinate patient flow into and through the hospital.
Work in in alignment with assigned Group and Hospital Administrative teams and consistently demonstrates ability to:
Lead and collaborate with Performance Optimization teams
Build trusting relationships with Hospital and Group leaders
Build collaborative partnerships
Identify process inefficiencies via root cause analysis and design work flow to address
Conduct financial analysis and provide budget/labor productivity support
Develop and implement action plans managing follow up to achieve outcomes
Implement targeted process changes including ongoing metric monitoring and management to achieve goals and drive improvement
Extensive travel - as travel is required, we will run a MVR on the final candidate.
Current RN license and BSN required. A minimum of 7 years Inpatient throughput leadership experience in an acute setting preferred. Have at a minimum held a mid-level administrative or higher position (e.g., nurse manager, supervisor, director, assistant director) and/or nursing management or executive consultation position full-time for at least 12 months (or the equivalent) within the past 5 years. Project management experience; strong analytical skills including use of Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to manipulate and analyze dataï¿½ Strong Presentation skills a mustï¿½ development and presentation of content. Advanced degree in Business, Nursing and/or Health Care Administration preferred. Certification by a recognized accreditation such as CEN, CNML, is required within 6 months of hire . Ability to manage multiple sites, people and projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines is a must. One must possess excellent organization and prioritization skills as well as ability to mentor and develop others in this arena.
Primary Location: Dallas, Texas
Facility: 984-Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905009341
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.