VP Digestive & Surgical Institute - CFD at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then AdventHealth is the place for you!

As a faith-based organization, it is the intention of AdventHealth to identify and employ executive leaders who are professionally competent and who provide leadership that is consistent with our mission. It is required that the candidate serve the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ and demonstrate proficiency in the AdventHealth executive leadership competencies.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Vice President of Digestive and Surgical Institute for our Central Florida Division located in Orlando, Florida.


Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President of the Digestive & Surgical Institute is directly responsible for the specialty surgery and digestive programs across the AdventHealth Central Florida Division six counties. The VP is responsible for the development, execution and performance of inpatient digestive and specialty surgery service lines, physician practices and outpatient programs to fully integrate care and drive a value-based model. This may include oversight and/or leadership of practice administrators, inpatient provider teams and ancillary support teams as needed to effectively drive performance across the care continuum. Advises/manages all service areas that impact patient care for the digestive and specialty surgery patient population. This position is responsible for providing leadership and subject matter expertise for the digestive and specialty surgery service line resulting in high quality outcomes and effective performance. Plans, directs, coordinates and serves as the administrative liaison for service line activities, projects and programs including marketing and philanthropy and any other activities digestive and specialty surgery in nature. Works closely with the medical leadership regarding patient services including delivery of services, state of relevant technology and equipment, revenue generation, reimbursement changes, budget and all other related administrative matters. Evaluates patient care, operational efficiencies, performance methods and employee issues and makes recommendations. Participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. The VP also serves as a functional leader in an identified area of responsibility horizontally across all institutes.

Job Duties:

Set Service Line Strategic Direction & Align to Business Objectives

•    Establish and commit to a long-term business direction after considering clinical and financial data, resources, market drivers, and organizational values; anticipate and respond to shifts within the market, technology, or policy environment that influence the delivery, management, and financing of healthcare

•    Develop and implement strategic plans for future success

•    Utilize financial data to diagnose business strengths and weaknesses and identify the implications for potential strategies; keeping a financial perspective in the forefront when making strategic decisions

•    Maintain accountability for fiscal management of areas of responsibility

•    Apply cost containment principles while endeavoring to create new or improved methods of revenue generation and/or models of care

Execute and Drive Performance

•    Support Clinical Performance Improvement activities and contribute to the organization improvement

•    Translate strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results

•    Secure and compare information from multiple sources to identify business issues; committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria

Build Talent and Lead Teams

•    Provide proper attention to development coaching to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities and prepare for succession planning

•    Establish systems and processes to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented employees; create a work environment where people can realize their full potential

•    Motivate others and drive accountability to attain successful outcomes and business objectives

•    Initiate, promote and/or participate in interdisciplinary collaboration regarding patient care

Leading through Vision and Values

•    Keep the Seventh-day Adventist faith-based values of Christian service and the AdventHealth Vision of “Extending the healing ministry of Christ” as a priority of decision making and action

•    Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs

•    Support, promote and participate in community service activities

Horizontal Leader – Functional Focus Area

•    As part of a structure to integrate service line development across the care continuum, the Institute Vice President will have responsibility over the respective service line and will have responsibility for a functional focus area horizontally across all service lines. These focus areas continue to evolve as the leadership team is selected

•    Integrates strategic planning and performance management of the functional focus area as it aligns to the institutes to ensure the development and execution of One Plan

•    Collaborates and connects with leaders to drive quality, culture and financial value for the institutes as one integrated care network


Knowledge and Skills Required:

•    Knowledge of clinical practices and processes, legal and regulatory requirements and mandates, and the ability to gather and evaluate data and outcome results to use in programmatic development

•    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Able to effectively express ideas and views through public speaking, presentations, reports, and professional correspondence

•    Exceptional people management, leadership skills, and the capacity to relate to people in a manner that wins confidence and establishes support

•    Leadership ability, accepts responsibility, exercises authority and functions independently

•    Strategic vision and thinking coupled with execution excellence

•    Strong business acumen, intelligence, and capacity

•    Approaches his/her work as an interconnected system

•    Strong organizational abilities and the flexibility to adjust to changing conditions and the various details of the position


•    Bachelor's degree, particularly in a healthcare business or clinical science (master’s degree preferred)

•    Minimum of ten (10) years of diverse experience in the digestive and specialty surgery arena, or other relative service line, with a minimum of three years of experience in program development

•    Minimum of seven (7) years in progressively responsible administrative work or directorship of multiple departments in a hospital or hospital system

•    Extensive experience working closely with physicians and proven ability to gain trust and credibility

•    Extensive experience facilitating and managing challenging situations, including conflict resolution and demonstration of outstanding interpersonal skills

•    Experience in facilitating high-level multidisciplinary group decisions

If this position sounds like a great match for your skills set and experience, please apply online now!

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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