PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for the process of strategic integration, from identifying potential opportunities through implementation. Develop relationships with physicians within our community who would consider the value proposition of joining Christiana Care, either as employees or through another model. Identify needs of these community physicians and create mutually beneficial proposals. Represent Christiana Care in negotiations.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify potential physicians/practices within the community that might be benefit from an integration with Christiana Care in some capacity, including, but not limited to employment
Develop relationships with community physicians and ascertain their needs
Seek out new integration opportunities
Meet with physicians and practice administrative leadership to ascertain whether or not a potential integration exists
Define, articulate, and market the value proposition of integration or alternative models
Develop a standard menu for integration models with a mix of employment and other options
Have responsibility for maintaining and building ‘playbook’ of integration process
Collaborate with Finance team to analyze financials and determine whether or not the integration supports Christiana Care's goals
Foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Maintain communication and follow up, keeping senior leadership apprised of progress
Negotiate terms of relationships with community physicians/practices
Oversee the integration process. Identify potential roadblocks to implementation and consult with colleagues to overcome
Finalize terms, including financial and operational commitments
Stay up to date on the external environment and competitive landscape– physicians, practices, and other healthcare organizations in the community
Represent Christiana Care at meetings with community physicians
Manage project manager
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to Chair, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS: Frequent contact with Christiana Care executives, physician leaders and physicians
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS: Project Manager
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Senior Vice President Strategic Clinical Integration
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree required; master's preferred
Experience working with physicians and healthcare leaders
Experience with process implementation
Minimum 3 years of experience developing strategic partnerships
Minimum 3 years project management
Internal Number: 46660BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.