Silver Health CARE is a physician owned, multi-specialty, multi-location primary care medical group, comprised of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Family Practice, and Urgent CARE. With office locations in Silver City, Bayard and Deming, New Mexico, Silver Health CARE is in the distinct position of providing health care to four rural counties, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna and Catron, and opportunities for expanding into other nearby counties including Dona Ana.
Silver Health CARE has been the provider of the highest quality medical care to southwestern New Mexico since 1975 and is generally recognized as one of the premiere providers of healthcare in the area.
Silver City, with its unique historic downtown, is a gem that sits in the sunny southwest corner of New Mexico. We’re equal parts Old West heritage and a distinctive arts and entertainment community, with world class cuisine, forest recreation, dozens of festivals and events, and packed with a vibrant “small-town” style of living. Situated at 6,000 feet, and at the gateway to the Gila Wilderness, the summer monsoons enliven the lush landscape and provide an escape from the typical Southwestern heat. The Silver City climate is noted for its clear mountain air, low humidity and four gentle seasons. Silver City and Grant County have been recognized by arts, retirement, and quality-of-life publications for our unique combination of affordable livability, relaxed atmosphere and incredible beauty. Our local hospital, Gila Regional Medical Center is a county-owned, not-for-profit, 68-bed acute care hospital. It is home to the Cancer Center and the Surgical Center of the Southwest. Our local Grant County Airport provides daily flights from the Silver City area to Albuquerque International Sunport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The CEO who is selected for this position has a unique opportunity to create a legacy in which others will follow by assisting in the creation and execution of the strategic direction and objectives which are necessary to build a world class, independent medical group. In conjunction with the Silver Health Care Board of Directors, this person will lead the conception and enhancement of growth initiatives, board and administrative structures, policy and procedure development, new service offerings, technology advancements, and budget proposals.
This opportunity is ideally suited for an individual with innate abilities in building strategic and tactical business plans, exceptional administrative teams, and forging physician relationships that are cultivated through thought processes that are creative, collaborative, and decisive.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership in the conception, planning, and development of strategies and objectives for consideration and adoption by the Silver Health CARE Board of Directors. Works closely with the physicians, members of the management team, committee chairpersons and other members of the Group in the formulation of specific recommendations.
Establish a business climate that will ensure success of the organization’s business and is gladly embraced by each member of the organization. This will require “straight talk”, collaboration, and integration of original thoughts and perspectives.
Recruit, select and appoint, with Executive Board approval, members of the management team to direct the affairs of the organization. Direct their activities and evaluate their performance. Establishes formal means of accountability from those to whom he/she has assigned duties. Provide appropriate staff support for the development of long and short term strategic plans.
Assures that all employees are given an orientation to the mission of the organization and instilled with a passion of “service excellence” in how they approach their day to day responsibilities. Ensures that all employees are adequately trained for their position, are provided with an opportunity for continuing education, and are instilled with an attitude that promotes cordial relationships with patients, physicians and staff.
Maintain and safeguard the property of the organization.
Directs the business and financial affairs of the organization by employing a system of accountability to ensure responsible fiscal management including accounting, budgeting, internal controls and timely reporting.
Studies and presents to all members of the Group ways of enhancing operational effectiveness, placing special emphasis on cost containment approaches to the extent possible without jeopardizing important innovation, progress or quality of care.
Represents the organization in its relationships with community businesses and civic associations, government agencies, and professional organizations.
Reports regularly to the Executive Board and Partners on the operation of the organization and the performance of its various departments.
Ensures that all activities of the organization are in compliance with all federal and state statutes. Keeps abreast of pending legislation and litigation.
Serves as an active participant on select Silver Health CARE committees as determined by the Executive Board.
The CEO’s compensation will be comprised of a base salary, commiserate with experience, and a performance bonus. Additional benefits include health insurance, a 401(k) retirement program, a relocation allowance, a continuing education allowance, and paid time off.
OVERVIEW OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Experience: Preference of 5+ years of successful business experience leading the operations in a multi-specialty group practice or related healthcare environment. Must have in-depth knowledge and skills in the areas of physician practice management, financial management, health insurance negotiating and contracting for both fee for service and capitated products, marketing, billing and information systems, and human resources. Needs to have demonstrated through past experience that he/she is capable of building an operational infrastructure that can support current business and projected growth for an organization with similar dynamics. Must possess a Bachelors degree, and a Masters in Business or Healthcare Management is preferred.
Leadership: Sets the standard as a representative for the Silver Health CARE. A natural leader who shows a consistent pattern of adding recognizable value to each encounter he/she will face. Able to gain action on a broad scale throughout the organization on the strength of their personal impact and initiative. Possesses demonstrated and practical ability in conflict resolution. Weighs all sides and considers “cause and effect” before offering an opinion or decision. Active in setting the tone for the group culture through the manner with which they handle themselves and others.
Communication Skills: Seen as direct and truthful. Can respond and execute swiftly with sound reasoning when making decisions that will have impact on the entire organization. Visible; gets out among the employees and physicians at all levels in the organization, and gets involved in community efforts. Gets first hand feedback from being an active participant throughout the organization.
Organization Skills: Able to manage multiple activities simultaneously without missing commitments. Values the importance of planning, follow up, detail and accuracy. Can set agendas, meet timelines and move things forward. Delegates effectively and clearly and holds team members accountable for assignment results.
Team building: Exemplifies the essence of a team player. Demonstrates a collaborative method of decision making. Constantly looks for ways to contribute to the success of the organization and recognizes others for their contribution by openly sharing wins and successes. Creates a feeling of belonging, and becomes a mentor to others.
Initiative to build: Confidently takes initiative to grow the organization’s base of business by intuitively grasping the various complexities that are critical to manageable growth while achieving profitability.
Strategic vision: Can distinguish themselves by making important contributions to the organization’s business strategy or methodology. Offers original ideas and perspectives that are valuable, innovative, and achievable.
A multi-specialty, multi-location medical group with 10 doctors and 8 mid levels and 65 support staff employees; with locations in Silver City, Bayard, and Deming, Southwest New Mexico adjacent to the Gila National Wilderness. Benefits include performance bonus, health insurance, 401 K retirement, relocation allowance, continuing education allowance, and paid time off.