Senior Director, Physician Services

Lifepoint Health Brentwood , TN 37024

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description: Health Support Center

LifePoint Health was founded on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong healthcare creates strong communities. Our Mission is Making Communities Healthier.

LifePoint Health has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Director to join our Physician Services team at St. Francis Hospital located in Columbus, Georgia.

This Senior Director of Physician Services is responsible for the effective operations of 150+ providers at the St. Francis campus. This position will also be responsible for collaborating with leadership at the Health Support Center, the facility, as well as with physicians to implement strategy and initiatives for practice operations and growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support hospital strategy and physician operations by participating in various meetings, assisting with financial reviews, facilitating recruiting discussions, and participating in practice growth initiatives and revenue cycle analysis.

  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of policies and procedures and ensure adherence to these standards for practice operations.

  • Provide leadership and coaching to Market Directors, ensuring the effective management of day-to-day operations of employed physicians, ensuring standards of communication and information are met, advise leaders on matters pertaining to physician needs and strategy.

  • In coordination with LifePoint Human Resources and Legal teams, coordinate and negotiate physician compensation terms and employment agreements for newly recruited physicians, newly acquired physicians, and renewal agreements with existing physicians. Monitor and oversee all physician employment terms and agreements.

  • Prepare budgets, evaluate historical performance and generate goals for future achievement, and perform action planning as necessary for back to budget variances.

  • Monitor financial performance for all employed providers and practices in assigned markets and collaborate with local Market Director and other practice leaders to ensure fiscal responsibility and adherence to annual practice budgets.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred


  • Minimum of 10 years in physician practice management or similar healthcare experience

  • CMPE or FACMPE certification preferred

  • Experience with hospital based multi-specialty physician practice groups preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of hospital and medical practice administration preferred

  • Previous management experience


  • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated passion for service oriented patient care

  • Ability to solve complex problems quickly and efficiently

  • Strong financial management skills

  • Able to communicate and work directly with customers, stakeholders, subject matter experts and colleagues across the organization

Founded in 1950, St. Francis is a community hospital in Columbus, Georgia. What began as a 154 bed hospital is now a 376 bed facility employing more than 2,700 employees and 300 physicians. In addition to a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services, St. Francis offers the only open heart surgery program in the area.

Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus is Georgia's third largest city. Just 90 miles south of Atlanta, Columbus offers residents and visitors the amenities of a big city with the charm and hospitality of a small southern town. Residents and visitors can ride the rapids on the Chattahoochee River, fly to the moon and back at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, or unwind in the southern hospitality. Or, guests can meet family and friends at the Riverwalk in Uptown or at any one of the city's fabulous eateries. Between its rich history, theater, arts, outdoor activities and sports- Columbus has something for everyone.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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