Job Description

The Chief Operating Officer provides executive leadership to the following departments: Samaritan Clinics, Care Management, Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Laboratory, Therapy Services, Patient Experience, Environmental Services, and Facilities Management including Security Services. A key focus of this position is to work to coordinate and integrate care and services; lead or participate in evaluation of new care delivery models to assist the organization in its pursuit of the Triple Aim. The COO will build collegial relationships with the medical community and outreach practice relationships with other communities, as appropriate, to grow services to meet community needs. Active involvement in the community is an important element of the role of the COO.

The individual in this position reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer. This position is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and works closely with all divisions and all levels of Samaritan leadership including the Board of Commissioners, Senior Leadership Team, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, and Coordinators.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the COO is an ambassador for Samaritan Healthcare and upholds and advances the Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan of the organization. 

This position requires excellent leadership skills with a philosophy of creating a high-trust culture that empowers employees as individual contributors and fosters a strong team environment. Initiative, creativity and outstanding written and verbal communications are required along with demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to complex problems.  

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in business, healthcare or related field is required. Minimum 5 years of healthcare experience required. Experience in physician providers relations and/or in practice management for a physician, multi-physician clinic, or equivalent experience with another professional group desirable. Identifiable management experience to include planning, financial accountability, employee relations, and quality improvement activities. Experience supervising and directing multiple departments. Knowledge and exposure to Lean and Six Sigma preferred. Knowledge of health care systems to include acute care, outpatient care, long-term care, home health, and other systems is preferred. Must possess logical thinking skills and be able to anticipate and implement changes in computer software/programs while evaluating potential impact to the current system. Basic Life Support Heartsaver (HS) level to be completed within six (6) months of hire.

F-Time: 40 hrs/wk Salaried/Exempt

Primarily Days