VP, Medical Services

Company Name:
Position Type:
Position reports to
: General Counsel

Position supervises
: The VP, Medical Services works closely with senior management and the Physician Advisory Board, the Clinical Leadership Council, Chief Compliance Officer, Regional Presidents and Operations.

The Medical Service Team reports to the VP, Medical Services including 2 Registered Nurses and a Clinical Audit Specialist.

Internal relationships
: This individual has a collaborative relationship with the Corporate Compliance Department and other Corporate departments such as ITG, Quality, and Operations.

Educate and train all Hospital Medical Directors on HealthSouth's ACE-IT systems, admission criteria and physician documentation.
Interface with Medical Staff at hospital and regional levels to ensure a valid analysis of patient admissions, clinical quality and outcomes, physician documentation and ACE-IT implementation.
Stay abreast of changing regulatory requirements in order to organize and coordinate activities that ensure compliance with clinical, professional and accreditation standards and regulatory responsibilities.
o Develop and implement education and training related to changes in reimbursement trends.
o On-site visits with CEOs and Medical Directors to ensure consistency to accreditation standards and regulatory requirements.
Support collaborative relationships with physicians, hospitals, and other ancillary providers in community.
Provide or organize physician review services for utilization management, quality management and peer review.

Job Code: 100865
Licensed to practice as a Medical
Doctor in applicable state.

Board Certification:
Board Certified in area of
Specialty; PM-R, orthopedic surgery, and neurology are particularly relevant.

M.D. or D.O. Required

Minimum 10 years Clinical experience, and minimum five years management
experience with an emphasis in data analytics and education.

A history of both managing established operations and successfully integrating acquisitions into established operations.
A track record of managing and achieving operational excellence in a large, multi-site organization
Strong technology skills.
A proactive and energetic self-starter who demonstrates a sense of urgency, creativity and a can-do attitude in the achievement of long-term and short-term goals.
A broad understanding of inpatient rehabilitation healthcare marketing concepts.
Skilled in developing improvements in work methods.
Exceptional ethical and moral values
Ability to collaborate effectively with and gain credibility from Corporate/Regional Senior Leadership, Physicians, hospital CEOs and hospital Clinical Leadership.
Strong communication and influence skills. The ability to inspire confidence and work successfully with varied audiences.
Ability to interpret and analyze operational reports, identify improvement opportunities and implement solutions.

The ideal candidate will have the following core leadership competencies:

Business Acumen
. Understands and applies general business, financial, and management concepts. Understands the clinical, financial, and organizational drivers of success and how they interrelate. Knows his/her current and potential customers (both internal and external) and takes proactive steps to identify and meet their needs. Understand the healthcare industry and how HealthSouth's business is impacted by external factors. Develops and operates within a budget. Improves results through both business development and cost control.

Strategic Focus
. Aligns work with the fulfillment of higher level goals. Develops and clearly articulates objectives and strategies for both what he/she aims to accomplish and how he/she plans to do it. Sets clear priorities, challenging and achievable goals, and objective success measures. Understands organizational needs and allocates time, people and resources accordingly. Effectively manages multiple priorities while maintaining proper work/life balance.

Anticipates needs. Gathers relevant information from a variety of sources. Quickly processes information to identify meaningful patterns and trends. Uses both data and intuition to identify root causes of problems and novel solutions. Analyzes and interprets data under pressure and in complex situation involving conflicting demands, needs or priorities. Breaks complex problems into manageable parts. Moves fluidly between micro and macro level analysis.

Decision Making
. Decisions are ethical, principle-based, and consistent with applicable laws, standards, policies, and procedures as well as HealthSouth's mission statement. Decisions are well-reasoned and flow logically from the data. Considers alternatives and acknowledges both benefits and risks. Can and knows when to build census, seek input from others, or make an independent decision. Decisions are timely and are not influenced by emotions or stress. Knows when and how to say "no" and can make unpopular decisions. Takes accountability for decisions and actions.

Listens well. Knows and meets the needs of communication recipients. Is clear and concise both orally and in writing. Organizes and presents material in a persuasive manner. Explains complex issues in simple terms. Is an effective presenter and public speaker. Responds well to questions "on the spot." Conducts effective meetings. Solicits and provides communication from/to the appropriate people in a timely manner. Uses communication technology effectively. Keeps confidences and protects sensitive information.

. Develops and maintains positive relationships with physicians, patients, staff, colleagues and other people and institutions important to HealthSouth's business. Leads and participates effectively in teams. Recognizes when a collaborative approach is and is not needed. Shows sensitivity to the diverse needs, feelings and perspectives of others. Solicits and demonstrates respect for input and ideas from others, even when he/she disagrees. Manages conflict constructively. Supports decisions once made. Keeps commitments and responds to feedback.

Change Agility
. Learns quickly. Anticipates and prepares for change. Readily adapts to new or changing circumstances. Learns and recovers quickly from setbacks. Is undeterred by ambiguous and/or complex situations. Takes others' change-readiness into account when planning, communicating, and implementing change. Develops effective goals, strategies and plans for achieving change. Develops effective goals, strategies and plans for achieving change and establishes a balanced sense of urgency. Energizes others and sustains their commitment to make or adapt to change.

. Exemplifies and actively reinforces HealthSouth's values. Articulates a clear, compelling, and achievable vision of the future. Enrolls others to develop effective goals, strategies, and measures in support of the vision. Inspires commitment and energizes others to drive for results. Delegates appropriately, ensuring he necessary resources and support are available, and personally addresses significant obstacles. Holds self and others accountable for excellence in execution. Focuses both on results and on how they are achieved.

Talent Development
. Attracts, retains, and develops highly-talented people. Knows the strengths, development needs, and career interests of his/her people and creates work and development plans that capitalize on strengths and provide development opportunities. Provides candid, timely, and effective feedback and coaching. Rewards performance and recognizes accomplishments. Builds organizations with strong, deep, and diverse talent. Makes own development a priority.

Technical Mastery
. Demonstrates the appropriate breadth and depth of technical knowledge and skills specific to his/her function and/or job discipline.


Company Description:
About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of revenues, number of hospitals, and patients treated and discharged. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth's hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at .

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