University of Washington Physicians (UWP) is the practice group for more than 1,800 physicians and other healthcare professionals associated with UW Medicine. In addition to UWP, UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, Northwest Hospital, the UW School of Medicine, Valley Medical Center, and Airlift Northwest. UWP members also practice at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a partnership of UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The Director of Physician Services has direct oversight and accountability for the Department of Physician Services. The employee works in close collaboration with UWP’s internal departments and system partners to: (i) provide analysis as it relates to member physicians’ clinical practices, (ii) participate in enterprise-wide quality and performance improvement initiatives, (iii) initiate, coordinate, and/or facilitate, operational process improvement activities within UWPS, and (iv)serve as the interface between the physicians and UWP’s medical center partners.
The Director of Physician Services manages the Practice Advisors who serve as liaisons between UWP and individual Clinical Departments. The employee will actively participate in UW Medicine activities and provides leadership and direction regarding critical initiatives which affect physician and practice management strategies.
The Director of Physician Services also directs the activities of the Physician Services Analyst and serves as a key point of coordination with UW Medicine system partners to evaluate ongoing initiatives in support of physician engagement, value-based purchasing, revenue cycle improvements, quality, and transformation of cares.
The Director will routinely work with Senior Leadership, Board of Trustees and Board level committees regarding status of key issues and specific projects.
Education: •Master’s degree in Business or Health Administration.
Experience: •10 years of experience with policy analysis and strategic planning, project management, or a combination thereof, in a relevant industry at a senior level or above. •Minimum of two years’ experience managing professional level staff. •Experience leading complex Projects Experience with physician practice management. Essential Duties and Responsibilities •Builds and maintains excellent relationships with UW Medicine’s key partners and be an “ambassador” for UW Physicians. •Provides direct oversight and development of UWP’s Practice Advisors. Anticipate and plan for recruiting needs, hiring and personnel actions. •Provides timely, accurate, and professional responses to questions and concerns from internal and external customers. •Provides leadership around financial and operational performance of Clinical Departments and work with Practice Advisors/ Decision Support to perform analysis to identify trends and answer specific questions. •Works closely with the Executive Director on issues that impact the entire organization. Develops a high level of understanding and knowledge of UW Physicians, its governance structure, and key partners. •Serves as UWP subject matter expert (SME) and lead for value based contracts to optimize UWP participation. •Keeps abreast of healthcare policy initiatives and serves as UWP point of coordination regarding communication and integration, as necessary and appropriate. •Execution of UWP professional services to support business development initiatives. Prioritize incoming requests. Other •Performs other duties, as assigned.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.