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Vice President of Mercy Medical Group

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Northern Light Health
Physical Address

Portland, ME 04104
Job Description

The Vice President (VP), Mercy Medical Group serves as the
administrative leader for the MMG employed practices, including all
hospital-based physicians, advanced practice professionals and CRNAs, as
well as designated outpatient and support service units partnering in
concert with practice leadership and Mercy Hospital leadership.
Responsible for the strategic, administrative and operational management
of the MMG ambulatory physician practices and the execution of physician
network development strategic initiatives. Responsibilities include
direct oversight and professional management of all Mercy Medical Group
operations by organizing relevant work groups, specific assignments and
accountabilities, work plans, deadlines and provides regular reporting
and communication with key stakeholders. The role requires significant
leadership skill, ability and is seen as a change agent to ensure that
performance improvement and operational objectives are achieved. The VP
will work in a dyad relationship with the Mercy Medical Group SVP and
collaborates with the management team and medical leadership, serving as
a resource to help reduce costs while improving quality, enhance
revenues and achieve effective utilization and quality/patients
experience goals and objectives.

Job Summary

The Vice President, Mercy Medical Group (VP, MMG) will support the
physician employment and compensation program to ensure it aligns
physicians with organizational goals; planning and defining primary and
specialty care locations and scope of services and executing on those
structures and plans. The incumbent ensures that all existing
ambulatory services and practices have a business plan, performance
metrics, and reporting processes.

The VP is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all
aspects of the MMG annual budget in conjunction with the Mercy VP of
Finance, Northern Light Health SVP, CMO and Northern Light Health SVP,
Mercy President; responsible for ensuring that the Mercy Medical Group
services are in compliance with all federal, state, funding, and city
regulations, certifications, and licensing requirements. The VP, MMG
develops working relationships with the President of the Medical Staff
and other key members of the medical staff. The VP, MMG will work with
the Northern Light Health SVP, CMO and other system leadership and
structures and participate in all relevant Northern Light Health
activities to ensure consistency, integration and alignment of
operational practices. For new ambulatory physician practices, or
network services, the incumbent develops financial feasibility and, if
approved for implementation, ensures execution on the plan and
facilitates incorporation of the plan components into existing financial
and growth goals/metrics. This position develops, implements, and
monitors patient access processes within the ambulatory practices that
are creative, seamless, and service oriented.
As a member of the executive management team, the Vice President, Mercy
Medical Group also participates in the general management of the
hospital and the development and implementation of its strategic plan.

The incumbent performs all duties and tasks in accordance with
performance standards established for the job. The incumbent is
responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety,
employee engagement and patient experience initiatives appropriate to
the position. In addition, the incumbent conducts all job
responsibilities according to the mission and values of Mercy Hospital
and the mission of the sponsoring Sisters of Mercy Northeast. This
entails working within the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic
Healthcare Services, utilizing values-based discernment, in partnership
with the Catholic Church.

The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major
duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered
as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be
inherent in the position.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions:
1. Mission Support – Establishes and communicates the
organizational goals which are consistent with the mission of the
hospital and the Sisters of Mercy.
• Translates organizational mission and goals into written
divisional operating goals and objectives.
• Actively participates in developing, maintaining and creating
an organization united by a commitment to the mission and values of
Mercy and characterized by open, honest communications and respect for
the dignity of the person.
• Carries on the mission of Mercy; ensures that values guide the
use of human, financial and material resources and shape plans for
future services to those served.
• Participates in developing and maintaining processes to ensure
that Mercy’s Catholic Identity visibly reflected in all aspects of
organizational life.
• Acts to secure the human right to healthcare, especially for
poor and underserved; addresses issues of social justice; promotes
conditions in society that contribute to health rather than illness.
2. Provides direction and support related to Practice Management
and Network Development.
• Provides analyses, information, and forecasts pertaining to
financial and operational aspects of new physician practices or network
services. If approved for implementation, facilitates incorporation
of business plan into existing financial goals/metrics.
• Utilizes strategic planning models, revenue and cash flow
projections, cost management structures, contingency analyses, and other
relevant approaches in preparing and presenting business plans and
financial analyses.
3. Collaborates with the SVP, Mercy Medical Group
• Works closely with SVP, MMG or designee regarding physician
employment and compensation structures to align physicians with business
goals. Administratively supports Physician Compensation Committee
• Works closely with the VP, MMG and Executive Council to plan
and define the primary care and specialty practices, including
locations, mix of services, development plans, growth and scope of
services provided.
4. Provides overall Administrative management of physician
• Responsible for ensuring operating plan goals and metrics of
physician practices are aligned with the Mercy Hospital operating plan
initiatives and the strategic planning goals.
• Responsible for ensuring easy patient access to practices and
appointments. Ensure that a strong referral management process is in
• Responsible for ensuring payor mix management processes are in
place consistent with the mission and values of Mercy Hospital to ensure
that access for vulnerable persons is maintained.
• Responsible for supporting system efforts in ensuring practice
management and electronic medical information systems are optimized.
• Creates systems and metrics to monitor and achieve performance
goals across all pillars.
5. Provides qualitative oversight to the physician practices.
• Prioritizes participation in commercial, State and Federal
quality programs, developing and executing on work plan in accordance
with this prioritization.
• Builds infrastructure and processes (both IT and otherwise) to
participate in such quality programs, creating full integration with the
operating structure of the practice.
• Leads efforts to participate in emerging practice initiatives
based upon the results of business plans, such as Patient Centered
Medical Homes or other similar efforts.
• Ensures that all functions and activities are accurate,
timely, and compliant with all legal, professional, accreditation, and
regulatory requirements that pertain to assigned ar

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