Practice Director, Pathology, Radiation Oncology

at Spectrum Healthcare Partners in South Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Position works closely with the Divisions’ Physician Managing Director forming a cohesive Dyad, while reporting to the Company’s Vice President, Physician Practices. Responsible to the Divisional Advisory Committee (DAC) for supporting the corporate mission, vision, and values and for developing, implementing and managing the day-to-day operations of the division. Assists the Physician Shareholders in strategic planning, practice governance, business development activities, budget and revenue management and policy enforcement. In addition, the Executive Director will be part of the Company’s Management Team engaged in company-wide business initiatives, and partner closely with corporate resources to manage marketing, financial, facility, information systems and human resources functions for the Division. The Practice Director’s performance will be measured using the Spectrum Healthcare Partners’ leader evaluation tool.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (If any): Clinical Pathology Specialist, Pathologists’ Assistant, Director of Molecular Genetics, Pathology Secretary ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

+ Provides senior-level administrative oversight and high-level business management support for all practice management-related issues impacting the Divisions, including contractual relationships, new service feasibility, response to Request for Proposals and new site start-ups, strategic partnerships, and staffing analyses

+ Assists the Physician Shareholders in strategic planning, practice governance, business development activities, financial management, and policy enforcement

+ Directly responsible for managing the Pathology Division’s administration team and non-physician clinical staff, and oversight of Division-specific strategic planning, budget and staffing

+ Meets with Pathology Division’s non-physician employees on a regular basis to review trends and progress, to share information relative to progression of goals, and to facilitate strong lines of communication throughout all areas of the Division

+ Serves as key liaison with various hospital/site physician leaders and key hospital administrators to represent and promote the Divisions’ business affairs

+ Works closely with the Vice President on strategic planning and implementation, new site/services integration, external relationship management, and other non-routine business functions

+ Leads Divisions’ monthly, quarterly and annual operational and financial scorecard reporting and monitoring

+ Ensures Divisions have real-time financial performance information, working closely with corporate finance department

+ Maintains an open line of communication with Divisional staff and reports on corporate and Divisional status and strategic plans on a periodic basis

+ Works closely with Human Resources to ensures effective human resource management for the Divisions including: recruitment, performance management, employee engagement, training and development, leadership development, as well as compliance with corporate and Divisional human resources policies and procedures

+ Partners with the Risk Management and Quality to ensure that processes, policies, procedures and metrics are properly executed, tracked and met within the Divisions

+ Directs risk management for the Divisions

+ Creates and promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity

+ Ensures clinical training/quality assurance standards are being followed and administered

+ Researches and develops strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities in collaboration with corporate business partners

+ Serves as the administrative contact for the Divisions, working closely with the physician leaders and/or Managing Directors to ensure proper resource coordination with the organization’s administrative infrastructure

+ Maintains regular communication between Divisions and corporate administrative team on important operational and strategic matters

+ Participates and stays actively engaged in both local and national Pathology and Radiation Oncology- related trends, business community, and related activities

+ Collaborates with other Divisional administrative leadership and participates in corporate integration efforts

+ Special projects or activities as assigned by either the Divisions’ Managing Director or Vice President, Physician Practices


+ Supports Divisional Advisory Committee (DAC) and Divisional Practice Management (PMM) Meetings as required

+ Participates in other Divisional and Corporate committees, during and after normal business hours

+ Ensures the development of strong positive relationships and collegiality among the Company’s administrative resources and staff

+ Conducts timely annual performance review of all direct reports

+ Coordinates feedback mechanisms for continuous improvement

+ Interprets and applies both Divisional and Company policies and procedures as required

+ Supports Company-wide strategic initiatives that correspond to Divisional attributes and expectations

+ Monitors and develops customer service and client relationship indicators

+ Researches and develops strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities in collaboration with corporate business partners

+ Demonstrates professionalism at all times

+ Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment

+ Performs other duties necessary to maintain the overall efficiency and continuity of the divisions

+ Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues


+ 10 years’ experience, specifically in physician practice management and healthcare administrative management

+ Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare administration, related field, or related relevant years of experience; Master’s degree desired

+ Pathology and/or Radiation Oncology operations experience desired

+ Effective leader, team builder, mentor and coach

+ Strong negotiation skills

+ Broad understanding of financial aspects of practice management with analytical and computer skills associated with financial modeling and budgeting

+ Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work and interface with both administrative and clinical professionals and support staff

+ Ability to make and communicate well-reasoned decisions, both independently and as part of a team

+ Ability to think strategically, effect change, see and articulate both the larger picture and operational steps needed to achieve practice-related goals and objectives

+ Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail

+ Proficient computer skills

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality


+ Requires regular clinical on-site availability

+ Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood borne pathogens

+ Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone and voice mail system, personal computer, e-mail system, cell phone, pager, and photocopier

+ Moderate travel to and from various sites of service

+ May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time

+ Frequent after hours meeting participation

+ Light lifting, reaching, bending


+ Health Insurance (80% company paid)

+ Dental & Vision Insurance Plans

+ 401(k) Match and Profit Sharing Plan

+ Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

+ Long-term Disability Insurance

+ Short-term Disability Insurance

+ Generous paid time off

+ Voluntary, Employee-Paid Benefits

+ Medical Reimbursement Plan


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Job Posting: JC190529691

Posted On: Aug 21, 2021

Updated On: Dec 07, 2021