27 Mar 2018

Full-Time Executive Director Care Coordination – Kennestone Hospital

VYD and Associates – Posted by vydaniels1Marietta, Georgia, United States

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Job Description

Executive Director Care Coordination – Kennestone Hospital

Job ID 2018-9519


At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.


The Executive Director, Care Coordination reports to the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at WellStar
Kennestone Regional Medical Center. As a member of the hospital’s senior leadership team, defines the
operational structure and guidelines related to care coordination, discharge planning and utilization review /
management for patients at Kennestone, including inpatients, the emergency room, and hospital outpatient
departments. Sets strategy for coordination of hospital-based care continuum services with system care
coordination leadership, population health management services, the Transfer Center, outpatient case
management and complex care clinic(s).

This position is responsible for defining, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives for all areas of
responsibility. Consolidates, recommends final approval, and administers overall business plan and
budget. Serves as the spokesperson, and is generally recognized as the subject matter expert. Drives
results through effective hiring practices, sound management philosophy, and measurement/management
of key performance indicators. Leads development of care management protocols, external relationships
with the transfer center, and adjudicates conflicts that arise related to external and internal transfers.
The Executive Director will work collaboratively with Kennestone and System Care Coordination and other
clinical leaders as a resource and advisor, proactively analyzing, seeking out opportunities to improve
operational, clinical, quality, and patient satisfaction enhancements. The individual in this role will identify
opportunities to optimize performance, build internal competencies and create a more rigorous approach to
care coordination throughout the enterprise, bringing a strong focus on accountability and appropriate
resources. He/she will partner with external organizations to ensure regulatory compliance and best
practice efforts.

This position is responsible for the successful growth, financial, clinical quality, human resource, and
patient experience for all areas of responsibility. Maintains strong positive relationships with team
members, medical staff, and patients. Participates as an active part of WellStar’s senior leadership team in
developing and implementing hospital and System strategic plans and initiatives. Serves as an institutional
liaison and industry expert for the Medical Staff, financial intermediaries, payors, vendors, and


• Required Minimum Education: Registered Nurse (RN) with a Master Degree required.

• Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)

• Required Minimum Experience: At least 10 years in a progressive clinical leadership experience with three (3) to five (5) years of care coordination leadership required. 12-15 years of total experience in a hospital or health system with a proven track record of success. Clinical practice or clinical experience consistent with field of education. Clinical experience in one or more areas of inpatient discharge management, discharge planning, case management, clinical quality, and/or clinical social work.

• Required Minimum Skills: Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with physicians, hospital staff, and hospital/system leadership, with emphasis on effective communication and follow-through. Skills in change management, identifying problems and recommending solutions. Ability to interpret, adapt, develop, and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to analyze complex clinical scenarios and apply critical thinking. Working knowledge of healthcare reimbursement, regulations and policies as they pertain to denials/appeals, documentation and coding. Independent, self-directed, with ability to mentor junior colleagues.

How to Apply

Please send resume to Vonetta.Daniels@wellstar.org

Job Categories: Director. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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