Surgical Care Affiliates, Group VP of Operations- Sourthern California

at Surgical Care Affiliates
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 12, 2020
Category Business Development
Sales and Marketing
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Location: US-CA-Southern
Type: Hidden (27771)
# of Openings: 1


SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


Accountabilities / Responsibilities

In its early years, SCA was focused primarily on ASC operations, working in joint venture arrangements with physicians to develop and grow surgery centers. With time, the company's strong results in both quality outcomes as well as business performance have allowed SCA to reposition itself in its markets, most often becoming a significant part of the local integrated care delivery spectrum. No longer does SCA "occupy" the outpatient surgical care segment, rather their vision toward strategic partnership and value-add service delivery has enabled SCA to rapidly develop a portfolio of relationships with ~45 leading health systems, including Advocate/ Northshore, Sutter Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, Indiana University Health, Geisinger Health System, MemorialCare Health System, Saint Alphonsus Health System, UCSD, Providence, and Texas Health Resources. Over the last 5 years, SCA acquired more than 100+ facilities. The successful combination with Optum broadens the abilities of the companies to improve patient experience, quality, and cost of care.

Position Responsibilities:

Key to their vision for the future, SCA seeks a dynamic, relational leader to join the organization as a Group Vice President to drive growth and excellence in delivery of care in one of OptumCare's most strategically important geographies. This highly collaborative and consultative leader will have full P&L responsibility across multiple markets, currently defined as Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire, which together include 15 centers and $180M in revenue. As SCA's footprint expands in these markets, this role will include additional sites and expanded scope.

This individual will not only lead existing operations, he/she will build and drive the growth strategy, targeting new partnerships with health systems, health plans and other risk bearing entities, physician groups and other key stakeholders. As part of OptumCare, this role will partner with multiple Clinical Delivery Organizations to build and execute a plan to comprehensively transform the surgical care delivery in these communities. The Group VP will innovate, benchmark, pilot and scale new services and initiatives that will drive the Quadruple Aim and further differentiate SCA and OptumCare as best-in-class provider organizations.

This executive will provide superb operations competencies, management leadership, business development and team building skills, supporting the development and maturation of SCA's mission and values for the market and the entire enterprise.

Responsibilities, goals and expectations include the following:


    • Business Leadership: Develop and execute market strategy, enhancing SCA's and OptumCare's market share and achieving earnings objectives for the region. Work collaboratively with the local Care Delivery Organizations, physicians and other partners to drive our vision for healthcare delivery across Southern California
        • P&L Management; continue to cultivate and grow current facility operations, focusing on both top-line and bottom-line growth
        • Consultative, solutions-oriented "architect" who can identify needs and coordinate partners, assets, expertise and focus to establish and evolve critical relationships with strategic partners (health systems, payers, ACOs, IPAs, etc.)
        • Continue to evolve the business through partnership and impeccable execution
        • Continue to drive aggressive benchmarking of operational and clinical processes, ensuring optimal efficiency and effectiveness
        • Develop corrective action plans for underperforming operations while stimulating high-performing centers
        • Execute and foster mission-oriented decision making
        • Ensure center compliance with regulatory requirements


    • New business development: Opportunity identification; identify and assess strategic expansion opportunities:
        • Oversee same center growth
        • Work with development and others to identify opportunities for new expansion, including:
            • De novo centers
            • Acquisitions of stand-alone centers
            • Joint-venture relationships with health systems
        • Continue to foster existing physician relationships as well as cultivate new relationships, partnerships and ventures that will increase SCA's market share in the geography
        • Innovate around new products and services; identify areas of unmet needs and drive from concept to actual delivery of new solutions and value-add service


    • Corporate Leadership: Play a key role in the creation, implementation and optimization of SCA and OptumCare's growth and operating strategies for enterprise-wide initiatives, including piloting new business models that position the company for long-term success. Synthesize changing market trends and gaps in capabilities
        • Constant innovation around continuous improvement in clinical and operating models
        • Build brand and brand ambassadors both within the enterprise, and in the broader SCA, OptumCare community of stakeholders and partners
        • Drive focus on service and "customer" satisfaction, including patients, physicians, teammates, and partners. Emphasizes collaborative value creation
        • Lead "non-lane" enterprise-wide programs and/or initiatives


    • Management/Team Building: Facilitate and maintain a professional, consultative relationship between the all teammates in the field and appropriate management functions:
        • Ensure the business objectives that promote SCA's mission, vision and business objectives are clearly communicated to ensure alignment and buy-in from VPs, Directors, facilities' staff, patient care and services
        • Build and maintain a high-performing and high-accountability team of knowledgeable and skilled teammates who function on the leading edge, while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements
        • Champion and build trust among patients, physicians and teammates; foster an open environment for sharing ideas and best practices
        • Promote a culture of community and continuous improvement and innovative thinking.



Required Qualifications:


    • 15+ years in regional management capacity leading multi-site/multi-state operations, preferably in a multiple service line healthcare environment; experience in doing deals with health systems, with significant C-suite interaction


    • Experience with and understanding of IPA, Medical Group and Health Plan risk structures in California. Proven ability to build and cultivate strong relationships and influence with physicians and healthcare system executives


    • Consistent track record in P&L responsibility; must be credible with experience in managing multiple, cross functional teams or projects, influencing senior-level management and key external stakeholders; able to inspire others, creating a dynamic environment that fosters innovation in thought and execution, as well as collaboration and transparency; must be able to build a broad and effective team


    • Proven track record of significant results; has delivered success in dynamic organizations, positively influencing/impacting start-up, turn-around and healthy organizations. History of innovation establishing progressive and sustainable infrastructure, processes and solutions; understands how to identify, measure and move the levers that will elevate business to the next level


    • Advanced business knowledge, analytics and assessment capabilities; must be able to "see the field" of the evolving and ever-changing healthcare landscape and understand the pressures, pain points and unmet needs that can translate into new business opportunities


Preferred Qualifications:


    • Executive Leadership & Presence: Bright, articulate individual able to move fluidly between managing day-to-day operations and the Board Room/Executive Suite; has the presence and credibility to instill confidence and trust both internally and externally; able to communicate concisely and effectively to get a point across quickly and articulate understanding of business issues; must be comfortable with financial and technical/clinical analysis, and have exceptional judgment, integrity, leadership and collaboration skills


    • Attitude & Behavior Consistent with SCA's Culture and Values: The successful candidate must have a commitment to and be able to live and promote SCA's values respectfully, positively, and proactively to patients, teammates, physicians, and business partners. The candidate must be a beacon of integrity and mutual respect


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SCA Values:


    • Clinical Quality: Commitment to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes




    • Integrity: Do what is right, no matter how difficult, without exception. We say what we mean, and we do what we say




    • Service Excellence: Seek to exceed the expectations of patients, physicians and each other in everything we do




    • Teamwork: Work together, helping and supporting one another to make our Centers, Departments, and all of SCA successful




    • Accountability: Take complete, personal responsibility for our actions and commitments




    • Continuous Improvement: Seek to relentlessly improve our performance in every area - clinical, operational and financial - constantly pushing ourselves to new heights.


Travel: Approximately 20% outside of home geography, in addition to regular travel within home geography

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Executive leadership, surgical care, ambulatory surgery, medical group payment models, growth and new business development, California, CA, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Inland Empire, Orange County

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