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Providence Health & Services VP, Chief Operating Officer – Physician Enterprise in Irvine, California



Providence, one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers with 51 acute care hospitals in seven states and annual revenues of $25 billion, is seeking an experienced and progressive leader with demonstrated leadership capacity leading the pursuit of delivering high value, quality ambulatory clinical care. The COO Physician Enterprise is responsible for partnering in leading the enterprise operations through influence, the PSJH medical groups, responsible for oversight and performance improvement, transformation, innovation, ethics, and system medical group infrastructure developed to serve all related ministries.

Key Relationships

  • PSJH Senior Executive Council

  • PSJH Leadership Council

  • PSJH Quality Council

  • PSJH Chief Medical Officer

  • PSJH VP Operations

  • PSJH Regional Chief Executives


  • Partner in the formation and leadership of Providence St. Joseph Health Medical Group Executive, Leadership Councils, and related governance councils as required.

  • Develop strategies, systems, and structures to maximize the value, expressed by the triple aim that each physician group brings to the community.

  • Work with the team to develop a strong patient and provider identity across the system and strategically integrate at the service area.

  • Establish standardized operational, financial, and quality performance benchmarks and measurement methodology as well as short term and long-term success metrics and related dashboard.

  • Lead the market assessments of group practice performance.

  • Ensure minimum spec recommendations for regional physician infrastructure.

  • Assess and implement against opportunities for coordinated, standardized and/or centralized infrastructure.

  • Guide priorities and service of existing shared resources such as physician and advance practice professional recruitment, physician compensation and fair market value analysis, physician contracting.

  • Ensure the development of guiding principles and standards for other services as opportunities emerge and oversee implementation and ongoing performance of said services.

  • Monitor physician integration strategies across Providence.

  • Provide consulting resources for development of physician group merger and acquisition transactions.

  • Develop recommendations around new models of care and physician partnership structures.

  • In conjunction with OSBD, develop BOAT MD refinements and participate in ongoing project evaluation.

  • Identification of systems and structures to support excellence in group practice operations. Opportunities could include research, technology assessment, data analysis, negotiations, & due diligence

  • Develop scorekeeping or reporting capabilities to monitor performance and key strategic drivers across PH&S.

  • Provide a forum for knowledge transfer of best practices in physician practice operations and physician integration strategies and ensure rapid adoption within PH&S.

  • Ensure physician recruitment strategies are achieved.

  • In collaboration with the VP of Human Resources, assists in the provision of leadership development initiatives to cultivate physician leaders system wide.

  • In collaboration with Human Resources leadership, ensure ongoing analysis and standardization of physician compensation and contracts in partnership with regional leaders.



The Education and Experience for a candidate to be successful in this position include:

  • Completion of a master’s degree program in Health Administration or Business Administration, or Certificate in Healthcare Management.

  • 10 years’ experience in integrated healthcare delivery where physicians are integrated clinically and operationally.

  • Proven executive leadership in driving strategy within a large healthcare organization.

  • Formal management training and experience in Quality and Resource Management in health care organizations.

  • Minimum of five to ten years medical practice experience in a physician group practice or clinic setting.

  • Successful experience with, and advocate of, managed health care delivery systems and philosophy is strongly desired.

The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for a candidate to be successful in this position include:

  • A willingness to commit to the philosophy, mission and values, and goals of the PSJH and their health care system including the ability to integrate the core values of justice, respect, compassion, excellence, and stewardship into programs and services.

  • A record of functioning as a high-impact, low-ego leader who thrives in a team setting, motivated by the advancement of the organization, as well as representing a strong role model and mentor.

  • Ability to display innovative thinking with vision. Displays excellent conceptual and planning skills appropriate to a position with responsibility for the total continuum of health care delivery services, a health plan, and medical groups. Is comfortable working in a role that influences versus direct leadership

  • Possession of a balanced understanding of clinical, business, and management requirements for various types of health care services, including knowledge of integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations.

  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engender confidence and trust.

  • Tenacity and perseverance in the face of challenges and the ability to overcome obstacles to get things done.

  • Ability to approach and deal with conflict creatively and constructively.

  • Ability to visualize possibilities and see new perspectives without getting bogged down in details.

  • Ability to simplify complex issues and make decisions without having all the facts

  • Ability to command credibility and drive outcomes at the highest level; able to operate effectively within a geographically dispersed organization.

  • Proven ability to lead and organizations in the development and implementation of large-scale change efforts through influence - creating broad organizational buy-in, excitement and commitment.

  • Good working knowledge of shared service partners and effective relationships, tech/systems savvy, etc. Ability to quickly develop relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Understanding of the sensitivity and timing of changes and the ability communicate the complexity and weight of change that is coming. Need to understand the audience and gain buy-in.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: California-Irvine

Req ID: 294878