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Providence Chief Operating Officer, Providence Clinical Network in Portland, Oregon



The Chief Operating Officer – Providence Clinical Network will be expected to have made measurable progress or achieved the following key objectives within the first 18 to 24 months (not listed in order of priority).

  • Aligning medical groups, retail clinics, ASCs, ambulatory imaging clinics, and urgent care centers across multiple markets, under the Providence brand, to deliver Mission driven, patient centered, high value care in achievement of the quadruple aim.

  • Forming a culturally and operationally appropriate version of a unified Providence Clinical Network across multiple states.

  • Creating vertical cultural and operational connectivity and standardization as a system medical group while honoring regional operating authority, governance, and community need.

  • Prioritizing strategies, initiatives, and resources to accelerate performance improvement across our PCN regions amid tremendous growth and change.

  • Shaping and influencing the role of the medical group, including physician leadership, in broader transformational strategies at system, division, region and IDN levels.

  • Shaping the future business model that sustains our ministries and growing demands on physician employment.

  • Continually improving the effectiveness of our physician recruitment efforts.

  • Identifying and implementing value added infrastructure that compliments regional resources and skills.


  • Partner in the formation and leadership of Providence Clinical Network 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.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 270196
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Strategy & Planning
Job Function: Administration
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 4015 SS PE ADM SRVC
Address: CA Irvine 3345 Michelson Dr
Work Location: Providence Health System Office-Irvine
Pay Range: $360000 - $500000
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence offers a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement 401(k) Savings Plan with employer matching, health care benefits (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, disability insurance, time off benefits (paid parental leave, vacations, holidays, health issues), voluntary benefits, well-being resources and much more. Learn more at