Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, AZ at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 6/10/2020

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Job Description

Health Support Center

Canyon Vista Medical Center has an opportunity for a Chief Operating Officer. Canyon Vista Medical Center (CVMC) primarily serves Sierra Vista, Ft. Huachuca and Cochise County. Through its acute care facility and physician practices, CVMC offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services. Its state-of-the-art facility includes a Level III Trauma Unit, a Level II Nursery, two helicopter pads and a Wound Care and Infusion Center. Please click the link below for more information about the Sierra Vista, AZ community:   POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction, the COO assumes line responsibility and authority for the administrative direction, evaluation, and coordination of the functions and activities of assigned departments within the hospital, ensuring that operation objectives and results are in accord with the hospital’s overall needs. In the absence of the hospital CEO and/or as assigned, the COO represents the CEO in coordinating entire portions of the hospital’s organization, speaking and acting within the scope of objectives set forth in the practice and/or policy of the hospital.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides administrative direction for operations of assigned departments and appraises the performance of the respective departments’ heads, including authority to hire and fire, but subject to the veto of the CEO. Communicates routinely with the CEO concerning policy recommendations and suggested courses of action pertinent to the efficient operation of assigned departments. Implements new policies; disseminates pertinent information following administrative directives; and recommends improvement of hospital facilities in assigned areas, including construction or renovation of structures and purchase of new equipment. Promotes complete involvement of the departments’ heads in the preparation of the departments’ budgets and educates them in the importance of the budget, forecasting and planning process. Advises and makes recommendations to the CEO concerning budget, cost, and financial matters and encourages and assists department heads in establishing a measure of performance, increased productivity, quality improvement, cost controls, and maximum utilization of facilities. Advises the CEO where executive action is necessary to accomplish these goals and he/she plans the activities of the individual departments in relation to other hospital departments so as to obtain a better understanding of each other’s’ problems. Attends medical staff meetings and/or medical staff committee meetings, as assigned or requested, and informs the CEO of proceedings at the meetings attended and recommends action as necessary. Represents the hospital by membership in related professional associations.

Job Requirements

Education: Master’s degree in hospitaladministration (MHA)

Experience: Verbal, quantitative and interpersonalskills typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelors degree;in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of hospital administration equivalent to theknowledge acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in hospitaladministration (MHA).

Licenses: N/A


Travel Requirements: N/A




The physical demands described here are representative of thosethat must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires prolonged sitting and some bending, stooping, andstretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient tooperate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other officeequipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare,and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50pounds occasionally. Work is performed in an office environment and involvesfrequent contact with staff and the public.


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