JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the President, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH), the Administrative Operating Officer (AOO) will have responsibility for optimizing current operations and seeking improvements in multiple areas of the hospital. Direct Reports to the AOO include the following, but are subject to change as needs in the organization arise: Cardiac Services, Laboratories/Pathology, Radiology (matrixed), Environmental Services, Dietary Services, Plant Operations, BioMedical Services, Security, Therapy Services and Wound Care. The AOO for VTHH will provide operational leadership with a principle focus upon inpatient and outpatient systems to ensure patient-centered, high performance, results-oriented operations which will support the mission, vision, credo, and business operations of the clinical enterprise. This individual will work closely with VTHH Leadership, Medical Staff Leadership, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and operational leaders to ensure coordinated patient care. The AOO is charged to lead a variety of operationally focused initiatives to assure sound operations to create and support exceptional patient service, physician and staff satisfaction, clinical quality outcomes, growth and volume management, and financial performance with superior efficiency and productivity.
Workforce Development & Labor Management
Resource Utilization-- Designs approaches to improve the utilization of capacity (human and physical) to limit the need for additional expenditures and reduce cost per unit of service.
Quality (Value Based Purchasing, Episodes of Care, Patient Index Indicator, etc.)
Assures that VTHH provides the best possible healthcare across the full continuum as part of VUMC. Establishes and sustains the common operating platform for services throughout VTHH. Ensures linkage of such systems between other elements of the care continuum-hospitals, post-acute care, home health, etc.
Builds and maintains positive and effective relationships with all constituencies within VTHH & VUMC to include: VUAH, Department Chairs, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital and the Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt, The Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and members of the Vanderbilt Affiliate Network. Works with counterparts in these organizations to ensure systems are aligned for an efficient and superior patient experience across the continuum. Maintains an open, supportive culture and inter-personal collaboration.
Fosters the development of process redesign and improvement efforts within VTHH to ensure timely management of patients, efficient utilization of resources, satisfaction, consistent and predictable work systems, and a capacity for ongoing work improvement.
Ensure all Human Resource and VTHH/VUMC policies and procedures are followed according to standards.
Define the qualifications and performance expectations for all staff positions through the Performance Development system, including department specific job descriptions and measurable performance standards.
Create an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning for all staff through regular feedback, orientation, training, and competency assessment.
Oversee the identification of staff and faculty training requirements in VTHH systems, procedures, and patient service. Coordinates with training and development resources to develop programs and align training with VTHH & VUMC resources.
Oversee VTHH space planning efforts and prepares proposals to develop space plans aligned to program needs. Leads preparation of investment analyses regarding new space. Ensures construction and occupancy processes of new or reconfigured VTHH spaces are properly planned and implemented.
Prepares reports on operational, financial, and service performance for the President and various stakeholders. Communicate within and across departments to maximize effective operations.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to lead others to work collaboratively towards achieving shared goals
NURSING PATIENT ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate patients in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Conducts primary care patient interviews and physical examinations. Demonstrates sufficient acumen to recognize problems, ask questions and to contact the patient's primary care provider and other members of the healthcare team. Has experience in gathering pertinent clinical data that aid in referral, treatment, or other primary care pathways.
CARE PLANNING (NOVICE): - Demonstrates ability to anticipate resource needs, identify distinct tasks, set priorities, schedule activities, meet deadlines, and organize work within areas of direct responsibility. Competently handles multiple assignments often simultaneously by prioritizing work into manageable and measurable units. Ability to adapt to changes to patient care and area needs with minimal disruption and loss of productivity. Follows up to assure problems and issues are resolved.
NURSING PATIENT EDUCATION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency in providing patient education in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully search for evidence to answer clinical questions. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
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Vanderbilt Harton Hospital:
Our 135-bed facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and features an accredited Chest Pain Center.
Acquired by Vanderbilt Health in 2021, the hospital has served Tullahoma, Coffee County, and surrounding counties for more than 50 years. With more than 100 doctors and 500 hospital staff, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital delivers personalized, high-quality health care close to home, offering a comprehensive range of services in a modern, patient-friendly environment
Our goal is to create an exceptional experience for our patients and their families: keeping them safe, delivering evidence-based medicine, and treating them with kindness and respect.
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.