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Practice Administrator

Job Code:  176116
Facility: Laredo Physicians Group
Location: LAREDO, TX US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills: Administration -> Office Management
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1
Position Summary:


Assists the System Physician Administrator in planning, developing, organizing, implementing and directing the day to day operations of the clinic functions.  Develops and implements policies related to physician practice.  Monitors and reports financial performance of clinic practice.  Oversees billing and business office functions.  Responsible for human resources functions for practice including hiring and performance management of staff.  Assures appropriate compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

·         Assists the Physician Practice Market Manager in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and directing the day-to-day functions of the clinics and activities.

·         Consults with employees and physicians concerning the operation of their practice to assist in eliminating/correcting problem areas, and/or improvements of services.  Assist employees and physicians with the development and use of departmental policies and procedures, and establishes a rapport so that each can see the importance of team work.

·         Develops, implements, and interprets the organization’s policies and procedures to employees, patients, family members, as necessary or instructed.

·         Assists in the development of the strategic, annual, and budget plans of the organization.

·         Develops  corrective plans of action for deficiencies noted with regard to the strategic, annual, and budget plan.  Provides written justification for budget variance greater than or equal to 5%

·         Oversees and monitors patient flow to ensure efficient, cost effective clinic operations and ensure a position experience for patients and physicians

·         Resolves patient complaints while adhering to company policy.

·         Serves on system committees as appointed by the Physician Practice Market Manager and provides written/oral reports of such committee meetings to the System Physician Practice Administrator as directed or as may become necessary.  Evaluates and implements recommendation of committees as appropriate:

o   Always provides administrative input to decisions and direction of committee work.

o   Avails administrative support to actions and programs cited by different committees/departments.

o   Keeps Physician Practice Market Manager abreast of requests or topics of 501A concerns discussed at meetings.

·         Keeps the Physician Practice Market Manager up to date at all times.

·         In the absence of the Physician Practice Market Manager, represent the organization both internally and externally.

·         Facilitates the recruitment and retention of medical staff and makes changes and recommendations in such areas.

·         Coaches and counsels staff as required; provides written documentation to support coaching and/or corrective action sessions as appropriate and according to policy.

·         Participates in projects as assigned.

·         Demonstrates commitment to 501a Compliance Program by adhering to the Code of Conduct.

·         Interviews and selectively hires staff according to the needs of the department

·         Coaches and counsels staff as required; provides written documentation to support coaching and/or corrective action sessions as appropriate.



 Qualifications & Specifications:

·         EDUCATION: BA/BS in Business or Healthcare Administration or related field. MBA or MHA preferred.

·         EXPERIENCE: 3-5 years of physician management or healthcare administration with significant experience. Demonstrated working knowledge of physician practice management.  Effective management and supervisory skills.  Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate federal, state and local regulations related to healthcare issues and physician practice management.

·         PC proficiency with practice management and EMR software, financial packages, spreadsheets and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications).

·         Essential Physical Requirements – Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.

·         Working Conditions – Normal medical office environment.  Occasional evening and weekend work.

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