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Swedish Medical Center Executive Director - Specialty Care in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Group is calling for an Executive Director of Specialty Care Services in Seattle WA.


Provides leadership and management of Swedish Specialty Care administrative and operational services as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Assures long-term organizational success through overall excellence of operations, outcomes, quality, service, staff and physician satisfaction, financial viability and leadership of over 1000 caregivers.


  • Understand, support, and implement the mission of Swedish Ambulatory Care to deliver health care to those in need in the performance of all job responsibilities.

  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures including the recording of community benefit services and costs.

  • With COO, and other executives, prepare and recommend budgets, goals, and objectives taking into consideration input from providers. Monitor overall performance of the medical group as delegated by the COO - budget, operations, financial targets, customer service, etc.

  • Lead teams and divisions to meet goals and deliver outstanding results around operations, quality, finance, growth and service. Conduct performance appraisals of staff and provide them with positive feedback and critical input as required.

  • Works with service line leaders and physicians to develop services and programs to meet patient needs and promote the overall success of the organization.

  • Directs the deployment of a complex mix of resources (e.g., caregivers, systems, vendors).

  • Acts independently, guided only by very broad organizational policies and objectives.

  • Establishes, in collaboration with Executive Leadership, objectives and long-range strategic plan for the department(s)

  • Hold regular staff meetings to discuss methods for improving patients and caregivers experience, efficient/safe operations and overall Ambulatory Care performance.

  • Inform staff members of any changes to policies or procedures.

  • Partner with other campus leadership on business operations and strategy. Formulate plan to meet strategic goals and coordinate with other management team.

  • Participate on Swedish Ambulatory Care committees related to clinic and network-wide operational development and strategic initiatives. Keep COO abreast of Ambulatory care performance, operations and special projects.

  • Create, recommend and implement new programs to increase and maintain patient care and satisfaction.

  • Ensure that organizational/regional goals are met and that all accrediting/reporting standards are complied with.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in healthcare administration, business administration or comparable field required.

  • Experienced health care leader with a minimum of 5 years proven track record in multiple areas of healthcare management, operations and corporate functions.

  • Financial, business development, complex project management, marketing, analytical, team building and collaborative working skills are essential.

  • Proven change management skills including crafting of strategic direction, working with institutional infrastructure and processes and effectively directing/ managing tactical processes.

  • Must be adaptable: dealing with daily operations, related problem solving, physician relations, while retaining strategic focus and driving for long-term results.

  • Knowledge and skills in medical group management and health systems operations and reimbursement highly desired.

  • Able to achieve goals in a working environment that uses multiple modalities of communication and computer applications. Must be skilled in verbal and written communication.

About Swedish Medical Group

Swedish Medical Group (SMG) is a successful, performance-driven division of Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. The SMG network includes more than 900 providers across more than 130 primary care and specialty care clinics.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Health Care

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Bank Of America Bldg (WA239) 800 Fifth Ave Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 218365