Chief Operating Officer Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, NJ
The Chief Operations Officer (COO) for RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick, in conjunction with the CEO, will execute the strategic plan to transform the hospital into an academic medical center of national caliber. The COO will also be responsible for meeting institutional goals regarding patient satisfaction, quality metrics and team member engagement.
Specific Challenges Include:
Drive greater performance through system-thinking and creativity to continuously improve quality metrics, employee engagement, patient care services, expense reduction, managing staffing ratios, productivity and service line growth and expansion.
Work collaboratively with the executive team to elevate RWJUH into the Top 20 AMCs in the Nation by 2031, supporting the vision for honor roll status in US News & World Report.
Oversee the institution’s capital expansion.
Effectively establish and navigate a network of relationships with Rutgers University and its Medical Schools towards full integration around the mission and vision of the academic medical enterprise across New Brunswick campuses.
Other duties include:
Lead the development of progressive physician/facility strategies that support the 10-year vision and strategy plan.
Display strong business acumen, a sophisticated knowledge of healthcare funding, and experience in competitive marketplaces with the ability to make complex and difficult decisions.
Establish a plan to address productivity, operational performance, patient throughput and team member engagement.
Partner with the medical school to foster quality, efficiently provided care. Emerge as a respected leader and decision-maker.
Plan, monitor and manage the operations budget to insure achievement of operational and financial goals Create an environment that supports team morale, improved service and highest quality. Initiate a strategic process that addresses continuous measurable improvement.
Exhibit strong communication, presentation and listening skills to ensure facility-wide collaboration and coordination.
Assure the highest standards of healthcare delivery and outcomes, ensuring a constant patient focus.
Master’s degree required, preferably MBA coupled with in-depth knowledge of healthcare financials.
Seven to ten years of progressively responsible health care operational experience in an academic medical center environment
A minimum of ten years of successful progressive healthcare/facility management experience. A demonstrable record of significant career progression, having culminated in a senior management position as either a Chief Operating Officer, Senior Operations Officer or Chief Executive Officer in a progressive, financially sound hospital system.
High level, complex problem solving abilities both in groups and in one-on-one situations. Ability to translate the mission and vision to everyday work.
Ability to manage and lead in a matrixed organization.
Ability to cultivate and foster relationships at every level of the organization (locally at the hospital, within the system, and board relations).
Demonstrated success in leading system process-improvement initiatives in an academic quaternary care facility. Highly developed expertise in quantitative analysis to support definition and advancement for the facilities goals and objectives.
Decisive leader, with the ability to understand physician’s viewpoints and needs, and work strategically in the best interest of patients and the facility. A strong reputation for sustained, inclusive, trust-based physician relations. Experience in a system with excellent employee, physician and patient satisfaction, quality and outcomes improvement programs.
An understanding of information systems as they pertain not only to accounting but also to decision support, cost management and revenue enhancement.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Manny Gonzalez, SHRM - SCP, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer:email@example.com
About the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: Founded in 1884, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is the flagship hospital of the RWJ Barnabas Health system and the cornerstone of the planned multi-campus academic medical center in New Brunswick. RWJUH is a 614-bed teaching hospital with 1,995 physicians on staff, more than 300 residents and fellows and 2,100 nurses. Faculty at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are the backbone of the medical staff, working alongside hundreds of physicians in the community.
RWJUH is New Jersey’s largest academic medical center and foremost quaternary care facility, providing comprehensive services for cardiovascular care, oncology, critical care, neuroscience, orthopedics, and women’s and children’s care, including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) and much more. With a Level 1 Trauma Center and NJ’s first Pediatric Trauma Center, RWJUH is a national resource in its groundbreaking approaches to emergency preparedness. Significant capital expansion is underway, including the Surgical Services Expansion project and the Plum II expansion.
RWJUH is the flagship cancer hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the State - and provides access to the most advanced cancer treatment options including clinical trials, precision medicine, immunotherapy, complex surgical procedures and sophisticated radiation therapy techniques. Translational capability given NIH grants and a nimble infrastructure supports the ability to bring rapid clinical impact that will continue to attract top talent and help provide value-based care solutions and greater access for communities outside current market share. A new 12-story, 510,000 square foot cancer pavilion building is underway, which will include 96 inpatient beds, OR and procedure rooms, and laboratories. It will feature outpatient and prevention clinics and a covered walkway to RWJUH.
BMSCH serves as the focal point of the growing children’s health campus in New Brunswick, which includes the Child Health Institute of New Jersey and PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital. The 105-bed, State-designated, acute care children’s hospital is a state-of-the-art facility specially designed to care for children. From pediatric surgery, urology, and cardiology to oncology, hematology, and pulmonology, BMSCH’s specialists and intensivists provide advanced care for children of all ages. BMSCH recently received a $2.5M donation from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to build an outpatient infusion center in honor of its twentieth anniversary.
RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.