The University of Kansas Health System is the region’s premier academic medical center, with annual ambulatory volumes of more than 1 million completed appointments, including 165,000 telehealth appointments, over 100 clinics and multiple locations in the Kansas City metro as well as across the state.
The Health System Director of Ambulatory Operations has overall responsibility and accountability for the Health System’s Ambulatory role of Operations which includes the goals, objectives, responsibilities, skills, abilities, knowledge and experience to organize, govern, enable, manage, analyze, plan, execute, control, monitor, measure, improve and assure the specific functions noted below are integrated and coordinated across the enterprise.
The Health System Director of Ambulatory Operations directs ambulatory practice operational activities to ensure accomplishment of objectives. Analyzes quantitative performance results and advises the management team to ensure operational efficiency, quality service and financial profitability through short and long-range action planning in order to achieve and maintain growth. Leads efforts to standardize operations across practice sites, identify synergies and implement best practices and process improvement. Continually evaluates practice strategies and plans to meet changing national, state, and local needs. Ensures the maintenance of quality patient care and adherence to federal, state, local laws and regulations. Oversees the operations and activities of the Practice/Network and management company except those activities directly involving the practice of medicine. Maintains responsibility for operations and activities across multiple sites. Supports and adheres to The University of Kansas Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Ambulatory Standard Workflow and Process Improvement:
Capital and Facilities Planning:
Growth and Access:
Bachelors degree required
We are looking for someone with extensive experience working in ambulatory operations with a large scope of responsibility. This Director will be working with (but not managing directly) 3100 FTE’s, covering 36 locations and 150 clinics.
The ideal person will have a strong understanding of monitoring performance and setting an annual budget across all sites. Must be proficient in understanding and managing staffing ratios and labor productively using MGMA regulations. Additionally, this leader must have a solid background in physician productivity to write business plans and proformas and knows how to work across disciplines.
The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We offer more options for patients with serious conditions because of our expertise and leadership in medical research and education. Our physicians are researchers and educators expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge. Their major breakthroughs lead to the life-changing treatments and technologies of the future.
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Advancing Academic Medicine in Kansas City
The history of The University of Kansas Health System is a tale of triumph. From humble beginnings, we have evolved into a destination academic health system sought out by patients and top-notch medical professionals from around the country. Our reputation as the region’s premier academic medical center was hard-earned through a collective vision and commitment to unmatched patient care.
The Academic Advantage:
At The University of Kansas Health System, you’ll benefit from the exceptional strengths of an academic health system. The scope of knowledge, the depth of expertise, the breadth of scientific inquiry and the advanced technological resources you’ll find here are available only at the best hospitals in the nation. We always put patients at the center of every decision we make.
Russell R. Rein, MBA, MHA, FACMPE
Vice President, Ambulatory Services & Practice Management
Russell Rein serves as the Vice President, Ambulatory Services & Practice Management for The University of Kansas Health System. The University of Kansas Health System is a respected academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. For 14 years, The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City has ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 hospitals. The health system includes more than 100 locations, more than 14,000 employees and more than 1,000 physicians.
Russell previously worked for Mayo Clinic for 28 years holding leadership positions in surgery, cardiovascular services, imaging, managed care, systems engineering and capital management. Russell has also worked for Barnes Health System and William Beaumont Hospital.
Russell completed his Master of Health Administration and Business Administration at St. Louis University and his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where he played foot ball and baseball. He is married to Janet and has two children, Sarah a University of Utah Cancer Studies Manager, and Justin an Army Ranger 75th Regiment.