COO DeTar Healthcare System-Victoria, TX

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DeTar Healthcare System is your community healthcare provider.

The physicians, staff and volunteers of the DeTar Healthcare System pride themselves on caring for our community. The father and son physician team of William and Webb T. DeTar opened the area's first hospital, Valley View Hospital, in a two-story, white wood framed, colonial style home on the corner of Navarro and San Antonio streets in 1924. Since then, the DeTar "family," as we call it, has grown to a team of 1,200 staff members, more than 200 physicians and 120 volunteers who dedicate themselves to keeping our community healthy.

Our two full-service, acute care hospitals, DeTar Hospital Navarro and DeTar Hospital North have been recognized for providing quality care by the Joint Commission and offer services one may expect to travel miles to receive, such as:

  • Comprehensive cardiac program with two cardiac catheterization labs, an electro physiology program and open-heart surgery
  • An accredited Chest Pain Center
  • An inpatient rehabilitation facility recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and offering round-the-clock nursing care and at least three hours of physical, occupational and/or speech therapy
  • A designated Primary Stroke Center
  • Both Level III and Level IV Trauma Centers
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with the area's only program providing 24-hour coverage with in-house neonatologists

We believe in harnessing the power of people to create great care. A patient-centered team of doctors, nurses, employees and volunteers, we work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community we call home.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the hospital's day-to-day activities, including revenue and sales growth; expense, cost, and margin-control; and monthly, quarterly, and annual financial goal management.

The responsibilities of the COO include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing day to day operations of all departments in the hospital with the exception of Nursing.
  • Coordinating facility and program planning budget preparation, administering hospital policy formulation
  • Representing the hospital at various professional, civic and governmental organizations and meetings.
  • Partnering with physicians who use, or will use, the hospital; taking a role in the recruiting and retention of physicians
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the hospital meets necessary regulatory and compliance approvals and quality accreditations in conjunction with the hospital's Chief Nursing Officer
  • Working with the Chief Executive Officer to create an environment that will encourage the recruiting and retention of qualified hospital employees
  • Analyzing areas in planning, promoting and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities
  • Assisting in planning of new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue
  • Assisting in managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs in conjunction with the hospital's financial and nursing officers
  • Participating in the hospital's monthly operation reviews as well as participating in corporate office meetings as deemed necessary

This position reports directly to the CEO and in the absence of the CEO, the COO may be required to interpret hospital policy and provide guidance.

Education:

  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited institution
  • Master of Healthcare Administration or MBA with Healthcare emphasis required.

Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years recent hospital experience managing multiple departments in acute care facility.
  • Experience in physician relations or recruitment required.

Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, hospital staff and community
  • Ability to maintain confidential information concerning personal, financial, or medical matters
  • Must have knowledge of technical and professional skills management, general principles of human resource management, labor relations and hospital economics

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