Director - Surgical Programs

Portland, Maine
Aug 01, 2022
Position Type

Maine Medical Center is seeing a Director of Surgical Programs, a key leadership position within Surgical Services responsible for all aspects of six surgical programs including strategic development, financial management, marketing, quality improvement, and operational efficiency. This position oversees management of the Bariatric and Trauma Programs and is directly responsible for the Orthopedic, Urology, General Surgery, and Colorectal Surgery programs.

The position applies business management expertise and a data driven approach to advance surgery related strategic goals across the institution. It has direct oversight responsibility for the various program staff as well as the data analytic and quality support staff of Surgical Services. It reports to the Vice President of Surgical Services and works closely with senior leadership in Patient Care Services, Operations, Finance, Planning/Marketing, and Maine Medical Partners. The position is responsible for the development and successful implementation of program strategic and annual implementation plans. The Director of Surgical Programs provides subject matter acumen in business and financial management as well as data collection and analysis.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: Master’s degree in healthcare administration, business or related field required plus seven years of progressive management experience. Demonstrated ability to supervise staff and consultants.
  • License/Certification: N/A
  • Experience: Knowledge of healthcare systems, including but not limited to the organization and financing of healthcare, managed care systems, health policy, hospital information systems, and public health principles. Knowledge of the current healthcare environment including macro and local trends.
  • A high level of analytical skills necessary to measure and develop improvement strategies for process improvement, financial management and efficiency.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a budget, prepare financial reports, and create business plans.
  • Established ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of management, ability to write papers, reports, and proposals for a variety of audiences and present publicly.

Additional Information 
MaineHealth was ranked a Best-In-State Employer in 2021 and one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at: 

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever-changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring, and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.