Mercy Health

  • Director-Bariatric-Obesity Medicine

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    Position Type
    Full Time
    Physician Process Improvement
    US-MO-Saint Louis
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Responsible for the implementation, development, promotion and coordination of the Bariatric/Obesity Medicine Program and services across Mercy East. Responsible for bariatric programs at four Mercy Hospital locations and the ability to achieve and maintain the certifications in Bariatric Center of Excellence.  Additionally, will have responsibility for blending two programs into one comprehensive Obesity Medicine Evaluation & Treatment Strategy.

    • Responsible for creating a business plan for the attainment of goals and objectives established by the Bariatric/Obesity Medicine Program
    • Builds an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers
    • Directly Manages a staff of 50 plus co-workers which includes: clinical dieticians, nurse navigators, physicians, office staff, and data analysts
    • Work in collaboration with various departments such as Marketing, Sports Medicine, Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy, Specialists, Primary Care and others with regards to all aspects of the programs
    • Demonstrates financial acumen, implements an effective reimbursement program, and develops/manages the budget for the entire department/programs
    • Leads the hospitals (4) in program development to achieve and maintain certification as Bariatric Centers of Excellence
    • Leads the program in terms of quality of care, volume, scope of services, and cost–effectiveness.
    • Leads policy development for the Bariatric Surgical and Obesity Programs
    • Has a deep understanding of Financial Acumen, able to implement effective reimbursement program, and works in collaboration with the hospitals and clinics to develop and manage the budget for the entire department/programs.
    • Ability to manage multiple clinical disciplines with the desire to understand the operations and critical success factors for all areas of responsibility
    • Ability to solve and analyze complex issues
    • Demonstrate success in the ability to manage large numbers of staff to ensure positive employee morale, efficient and cost-effective allocation of resources, and employee retention


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in business administration or Healthcare related field
    • 5 to 7 years in a senior leadership role and 3 years in previous experience in bariatric/obesity program preferred.

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds for benefit eligible coworkers. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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