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System Director Physician Contracting

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a System Director Physician Contracting for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of Variable.

Req ID: 172256



Responsible for the oversight and management of the system, processes and standards for physician and advanced practice provider contracting, assuring associated regulatory compliance, organizational integrity and business objectives are met.  Accountable for all activities associated with medical staff contracting and associated regulatory and quality standards.  Assures Fair Market Value compliance, and quickly remedies outliers or concerns. Responsible for providing data analysis and reporting, trends and issues and supporting documentation to support the review, approval and decision-making process for physician and provider contracting, including physician compensation models and oversight of all physician contract arrangements.  Assures a strong contracting system is in place to meet standards and timeliness of all new and ongoing contracts.  Works collaboratively with the community physician and administrative leaders and legal to resolve key issues and meet requirements.  Collaborates with the System Vice President Medical Affairs and Network Chief Medical Officers to execute the physician integration plan.  Serves as a leader for implementing integration efforts with other physician groups.  Develops and implements systems, processes and work flow methods.  Serves as advisor and subject matter expert.



  1. Provides oversight, analysis, and reports necessary for final review and approval and implementation of physician/provider contract agreements.  Facilitates the approval process of all contract documents from pre-contract through post-signature phases.
  2. Works in conjunction with leadership and legal counsel to develop new physician contract templates and agreements.  Reviews and revises existing agreements that support the clinical, programmatic, and financial goals of the organization.
  3. Develops, implements, and evaluates physician compensation strategies and models which align with financial and organization objectives, clinical and operational standards, and fair market value.
  4. Develops and manages process to audit oversight PeaceHealth entity that ensures accuracy of monthly payments made to contract physicians and monthly time logs receipt, completed and comply with established duties outlined in physician contract.
  5. Performs financial modeling, conducts internal valuations and assessments, and obtains external valuations for each agreement to ensure compliance with policies and regulatory requirements.  Identifies areas to improve provider service levels within budget parameters. 
  6. Collaborates with leaders to develop a process to execute and implement physician contracts.
  7. Coordinates with operations and revenue cycle staff to ensure alignment between physician contracted work, actual work done, and billing.
  8. Ensures accuracy and compliance of supporting documentation for contracts and completing documents required by Legal and Compliance.  Develops and implements a system to track contract expirations, necessary renewals, and any requirements and notices must be provided.
  9. Administers and maintains the electronic contract management database, including maintaining the database of all existing agreements and assuring communication of all changes with financial and/or budgetary impact.
  10. Develops and maintains processes that provide timely notification of critical customer contract events (i.e. renewals, termination and due dates contained within the agreements).
  11. Leads the negotiation, in collaboration with other identified leaders for contracting arrangements. 
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS - Required unless otherwise stated


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, healthcare, economics or a related field required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.



  • Minimum of 7 years of healthcare management experience required, relevant to the position.
  • Experience with hospital, clinic, physician, and performance-based primary care and health system contracting required.
  • Experience with contract management tools, templates, methods and processes.
  • Experience working in a managed care and/or government health program preferred.



  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with hospital leadership and physicians.
  • Prior experience in physician and provider contracting, including negotiations, compliance, compensation models, and operational and clinical standards and systems
  • Superb communications skills in formulating and communicating accurate and precise data process, findings, and recommendations via executive level reports and presentations.
  • Exceptional ability to manage and prioritize projects in a cross-functional matrix environment; strong project management skills; demonstrated self-motivation, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Financial acumen, and strong analytical skills to understand the implications of contractual arrangements and parameters.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects in a fast-paced environment with competing and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on physician contracting and physician compensation methodologies.
  • Advanced analytical and modeling skills, problem-solving, interpretation, budgeting and reporting skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications, advanced Excel skills.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.   
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.     
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Leadership || Executive Leadership || Full Time || LEGAL SERVICES

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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