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Orthopedic Service Line Director

We Are Hiring


St. Vincent’s Birmingham has an opportunity for an Orthopedic Service Line Director!

Why join Ascension

St. Vincent’s Birmingham is a 400+ bed hospital conveniently located downtown. We are currently undergoing an exciting expansion and renovation project to create more patient rooms and waiting areas.

  • Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we care for the people who are the foundation of our work to fulfill our mission: our associates. We offer a comprehensive benefit package inclusive of medical, dental, vision, retirement, and generous PTO.  Associates can also take advantage of other great benefits like tuition reimbursement or adoption assistance.  

  • Heart of Care: Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. That’s why, at Ascension, we invest in our nurses so they can have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve.

  • Power of Purpose: For the associates at St. Vincent’s, work is more than the place we go each day. It’s an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients so we can provide holistic care that treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Our innovative approach impacts and influences the community that we serve.

What you will do

Responsible for the strategic leadership, growth, and program development and operations for the orthopedic service line. Works in collaboration with physician and administrative leadership at each hospital to develop and implement policies, procedures, marketing plans, and programmatic structure to ensure the highest level of care, support to increase growth, services, and outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic initiatives to position service line for growth within the marketplace (both in volume and reputation).

  • Serves as the content expert within the service line and leads the management of the service line.

  • Evaluate environmental factors and trends to tailor service line strategy for current and future success.

  • Work with Ministry Market leadership to identify and evaluate new opportunities, JVs/partnerships, and affiliations to promote growth.

  • Set direction for the expansion of existing clinical programs and the development of comprehensive new programs/areas across the care continuum.

  • Work with Physician Lead to set quality goals and facilitate achievement of quality goals and measurable quality outcomes.

  • Develops and markets expanded and/or new services in response to innovation, technology, strategic developments or compensation consistent with the goals of the clinical service.

  • Develop and implement cost, Clinical Process Reliability (CPR), efficiency plans.

  • Interface with Ascension system entities and services (e.g., Marketing and Communications, ACRI, Legal, The Resource Group, Navion, etc.).

  • Facilitate a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and accountability across disciplines within the service line.

  • Use the ‘Alignment Guide’ to further relationships between Ascension and AMG/affiliated physicians (e.g., invite affiliated physicians to become part of AMG, facilitate alignment of performance-based compensation, identify JVs, pursue payer contracts, etc.).

  • Outline the annual service line strategic plan and operating budget and monitor progress throughout the year.

What you will need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:



Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 7 years of experience required.

  • 10 years of experience preferred.

  • 4 years of leadership or management experience preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

As an equal opportunity employer, St. Vincent's and all its ministries comply with all applicable employment laws and regulations.  In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at St. Vincent's and all its ministries based on merit, qualifications and abilities.


Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by law.                                         


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.


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Job ID: 390546
Category: Business Administration
Ministry: St. Vincent's Health System, AL
Location: Birmingham, AL

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