Ascension Health Chief Operating Officer - Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas

Job ID: 249557

Chief Operating Officer - Dell Seton Medical Center

Austin, Texas


Additional Job Information

Title: Chief Operating Officer - Dell Seton Medical Center

City, State: Austin,TX

Location: Dell Seton Medical Center

Department: Administration 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Rotating, 40 hours,Weekly

About Us

At Seton, we’re using the power of purpose to change healthcare for the better.

As part of Ascension's Texas Ministry Market we do this through collaboration. Seton brings great minds and proven results from the across the nation together. From the best hires and strategic plans for growth, to the proactive connections we make within our community, we reach out to move ahead. Now, partnering with the University of Texas to build the new Dell Seton Medical Center, our future looks brighter than ever.

We do this in force. With more than 12,800 associates, Seton is the leading healthcare service provider in Central Texas as well as its second largest employer. We serve an eleven county area of more than 1.8 million people. We have five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for the uninsured, and an increasing number of storefront care locations.

We do this with vision. Since our founding in 1902, Seton has led the way in Austin --- expanding thoughtfully and with purpose; caring for our neighbors, because we know them so well. As a non-profit with a mission --- rather than a bottom line --- guiding us, improving health at a community level is our number one priority.


It’s our home, and our heart.

Located at the center of Texas hill country --- just a few hours from Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio --- Austin offers an appealing blend of hometown comfort and high-tech care. Whether you are looking for a vibrant nightlife and live music, recreational areas and activities, family-friendly fun, or educational offerings, Austin is a city that not only calls to you, but gently encourages you to sit down and stay awhile.

With cultural diversity, a mild climate (and truly great outdoors), attractive and affordable housing options, and no state income tax, Austin is a feel-good choice for a rewarding way of life.

The way we connect,

the lives we affect.

The Seton Healthcare Family is always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our close-knit team means performing to a higher standard. Embracing innovation, while understanding the importance of individual connections. And continually collaborating, learning and growing to realize new levels of personal and professional satisfaction.

Job Description

The Chief Operating Officer - Dell Seton Medical Center formulates and oversees the organization's planning, policies and practices in collaboration with executive leadership.


  • Participates in development of the organization's vision, policies and short- and long-term objectives.

  • Develops, implements and monitors operating budgets for areas of responsibility.

  • Determines overall needs for the organization to ensure network adequacy and promote growth.

  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and recommends cost effective and efficient solutions.

  • Leads efforts to drive high quality, low cost operations within sites of care as well as day-to-day operations

  • Provides input on performance targets for sites of care operations, quality/safety and performance improvement plans.

  • Ensures that performance is aligned with Ascension’s practices and standards of excellence and determines interventions necessary to improve performance.

  • Leads efforts to better manage care in an increasingly constrained resource environment and to ensure exceptional operational outcomes using Lean principles - Ascension’s AIM for Excellence.

  • Provides input on the design of risk-based arrangements, payers to approach for fee for value contracts and contract terms.

  • Recommends and manages to performance targets; determines interventions necessary to improve performance.

  • Tracks performance metrics and leads performance improvement efforts for operations of sites of care.

  • Provides input for the roll-out of new patient/member experience models and priority areas for clinically reliable processes

  • Identifies and develops partnerships with area facilities and community organizations that share Ascension Health’s values.

  • Supports multidisciplinary, outcome-driven and accountable approach to providing optimal patient experience and clinical outcomes.



  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • Certified Public Accountant credentialed from theTexas State Board of Public Accountancy preferred.


  • Bachelor's Level Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required upon date of hire or job transfer date Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate (JD) is preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Ten (10) years of experience as an executive-level manager is required upon date of hire or job transfer date required.

  • High level of financial acumen required

  • Experience working in an academic environment strongly preferred.

  • Proven abilty to partner with providers and/or faculty

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.

It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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.