Vice President (VP) of Orthopedic Service Line Development

HCA - Houston, TX

Do you have the career opportunities you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services as a

Vice President (VP) of Orthopedic Service Line Development


HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious

Vice President (VP) of Orthopedic Service Line Development

to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

At HCA, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan. You have the ability to enroll in several medical coverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional a la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k, flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, and participate in our tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment programs.

Vice President (VP) of Orthopedic Service Line Development


HCA Houston Healthcare - Houston, Texas

What you will do in this role:

Leadership and Governance

  • Develop financially viable business and organizational models that balance and align the interests of the hospital and those of the division, thereby achieving maximum flexibility for program development.

  • Interface with the hospital’s executive team to provide effective management direction for orthopedic services.

  • Interface with and lead hospital orthopedic leaders in collaboration with hospital administration.

Operations and Finance

  • Develop, monitor, and report operational and capital budgets. Coordinate with operational departments to ensure corresponding availability of service capacity to accommodate growth.

  • Facilitate the development of plans to reduce cost and improve efficiency within the hospitals related to orthopedics, which would be reflected in the various hospital efficiency plans and programs.

  • Establish plans to optimize reimbursement for services provided.

  • Monitor and drive operations to achieve clinical excellence in the service line.

  • Work with HCAPS leadership to ensure success of affiliated and/or employed physician groups at the practice level to develop service line efforts on the “ground floor.”

Strategic Planning and Business Development

  • Formulate and gain approval for strategic business plans and objectives consistent with hospital’s mission, goals, and strategies designed to support the community and ensure their mutual success.

  • Ensure the strategic planning and operational budgeting processes are linked and support the hospital’s plans. Maintain and monitor division business and strategic plans in coordination with Division VP of Planning.

  • Successfully link the service line with Gulf Coast Division outreach initiatives.

  • Develop new and enhance existing inpatient and outpatient clinical programs and services to achieve growth opportunities commensurate with availability capacity.

  • Facilitate contractual relationships between related organizations and Gulf Coast Division hospitals.

  • Establish marketing programs that enhance the awareness and preference for programs and services among key internal and external customer constituencies.

Research and Education

  • Guide the development of major orthopedic research initiatives, encouraging collaboration with other academic institutions for research purposes and extramural grant support for research activities.

  • Integrate and align research programs with the clinical operation.

Physician Relations

  • Develop and execute physician and staff recruitment plans to ensure adequate coverage at all facilities.

  • Build long-term relationships with key physicians, affiliated, integrated and/or employed.


  • Ensure compliance with IRS, OIG, and HCFA laws and regulations particularly as they apply to hospital-physician financial relationships and business structures.

  • Establish collaborative relationships with key managers and departments in the Gulf Coast Division.

  • Develop programs to deliver medical services and interact with providers and consumers worldwide through affiliation arrangements, advanced communication and information technology development and, if appropriate, facility construction.

  • Develop well-defined and comprehensive business plans that outline short and long-term growth objectives and detail strategic and tactical initiatives.

  • Establish benchmark metrics focusing on volume, market share, quality, and profitable financial performance.

  • Assist each facility with accreditation and certification efforts related to the service line.

  • Assist each facility with the development of evidence based clinical protocols and order sets where appropriate.

  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement.”


  • Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare related field required.

  • Master’s Degree in healthcare related or business field preferred or in progress

  • Current clinical licensure. (i.e. RN, PT, OT) with specialization in neuroscience services strongly preferred.

  • Five (5) years of experience in program development and/or administrative healthcare experience required.

  • Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience preferred.

  • Current working knowledge of the neuroscience field as it relates to neurosurgery, neurology, and neuroradiology.

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and flexibility in working with administrators, physicians, and multidisciplinary teams to develop and improve disease-specific programs.

  • Promote the safety, health, and quality of life for patients as a first priority at all times and guide the creation and growth of neuroscience programs.

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to follow through on issues.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.

  • Ability to work effectively with other employees and external parties.

HCA Houston Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare in the Houston area, where excellent trained physicians, nurses and allied health professionals treat almost a million patients and provide more than $2 billion in charity care every year. With an employee base of 15,000, HCA Houston Healthcare’s comprehensive network includes 14 hospitals, nine outpatient surgery centers, nine freestanding emergency centers and numerous freestanding diagnostic imaging facilities in the greater Houston area.

HCA Houston Healthcare is part of HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 17 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 13 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division affiliated hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. HCA Gulf Coast Division is part of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 184 hospitals in the United States and England.

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our recruiters for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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