April 29, 2019 – O’Fallon, MO-based executive recruiting firm Jordan Search Consultants (JSC) is seeking two key leaders, chief financial officer and chief information officer, for the Springfield Clinic in central Illinois. Executive search consultant Adam Rockey is leading both assignments.
Springfield Clinic is one of the largest private multispecialty clinics in Illinois.
The vice president/ chief financial officer search will be national in scope, said JSC. Reporting and collaborating with the chief executive officer, the VP/CFO will be expected to set the Springfield Clinic’s financial mission and vision in alignment with its overall strategic plan. As a senior member of the administrative team, this position has direct oversight of business and clinical intel, purchasing, patient accounting and finance.
The VP/CFO will be committed to the organization’s mission to provide the highest quality in healthcare to the people of central Illinois, said the search firm. The individual will also be expected to bring current industry knowledge to create the future vision for Springfield Clinic, leveraging healthcare finance and accounting trends in a limited liability partnership environment for a growing independent multi-specialty group.
Prospects should have five-plus years’ experience in financial leadership, preferably in healthcare, said JSC. Candidates must have a CPA license. An MBA or the equivalent is also desirable. LLP accounting experience is a plus. The ideal candidate would be a quick thinker, with diverse experience, who is demonstrably innovative and a change agent. Also necessary are excellent communication and presentation skills.
The vice president/ chief information officer role requires an experienced information technology professional to drive the information strategy for the Springfield Clinic, said JSC. Under the direct leadership of the organization’s CEO, the VP/CIO will be expected to set the mission and vision to meet the ever-changing IT needs for the Springfield Clinic in alignment with its strategic plan. This executive will have direct oversight of information technology, the project management office, health information management, and business and clinical intelligence.
“As a valued advisor to the other members of the executive team, this person will build trusting relationships across the organization, actively participating in the overall business strategy development to support the delivery of world class healthcare services,” said the search firm.
The VP/ CIO will be expected to bring current industry knowledge to create the future vision for Springfield Clinic, leveraging information and technology in the business model design, business processes re-engineering capabilities and services development, and support for competitive advantage.
A Multi-Specialty Clinic
The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a computer science, business or an equivalent field. A master’s degree or equivalent is highly preferred. A demonstrably successful track record in IT leadership with a minimum eight years of experience, preferably in health care, is also required. Candidates must possess strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency. Change management experience is required. Expertise in broad IT healthcare leadership related to EMR and computerized physician orders systems, improving customer satisfaction, innovative technology, fiscal performance and clinical quality is necessary.
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Founded in 1939 by five physician partners, Springfield Clinic was one of the first multi-specialty medical clinics to form in downstate Illinois. Through numerous local affiliations and physician recruitment, Springfield Clinic became and remains Illinois’ second largest private multi-specialty clinic. With more than 400 physicians and advanced practitioners, practicing in 80 medical specialties and sub-specialties, Springfield Clinic serves a population of nearly one million patients throughout the central Illinois region. Its network of care includes more than 20 medical offices, approximately half based in Springfield, with the balance found in neighboring cities in central Illinois.
Jordan Search Consultants was established in 2003 as a physician and healthcare executive recruitment firm. In 2012, the company acquired another St. Louis-based search firm to add higher education, academic leadership and executive-level corporate position sourcing and recruiting to its service offerings. Two years later, the firm acquired a California-based search firm, expanding its geographic reach and its capabilities to include recruitment for managed care and health plan physician/nurse leadership, hospice organizations and non-profit community health centers. In 2017, Jordan Search Consultants increased its national footprint through the acquisition of Health Search New England, a healthcare search firm based in Bangor, ME.
Mr. Rockey, who joined JSC in 2015, brought close to a decade of sales and client development experience to his job. Previously, he served as a sales representative for a pharmacogenomics lab and directed sales and service efforts at Lockhaven Golf Club. Mr. Rockey, who is also a professional golfer, received his bachelor’s degree in business with a major in marketing from Illinois State University.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media