Program Director - Bariatric Surgery

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 61318

Position Summary:


General Summary:


Under the general supervision of service line leadership; develops, implements and manages the comprehensive bariatric surgery and medical weight management programs across the System.


Duties and Responsibilities:



  • In collaboration with the service line leadership team, assumes responsibility for the development, implementation and program management of the WSH bariatric surgery and medical weight management program(s).
  • Serves as the expert on all aspects of bariatric surgery and medical weight management to health care professionals, staff, patients, families and the community.
  • Develops and facilitates ongoing professional education programs for key stakeholders across the system
  • Develops and implements patient educational material for all patients who may benefit from comprehensive bariatric surgery and medical weight management program(s).
  • Develops, coordinates and participates in community awareness programs about bariatric surgery and medical weight management, diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Leads appropriate teams and committees to facilitate standardization of best practices and collaboration among team members.
  • Organizes services in a manner to ensure timely and appropriate access and triage of services.
  • Facilitates the collection of performance measures to serve as a means to evaluate the overall customer satisfaction, financial performance and long term outcomes. Utilizes measures to identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensures consistency and standardization of the program in each market across the System.
  • Coordinates and facilitates patient flow, communication, and information flow between inpatient to outpatient care settings as needed.
  • Develops, maintains and updates all required documents for regulatory and/or accreditation bodies such as Joint Commission and Department of Health. Ensures that all mandated measures are collected and submitted in a timely basis and the hospitals are prepared for site visits.
  • Maintains awareness of market share to assess competitiveness of service; develops and implements plans to optimize market share of (bariatric surgery and medical weight management) services.
  • Works with Marketing staff to effectively educate community and referring physicians about program.
  • Provides leadership for clinical and administrative process redesign.
  • Provides supervision and oversight to Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight Management Program coordinators and or clinicians at each WellSpan site as needed.
  • Ensures that processes and programs are in place to support the success of the bariatric surgery and medical weight management programs with all participating hospitals.



Required Skills



Master's Degree

licensed health care professional or a registered dietitian

Demonstrated program design and program management experience

Ability to travel between multiple sites across WellSpan's System

Background in bariatric, dietetics or medical weight management

Required Experience

5 years’ experience managing a clinical program

Demonstrated experience implementing new processes from cradle to grave

5 years of experience in a position requiring creative and critical thinking

Experience with process improvement from a productivity and fiscal standpoint

Exceptional customer service experience with visibility in the community

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)