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Chief Operating Officer, Tacoma, WA

Organization: TRA Medical Imaging
Category: Senior Leadership
Location: Tacoma, WA
Date Job Posted: September 29, 2020
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TRA Medical Imaging

Chief Operating Officer

The Organization:

At TRA Medical Imaging, we have been providing a complete spectrum of imaging services to the residents of Pierce, South King and Thurston counties of the Puget Sound region of Washington State since 1918. Our 100+ providers and 300+ employees of TRA are committed to providing excellence in diagnostic and interventional radiology through continued development of sub-specialty imaging services which routinely surpass the expectations of the community. We achieve this by practicing the values of Compassionate care, Accountability and integrity, Respect, and Excellent service and by embodying our guiding principle – Patients come first.

Locally owned, TRA is one the largest physician-owned medical imaging groups in the nation. The group provides professional radiology services to hospitals and clinics throughout Pierce, Thurston and King Counties, as well as Eastern Oregon. Our radiologists provide over 1.5 million interpretations annually with locally-based physicians providing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Today the medical imaging group has over 100 doctors reading for 12 different company-owned outpatient sites and serving 14 hospitals in the region. TRA is also proud to partner with CHI Franciscan Health System and MultiCare Health System, two of the regions premier healthcare providers, to serve their patients. TRA also provides management, staffing and IT services to TRA Medical Imaging centers, Diagnostic Imaging Northwest, The Carol Milgard Breast Center and other physician groups and providers in the region.


TRA Medical Imaging operates outpatient imaging facilities under the TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest brand names in the region encompassing Pierce, Thurston and South King Counties, immediately adjacent to Puget Sound. Surrounded by mountains, forests and water, the Pacific Northwest is well known for its moderate climate and a quality of life that balances exceptionally desirable living and working conditions. In addition to hosting some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States, the Seattle/Tacoma area boasts more than 6,100 acres of accessible parkland and is especially attractive to recreational and sporting enthusiasts. Close proximity to Seattle provides individuals with easy access to some of the country’s finest restaurants, cultural events and sports venues.

Job Summary:

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer of TRA Medical Imaging. The COO is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for the daily operations of TRA Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging Northwest facilities. The COO will work closely with the associated physician partner(s) to ensure we deliver the very best care and the very best service to the patients we serve. Chief Operating Officer leads and directs the training and development of the staff in areas such as customer service, communication and is a champion for TRA’s mission and culture. The COO also is involved in the review of operational performance, direction and strategy for all outpatient locations and outpatient support departments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead senior management position directly overseeing 12 outpatient imaging sites, centralized scheduling and other outpatient support functions.
  • Provides leadership in developing continuous performance improvement systems to ensure delivery of high quality, efficient and accessible patient care and ensures that services, administrative protocols, and procedures are implemented consistently across all sites.
  • Identifies short- and long-term clinical needs and evaluates current and newly developed programs.
  • Acts independently and uses good judgment in both clinical and non-clinical decision making and problem resolution.
  • Participates in the development of long-range strategic plans and objectives for practice management, and analyzes organizational systems, policies and procedures, recommending changes to ensure the realization of these goals and objectives.
  • Maintains familiarity with and assures compliance with current government and regulatory and contract requirements for delivery of clinical services.
  • Directs operations of outpatient sites by identifying operational and clinical issues while working diligently to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshoots, develops action plans, and executes such plans for continuous quality improvements and customer service.
  • Oversees effective change management and project management implementation within the outpatient sites.
  • Collaborate effectively across departments and sites within the organization.
  • Is a steward and champion of TRA’s culture of high trust and is committed to making TRA the best place to work in healthcare.


The qualified candidate should have knowledge of healthcare organization policies, procedures, systems and objectives, fiscal management, compliance and the ability to manage staff.

  • Five+ years managerial experience, preferably in an outpatient imaging setting or in a physician group or healthcare operations role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, healthcare, or related field required.
  • Experience with developing process improvement, staff development and customer service excellence is required.
  • Demonstrated success with any combination of the above education and experience will be considered.
  • Current driver’s license, valid in the state of Washington is required or other evidence of equivalent mobility.

Job Knowledge/Skills

  • The ideal candidate will possess high-level strategic and critical thinking skills commensurate to executive level decision-making.
  • Prior experience and/or knowledge with healthcare business development and marketing preferred to meet the challenges of planned future growth.
  • The ideal candidate for COO is preferred to have previous experience and success in leading multiple work sites and/or departments in a healthcare environment.
  • Further required for this position is the capacity to communicate effectively, both written and verbal with all levels of staff and providers, as open communication is necessary to team-building and team effectiveness.
  • The candidate should be prepared to work in a fast-paced changing environment. The COO shall have working experience in the group practice environment.

We offer competitive pay and benefits for all full-time employees. Our comprehensive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance. Company paid life insurance, AD&D, LTD, voluntary disability insurance, 401k, and a paid time off program.

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