CEO in Hillsboro, OR

$250K - $500K(Ladders Estimates)

Gundersen Lutheran, Inc   •  

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Industry: Healthcare

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 53 days ago

Position SummaryThe CEO is responsible for the management, control and efficient operation of St Josephs. The CEO provides vision, strategic leadership and administrative direction for continuous improvement and development of St Josephs. This position assumes overall management authority, responsibility and accountability of St. Josephs. Within twelve months of assuming this position, the CEO will be expected to make best efforts to maintain a personal residence within the St. Josephs service area (within 15 miles of Hillsboro, Wisconsin).

Strategic Relevance -- Summary To advance its position as an innovator and leading health care system, Gundersen Lutheran Health System (GLHS) must continue to demonstrate superior outcomes, provide seamless delivery of care, and ensure competitive cost structures. It must also stay at the cutting edge of emerging technologies and new delivery models that will transform healthcare. The System must anticipate and respond effectively to evolving market and environmental trends, (e.g., shifts in payment models, value based purchasing, transparency of outcomes and information technology) that will impact the delivery of health care services.

The Vice President is responsible for proactively identifying these forces and trends, for anticipating their impact on GLHS, for ensuring effective response from their AOR (area-of-responsibility and for influencing the System as a whole. The Vice President collaborates with senior management and others to establish and achieve GLHS' strategic mission and goals: 1) demonstrate superior quality and safety through the eyes of patients and caregivers; 2) demonstrate superior service through the eyes of patients and colleagues; 3) attract, develop and retain a talented and engaged workforce; 4) demonstrate affordability of care; and 5) achieve programmatic growth. The Vice President ensures alignment across System strategies and AOR management and staff.


Position Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Vice President is specifically responsible for:1.0 Organizational Strategy and Implementation -

2.0 Fiscal Management - Initiating, overseeing, and developing processes to ensure accountability for effective operations and resource management.

3.0 Human Resource Management - Ensuring that systems and processes are in place to: select, engage, align, develop, motivate, manage, and retain a team of highly skilled managers and staff.

4.0 Excellence in Service and Clinical Quality - Achieving seamless delivery of quality patient care and safety, excellence in patient experience and customer service.

5.0 Organizational Leadership - Providing leadership and accomplishing objectives by ensuring the integration of processes and initiatives while modeling collaboration.


Key Accountabilities1.0Organizational Strategy and Implementation1.1Collaborates with other Vice President's to study and understand external market financial, economic, and industry data, identifying market opportunities and threats.1.2Provides vision and direction to AOR leadership in the design, development and implementation of program goals and objectives.1.3Guides and ensures continuous improvement, taking into account market demands, regulatory standards, and clinical practice.1.4Ensures the establishment of clear and consistent performance standards and ensures that continuous improvement forms the basis for all activities.1.5Collaborates to ensure that resources are prioritized, in place, and used to achieve objectives.1.6Oversees the design of key process improvements and optimizes resources to eliminate variability in cost and quality.1.7Develops effective referral network with physicians and hospitals and maintains collaborative relationships with major purchasers of healthcare. 2.0Fiscal Management2.1Establishes and collaboratively manages fiscal targets.2.2Develops and presents comprehensive analysis for financial and program recommendations.2.3Monitors financial performance, initiates analysis, and evaluates and approves recommendations to achieve established fiscal targets.2.4Articulates and communicates the rationale for financial decisions, ensuring a high level of understanding among stakeholders.2.5Ensures management and staff compliance with financial decisions. 3.0Human Resource Management3.1Creates vision and provides leadership that offers job satisfaction and performance recognition, stimulates innovative thinking, and promotes cross-functional teamwork.3.2Establishes expectations for performance and holds management accountable for achieving them.3.3In collaboration with the Human Resources Department, monitors trends that have human resource implications, and ensures the efficacy of systems/processes for recruiting, retaining, developing, and motivating staff and leadership talent.3.4Ensures the effective integration of progressive change and conflict management.3.5Creates a workplace climate that ensures respect, teamwork, open communication, and professional recognition among a diverse workforce. 4.0Excellence in Service and Clinical Quality4.1Ensures the implementation of processes to collect clinical and financial data to improve clinical effectiveness, cost, and quality.4.2Oversees the monitoring and analysis of system-wide trends in customer satisfaction, patient experience, quality outcomes, and cost using data to guide change in system-wide practices.4.3Ensures confidentiality of patient, staff, and appropriate management data and delivers immediate and certain consequences when confidentiality is compromised. 5.0Organizational Leadership5.1Promotes GHS to all constituencies by interpreting and communicating GHS? mission and values, and acting as a loyal and informed spokesperson.5.2Identifies opportunities and effectively leads collaboration with other departments and staff.5.3In the spirit of collaboration and organizational success, promotes the visibility of GHS leadership throughout the organization.5.4Provides the vision to establish a positive learning environment within their AOR, collaborating with academic programs, while ensuring patient safety.5.5Identifies areas for self-development and actively seeks opportunities and resources to meet developmental objectives.

  • Key InterfacesThe Vice President interacts primarily with the following external interfaces:Families
  • Patients
  • The Vice President interacts secondarily with the following external interfaces:Non-GLHS clinicians and organizations
  • Vendors/Suppliers
  • Educational and Regulatory Organizations
  • General Public
  • Media
  • The Vice President interacts primarily with the following internal interfaces:Department Heads
  • Other Vice Presidents and Chiefs
  • Directors and Executive Directors
  • The Vice President interacts secondarily with the following internal interfaces:Team/Division Managers
  • AOR Staff
  • Other System Staff
  • CEO
  • Other functional leadership


Decision Making Authority & Responsibility

The Vice President has the responsibility to contribute to GLHS strategic objectives. This person is responsible for achieving organizational results. They are also responsible for reviewing goals, assessing progress, and making appropriate course corrections. This person has the authority to formulate and execute AOR vision, objectives, and strategies consistent with the System's mission, vision and goals. This person determines which resources are needed and facilitates the acquisition or allocation of resources where indicated.


The Vice President has the authority to initiate and make change in AOR practice standards, processes and system to ensure optimal, cost effective health care delivery. This individual facilitates the resolution of management, clinician, and policy issues within agreed upon financial and regulatory limits. The Vice President formulates and enforces policy, consistent with GLHS standards. This person coaches, monitors, and documents management performance, and makes recommendations for compensation strategy and promotion. The Vice President represents GLHS and their Team/Division within the System and in the external community.


Scope of the JobAge Specific Population Served:Nonage Specific (N/A)

OSHA CategoryCategory III - No employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Position QualificationsEducation and Learning:RequiredMaster's degree in Healthcare/Hospital Administration or a health-related field or a business related field


Work Experience:Desired8-10 years of senior leadership experience and leadership in a critical access hospitalSkills and Knowledge:Ability to or Knowledge of...RequiredReasoning/Decision Makingappreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own

participate in and support professional organizations

have a broad range of interests including concerns for personal, organization and community environment


Communicationeffectively communicate in technical and lay language

excellent oral and written communication skills

communicate with ease on a professional level


Leadershipcompany/organization goals, policies, procedures

decision-making skills

legal and regulatory standards

manage conflict

build teams

modify style and behavioral approach to reach goal

take calculated risks based on sound judgment

problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives


General - All Positionshave professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development


Computer Systems/Software/Applicationsoperate computer

Valid Through: 2019-10-17