Vice President - HR

Mercy   •  

Springfield, MO

Industry: Patient Care


Not Specified years

Posted 354 days ago

We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and administering Human Resources programs for Mercy Springfield Communities, administrative direction of the Human Resources department, administration of many HR functions for the health system, and administrative direction of Child Development Center and Volunteer Services. Performs related duties as assigned. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.


Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the hospital’s human resource functions and performance.


•Provide leadership and direction for the childcare center, and volunteer services.


•Serve as a member of the Community Executive team. Participate in and provide Human Resources input regarding strategic issues.


•Lead strategic diversity and inclusion planning efforts, including assessment, evaluation and accountability.


•Work with the Executive Director of Talent Selection on staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the hospital.


•Partner with the Ministry Office to establishes and implements the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Programs in compliance with government legislation.


•Work with the Director of Compensation to develop progressive and proactive compensation programs and measure their success. Review annually and on an as-needed bases wage rates and pay grades for positions.


•Manage the annual benefit enrollment process.


•Assure JCAHO requirements are met as they pertain to Human Resources.


•Coordinate the co-worker engagement and satisfaction survey and process.


•Work with the Executive Director of Talent Development & Optimization on educational needs, to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps. Develop specific programs for the filling of the gaps.


•Work with leadership teams throughout the health system, serving as a resource to help reduce costs, enhance revenues, achieve effective utilization and quality goals and objectives, analyze and utilize information to develop and support management decisions.


•Oversee any renovations or construction in the HR area of responsibility.


•Participate in the Administrative On-Callschedule.


•Responsible for collaborative relationships with peers and departmental leaders within the hospital and the Ministry to assess needs and evaluate, develop and implement concepts. Provide monthly turnover and retentionreports to those requiring them.


•Establish credibility throughout the health system with leadership and the co-workers in order to be an effective listener and problem solver of issues and concerns.


•Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce human resources policies and procedures.


•Assure that HR practices are consistent with Mercy’s standards, mission, vision, and values.


•Submit annual operational budget for HR cost centers. Monitor budget compliance and provide budget variance explanations.


•Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning of programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items impact the attraction, motivation, development and retention of co-workers.


•Coordinate co-worker appreciation activities and programs.


•Assist the Regional Vice President of HR with projects and initiatives.



Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

  • Education: A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Administration, Business Administration, or a related discipline is required. Master's degree in a related field and professional certificate are preferred.

  • Experience: Vice President or Director of Human Resources of at least five years in a large health care organization. 

  • Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communications skills, effective communicator, broad knowledge of employment and labor law, and the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel in a health care setting. A demonstrated commitment to continued professional growth and development.

  • Engages co-workers in formation opportunities through activities, coaching, and recognition related to Mercy’s mission, core values/charism, and faith-based heritage.

We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. ModernHealthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.