VP Patient Care Services

Allina Health   •  

Saint Paul, MN

8 - 10 years

Posted 266 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

United Hospital, located in downtown St. Paul, Minn., is the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, providing innovative services and programs, such as the Nasseff Heart Center, United Heart; Vascular Clinic and Vascular Center; neuroscience care through the John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute for the treatment of brain aneurisms, Bentson Family Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Brain Tumor Center and the Nasseff Neuroscience Center; as well as psychiatry, womens health, surgical, rehabilitation and emergency services. With 2,949 employees, more than 1,000 physicians and 546 licensed beds, United Hospital provides a full range of health care services to 200,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.


The Vice President, Patient Care is the Chief Nurse Executive for the hospital and has ultimate responsibility for meeting patient care needs in accordance with Allina Health's/United’s stated mission, nursing practice, education, professional development, nursing research administration and services. The Patient Care executive assures that the patient care delivery model and supporting systems and processes are cost effective, appropriate, and continually evaluated and improved. Responsible for strategic and operational leadership to achieve patient care systems that represent best in class in patient and family-centered care.


  • Bachelors in Nursing (current RN license in the State of Minnesota).
  • Master’s degree in nursing, business, healthcare administration, or an advance degree in Nursing (e.g. Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist).


  • Minimum of 7 years of advanced nursing leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Positive/optimistic attitude, flexible, resilient, imaginative/creative.
  • Ability to direct organizational planning according to patient care requirements of health and hospital services.
  • Merged and/or integrated system experience.
  • Team player, politically astute, able to function effectively in a complex organization.
  • History of positive and constructive relationships with employees, physicians, and labor unions based on partnership behaviors. Able to develop constructive relationships in complex environments with competing needs.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, history of attracting, supervising and developing leadership talent.
  • History of and concern for quality in every aspect of the areas managed, including patient care, operations, management, and human resource management/development.
  • Able/ready to make informed and prudent decisions in a timely fashion and to take appropriate risks; good business skills combined with human values, history of managing budgets and capital asset planning.