BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, is focused on delivering services in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5 billion, BJC serves the healthcare needs of urban, suburban and rural communities and includes 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is one of the premier children’s hospitals in the United States, ranking among the top 7 percent of children’s hospitals in the country. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, the hospital offers nationally recognized programs for physician training and research. U.S. News & World Report ranks it among the best in the nation, recognizing it as one of only 23 hospitals nationwide to rank in all 10 pediatric specialties.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, BJH has an 1,800-member medical staff. Exceptional quality and unmatched experience have earned BJH a place on the U.S. News & World Report honor roll of America’s Best Hospitals for 25 consecutive years, with 12 nationally ranked medical specialties recognized in 2017.
The Vice President, Operations and Women & Infants will lead implementation of the vision, mission, and strategic clinical priorities for Operations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH), as well as the Women & Infants clinical service line at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. This leader will promote and support organizational initiatives designed to improve quality of care and increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Reporting to the President of SLCH and the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Medical Officer of BJH, the successful candidate will work in conjunction with leadership to develop and implement business plans to achieve organizational and regional goals. Additionally, the Vice President will direct the development of appropriate outreach programs to enhance the delivery of care in the area and will be responsible for working with outreach physicians to establish and maintain the program.
- Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare, Business Administration or related field. Master’s degree in Healthcare, Business Administration or related field preferred.
- Self-starter comfortable working in a complex, matrix organization; able to lead a mixed clinical and administrative staff.
- Proven ability to lead large scale change and prioritize the implementation of multiple projects over multiple years, across a complex, matrix organization while working with key stakeholders and understanding market strategy.
- Strong executive leadership presence with excellent planning, interpersonal, problem solving, analytic (both qualitative and quantitative), and oral and written communication skills. Communication, team-building and team-leading skills are essential, as this position will interact with all levels of personnel and management.
- Proven ability to develop relationships, quickly gain credibility, influence and partner with staff, business leaders and the clinical community.