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Emergency Services Clinical Director, Rapid City Regional Hospital - Rapid City, SD

Summary

On behalf of our client, we extend an invitation to qualified nursing leaders to discuss this career advancement opportunity for a high-level, strategic Emergency Department (ED) leader for Rapid City Regional Hospital, a member of Regional Health, located near the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota.   

The selected leader will have demonstrated success in assessing and redesigning ED processes and operations to improve productivity, maximize utilization of resources, shorten throughput times and increase safety and patient satisfaction.  

The ED Director carries the responsibility of mentoring and management of 85 team members, a $6.6 million operating budget, and 24-hour operation of ED services for the Level II Trauma Center.  

Currently the trauma center has 26 beds, averages 50,000 annual visits and 32% admits and is working on a master facility plan to potentially relocate and expand the department.

This key leader will be well versed in lean concepts, establishing goals and metrics to evaluate performance effectiveness.  The leader ensures compliance with all regulatory and accrediting standards and serves as an advocate for quality patient care and excellent patient experience across all units, while maintaining excellent quality outcome scores, in addition to patient and staff satisfaction scores and customer service.

The selected professional must establish strong and trusting working relationships with the physician partners, nursing leadership team staff and administration.  We seek a leader with a strong personal presence, characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring, with the ability to inspire and motivate others at all levels of the organization. 

A minimum of seven years of progressive clinical practice experience as a Registered Nurse is required, along with increasing responsibilities, including a minimum of five years in a management/leadership and/or consulting capacity. A bachelor’s degree in nursing is required, but a master’s degree in nursing or related area, as well as advanced certification, is strongly preferred.  Qualified candidates must demonstrate leadership in streamlining and administering ED & Trauma operations, HR mentoring and management, financial planning and QA/PI.

Rapid City Regional Hospital is the largest hospital owned and operated by Regional Health, an integrated health system with more than 40 facilities in South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska.  Rapid City Regional is one of the system’s five hospitals located in Western South Dakota. The hospital employs more than 3400 team members and has an inpatient bed capacity of 417. The hospital and other Regional Health facilities serve the 380,000 people who live in the Black Hills of South Dakota and surrounding regions, as well as the millions of visitors who travel to see this beautiful area.

Contact

All contacts and correspondence will be kept strictly and highly confidential. For consideration please send your resume to Michelle.whittaker@whittakergroup.org and fill out a Professional Profile at www.whittakergroup.org. You can find the profile form under the “Current Engagements” tab.

Posted on November 19, 2014


Position

Director Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement, Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health - Portage, MI

Summary

Southwestern Michigan Behavioral Health in Portage, Michigan, (near Kalamazoo) is seeking a Director Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QA/PI). 

Reporting to the CIO, this position is responsible for leading quality initiatives, with a primary focus on evaluating new and existing processes for meeting quality and efficiency goals and collaborating with other departments/agencies to improve system quality.   

As a member of the senior management team, this is a great career advancement opportunity for a strategically-focused leader who understands how to streamline healthcare solutions and improve quality/performance activities.

This role also supports leaders of the organization with achieving standards of performance consistent with accreditation body standards, state and local contract requirements, and organizational goals. 

The selected leader will be someone who is extremely well versed in utilizing innovation, data, and tools that support the organization’s objectives.  This position will require a quick learning curve and will immediately be dealing with QA/PI work plans, cross functional internal process improvements, change management, agency relations and multiple obligations related to varying contracts.   

This position requires a focused, collaborative, supporting personality who can inspire change and communicate policies and procedures in a diplomatic, professional way.  

A bachelor’s degree in business, statistics, organizational psychology or related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred.  A minimum of five years’ experience successfully managing and completing quality related projects is required.  

A working knowledge of various quality and efficiency tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, and other comparable programs, as well as Microsoft Windows Office applications will be required.  Community mental health experience is preferred, but not required.

Contact

All contacts and correspondence will be kept strictly and highly confidential. For consideration please send your resume to Michelle.whittaker@whittakergroup.org and fill out a Professional Profile at www.whittakergroup.org. You can find the profile form under the “Current Engagements” tab.

Posted on November 19, 2014


Position

Chief Executive Officer, Berrien Mental Health Authority - Benton Harbor, MI

Summary

Berrien Mental Health Authority (BMHA) seeks a Chief Executive Officer to provide oversight of day-to-day operations at their facilities throughout Berrien County, Michigan. 

The position will be responsible for directing the management of the organization and providing visionary and strategic leadership for a continuum of behavioral health services.  Under the name of Riverwood Center, the BMHA delivers personalized, quality behavioral health services and programs to children, families and adults with mental illnesses, intellectual/developmental disabilities and substance use disorders. 
     
The CEO’s responsibilities are extensive; including clinical, financial, human resources, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, public relations, information systems, network management and the rights of persons served.  This seasoned professional should have a history of building trusting relationships (internally and externally) and be able to balance leadership and management roles.  The ideal candidate would be a charismatic communicator who can establish credibility in the community and be an ambassador for Riverwood Center.  

An understanding of state and local politics is important in order to provide the vision necessary to maximize benefits with current and future social welfare and healthcare policies.  Knowledge of current financing models, technology and best business practices, the current regulatory environment and corporate compliance requirements is essential.  

Candidates for this position must possess a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related discipline in Human Services.  Career highlights should include progressive leadership, including at least five years of senior management and executive experience.  Please contact The Whittaker Group to obtain additional information.

Contact

All contacts and correspondence will be kept strictly and highly confidential. For consideration please send your resume to Michelle.whittaker@whittakergroup.org and fill out a Professional Profile at www.whittakergroup.org. You can find the profile form under the “Current Engagements” tab.

Posted on November 19, 2014


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Posted on November 18, 2014


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Contact

Interested candidates should apply at http://www.nortonhealthcare.com/careers.

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Chief Executive Officer - St. Mary's Regional Medical Center

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Contact

Make direct application to Patrick A. Auman, Ph.D., CEO Execu-Connections:

stmarysceo@execu-connections.com

Posted on October 20, 2014


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Chief Executive Officer - Aiken Regional Medical Center

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Posted on October 20, 2014