Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Full-Time – Occasional Nights/Weekends


Job Description:

  • Responsible for leading and directing health system operations and related lines of business.
  • Serves as the governing board and is responsible for developing and implementing the health system’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Provides leadership in developing, planning, and implementing the health system’s business plans to the BOD.
  • Recommends, develops, implements and updates strategic long-and short-range plans to support the health system’s philosophy and goals.
  • Informs board about current trends, problems, and medical activities to facilitate policy making.
  • Establishes, secures approval, and oversees health system operating policies and procedures.
  • Participates and coordinates the selection and training of new board members.
  • Coordinates with the board, medical staff, and other hospital personnel to monitor medical activities to ensure the fulfillment of the community’s needs for quality health care.
  • Oversees efforts of medical and administrative staff in the recruitment, development, and performance evaluation of employees.
  • Oversees the business and financial affairs of the health system and fiscal management, including accounting, budgeting, internal controls, and timely reporting.
  • Delegates authority and responsibility to management team members.
  • Develops improved management techniques and practices.
  • Enhances operational effectiveness, emphasizing cost containment without jeopardizing important innovation or quality of care.
  • Ensures health system compliance with all regulatory agencies governing health care delivery and the rules of accrediting bodies.
  • Continually monitors operations programs and physical properties. Initiates appropriate changes.
  • Encourages health system integration within the community through effective communication.
  • Responsible for strong public relations and marketing programs.
  • Represents the health system in its relationships with other health organizations, government agencies, and third-party payers.
    Serves as liaison and channel of communication between the board and its committees, the medical and administrative staff .
  • Resolves any medical- administrative problems and keeps lines of communication open with staff to ensure high employee morale and a professional, healthful health system atmosphere.
  • Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional development to keep current with the latest healthcare trends and developments.
  • Maintains the strictest confidentiality

Work Experience Required

  • 7 years of executive-level experience, including 5 years of experience in the administration of a major health system 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health planning and management sufficient to direct and oversee health system operations 
  • Knowledge of the purposes, organization and policies of the community’s health system sufficient to interact with other health care providers. 
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of a health system sufficient to direct its operations and to provide effective patient care
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee development is sufficient to ensure organizational productivity.


  • MHA or MBA or MS in health administration or business administration.
  • Professional development courses in health care management 
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills


  • Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve health system’s mission
  • Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third-party payors, patients, and the public 
  • Skill in organizing work, delegating and achieving goals and objectives in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting, and coordinating departmental policies and procedures


  • Ability to assume responsibility and exercise authority over M.D., health system, and administrative staff
  •  Ability to manage change and direct the problem-solving process 
  • Ability to establish and maintain quality control standards 
  • Ability to organize and integrate organizational priorities and deadlines. 
  • Ability to analyze and prepare comprehensive reports. 
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with staff, government officials, and the public

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