The Sr. Vice President for Support Services/Allied Health is a key member of the Children’s Mercy leadership team, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. The Sr. VP directs all areas within allied health, including Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Hearing & Speech, and Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy. The Sr. VP contributes to and participates in both short and long-range strategic plans for allied health at the executive level and with the Board of Directors. The Sr. VP sustains the mission and vision of Children's Mercy by providing strategic and operational direction and leadership for the allied health department including quality outcomes, efficiency, costs, and patient satisfaction. The Sr. VP directs the delivery and integration of services provided to patients and families; assuring outcomes meet clinical safety and quality goals, financial stewardship targets, and external benchmarks; and comply with regulatory standards. The Sr. VP also leads the development of strategies to promote the recruitment, retention, and recognition of excellence in the allied health department. An innovative leader, the Sr. VP challenges clinical leaders to meet customer demands for efficacious services with new, inventive strategies for care delivery; utilizing process improvement and Lean methodology to solve problems, escalate issues, and create highly reliable processes.
Master's Degree required
7 or more years of experience
Direct relevant experience leading allied health teams, both operationally and strategically
Critical thinking; analytical skills and ability
Possesses excellent communication skills
Demonstrates integrity; is ethical in conduct and decision making
Demands accountability of self and others
Demonstrates initiative, creative, flexibility
Progressive management and leadership experience
Demonstrates the ability to work across silos and partners across the organization
Internal Number: 2021
About Children's Mercy Kansas City
Children's Mercy is growing and looking for leaders to take it to the next level. With 367 beds, CM is the only independent, non-profit, children's healthcare organization between Denver and St. Louis. At the heart of the mission, it is dedicated to holistic care, translational research, breakthrough innovations and educating the next generation of caregivers. Children’s Mercy has been recognized as a Magnet hospital since 2003 and, for the sixth year in a row, has been ranked in 10 of 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report. CM is one of 14 pediatric hospitals to rank in all 10 specialties this year.