The University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice seeks a dynamic, engaging strategic leader and team builder with the experience to both thoughtfully and confidently collaborate across an academic health system and identify and embrace the myriad opportunities emerging for home health.
Our ideal candidate will have broad executive leadership experience, a true sense of mission to patient care and the role of home health and hospice within the broader healthcare system, and the intellectual and analytical skills to drive cogent planning for the future.
We are looking for someone passionate about excellence, an emotionally intelligent connector with the courage and wisdom to help forge a future in which home health and hospice play a significantly more vital role in our healthcare delivery system.
The ideal candidate will have broad executive leadership experience with the passion and ability to lead a home health and hospice organization as part of a broader health network. To achieve this, the ideal candidate will have the following experience, knowledge and education/certifications:
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:
Progressive and broad executive leadership experience. Experience within a health system and/or home health environment preferred.
Successful record of building consensus while making and implementing decisions critical to institutional interests.
Demonstrated understanding of current health policy and future challenges of equity and population changes at a state and national level.
History of strong and diverse partnerships and collaboration to advance the role of home healthcare within a broader healthcare system
Highly effective communicator and listener at all levels of the organization, as well as with the community and other external constituencies.
Demonstrated ability to effectively represent the organization on a local, state, and national level.
Demonstrated experience with financial management, effective management of complex budgets and advancing initiatives to optimize financial performance.
Demonstrated leadership actions that champion the values, benefits and goals of diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to providing culturally responsive healthcare and caring for underserved populations.
Experience improving quality and patient satisfaction, and developing quality, safety and process improvement initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to assemble a highly qualified and effective management team and the corresponding ability to mentor, develop, engage and delegate to that team.
Expertise and knowledge of performance improvement and quality management.
Demonstrated ability to support and be a credible, effective leader in philanthropic/fund-raising efforts.
High personal and professional integrity, with a passion for the mission of home healthcare.
Demonstrated experience and comfort level working within a matrixed, health system environment; comfort level with and a commitment to contributing to the growth and success of an integrated health system organization.
Completion of an advanced degree or equivalent combination of skills and experience preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants with clinical backgrounds and home health experience.
A true sense of mission to patient care for all, to the community, and to the roles of home health and hospice within the broader healthcare care system.
Passion for excellence in patient care, service to the all communities and organizational effectiveness.
Emotional intelligence – Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses; able to identify the links between feelings and behaviors; ability to show sensitivity, respect for others and support their professional wellbeing and sense of purpose; challenge systemic and individual bias and intolerance; collaborate and share; openly communicate; ability to handle conflict, difficult people, and tense situations effectively. Savvy interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, diplomatic and tactful.
Visionary – Can anticipate large-scale and local changes that will affect the organization and its environment; able to project the organization into the future and envision multiple potential scenarios/outcomes; a broad way of looking at trends; able to design competitive strategies and plans based on future possibilities. Develop compelling and inspired vision.
A visible, engaging individual – Optimistic with a strong interest in people and thoughtful consideration of others. Also possess a sense of humor, humility and vulnerability that complement a confident, courageous management style. It is critical for the President to foster a climate of inclusion and transparency, participation and trust at a variety of levels, across diverse populations and both within and outside the organization with key stakeholders.
Impeccable reputation for integrity, credibility, the capacity to build trusting relationships and a management style that seeks to share information and welcomes input into the decision-making process. A respected leader who possesses exceptional interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
Exceptional decision-maker – Make timely decisions based on an optimal mix of ethics, values, goals, facts, alternatives and judgments; demonstrated courage to make difficult but necessary decisions; use decision tools effectively and at appropriate times; show a good sense of timing related to decision making. Balance external and internal dynamics; remain composed under pressure, address systemic inequalities.
Effective, consistent communicator – Able to inspire; effectively able to communicate with clarity and empathy to wide and diverse audiences (including, but not limited to patients, staff, community members, donors, regulators, volunteers, health network leadership, Board leadership). A talented speaker who can inspire and lead others to achieve common goals.
Intellectual and analytical skills to drive cogent planning and establishment of disciplined management systems.
Motivator/mentor – Ensure accountability, while also being supportive and open with staff; talk beyond the day-to-day tactical matters that face the organization; show confidence and optimism about the future state of the organization, and engage others from a wide range of backgrounds, especially under-represented voices, to join in.
Change agent and cultural builder – Innovatively and creatively re-engineer and construct new ways of doing things. While understanding tradition, cannot be mired in the past; must be futuristic. Capable of making changes sensitively and transparently but unwaveringly. A leader who respects the important, positive aspects of organizational culture while managing the organization’s capacity for change. Understands the business and cultural imperatives for bringing diversity and inclusion into the workforce and into leadership.
Experienced team-builder – Can pull together management, staff, volunteers, the Board, other regional providers, government officials, and the diverse cultural and ethnic communities to pursue common goals of improved health outcomes for all those served by Home Health & Hospice.
Courageous – Willing to take appropriate risks and to be an innovator in order to advance the organization's goals, improve patient care, assess changes in outcomes, address accountability and the patient experience. Willing to stand up to others where necessary to further advance the interests of patients, employees and UVM Health Network and Home Health & Hospice’s mission and values.
Fundraiser – Experience raising money to support mission-driven work. Able to cultivate donor relationships and lead successful fundraising and development efforts
At the University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice, we are fully focused on and committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We look for culturally competent candidates. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
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About The University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice
The University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice is a 110-year-old organization serving Vermonters but that doesn’t mean we’re behind the times. In fact, by embracing technology and evidence-based practices, we are serving people in our area in ways we never could have imagined before. And that’s a great thing because we can serve people in their very own homes.