System Vice President and Divisional Chief Nurse Executive
CHRISTUS Health has retained Steve Weiner Search Group to conduct a nationwide search to recruit an outstanding System Vice President and Divisional Chief Nurse Executive for the organization.
CHRISTUS Health is a leading Catholic, not-for-profit system comprised of more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. The system serves more than 60 cities in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas. It also has international operations in Mexico, Chile, and Colombia. The organization employs approximately 45,000 associates and 15,000 physicians. CHRISTUS is one of the top 10 largest Catholic health systems in the nation.
To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
CHRISTUS Health, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love.
Dignity - Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved.
Integrity - Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships.
Excellence - High standards of service and performance.
Compassion - Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern.
Stewardship - Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.
Based in Irving, TX, a suburb of Dallas, the System Vice President and Divisional Chief Nurse Executive (SVP/CNE) is responsible for providing leadership for up to 16 hospitals and other healthcare providers in Texas and Louisiana for CHRISTUS Health. Viewed as a partner and ambassador for nursing system initiatives, the SVP/CNE reports directly to the System Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. He/she will help drive consistency in nursing care and standards across multiple ministries, while identifying and helping to implement best practices. The hospital Chief Nurse Officers report directly to the facility Presidents, with a dotted line to the SVP/CNE. This executive level position will develop strong and effective working relationships with the Regional Chief Executive Officers, hospital Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, and Chief Medical Officers.
In addition to overall system initiatives, this nursing executive will serve as a resource to the hospital Chief Nursing Officers and assume an active role in the coaching and mentoring process. Priority areas include labor costs, productivity, the patient experience, associate engagement and the regulatory environment. After assessing specific needs at a facility, this leader will be a major part of action planning and goal development. Working collaboratively with Regional Human Resources leadership, the SVP/CNE will help focus on establishing and securing a stable work force for the near future.
CHRISTUS Health seeks a seasoned and outstanding nursing professional to serve as SVP/CNE. Significant multi-hospital experience is required. He/she should possess a work history reflecting solid nursing leadership skills, a quality focus, and track record of success. The candidate of choice will have a Master’s degree in Nursing and/or DNP coupled with more than ten years’ experience at the senior executive level. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, lead by example, be an effective communicator, and build relationships throughout the organization. Quality, safety, and high reliability experience with improving those initiatives which enhance care is valued. Experience coaching and mentoring Chief Nursing Officers is also required. This individual must be confident, energetic, team-oriented, and work collaboratively in a matrix organization. He/she will possess the highest integrity and promote the values and culture of the ministry. This is a tremendous opportunity to be a part of a growing, high quality, faith-based mission driven organization.
A highly competitive base salary, attractive bonus incentive, supplemental executive retirement plan, comprehensive benefits package, and relocation are provided.
Master’s in Nursing and/or Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
Ten or more years’ experience at the senior executive level.
Demonstrated nursing executive-level success leading multiple hospitals.
Well-developed management skills and a track record of working with key stakeholders to achieve quality, financial, patient satisfaction, employee engagement and overall organizational goals.
Collaborative and proactive management style that leads people and engenders accountability, high performance, respect, and integrity.
An executive who can effectively manage processes/systems, is quality and mission driven, and desires to be a part of an industry leading organization.
An energetic individual with a strong work ethic and ability to operate effectively in a matrix organization.
Outstanding communication, relationship building, change management, team development, and people skills.
For confidential consideration of qualified candidates, please contact:
Steve Weiner, President, MHSA (Retained Search)
Steve Weiner Search Group
2600 Forum Boulevard, Suite D
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 442-2450 (Office)
About Steve Weiner Search Group for CHRISTUS Health
Steve Weiner Search Group is a premiere executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of executive and management leaders across the healthcare continuum on a national level. Steve Weiner Search Group has been providing top talent to hospitals and healthcare companies for over 23 years, helping them to execute and implement their strategic initiatives. We have the knowledge, background, and extensive network to find and motivate the best executive leadership. The firm’s values are instilled with a passion for excellence, integrity, and personalized service.