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President & COO - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Job ID: 24408
Location: Boone, NC
Facility/Division: Appalachian Regional Healthcare
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is the leading healthcare system in the High Country of North Carolina. Committed to building a healthier community and simply Making Life Better, ARHS offers access to three hospitals, thirteen medical offices and twenty-two outpatient services. ARHS strives to continuously provide all members of the community with access to the best possible medical treatment, illness prevention, research, and wellness education.

Job Summary: 

The President, Watauga Medical Center and Chief Operating Officer, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, is responsible for the administrative direction, evaluation, and coordination of the functions and activities of the organization. Ensures operational objectives and results are aligned with the organizational strategy and vision. 

Description of Job Responsibilities: 

1. Leads and directs all aspects of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, to ensure the organization’s success and positon within the healthcare and business community through executive leadership, operational policies and procedures and maintaining appropriate accountabilities and expectations of direct reporting and executive staff to ensure organizational, team and individual performance standards are met. 

2. Promotes, reinforces and personally demonstrates the operating philosophy, mission and core values of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System to all patients, medical staff members, coworkers and the communities the health system serves. 

3. Oversees, monitors and responds to the adequacy and soundness of the organization’s financial structure. Provides leadership and feedback to leaders to optimize financial outcomes, service improvement and market position. 

4. Provides guidance, direction, instruction and appropriate authorization to staff so that programs and services are designed and delivered consistent with established policies and Board approval. 

5. Represents the organization with major customers, the financial community, and the public. Interacts appropriately with members of the Board of Directors, medical staff, employees and management and carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. 

6. Reviews operating results of the organization, compares them to established objectives and takes steps to ensure that appropriate results are achieved as desired. Sets objectives to ensure continued success, improvements in quality and outcomes, and establishes environment where successful performance is valued. 

Qualifications

Education Requirements: 

Master’s Degree in healthcare management or business administration from an accredited university. 

Licensure/Certification Requirements: 

Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executive (FACHE) certification preferred 

Professional Experience Requirements: 

Requires 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience in a healthcare setting including at least seven years of leadership experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements: 

Understands the overarching system operations and policies that guide the organization. Drives and develops innovative ideas and solutions with significance to the organization’s future. Identifies problem areas and skill gaps proactively and addresses them appropriately. Excellent project management and change management skills for designing and implementing high priority System or business group initiatives in a complex environment. 

Job Details

Legal Employer: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Entity: Watauga Medical Center

Organization Unit: Administration

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Boone

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes



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