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CEO, Jellico Community Hospital in Jellico, TN at Community Hospital Corporation

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

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    Jellico, TN
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Job Description

Chief Executive Officer, Jellico Community Hospital

Principal Accountability

The CEO of Jellico Community Hospital in Jellico, TN provides leadership, strategic guidance and management direction to all aspects of the hospital's operations while ensuring compliance with the hospital's mission, vision, values, goals, strategic direction, and applicable laws and regulations. The CEO reports to the Senior Vice President, Community Hospital Corporation and the Assigned Hospital Board of Directors.

The CEO is accountable for safe and quality patient care, developing and managing to a financially sound annual operating budget and long-term capital expenditure plan, hiring and retaining qualified and productive staff, managing risk, leading performance improvement, and maintaining effective relationships with Boards, medical staff, patients, employees, the community and the corporate office.

Education & Experience

  • Masters Degree in a health care related field such as MHA/MBA/MPH/MS, or a BS in a health care related field with a business related masters, or the equivalent in education and experience. 
  • 7 -10 years progressively more responsible experience at the senior administrative level.  CEO experience generally required.  COO experience is preferred. 
  • Must have a track record of leading staff to provide safe quality patient care. 
  • Must have a track record of effective operational, financial, business development, and strategic skills. 
  • Must have a track record of proactively developing positive relationships with physicians, employees, Board members and community leaders. 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to enhance a quality of care environment, positive clinical outcomes and a high level of patient, physician and employee satisfaction
  • Ability to mentor and cultivate a talented management team
  • Ability to lead a high performing team and achieve results through others
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and respecting all differences.
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive community image
  • Ability to define goals and develop strategic opportunities for the betterment of the hospital.
  • Ability to define realistic, specific goals and objectives and to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to communicate openly, effectively and frequently with multiple audiences
  • Ability to be diplomatic
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to identify and resolve operational and administrative problems at both a strategic and functional level
  • Ability to produce quality results
  • Ability to be trustworthy
  • Proficient knowledge to understand and apply the concepts, terminology, programs and processes unique to the healthcare industry
  • Proficient knowledge of all related acute care legal, regulatory and financial requirements
  • Proficient interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient PC skills
  • Possess and utilize a core set of ethical values
  • Possess a high degree of political savvy
  • Possess a strong customer and service to others orientation
  • Possess sound and accurate judgment and timely decision making

Major Responsibilities

  • Establishes and communicates a clear and compelling vision. All stakeholders should know the hospital's mission, vision, and priorities. 
  • Works with Board, senior management team, physicians and staff to develop, implement, and update strategies and opportunities for growth and improvement to support the hospital's mission and respond to external and internal issues.
  • Is responsible for the operational, strategic, financial and clinical performance of the hospital.
  • Provides for a system of control which clearly identifies deviations from plans and budgets; assure periodic comparison of performance and/or results against established standards for objectives; and assure corrective actions for deviation from plans so that annual results are in line with strategic goals.
  • Maintains the hospital's compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Fully participates in the Compliance Program as defined by CHC Corporate policies, procedures, and practices timely with support documentation and reporting as required.

 Operations Management:

  • Collects and analyzes data from internal and external sources regarding current way of doing business and clinical processes. 
  • Establishes personal and professional credibility and an environment of trust, candor and genuine two way communications.
  • Serves as a positive role model and mentor.
  • Attracts and retains physicians; maintain high levels of physician satisfaction
  • Works closely with the medical staff to ensure quality care, resolve conflicts and remove barriers to physicians admitting and referring to the hospital.
  • Implements Board education and development programs through internal and external resources.
  • Provides hospital operations coaching or mentoring.
  • Takes a proactive approach to managed care, healthcare reform and related issues.
  • Develops new business opportunities.
  • Participates in and represent the hospital in professional, civic, and service organizations.
  • Represents CHC at designated meetings and participates in meetings that effect the hospital
  • Keeps abreast of new legislative information that impacts the acute care venue. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages subordinate leader(s) who supervise employee(s) and/or supervise individual contributors as appropriate
  • Defines and communicates performance expectations
  • Evaluates performance; coaches employees on an ongoing basis and takes developmental action as needed
  • Rewards and recognizes notable performance
  • Addresses complaints, resolves problems and addresses unacceptable behavior promptly
  • Attracts, develops and retains talent
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with CHC's/hospital's policies and applicable laws


About Jellico Community Hospital

Jellico Community Hospital is a 54-bed, nonprofit acute care facility located in Jellico, Tenn. The hospital has provided quality healthcare to the region since 1974. Our patients benefit from the latest medical technology along with comprehensive healthcare from highly skilled physicians, nurses and professional staff. Our dedication to quality means the high-level of care you might associate with a larger medical center is available to diagnose and treat your medical conditions close to home. For more information, please visit 

About Community Hospital Corporation 

Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance.