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Chief Executive Officer

Job Description

The CEO of Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center (AVRMC) in La Junta, CO will work with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and carry out the mission of the hospital. S/he provides leadership, strategic guidance and management direction for the overall operation of AVRMC and will be a responsible steward of its strategic development, operational, financial and clinical performance as well as patient, physician and employee satisfaction.

The CEO is accountable for managing a financially sound annual operating budget and long-term capital expenditure plan, hiring and retaining qualified and productive staff, managing risk, leading performance improvement while ensuring compliance with the hospital's mission, vision, values, goals, strategic direction, and applicable laws and regulations

The CEO serves as the key resource to the Board of Directors, with his/her primary emphasis focused on the provision of quality, patient-centered care; planning for growth and the achievement of long and short term goals, proactive communication with all audiences; physician and board relations and engagement; community, volunteer and employee relations and engagement. The CEO will be a highly visible hospital and community leader.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and communicates a clear and compelling vision. All stakeholders should know the hospital’s mission, vision, and priorities.
  • Is responsible for the operational, strategic, financial and clinical performance of the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Develops strong leadership and positive rapport with peer hospitals and community wide physicians to nurture medical staff relationships and drive physician engagement.
  • Engages with hospital staff, providers and leadership colleagues in an approachable and respectful manner, soliciting and encouraging feedback and a collaborative spirit.
  • Leads the Hospital management team in achieving its goals for quality care, patient, physician and employee satisfaction, and continued financial stability.

Safety and Quality of Care:

  • Leads and maintains a culture of safety and quality including a safe functional environment.
  • Provides opportunities for all who work in the hospital to identify safety and/or quality issues, bring issues to management’s attention, and participate in safety and quality initiatives and planning.

Financial Management:

  • Oversees the preparation and management of sound operating, project and capital budgets.
  • Meets budget-critical financial metrics.

Human Resources:

  • Ensures the availability of adequate numbers of competent staff (including physicians and contract labor) that are properly credentialed, educated, trained, motivated and engaged.
  • Directs performance management systems including policies/practices for providing timely feedback, recognizing excellence and dealing with problem behavior and poor performance.

Operations Management:

  • Collects and analyzes data from internal and external sources regarding current way of doing business and clinical processes.

Information Management:

  • Guides the development of plans for meeting the growing demands of information management and the development of information technology especially relevant to healthcare.

General Duties

  • Participates in meetings that affect the hospital.
  • Upholds and supports Community Hospital’s mission, vision, values, goals and objectives.
  • Keeps abreast of new legislative information that impacts the acute care venue.
  • Performs other miscellaneous job duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages subordinate leader(s) who supervise employee(s) and/or supervise individual contributors as appropriate.
  • Defines and communicates performance expectations.
  • Plans, assigns and directs work: follows up to assess achievement of results.
  • 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 hospital’s policies and applicable laws.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelors level degree required, with graduate degree preferred, preferably an MHA/MBA/MPH/MS.
  • A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives is preferred, but not required.

Prior Experience:

  • A healthcare executive with eight or more years’ senior leadership experience.
  • Prior CEO experience preferred, with advantage to leaders with prior Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in rural / semi-rural community hospitals
  • Must have a track record of effective operational, financial, business development and strategic skills.
  • Must have a track record of effective hospital operations management, safety and quality of care, financial management, human resources and information management.
  • Must have a track record of proactivity developing positive relationships with physicians, employees, Board members and community leaders.

Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate success with community relations/marketing of a hospital to the community and serve as an ambassador, a positive role model, and mentor for both the hospital and community.
  • Demonstrates a strong financial acumen in not-for-profit healthcare to include a good understanding of the financial implications of healthcare reform and governmental payers.
  • Ability to build and maintain successful physician relationships.
  • Ability to raise/maintain high physician, employee and patient satisfaction scores.
  • Possesses superior interpersonal and communication skills with all stakeholders and cultivates a culture of transparency and communication.
  • Operates with a sense of urgency to improve all areas of hospital operations.
  • Ability to establish and communicate a clear and compelling vision, navigate change and is open to new ideas.
  • Ability to work with community leaders, physicians and others to assess community healthcare needs while building a positive hospital image and markets hospital services.
  • Ability to produce quality results and foster continuous quality improvement.
  • Proficient team builder who knows how to engage the medical staff, employees, volunteers and the communities served.
  • Ability to be diplomatic and possess a high degree of political savvy.
  • Ability to define goals and develop strategic opportunities for the betterment of the hospital.
  • Ability to mentor and cultivate a talented management team.
  • Ability to be trustworthy and possess/utilize a core set of ethical values.
  • Possess a strong customer and service to others orientation.
  • Proficient knowledge of all related acute care legal, regulatory and financial requirements.

About Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center (AVRMC)

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center is a 501c3 Critical Access Hospital located in La Junta, Colorado. The CEO of the hospital is appointed by and reports to the AVRMC board of directors. AVRMC has operated in La Junta since 1919. The hospital is debt free and benefits from the stability of a long serving and dedicated staff. The hospital is comprised of 25 inpatient beds, clinics offering primary care and specialty services, and offers the latest in medical and surgical technology, emergency care, and an array of out-patient medical services.

La Junta offers an optimal quality of life for individuals and families alike, and is an affordable and safe community with strong schools and exceptional recreational opportunities.


In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and company policy, CHC and its affiliate companies require all employees to provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation as a condition of employment. As a result, these conditions must be met by the first date of employment.

CHC is a tobacco and drug free workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Pay Type Year
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Job Description

The CEO of Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center (AVRMC) in La Junta, CO will work with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and carry out the mission of the hospital. S/he provides leadership, strategic guidance and management direction for the overall operation of AVRMC and will be a responsible steward of its strategic development, operational, financial and clinical performance as well as patient, physician and employee satisfaction.

The CEO is accountable for managing a financially sound annual operating budget and long-term capital expenditure plan, hiring and retaining qualified and productive staff, managing risk, leading performance improvement while ensuring compliance with the hospital's mission, vision, values, goals, strategic direction, and applicable laws and regulations

The CEO serves as the key resource to the Board of Directors, with his/her primary emphasis focused on the provision of quality, patient-centered care; planning for growth and the achievement of long and short term goals, proactive communication with all audiences; physician and board relations and engagement; community, volunteer and employee relations and engagement. The CEO will be a highly visible hospital and community leader.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and communicates a clear and compelling vision. All stakeholders should know the hospital’s mission, vision, and priorities.
  • Is responsible for the operational, strategic, financial and clinical performance of the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Develops strong leadership and positive rapport with peer hospitals and community wide physicians to nurture medical staff relationships and drive physician engagement.
  • Engages with hospital staff, providers and leadership colleagues in an approachable and respectful manner, soliciting and encouraging feedback and a collaborative spirit.
  • Leads the Hospital management team in achieving its goals for quality care, patient, physician and employee satisfaction, and continued financial stability.

Safety and Quality of Care:

  • Leads and maintains a culture of safety and quality including a safe functional environment.
  • Provides opportunities for all who work in the hospital to identify safety and/or quality issues, bring issues to management’s attention, and participate in safety and quality initiatives and planning.

Financial Management:

  • Oversees the preparation and management of sound operating, project and capital budgets.
  • Meets budget-critical financial metrics.

Human Resources:

  • Ensures the availability of adequate numbers of competent staff (including physicians and contract labor) that are properly credentialed, educated, trained, motivated and engaged.
  • Directs performance management systems including policies/practices for providing timely feedback, recognizing excellence and dealing with problem behavior and poor performance.

Operations Management:

  • Collects and analyzes data from internal and external sources regarding current way of doing business and clinical processes.

Information Management:

  • Guides the development of plans for meeting the growing demands of information management and the development of information technology especially relevant to healthcare.

General Duties

  • Participates in meetings that affect the hospital.
  • Upholds and supports Community Hospital’s mission, vision, values, goals and objectives.
  • Keeps abreast of new legislative information that impacts the acute care venue.
  • Performs other miscellaneous job duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manages subordinate leader(s) who supervise employee(s) and/or supervise individual contributors as appropriate.
  • Defines and communicates performance expectations.
  • Plans, assigns and directs work: follows up to assess achievement of results.
  • 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 hospital’s policies and applicable laws.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelors level degree required, with graduate degree preferred, preferably an MHA/MBA/MPH/MS.
  • A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives is preferred, but not required.

Prior Experience:

  • A healthcare executive with eight or more years’ senior leadership experience.
  • Prior CEO experience preferred, with advantage to leaders with prior Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in rural / semi-rural community hospitals
  • Must have a track record of effective operational, financial, business development and strategic skills.
  • Must have a track record of effective hospital operations management, safety and quality of care, financial management, human resources and information management.
  • Must have a track record of proactivity developing positive relationships with physicians, employees, Board members and community leaders.

Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate success with community relations/marketing of a hospital to the community and serve as an ambassador, a positive role model, and mentor for both the hospital and community.
  • Demonstrates a strong financial acumen in not-for-profit healthcare to include a good understanding of the financial implications of healthcare reform and governmental payers.
  • Ability to build and maintain successful physician relationships.
  • Ability to raise/maintain high physician, employee and patient satisfaction scores.
  • Possesses superior interpersonal and communication skills with all stakeholders and cultivates a culture of transparency and communication.
  • Operates with a sense of urgency to improve all areas of hospital operations.
  • Ability to establish and communicate a clear and compelling vision, navigate change and is open to new ideas.
  • Ability to work with community leaders, physicians and others to assess community healthcare needs while building a positive hospital image and markets hospital services.
  • Ability to produce quality results and foster continuous quality improvement.
  • Proficient team builder who knows how to engage the medical staff, employees, volunteers and the communities served.
  • Ability to be diplomatic and possess a high degree of political savvy.
  • Ability to define goals and develop strategic opportunities for the betterment of the hospital.
  • Ability to mentor and cultivate a talented management team.
  • Ability to be trustworthy and possess/utilize a core set of ethical values.
  • Possess a strong customer and service to others orientation.
  • Proficient knowledge of all related acute care legal, regulatory and financial requirements.

About Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center (AVRMC)

Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center is a 501c3 Critical Access Hospital located in La Junta, Colorado. The CEO of the hospital is appointed by and reports to the AVRMC board of directors. AVRMC has operated in La Junta since 1919. The hospital is debt free and benefits from the stability of a long serving and dedicated staff. The hospital is comprised of 25 inpatient beds, clinics offering primary care and specialty services, and offers the latest in medical and surgical technology, emergency care, and an array of out-patient medical services.

La Junta offers an optimal quality of life for individuals and families alike, and is an affordable and safe community with strong schools and exceptional recreational opportunities.


In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and company policy, CHC and its affiliate companies require all employees to provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation as a condition of employment. As a result, these conditions must be met by the first date of employment.

CHC is a tobacco and drug free workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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