Vice President Hospital Operations/UKHC

Job description

The Vice President of Hospital Operations/UKHC is responsible for strategic and administrative leadership of Good Samaritan, Chandler, Kentucky Children's and Eastern State Hospitals. This position leads to support clinical effectiveness and efficiencies with continued integration internally and externally. The Vice President of Hospital Operations is responsible for promoting diversity, opportunity, impact, success, and inclusion within the enterprise.

IEBC (internal employee being considered).

Job Title
Vice President Hospital Operations/UKHC

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Working Title
Vice President of Hospital Operations/UKHC

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

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Required License/ Registration/Certification

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Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require you to: provide visionary and strategic leadership and fiscal and resource management; communicate and build strategic working relationships with staff, faculty, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively; positively represent UK HealthCare; and report to meetings at different locations both on campus and off campus.


The expectation is primarily day shift, however as an exempt level position additional hours will be required as needed to perform job duties.


The successful candidate must have previous leadership experience in an academic medical center at the executive level. Career track record of progressive accomplishments earned in increasingly complex leadership roles within healthcare. Strategic orientation with a broad understanding of emerging health care issues, regional and national trends and regulatory changes impacting academic medicine. Commitment to the missions of teaching, research, service and patient care coupled with a strong business sense.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Doctorate, plus 12 years of nursing leadership experience highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Registered Nurse (RN) or eligible to obtain license by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 12/12/2018
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