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Vice President, Hospital Services

The University of Vermont Medical Center is a dynamic healthcare facility located in beautiful Burlington, VT. Serving a population of more than 1 million residents, the UVM Medical Center provides a full range of tertiary-level inpatient and outpatient services, employing approximately 8,000 people, including nationally recognized physicians, researchers, and teachers. The Medical Center has earned a Level I Trauma Center distinction.

The employees of the UVM Medical Center are committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients through compassionate care and cutting-edge, research-based therapies. Their integrated approach to patient-centered care creates a team approach that improves health outcomes for patients: Patients come first at UVM Medical Center. 

The UVM Medical Center is committed to sustainability, partnering with more than 70 regional farmers and producers to supply healthier food to their patients and customers. They strive to be the greenest healthcare organization in the country by reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint. They were one of 25 hospitals to be honored for Environmental Excellence by Practice Greenhealth, a leading national advocate for sustainable practices in health care. 

UVM Medical Center was a top performer among leading academic medical centers participating in the 2015 University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality and Accountability Study. It is home to the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, a full-service hospital within a hospital that was named to US News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list for 2012 – 2013. 

In service to the patient, community, and medicine since 1879, the UVM Medical Center, the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, and the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences, comprise the region’s premier academic medical center. For more information, please see uvmhealth.org.

 

Position Description

Reporting to the President & Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President, Hospital Services has leadership accountability for Facilities Management, Nutrition Services, Security, Parking, Environmental Services, Facilities Planning & Development, Environmental Health and Safety, and management of the Environment of Care. The Vice President has oversight for the following locations:

  • UVM Medical Center Main Campus (2,339,362 sq. ft.)
  • Fanny Allen Campus (163,457 sq. ft.)
  • One South Prospect Street (250,038 sq. ft. / Administrative & Medical Office space)
  • All owned and leased space occupied by Medical Center Operations and the UVM Medical Group (703,909 sq. ft.)

In total, the Vice President, Hospital Services has accountability for roughly 3.5 million square feet of space. There are 4.5 direct reports and 540 indirect reports.

The Vice President is responsible for Master Facility Planning, Space Allocation, and the organization’s Sustainability program, while possessing administrative accountability for Emergency Management and serving as Incident Commander in most organizational emergency situations. The VP aligns and integrates operational improvement activities and initiatives, workforce models and work processes, and advises on key projects and initiatives. Working from the strategic plan, the Vice President facilitates departmental alignment of goals and deliverables in all pillars of performance: service quality, workforce development, financial performance, operational improvement, and efficiencies. The Vice President will advise, consult, coordinate, and collaborate with the VP team, across departments, and with physicians and senior leaders.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a four-year Undergraduate Degree: A Master’s Degree is preferred. A minimum of 10 – 15 years of related and progressive leadership experience, including experience leading healthcare support services, is required.  

Knowledge of hospital operations, administration, and federal, state and local codes and regulations; knowledge of environmental regulations, and standard operating procedures for plant operations and construction, are required. Knowledge of healthcare construction administration is strongly preferred.

Certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FAHCE) required, or achieved within two years of the date of hire. A Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC), and/or Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) designation, is preferred.  

The ideal applicant will bring a demonstrated history of effective leadership of diverse teams and the ability to think strategically. The candidate should possess a strong work ethic and the competencies to solve complex problems in a fast-paced healthcare environment; set the vision, operational direction, and expectations for the areas of responsibility and ensure achievement of objectives and financial performance; ensure innovative and proactive strategic planning for areas of responsibility; create an environment of creativity in operations. Practical experience leading a sustainability program is required, as is large scale hospital/multi-department experience. 

The Vice President, Hospital Services must possess a leadership style that builds credibility and achieves positive outcomes, advocating for the needs of areas of accountability when required.  The Vice President must lead by example, communicating with and mentoring staff, while maintaining high standards. Soft skill expertise is required.

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Gosselin/Martin Associates is an established leader in healthcare consulting. The firm is a leading healthcare management recruiter and provides healthcare management education and succession planning to facility departments in hospitals and systems across the country.

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