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Vice President, Operations and Women & Infants

Saint Louis, MO

Job Description

Job ID: 1175877
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Your Career. Made Better.

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the seventh oldest pediatric hospital in the United States and the oldest west of the Mississippi. More than 275,000 children receive care each year at Children’s Hospital, and it has seen patients from all 50 states and over 60 countries. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report and Parents magazine . The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is consistently listed among the top medical schools in the country.

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Role Purpose

Sets financial, long-range, operational and leadership direction for responsible department(s) in conjunction with the CEO or President. Develops and executes departmental strategies and guides departmental and organizational transformations needed to reach financial, service, leadership, regulatory and community objectives. Selects, directs and develops staff. Represents hospital, service organization or department(s) to external authorities and constituencies.


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Demonstrates a strong financial orientation by developing and adhering to departmental staffing, revenue and expense budgets. Anticipates and responds to changes in the economic, healthcare and regulatory environments which may affect the ability to achieve departmental financial, service, community, regulatory and leadership development goals.
  • Helps create breakthrough strategies and plans that reflect a deep understanding of how the organization and departments operate, anticipating and incorporating current and potential industry, regulatory, economic and demographic changes and their impact on the departments and the organization. Searches for opportunities to achieve fiscally responsible growth while meeting the department's and organization's obligations to communities served, regulatory bodies and organizational sustainability.
  • Conducts disciplined planning and execution on all areas of responsibility; allocates resources toward optimum efficiency and effectiveness while balancing innovative approaches to identify, resolve and manage issues with uncompromising quality, standards and results.
  • Develops self and others, creating an environment where people and the department are highly engaged and accomplish their best results via development, communications, rewards and recognition. Acts with integrity and in an ethical manner. Demonstrates accountability, responsibility and builds mutual trust. Enables and ensures cooperation - collaboration within the department and across organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrates an agility to cope effectively and lead large scale change and transformation in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Navigates efficiently in complex environments and relationships to achieve optimal results.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 10+ years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer