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President, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital: 143449BR

Company: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Award-winning: Sentara Healthcare is a Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina based not-for-profit integrated healthcare provider that has been in business for over 131 years. Offering more than of care including 12 hospitals, long term care, assisting living, PACE, home health, hospice, medical transport, medical groups, imaging services, therapy, outpatient surgery centers, and an 858,000 member health plan. The people of the communities that we serve have nominated Sentara Employer of Choice for over ten years. U.S. News and World Report has recognized Sentara as having the Best Hospitals for 15+ years. Sentara offers professional development and a continued employment philosophy!

When you join Sentara in a professional or management role, you become part of a progressive team of business leaders and operational experts. Our organization and our people are highly respected for the knowledge and innovation that we demonstrate each day. Working with us is an opportunity to have a positive influence on our growth and the communities we serve.



The Career Opportunity:

The President of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is responsible for all strategic planning and operations of the entity and growing revenues while effectively managing expenses and maintaining high clinical quality and customer service. This individual is responsible for the development, implementation and overall success of the short-term and long-term goals, strategic objectives, policies, budgets and operating plans for the hospital.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and Implementation of the Sentara Martha Jefferson Strategic Plan: Initiates, or participates, in development of marketing plans/strategies for both the hospital and system, and ensures the provision of high quality services attracting both physicians and patients.
  • Achieve and maintain strong fiscal results. Manages the staff in accordance with the Sentara Healthcare operating philosophy. Establishes performance goals, position expectations, allocates labor resources and contributes to the development of human resource policies. Works to communicate and reinforce a vision for the hospital that emphasizes strong and effective physician relationships, the creation of new business opportunities, ensure dedication to customers, responsiveness to healthcare reform and changing reimbursement patterns.
  • Recommends and Implements facility/product line improvement(s), to include construction and/or renovation of structures and/or purchase of new equipment as appropriate.
  • Recruit and retain high-performing employees and physicians by developing and maintaining satisfaction and engagement programs.
  • Fosters an internal culture of teamwork and integration that drives excellent service, quality, diversity of thought, an engaging work environment and overall performance improvement.
  • Communicate openly and effectively internally and externally with a wide variety of individuals to ensure that needs are met and the reputation is enhanced, while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Professionalism: Conducts all business engagements with honesty and integrity.
  • Leads monitors and operates with accountability: Implement and/or develop systems to monitor and ensure compliance with productivity standards, performance standards and position competencies.
  • Budget Development and Assures that Plans are implemented as planned: Direct and participate in the development of the annual budget to support the mission of the hospital and the commitment to maintenance of standards of patient care as well as the strategic initiatives.
  • Ensures Accountability: Evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and periodically report these to the President, Western Region in addition to the monthly operating reviews with the leadership of Sentara Health System.
  • Maintain compliance with laws, rules and regulations governing hospitals and healthcare practitioners as well as the standards of accrediting bodies by monitoring operations and initiating changes where required.


Education Level
A Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field.

Demonstrated record of accomplishment as a healthcare leader. Strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with employees/physicians/peers.
Minimum of 5 years of executive healthcare experience
Experience working with and managing a Board
Board Certification in ACHE preferred

None, unless noted in the Other section below

Key Selection Criteria:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Track Record of Quality and Safety Improvements
Lead high-performance teams: Proven leader with a record of accomplishment leading outstanding teams of executives and achieving results through the contributions of that team. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital operates with a matrixed leadership model with dual reporting relationships to the system executive responsible for the specific function.
Consistent record of accomplishments and the capability/flexibility to operate effectively leading change as well as effectively managing change at the hospital level.
Adaptability and Flexibility: Must function well in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the confidence to represent the organization in both formal and informal settings. Transparency and an open communication style will be important as the facility grows and becomes a healthy disruptor in the market. He/she must be accessible and deemed approachable by employees and physicians.
Experience in community and philanthropic activities, including the ability to represent and become the public face of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Ability to navigate within the context of a successful regional integrated delivery system while maintaining the face of the organization in the local community
Physician network development and management, and clinical quality and process management.
Broad Understanding and Experience within the Health care continuum.
Documented strength(s) related to hiring and the creation/maintenance of a productive environment that promotes initiative, innovation, and continual learning.
Experience in working directly with a Board
Experience in working with physicians and physician contracts. A leader that understands how to maximize the utilization of physician resources.
Committed Community leader: representing Sentara at a senior level within the community.

Sentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves.

Per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), some clinical environments require proof of education; these regulations are posted at for further information. In an effort to expedite this verification requirement, we encourage you to upload your diploma or transcript at time of application.
In support of our mission to improve health every day, this is a tobacco-free environment.


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