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Chief Human Resources Officer 

Hospital/Facility: East Cooper Regional Medical Center
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC

The Chief Human Resources Officer serves as a key member of the A-Team and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital. The most important role of the Chief Human Resources Officer is to develop a unique and sustainable competitive "people" advantage for the hospital. The CHRO's primary accountability is to deliver people strategies, tactics, consultant expertise, metrics, services and programs that deliver business results.

The Chief Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing the A-Team with Human Resources strategic direction and results-based HR tactics that link to key business goals and targets;
  • Utilizing people metrics to assess progress to goal, secure employee engagement and influence work prioritization;
  • Delivering credible, competent, cost effective and customer focused HR services and programs;
  • Leading labor expense management efforts that focus on meeting or exceeding both budgetary targets and volume related variable staffing requirements;
  • Maintaining high return performance and talent management systems;
  • Partnering with managers to shape a culture characterized by high performance, learning and growth opportunities and collaboration, i.e. "Best Places to Work."
  • Preparing the organization for periods of change and transition;
  • Delivering Key People results as measured through metrics (T/O, Retention, Labor expense metrics, Position Control, RIFs, benefits enrollment, etc.);
  • Developing and leading labor relations or union avoidance initiatives locally;
  • Actively participating in Tenet CHRO community, e.g. mentoring other HRDs, leading multi-hospital initiatives, helping us improve national HR delivery, participating in pilot projects, etc.

A Chief Human Resources Officer candidate must have a Master’s degree or must be in the process of completing a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or other related field. If the Master’s degree preference is not met, the candidate is required to have a B.S. degree, PHR or SPHR certification and a commitment to complete a Master’s degree in an agreed upon period of time.

A minimum of five years of experience at the senior human resources leader level, including progressive human resources leadership experience in all functional areas, is required, with a preference in the healthcare arena. Must possess a broad knowledge of employment practices and human resources functions. Knowledge of employee and labor relations and contract administration, compliance, benefits administration, worker’s compensation, unemployment, recruiting, retention, HRIS Systems, healthcare trends and legislation combined with strong business acumen.

Proven ability to develop training topics and materials based on feedback from the constituents. Excellent consulting and facilitation skills. Strong ability to promote good public relations with patients’ families, visitors, and the community. Ability to think strategically and have the communication and leadership skills to follow through on development plans. Excellent work organization skills, ability to appropriately set priorities, and manage multiple demands.

The ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and to deliver high quality written and verbal presentations. Excellent oral and written presentation skills, as well as strong PC skills. Must listen actively and accurately, encourage input from others. Must coach and correct constructively to improve the performance of team members. Provide clear directions. Maintain an ongoing dialogue with employees to ensure continual progress. Interpersonally savvy, relating well to diverse groups of people throughout the organization. Able to build rapport and form constructive relationships.

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