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Vice President-Chief Operations Officer-Indianapolis Suburban Region (North Hospital)

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07 August, 2021
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Vice President-Chief Operations Officer-Indianapolis Suburban Region (North Hospital)

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Job Description


Responsible for setting strategic direction and the overall operation, administration and management of IU Health Indianapolis Suburban Region ISR. This position exists to plan, implement, evaluate and continuously improve the operational functions within the ISR. Accountable for setting strategic, operational, clinical and administrative goals and policies for the organization. Provides the leadership and direction to develop, recommend and implement programs, policies and procedures, and standards. The incumbent will use expertise in effective operations, quality patient care, effective medical staff relations, regulatory compliance, fiscal responsibility, and excellent people and service skills to drive a wide variety of programs, policies and complex initiatives designed to build a best in class team. In addition, the role is expected to develop high-level strategy to counter new trends in payment structures that are crucial with new models of care. Acts as a partner of the IU Health leadership team and participates in the strategic planning and the attainment of goals for area of responsibility.  This role reports directly to the President, Indianapolis Suburban Region. 

  • A Bachelors Degree in Health Administration, Business Administration or related field is required; a Master's Degree is required with 10 years of experience in hospital or healthcare leadership. 
  • An experienced healthcare executive with a proven track record in hospital operations implementing systems and leading clinical transformation. 
  • Strong demonstrated transformational and complex, matrixed leadership skills (inspiring, problem solving, communication across multiple organizations, executing) to champion achieving the vision of the organization. 
  • Requires experience managing multiple complex projects involving multiple customers, interests and goals. 
  • A blend of management skills and technical expertise demonstrated by superior planning, decision-making, negotiation, leadership and financial management skills/knowledge, with a focus to adding value to the bottom line of the business to foster a preeminent healthcare environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, collaborating, negotiating, influencing and leading teams/programs. 
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills with all levels of employees, management and community leaders and a proven leader who is an effective, creative and visionary problem solver. 
  • A proven leader of people is able to recruit, develop and mentor a top-notch team capable of supporting future growth and has demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community. 
  • Experience designing organizational structures to achieve business and operational results. 
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local regulatory agency guidelines and laws.


Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required to begin employment; however, all team members need to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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