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Job: VP, Human Resources - Bay Medical Sacred Heart - Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national, for profit, healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. AHS includes 21 hospitals in seven states, more than 19,000 employees, nearly 600 employed phy

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Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national, for profit, healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. AHS includes 21 hospitals in seven states, more than 19,000 employees, nearly 600 employed physicians, and 3,578 licensed beds. Through partnerships with seven leading not-for-profit health systems and two physician joint ventures, AHS operates hospitals and multispecialty physician practices. These joint venture partners include The University of Kansas Health System, Seton Healthcare, Hackensack Meridian Health, Sacred Heart Health System and the University of New Mexico Health System.

Ardent Health Services invests in quality healthcare. AHS makes considerable investments in people, technology, facilities, and communities, producing high quality care and extraordinary results. Since 2001, those investments total more than $835 million. From newly constructed facilities and expanded services, to lifesaving technology and outstanding opportunities for employees, AHS is committed to providing its hospitals and clinics the tools needed to succeed.

AHS' work environment is built upon Behavior Standards, which include five key pillars: Service, Quality, People, Financial and Growth. These pillars represent who we are, what we do and how we operate. Our corporate office in Nashville, TN was recently named Best Places to Work by The Tennessean and seven of our hospitals were also named Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare.

OUR MISSION: Ardent Health Services is a premier provider of health care services, delivered with compassion for patients and their families, with respect for employees, physicians, and other health professionals, with accountability for our fiscal and ethical performance, and with responsibility to the communities we serve.

OUR PHILOSOPHY: Every action we take at AHS is built on three key tenets:

· Ardent recognizes that each hospital is as unique as the community it serves.

· We believe in working with employees and physicians to improve the quality of care, patient safety and customer service and we measure all three continuously.

· We reinvest in our facilities - helping our hospitals expand services, enhance technology and add new programs that fulfill their missions.

We believe it is this mix of corporate support and local autonomy that equips our facilities for success.

Bay Medical Sacred Heart:

Bay Medical Sacred Heart (BMSH), located in Panama City, Florida, is owned and operated by Ardent Health Services. This regional medical center has 323 beds, nearly 300 physicians, more than 1,350 dedicated staff and net revenues exceeding $200 million. BMSH provides care to patients from a seven-county region in Northwest Florida. It is also the only trauma center and the dominant cardiology player in the region.

BMSH is an award winning facility. It has been recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals for clinical quality, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a best regional hospital, and was afforded the Consumer Choice Award winner for the Panama City area by NRC Ticker. In addition, for the past four years, BMSH has been rated # 1 in Northwest Florida for Cardiac Care and among the Top 10% in the nation.

With the opening of a new five-story patient care tower in 2010, Bay Medical is Bay County's newest hospital with more private rooms and five star quality care and amenities. Bay Medical is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Center of Excellence in the treatment of heart attack and stroke. In addition to the main hospital campus, Bay Medical has diagnostic and rehab facilities in Panama City Beach and Lynn Haven, and a wellness facility, HealthPlex Fitness.

Job Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as the Vice President of Human Resources for Bay Medical Sacred Heart (BMSH).

The Vice President of Human Resources (VP, HR) reports directly to the hospital CEO and oversees all aspects of Human Resources. In coordination with Medical Center and Senior Leadership Team goals and objectives, the successful candidate will develop and execute human resources strategic plan initiatives to increase employee satisfaction, reduce turnover and improve employee retention. The VP, HR will collaborate and maintain functional relationships at all levels of staff within the organization. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in leading a team of Human Resources professionals; providing oversight in the areas of employee relations, organizational development, recruitment, compensation and benefits; ability to form and audit policies and procedures; and ability to ensure compliance with mandatory regulation is required.


  • Develop and execute business unit action plans to impact employee retention and engagement.
  • Administer business unit organizational development program to advance organizational needs.
  • Build, develop and lead a team of HR professionals within the facility.
  • Lead the facility HR staff to execute Ardent-wide and location-specific HR initiatives.
  • Ensure operational excellence, monitoring, and measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the HR team.
  • Develop and maintain Human Resources policies, handbooks, and procedures.
  • Uphold all compliance standards, including OFCCP, Joint Commission, Department of Labor, and HR policies.
  • Serve as primary resource for employee relations matters, including management of the ethics and compliance line.
  • Engage executives to understand talent needs of the businesses.
  • Oversee and ensure efficiency in the recruitment and onboarding/orientation of new employees.
  • Mentor leadership in the areas of performance management and improvement systems.
  • Oversee health and welfare enrollment and program administration.
  • Research and audit employee compensation to ensure market competiveness.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or other relevant area of study.
  • Experience: Seven (7) years previous job related experience of which three (3) years must be in a management role; relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for one another.
  • Licensure: SPHR or SHRM - SCP certifications are preferred.

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