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Chief Strategy Officer - Kansas Market

We Are Hiring

Title: CSO - Ministry Market

City, State:  Wichita, KS

Location:  Via Christi Health 848

Department:   MWF Kansas

Additional Job Details:  FT Rotating

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

Responsible for developing the overall Kansas Ministry Market strategy and ensuring implementation of strategic initiatives that position the Ministry Market for accomplishment of Ascension’s Strategic Direction.  Has leadership accountability for delivering on the 10 key responsibilities* of the Strategy Ministry-wide Function within the Ministry Market.  Ensures coordination and alignment with Ascension on the overall Ministry Market strategy, clinically integrated system of care partnerships, and fee-for-value arrangements.  Serves as a subject matter expert within the Ascension’s Strategy MWF to support the MWF’s leadership responsibilities across Ascension. 

  1. Leads the development of the overall Ministry Market strategy and strategic plan, working in partnership with the Ministry Market Executive, Ministry Market Board, and Ministry Market leadership team.

  2. Leads the strategic aspects of the annual Integrated Strategic, Operational and Financial Plan (ISOFP) development process, including identification of high priority strategic opportunities, risks, key capital projects and potential acquisitions and partnerships.

  3. Co-leads with the Ministry Market Chief Financial Officer the development of the three-year capital plan and ensures alignment with the Ministry Market strategy. 

  4. Co-leads with the Clinically Integrated System of Care dyad the development of service line strategic plans and clinical programs.

  5. Leads the periodic assessment of the Ministry Market’s Clinically Integrated System of Care, including the identification of high priority gaps/opportunities.

  6. Leads the development of the Ministry Market’s overall ambulatory strategy, including the services to be offered and the partnerships that will be required, and ensures alignment with Ascension.

  7. Leads the process to identify the Ministry Market’s provider needs and which specialties/practices/provider-types should be pursued to implement the provider development plan.

  8. Champions the Ministry Market’s transition to value-based care and population health and ensures alignment to Ascension’s Strategic Direction; partners with Finance and Ascension Care Management to pursue Market payer and employer opportunities.

  9. Leads efforts to identify merger or acquisition targets, partnerships, joint ventures and other strategic partnership opportunities.

  10. Ensures the Master Facilities Plan process is conducted in a manner that aligns with the Ministry Market strategic plan.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Health Administration or a related field is preferred. 
  • A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated leadership in strategic planning and business development in a complex healthcare organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ascension is committed to virtuous servant leadership as an essential enabler of our Integrated Ministry, and provides opportunities for leaders to grow in virtue. These behaviors are enabled by trust between and among community members.  These virtuous servant leadership capacities are demonstrated in the following expected behaviors which include, but are not limited to: (i) maintains a centered presence; (ii) commits to effective interactions and decisions; and (iii) holds oneself and others accountable.

  • A strong commitment to the mission of Catholic healthcare and a personal and professional presence to provide leadership on behalf of Ascension and the Strategy MWF; a values driven, authentic leadership style which is guided in thinking, and in acting, by a sensitivity to the Mission and core Values of Ascension.

  • Highly strategic: demonstrated track record in assessing complex, competitive markets and in developing related growth initiatives in partnership with physicians, payers, and/or other providers.

  • Strategic vision, with an understanding of the future direction of healthcare and the ability to motivate and engage others in a common vision in response to such changes.

  • Demonstrated ability to gain broad stakeholder support when developing, implementing, and promoting strategies, initiatives, projects and new ventures in a shared leadership environment.

  • Systems oriented thinker with the ability to analyze complex relationships and situations, think outside the box, take action, and promote entrepreneurial and innovative approaches at the system level and across the Ministry Market.

  • A history of seeking out and developing collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies in order to accomplish a common goal.

  • Superb communication, facilitation, negotiation, and listening skills, accompanied by the ability to know how and when to influence, persuade, direct, challenge, and relinquish control.

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Job ID: 274510
Category: Business Administration
Facility: MOSTL Ascension System Office
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Wichita, KS

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