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Texas Health Resources THK COO & CNO THK in Kaufman, Texas

The Vice President, Chief Operating & Nursing Officer will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities and functions of the hospital’s facilitiesthrough the administrative offices and the medical staff.

The Vice President has the following duties and responsibilities:

Operations Development and Implementation:

  • Responsible to execute the operating direction / vision for the hospital in support of strategic and operating plans.

  • Work with system leadership to implement and execute operational plans in order to achieve hospital and system objectives.

  • The COO/CNO serves as the hospital executive co-chair of the Leadership Council with the physician chief-of-staff.

Strategic Planning:

  • Participate and add value in establishing strategic priorities, goals, and objectives.

  • Partner with other entity and system leaders in the development, implementation and management of clinical, service and operational plans to address continuum and integration opportunities throughout the entity.

  • Serve effectively on various THR councils and committees to increase and enhance cooperation and advance system initiatives.

Market/Environmental Analysis:

  • Works with entity and system Leaders, medical staff and THR planning and business development leaders to appropriately identify opportunities and environmental/market trends while maintaining flexibility and preparedness to proactively respond to shifting trends and opportunities.


  • Oversees the provision of quality care and services through the cost-effective management of hospital operations.

  • Assumes accountability and evaluation authority and responsibility for the development of the operating and non-threshold capital budgets.


  • Maintains day-to-day ongoing relationships with the organized medical staff in concert with the Allocated CMO.

  • Maintains day-to-day ongoing relationships with the nursing staff in concert with established nursing leadership.

  • Creates processes that support dissemination of data and information to leadership team and staff.

  • Networks with peers in State/Regional/National to share ideas and conduct mutual problem-solving.

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, department/hospital staff management team.

  • Establishes, promotes and participates in community health activities.

Human Resources:

  • Evaluates staffing and qualification requirements for reporting departments in conjunction with system leadership.

  • Oversees effective recruitment and retention program.

  • Promotes diversity objectives for the organization in recruiting and promotion into leadership roles of the organization.

  • Evaluates staffing and qualification requirements for the provision of care and in conjunction with the entity and system leadership.

  • Participates in reward and recognition of individual and team accomplishments.

  • Establishes the philosophy of nursing and promotes the professional image of nursing in demeanor, appearance, attitude and behaviors.

Quality Improvements and KPIs:

  • Promote clinical integration, improvement and alignment to advance patient outcomes while monitoring quality outcomes and maintaining continuous readiness for regulatory inspections. Instill a culture devoted to hardwiring safety initiatives and committed to achieving and sustaining clinical quality targets and reducing variation from standards of care within the hospital. Work collaboratively in an environment with system and matrixed reporting relationships for the achievement of nursing and quality initiatives.

  • Responsible for ensuring the achievement of the hospital's goals in the area of satisfaction (patient, physician and employee), patient safety, clinical and non-clinical quality and operational performance.

  • Responsible for pursuing and achieving the goals of specific initiatives.

  • Oversees an effective process for measuring, assessing and improving patient outcomes and patient safety.

  • Directs activities that support compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards and requirements.

  • Promotes professional growth, development and accountability and supports structure for shared decision-making in staff with an emphasis in inter/intradepartmental team work and team accomplishments.


Individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This role requires the ability to solve problems, think outside-the-box, and be resourceful; must be result-oriented, a quick learner and self-starter. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to build THR's culture for action.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Health Administration or other health related field required.

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in healthcare operations; 3 years management in a senior leadership role.

  • Texas RN license required.

  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical management, quality improvement, financial analysis, process & planning, strategic planning principles

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • Is mission-inspired models a passionate commitment to the Mission of THR and ensures the long-term viability of our mission through decision-making and inspires others to do the same. Demonstrates the ability to integrate the Promise and core values of respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence into programs and services

  • Is not ego-driven, nor credit-taking. Embodies shared leadership and is a collaborative, deliberate and direct decision-maker. Has a record of functioning as a high-impact, low-ego leader who thrives in a team setting, motivated by the advancement of the organization, as well as representing a strong role model and mentor.

  • Displays innovative thinking with vision. Displays excellent conceptual and planning skills appropriate to a position with responsibility for the total continuum of health care delivery services.

  • Possesses a balanced understanding of clinical, business, and management requirements for various types of health care services, including knowledge of integrated delivery systems.

  • Demonstrates superb interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engender confidence and trust.

  • Has tenacity and perseverance in the face of challenges and can overcome obstacles to get things done. Approaches and deals with conflict creatively and constructively.

  • Builds credibility and drives outcomes at the highest level

  • Demonstrates proven ability to lead organizations in the development and implementation of large-scale change efforts through influence - creating broad organizational buy-in, excitement and commitment.

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.