Job Listing Details

Chief Mission Officer, Humboldt

Facility: St. Joseph Hospital
State: Eureka, Calif.

The Mission is the reason we exist. The Chief Mission Officer (CMO) helps to shape and influence how the Mission, Values, and Vision are lived out in the daily life of our ministries. This Mission work touches on all aspects of organizational life, including governance, strategy, operations, spiritual care and the nurturing of our caregivers. Sustaining a culture consistent with the Mission and Values requires vigilance at all times especially during times of change and transition to maintain our Catholic identity and to ensure constant alignment with whom we say we are.

Key Working Relationships
The position reports to the Chief Mission Officer (CMO) for the Region and must establish and maintain effective working relationships with caregivers at all levels in, as well as with PSJH vendors, agents, and others. The Chief Mission Officer has a matrix relationship with the Ministry executive leader and is a trusted confidant and member of the Ministry leadership team. The CMO collaborates with Marketing and Communications leaders to ensure communications explicitly connect with the PSJH Mission and Core Values. The CMO also works in partnership with Human Resources to ensure that we attract and retain caregivers that align with the Mission and Values.

• Ministry Leadership Participation
• Mission and Values Integration
• Formation Programs
• Ethics Services
• Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education
• Relationships with local religious leaders within their geographic service areas.
• Community Partnerships

Key Accountabilities:

Strategic Leadership and Prophetic Voice
• Participates as a member of the Ministry senior leadership team. 
• Participates in key ministry leadership groups for strategy and planning. 
• Participates as a member of the Regional Mission team and ensures the implementation of strategic initiatives at the Ministry level.
• In collaboration with the Regional Director of Ethics, organizes education and facilitates the use of the PSJH Mission and Values Discernment Process.
• Participates in the integration of Mission and Values into policies, procedures, objectives, and services in operational areas in alignment with region and system. 
• Participates in the interview process for ministry leadership to assure Mission and Values alignment.
• Maintains effective relationship with other operational and shared services leaders as well as the Community Ministry Board (CMB), Foundation Board, and Advisory Councils for Board formation and Mission accountability in the Ministry.

• Works with the system formation team and Regional CMO to ensure effective leadership formation of leaders as well as ongoing formation within the ministry, including the CMB and Foundation Boards. 
• Promotes Mission assimilation with new caregivers. 
• Mentors leaders and caregivers in Mission Integration and Values interpretation.

Heritage and Identity
• Oversees and participates in delivering orientation programs to introduce caregivers, leaders, providers, and affiliates to the PSJH Heritage, Mission, and Values.
• Initiates and supports events, rituals for observing and celebrating special events of our Mission, Values, history, life of our Sponsors, and Founders of the local ministries. 
• Oversees the continuation of Catholic identity within the ministry, while open to the diversity of the community.
• Works with the Regional CMO to coordinate and complete Mission assessments on a regular basis. 

• Serve on the local Ethics Committee.
• May serve on the Regional Ethics Council.
• Ministry CMO keeps informed of any critical issues that put the ministry's identity at risk or could cause scandal in the community and informs the Regional CMO of any such issues.
• Ensures there is 24/7 ethics case consultation services and assures the effectiveness of local ethics committees concerning ethics consultation, education, and policy development.
• Ensures the timely development and review of essential policies and procedures for addressing ethical issues in patient care, clinical research, and ministry responsibility as applicable. 
• Participates in or facilitates the use of the PSJH Mission and Values Discernment Process as directed. 
• Ensures ongoing clinical and organizational ethics education within the ministry as a means of building ethics capacity and sensitivity among caregivers. 

Mission-inspired Culture
• Ensures a culture in which the members of PSJH animate both the purpose and Core Values of the organization through their words and behaviors.

Justice in the Workplace
• Works with Human Resources (HR) to ensure programming and policies has an integrated focus on Catholic Social Teachings (Human Dignity, Subsidiarity, Participation, Rights of the Worker, Preferential Option for the Poor). 
• Collaborates with Ministry leadership to ensure that programs and services address caregiver flourishing, wellbeing and resilience. 
• Provide support for caregivers during significant workforce changes in collaboration with Ministry HR leaders and chaplains. 
• Assists with cultural and Mission Integration of partners organizations. 

Spiritual Care
• Assures the appropriate deliver of spiritual care services, including sacramental ministry, for both patients and caregivers throughout the continuum of care consistent with the PSJH Standards of Excellence for Spiritual Care. 
• Where applicable, oversee programs for clinical pastoral education and ensures appropriate accreditation status for the program.
• Maintains a focus on organizational spirituality to nurture the emotional, spiritual and social needs of caregivers. 

Community Partnership
• Executes the implementation of shared metrics, processes, practices and goals outlined by the ministry and Community Partnerships. 
• Advances and celebrates caregiver participation in PSJH sponsored: 
   - International service trips
   - Domestic volunteer activities
   - Annual advocacy agenda planning
   - Direct advocacy campaigns for important health care and social programs, both digital and traditional
   - Environmental stewardship across the ministry, including Green Teams
• Supports ministry Community Health Needs Assessment processes, as applicable; contributes to Community Benefit/Community Health Investment storytelling as requested; and collaborates with Community Health Investment team members to promote and maintain relationships with other aligned community partners and agencies. 
• Works with Yamhill Service Area Advisory Council to ensure engagement and adoption of the Regional community health assessments and plans.
• Integrates Community Partnership work into ongoing formation activities.
• Partners with ministry Foundation/Philanthropic team members to thank and recognize major donors and show how their gifts of time, talent and treasure contribute to the Mission. 
• Offers internship opportunities and/or mentors University of Providence theology students, as requested.
• Supports and advances internal stakeholder engagement in Community Partnership activities. 

Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of PSJH. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.

Required experience and qualifications include:
   - Master's Degree in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Health Care Mission or related field of ministry. 
   - Must have a thorough knowledge of the teachings and principles and traditions of the Catholic Church.
   - Must have a thorough understanding of Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. 
• At least ten years of increasing responsibilities as a health care professional or administration of Mission related programs or services with eight years of leadership experience. 
• Demonstrated maturity, judgment, and leadership to be an effective and trusted contributor and colleague to the Ministry Chief Executive and leadership team to inspire and influence others in pursuit of the goals of the ministry of PSJH.
• Demonstrated competence in collaborative processes, change management and culture change, group facilitation, verbal and written communication, and continuous improvement methodologies. 
• Understanding of the principles and practices of adult learning. 
• Specialized field training in ethics, formation, spiritual care of community partnerships. 
• Theoretical and practical understanding, rooted in sound theology of the Mission and Values of PSJH and the health care ministry of the Catholic Church. 
• Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals and challenges of healthcare operations. 
• Experience in communicating an integrated and balanced personal spirituality that aligns with PSJH as a Catholic ministry. Able to articulate the connections between personal and organization spirituality and the workplace.
• Able to engage individuals from diverse religious backgrounds in understanding and appreciating their role as leaders of a Catholic ministry, while honoring their own religious or spiritual traditions. 
• Demonstrated personal and interpersonal skills that engender confidence, trust, and credibility among peers, caregivers, volunteers, medical staff, patients, and community citizens. 
• Ability to lead, inspire and influence others in the pursuit of PSJH vision and strategic goals Confidence to be a prophetic voice. 

Preferred experience and qualifications include:
• A practicing member of the Catholic Church is preferred.
• Formal training in Ethics.

St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry and organized into three regions: Northern California, Southern California, West Texas/Eastern New Mexico.

SJH provides a full range of care from facilities including 14 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations.
SJH maintains a 'continuum of care,' matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities in three states
For the third year in a row in 2009, the Gallup Organization awarded St. Joseph Health its highest honor - the Great Workplace Award.
SJH provides exceptional benefits, opportunities for advancement and relocation within the system.

St. Joseph Health is comprised of four core values: Service, Excellence, Dignity, and Justice are the guiding principles of all we do.
Excellent compensation program and benefits provided.

St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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St. Joseph Hospital is an equal opportunity employer who provides competitive benefits, a drug-free workplace and supports work/life balance.