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VP Executive Health Affairs/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title VP Executive Health Affairs/UKHC
Requisition Number RE38971
Working Title Executive Vice President Health Affairs
Department Name H3999:EVPHA
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 00
Salary Range
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Ph.D., D.P.H., M.D., D.N.P., J.D., M.P.H., M.H.A, M.B.A., M.P.A. or related degree 
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
More than 10 years
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
The essential job functions of this position require you to provide visionary and strategic leadership and fiscal and resource management; communicate and build strategic working relationships with staff, faculty, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively; positively represent UK HealthCare; and report to meetings at different locations both on campus and off campus.
Primarily days, with additional hours as needed to perform job duties.
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky is seeking a highly accomplished, dynamic and inspirational leader to become the next Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA) to lead UK HealthCare through its next phase of growth. The new EVPHA inherits a rapidly evolving healthcare system well positioned for continued success in the blended missions of quality clinical care, teaching, research and community engagement. This position truly represents one of the most exciting leadership opportunities in U.S. healthcare today and the right leader will be poised to have tremendous impact locally, regionally, and nationally.

The EVPHA is the senior executive for health affairs at the University of Kentucky. As such, the EVPHA establishes the leadership standards, strategic direction, and performance expectations for the organization and its officials. Specifically, the EVPHA provides the leadership, strategic direction, visioning, future planning, and coordination for the overall education, research, community engagement, and clinical delivery enterprises across UK Healthcare.

The EVPHA must be a strategic partner with the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration on financial and administrative operations, with the Provost on academic issues related to the engagement with all health-related professional colleges, and with the Vice President for Research on complex research matters to ensure alignment across the enterprise. Additionally, the EVPHA shall be a strategic partner with the Dean of the College of Medicine; both leaders are expected to operate collaboratively in the delivery of the research, education, community engagement and clinical delivery enterprises.

As one of three most senior executives (Executive Vice Presidents and Provost) at UK who report to the President, the EVPHA serves as an important member of the President’s Cabinet, which is responsible for the entire University enterprise. Therefore, a critical role for the EVPHA is to conduct himself/herself as a leader not only in matters of health affairs, but also across the entire University. With the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Provost, the EVPHA works collaboratively across the campus, its varied programs, and within its leadership structure to assure a harmonious, collaborative, and cohesive leadership environment.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. is assisting the University of Kentucky in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. To be considered, you must submit application materials directly to Greenwood Asher & Associates. Application materials should include:
• A letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the position
• A current résumé/curriculum vitae
• Five professional references

We strongly encourage submitting application materials as PDF attachments. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for all candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications by search firm will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by April 24, 2023. Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Julie Schrodt, Senior Executive Search Consultant
E-mail: julieschrodt@greenwoodsearch.com

Robert “Bob” Caret, Ph.D., Vice President for Executive Search
E-mail: bobcaret@greenwoodsearch.com

This position has been identified as supporting UK HealthCare, which receives funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Therefore, all individuals hired into this position must comply with the federal CMS mandate issued in March of 2022. This mandate requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. Start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will have exceptional skills in all elements of healthcare administration, including, but not limited to hospital operations, physician relations, strategic planning, academic service line development, patient care, finance, academic medicine, physician joint-venture development, information technology, human resources, government relations, marketing, and vendor/payer contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will also have financial and business acumen with the strength and judgment to effectively utilize available resources, faculty, and staff. Finally, the ideal candidate will be comfortable with and able to work well in ambiguous and matrixed environments, and will have a clear history of success in building and maintaining strategic collaborations.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree (Ph.D., D.P.H., M.D., D.N.P., J.D., M.P.H., M.H.A, M.B.A., M.P.A. or related degree) and successful senior leadership experience in a complex academic medical center or other similarly complex health-related organization with a history of strong and consistent financial performance.
Deadline to Apply 04/24/2023
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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