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Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Dallas, TX, USA | UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Formal education at the Masters or Doctoral level in Human Resources, Business Management or related field with a specialty in the management of human resources, or an equal combination of education and experience is required.

Ten (10) years progressively responsible administrative and budgetary work in healthcare, university, or business environment.

Job Duties

Key aspects of this role include:

Healthcare Human Resources

Incumbent is a member of the UTSW Medical Center's Senior Management Team, and as such participates in operations management, the development of strategic initiatives and short and long-range planning affecting human resources for the clinical enterprise in conjunction with the Senior Management of UTSW Medical Center.

Identifies and investigates organizational needs for new programs to promote the mission of UTSW Medical Center. Compiles relevant data and information from a variety of internal and external sources in order to develop alternatives, and makes recommendations to senior management regarding new program development and implementation. For assigned programs, forecasts projections, oversees program implementation, and assumes responsibility for budget, staffing, space, and equipment for new programs as they are developed and approved.

Serve as a change agent to organize human resources with process improvement, efficiency change, and customer service in mind.

Participates and serves on selected UTSW Medical Center organization-wide committees as required and represents the Medical Center for both Campus and UT system-wide HR initiatives.

Incumbent understands the approaches and methods of process improvement, including planning, setting priorities, conducting systematic performance assessments, implementing improvements based on such assessments, and maintaining achieved improvements.

Business Improvement and Functional Effectiveness/Organizational Planning

Develops and implements short and long-range plans and goals, programs and policies, to improve the overall operation of programs and to assure high quality, efficient, cost effective, coordinated services responsive to the needs of staff, patients and their families, departments within the Medical Center, hospital administration, campus units and, where appropriate, outside agencies.

Human Resources Management

Develop consistency in policy and procedure across UTSW. Provides direction in carrying out employment, compensation, employee relations, and staff development.

Evaluates: 1) impact of current issues in the health care industry; 2) human resources trends (workforce planning and alternative reward systems); and 3) human resources needs of the organization, and then develops, recommends and implements new programs and approaches to meet those needs. Consults with senior management in the development of long-range and short-range human resources plans. Assures compliance with university policy, as well as state and federal regulations.

Directly oversees and participates in the selection, evaluation and development of Leadership and Management positions within the UTSW.

Personnel Management

Directly, or through subordinates, reviews and approves all personnel actions taken by department heads and program directors, including selection, training, employee development, employee appraisal, recommendation for merit increases and/or special performance awards, reclassification/promotion, and all phases of corrective action.

Performs annual employee performance evaluations of direct reports and, through subordinates, ensures that all departmental employees receive annual written performance evaluations. Ensures that proper follow-up is maintained when an employee's job performance warrants remedial action.

Defines the qualifications and performance expectations for all staff positions. Tracks qualifications and competencies of current staff against projected staffing and competency needs to identify any deficiencies and improve professional skills. Directly supervises, evaluates and contributes to the professional development of staff within assigned functions, including coaching employees and identifying training and networking opportunities.

Organizational Development and Training

Identifies and develops new programs and methods for enhancing faculty and staff skill and competency.

Works in conjunction with UT Dallas to deliver a Masters level program for UTSW faculty and administrative leaders.

Oversees the UT Southwestern Academy for Career Enrichment ( ACE ) which contains a one-stop shop for all learning and development programs across the campus.

Conducts leadership training and development programs including Talent Review/ succession planning.

Leads the Internal Executive Coaching program.

Directs the Career Development Program.

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