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Regional Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Division, Eastern Region - Birmingham, AL

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Birmingham, Alabama
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with more than 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives.  Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International (USPI), the company operates 79 general acute care hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals and 469 outpatient centers in the United States, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom.  Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.  


Birmingham, Alabama.

Reporting Relationships

The Regional Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Division, Eastern Region reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources and Hospital Operations for Tenet Healthcare.

Central Division

The Regional Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Division, Eastern Region oversees human resources operations and initiatives for the Central Division in the Eastern Region consisting of 21 hospitals in six states:   Alabama, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Talladega; Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham; Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Alabaster; and Walker Baptist Medical Center, Jasper;   Illinois Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago; MacNeal Hospital, Chicago; West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park; and Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park;  Michigan DMC Children’s Hosptial of Michigan, Detroit; DMC Harper-Hutzel Hospital, Detroit; DMC Heart Hospital, Detroit; DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Commerce; DMC Receiving Hospital, Detroit; DMC Rehabilitation Hospital of Michigan, Detroit; and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit; Missouri; Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis; Pennsylvania Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia; and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia; and TennesseeSt. Francis Hospital of Memphis, Memphis; and St. Francis Hospital of  Bartlett, Bartlett.


The Regional Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Division, Eastern Region has responsibility for strategic workforce planning, as well as the day-to-day Human Resource Operations within a specific region.  He/she focuses on the acquisitions, development and the culture of talent as a critical driver in achieving the region’s business strategies and goals.  The Regional CHRO proactively works with hospital leadership to manage the people metrics with the expected outcomes of minimal turnover, effectively managing SWB expense, high employee engagement, high quality patient care, and excellent experience for all patients, visitors, physicians and employees.

The Regional Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Division of the Eastern Region is also responsible for day-to-day operations that minimize and mitigate employer risk to include:
  • Select and manage top HR talent and HR Directors in market hospitals.
  • Ensure compliance with all HR regulatory requirements, employment law, and Joint Commission HR standards in market hospitals.
  • Work with HR Directors to respond to EEO complaints and prepare position statements.
  • Facilitate the company’s defined FTP process.
  • Direct and ensure overall workplace safety and employee health within the market with significant input from the Employee Health Nurse, Nursing, Infection Control and Infectious Disease to ensure that employees have confidence that they are provided a safe work place.
  • Ensure proper planning, response and reporting to the following agencies with respect to employee health and occupational safety: Joint Commission, OSHA, CDC, and other federal, state and local.

The Regional Chief Human Resources Officer, Central Division of the Eastern Region has responsibility for strategic workforce planning for the hospital to include: 

  • Project workforce gaps considering current staff, local labor market, and national healthcare statistics, trends, and projections.
  • Develop workforce strategies, including full-time/part-time/per diem mix, staffing models, and education strategies/partnerships to prepare workforce for future.
  • Participate and execute on Tenet-wide leadership development programs including talent mapping, succession planning, emerging talent programs, leadership academies, and other Tenet leadership development programs.
  • Implement Tenet HR enterprise shared services.
  • Deliver leadership education and development, inclusive of transitional leadership training, general leadership effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, and labor relations and employee relations.


A comprehensive, competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate.  Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.





A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources Management or related field is required and a graduate degree, ideally an MBA/MHA, or SPHR is preferred.

Required Background Experience

Ten years’ experience in a top Human Resources executive position is required.

Hospital or healthcare experience is required, specifically management level experience in strategic planning, business development, market research or related executive area. 

Demonstrated track record of driving high organizational performance, patient experience and employee engagement. 

Knowledge of healthcare organization and administration and of standards and laws applicable to managing business development and planning issues with hospital operations. 

Knowledge of healthcare, strategic and financial planning. 

Strong project management skills and follow-through from vision to execution, with measurable results to the bottom line. 

Knowledge of principles of interactive planning, participatory management and influence management. 

Excellent at team building and motivating people.  Able to identify the right people to execute strategic opportunities and motivate people to act whether they are peers, subordinates, physicians or administrators.  Skilled at accomplishing goals through others.  Comfortable allowing the team to take credit for business accomplishments.  Proficient at being a teacher, mentor and coach. 

Professional Attributes

A highly effective manager who knows how to lead individuals and teams toward full utilization of their talents and abilities to achieve optimal business results 

Identify the vision for organizational change, develop and communicate a clear idea, and encourage buy-in of proposed transformation.

An individual highly motivated to work cross-functionally in order to accomplish goals and effect change. 

An individual who is a “pre-emptive communicator” and one that strives to proactively address issues before they become problems.

Visionary, with deep knowledge of healthcare systems, regulations, trends and directions. Ability to transfer knowledge, thereby creating an informed, supportive constituency. 

Strong leadership skills with the ability to assume a greater leadership role in the future. 

Business presence and maturity to perceive how he/she can be of added value to the organization in significant ways.

Someone who values employees at all levels, treating all with dignity and respect.  An individual who is able to relate easily to people from all walks of life; empathetic and compassionate. Proactively builds relationships with all key constituents. 

Superior oral and written presentation skills.  Persuasive, articulate, good conversationalist, and possessing a gracious demeanor. 

Personal Attributes

An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff and the Board.

An individual with a contagious passion for his/her work. 

Self confident and assured with significant presence and charisma, but with a balanced ego; able to hire, develop and retain strong, appropriately independent executive subordinates. 

A high-energy individual with a strong work ethic and high expectations for performance.  A person who leads by example, and sets strong professional and personal standards for every activity.


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