Director of Mission

Requisition ID
2021-157475
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Mission Integration
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Days
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Immanuel
Location
NE-OMAHA

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for Immanuel, Mercy-Council Bluffs, Lasting Hope, Mercy-Corning, and Missouri Valley.

 

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

The Director of Mission Integration (DMI) is a critical executive-level leadership position tasked with fully integrating the organization’s mission, vision and values as well as its heritage, ethics and identity into the environment, processes, policies and procedures of the organization.  The DMI will have responsibility for multiple hospitals/ministry sites in which they will have executive oversight of and provide leadership and direction of “Mission Services”, including but not limited to Spiritual Care, Community Benefit, Ethics, Formation, Workplace Spirituality, and Ecclesial Relations.  In collaboration with the local Presidents and local Mission Contacts/Chaplains, the DMI has a particularized responsibility to help guide and lead all employees, as “mission integrators” to ensure the mission and values of the organization are inherently alive and fully integrated. This position will encompass Ministry Sites in the Midwest Division and serve as a member of the senior executive leadership team of all the hospital sites under their purview with a direct reporting “solid line” to the SVP, Mission Integration.

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Has the authority to interview, hire, orient, terminate, promote, train and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Assigns day-to-day work activities; directs the functional and technical job performance of team members.
  • Allocate and direct staffing needs to meet patient, unit and department needs, and collaborate with others to ensure overall staffing needs are met.
  • Mange performance including: setting goals, clarifying job expectations, monitoring performance progress, providing feedback, recognize, developing skills and addressing performance issues related to work and our commitments using corrective action.
  • Lead the delivery of the “Mission Integration” segment for all New Employee Orientations with the resources provided by the Division Mission Office including presenting on topics of heritage, mission, vision, values, identity, ethics, spiritual care, community benefit, workplace spirituality, ERDs, Sponsorship, and seeks ways of offering this material to other potential stakeholder orientations including physicians, executives, board members.
  • Lead opportunities for formation at all hospitals whether through Formation-in-the-Moment opportunities, the provided division virtual resources or specific formation programs/presentations for various stakeholder groups such as physicians, executives, boards, management and employees. In collaboration, seeks to create an annual education program related to Mission Integration.
  • Leading and otherwise ensuring and providing for opportunities to encourage and celebrate “spirituality in the workplace” through the environment, language, people, prayers, prayer services, rituals, feast days, division virtual offerings, blessings and other traditions of the ministry sites.
  • Prepares and manages celebrations related to the history and heritage of the hospital locations and their respective founding congregation(s) as well as the history and heritage of Catholic Health Initiatives and CommonSpirit Health.
  • Collaborates with the Division VP, Theology and Ethics, ensuring a process is in place at all hospitals under their purview to manage ethics consultation requests and serving as a member of the Ethics Committee(s), providing ongoing formation and education of said ethics committee(s) members particularly related to the ERDs (Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services in the United States, Edition VI) and ensuring ethics-related, sacramental, ecclesial and chaplain policies are current, reviewed and updated.
  • Cultivates and maintains healthy relationships with various community clergy for the communities of the hospitals under their purview as well as positive overall ecclesial relationships in consultation and collaboration with the DSVPMI.
  • In collaboration with the with the Community Benefit Office, offer support, directly or indirectly, to all the hospitals under their purview to ensure the provision for Community Benefit including the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the follow-up action Implementation Plan, recording data in the CBISA software and providing an annual report. Serves as a leader or member of the Healthy Communities Coalition and ensures programs are aligned with the hospital and communities under their purview.
  • In partnership with the Division Director of Mission and Pastoral Care, directly or indirectly ensuring the high-quality delivery of Spiritual Care/Pastoral Care/Chaplain services, including ensuring that patient, family, and staff emotional and spiritual needs are met by a (certified) Chaplain, including but not limited to insuring that Spiritual Care Services / Chaplains visit and are present for patients, families and staff, as well as for inter-disciplinary care teams (i.e., huddles, palliative care), as well as Codes where appropriate as well as offer resources for prayers and spiritual/devotional reading, as well as conduct and respond to emotional and spiritual needs assessments as well as ensures the provision of Sacraments for Catholic patients. Serves as manager to Chaplains/Chaplain Departments of the hospitals and ministry sites under their purview.
  • As a member of the Senior Executive Team of all their respective Ministry Sites, attending all Senior Executive Team as well as all Monthly Management meetings.
  • Maintain regular presence and provide leadership to the “Mission Committee” of the ministry sites under their purview.
  • As a part of the “staff” of the local Community Board(s) for the hospitals under their purview, attending such meetings as well as preparing and presenting a Mission Integration report to the Board(s) of the respective hospitals under their purview as well as offering a Formation Opportunity exercise.
  • Depending on structure of the local hospitals, meeting other duties as assigned including but not limited to the Spiritual Care Department as well as Community Benefit/Healthy Communities as well as Ethics as well as other departments/initiatives as well as, optionally, depending on hospital needs, supervising personally or through a direct-report Manager, the Volunteer Department, the Advocacy Department, the Gift Shop, the Reward and Recognition Committee, and the Development Department.

Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline; Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Practices excellent active listening skills.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to relate well with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to function independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Computer proficiency required.
  • 3 – 5 Years Mission Services experience, preferably in a hospital or health care setting.
  • Masters of Divinity or equivalent degree strongly preferred.

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