Northwest Permanente has retained DHR Global's Healthcare Practice to conduct a search for our Vice President of Human Resources. This group will be reaching out to all qualified applicants.
The Vice President of Human Resources will be a direct report to the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Medical Director. Responsibilities will include architecting and developing a world-class "people-first" human resources team to meet the needs of Northwest Permanente's (NWP) workforce and deliver outstanding care to Northwest Kaiser Permanente's patients. Serving as a strategic business partner, the Vice President of Human Resources will be responsible for all HR functions including compensation, benefits, payroll, talent acquisition, diversity, inclusion, HRIS, wellness, training, and professional development. As a member of the NWP Executive Team, the VP of HR will collaborate with fellow team members. He/She/They will work within NWP's dyad leadership model with their physician partner, the Chief People Officer.
This role will be integral toward building NWP's capacity to accommodate growth while shaping a culture that supports wellness, personal resilience, and professional fulfillment, and advancing NWP's mission, vision, values, and business imperatives.
This is a hybrid position that is a blend of working both remotely and in office. Must reside in the Northwest Service Region (Oregon or Washington).
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Northwest Permanente is the largest medical group in Oregon and Southwest Washington and provides integrated health care for 630,000 members partnering with Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. With a headcount of more than 1,800 employees including 1,500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, NWP employs sub-specialists in almost every area of medical and surgical practices. Their integrated health care model, evidence based medicine, chronic disease management programs, electronic medical records, and state-of-the-art clinical support tools provide the foundation for our physicians to practice Permanente Medicine at the highest level. Northwest Permanente is among eight regional self-governed, physician-led, prepaid, multispecialty medical groups composed of more than 23,000 physicians within Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's preeminent health care systems.
The VP of HR will prioritize and execute on a range of imperatives to ensure policies, procedures, and processes are inclusive and legally compliant and support NWP's workforce capabilities toward delivering outstanding care to Northwest Kaiser Permanente's patients. To that end, he/she/they will:
Champion NWP's human resources vision and linkage to the strategic operating plan
Lead short and long-range HR strategic planning centered around innovation efforts thus enabling NWP to evolve with relevance
Support the President/CEO/EMD in Executive team recruitment/selection, coaching, development and performance
Conduct due diligence and collaborate when necessary, stewarding the HR budget that maximizes the greatest return on investment toward the development of a world-class HR organization
Establish strategic action plans across HR departments, ensuring alignment with overall business objectives and NWP's mission, vision and values
Manage change through clear communication, conveying messaging appropriate to stakeholders and end-users
Mentor and develop staff emphasizing teamwork, collaboration, resources, while aligning best practices
Minimum / Preferred Education
Master's degree preferred or Bachelor's with equivalent experience
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
15+ years total experience demonstrating progressive HR leadership
Demonstrated success leading complex initiatives and projects with experience in areas such as strategic planning, executive coaching, project management and human resources management and compliance
Functional expertise across all facets of human resources management as well as knowledge of effective DE&I and community engagement practices
Experience with highly trained and credentialed professional services providers such as medical groups, law practices or academia
Outstanding interpersonal, coaching and listening skills with the ability to communicate throughout all levels of the organization
Ability to effectively present HR strategy and initiatives to all levels of the organization
Experience with providing well-researched solutions to ongoing and non-recurring challenges facing the organization
Expert knowledge of federal, state, and local employment and wage laws and regulations
Competencies / Success Factors
Agility: Adjusts behavior to new information or changing circumstances; works easily with diverse stakeholders in ambiguous situations
Change - Leading and Managing: Initiates and implements support for innovation and for changes needed to improve efficiency/effectiveness; helps others move from a current to desired state
Foresight: Uses knowledge or sound judgment to read a situation and predict and plan for a future event that may or may not occur; prediction developed through current knowledge, past experience, and/or intuition
Relationship Building/Organizational Architect: Builds and leverages mutually beneficial relationships and networks and strategic alliances, both internally and externally, which generate opportunities for the mutual benefit of parties
Strategic Thinking: Identifies long-term or overall aims and interests and the means to achieve them
Self-Awareness: The conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires and how they impact others/situations
Equal Opportunity Employer
At Northwest Permanente, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente believes that equity, inclusion, and diversity among our employees are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Physician Opportunities in Oregon & Southwest Washington. For more information please visit https://nwpermanente.com/jobs/About Us - Northwest Permanente is the Northwest’s largest physician-led, self-governed multispecialty group. We have opportunities available across the region in Portland, Salem, Oregon, and Longview, Washington. Northwest Permanente physicians practice medicine with a purpose that provides unparalleled opportunities for a meaningful and rewarding career in medicine.