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Director Community Health Engagement

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Job Details
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Company Name
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Physical Address

Topeka, KS 66612
Job Description


In collaboration with the Vice President, Population Health, this position will develop and implement Stormont Vail Health’s (SVH) community engagement and wellness initiatives focused on addressing the social determinants of health and improving health outcomes. S/he will collaborate with leadership, organizational staff, physicians, and the community to partner, tactically intervene, and engage to optimize community outcomes. The Director will lead operations that directly impact SVH community health improvement work as defined in the strategic plan.The Director will oversee functions and responsibilities related to Community Benefits and Coordination/Implementation of Community Health Needs Assessments every three years for SVH. S/he will collaborate with SVH foundation to manage necessary grants related to Community Relations activities in collaboration with other SVH departments and the appropriate community agencies. This position will play a key role in helping SVH accelerate its community partnerships to support / lead implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan and collaborative partnerships to improve health outcomes. In addition, this position will successfully manage and oversee Health Connections, SVH’s integrated care call center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

+ Provides strategic and operations direction for the departments, staff and process that encompass Health Connections and Community Engagement.

+ Fosters a positive, professional atmosphere that encourages and enables employees to perform at their maximum potential to include development of a management team and community partners

+ Develops and administers operating budgets and is accountable for compliance with approved budgets.

+ Works closely with SVH financial management and clinical staff throughout the organization to develop and oversee data collections and process for data collection for community services to measure SVH community benefit activities.

+ Collaborates with SVH team members to support internal wellness plan initiatives

+ Collaborates with SVH Foundation and leads application for grants and pilot projects for Population Health / Community Health initiatives.

+ Fosters community partnerships

+ Seeks grant funding opportunities

+ Provides direct oversight for program implementation and staff management

+ Attends community meetings/engage with community members to provide implementation strategies and lead execution of tactics on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

+ Provides oversight for SVH led community initiatives that align with the mission and strategic plan:

+ Safety Net/Vulnerable populations

+ Education, literacy, and economic viability

+ Health equity

+ Community leadership

+ Identifies complex issues, supports, and provides guidance for performance improvement utilizing LEAN Management systems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

+ Demonstrates customer focused interpersonal skills to interact in an effective manner with practitioners, the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies, patients, and families with diverse options, values, and religious and cultural ideals.

+ Demonstrates ability to work autonomously and be directly accountable.

+ Demonstrates ability to influence and negotiate individuals and group decision-making.

+ Demonstrates ability to function effectively in a fluid, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment.

+ Demonstrates leadership qualities including time management, verbal and written communication skills, listening skills, problem solving and decision-making, priority setting, delegation and work organization.



+ Master’s degree in Business, Health Administration or Public Health preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.

+ 5-7 years management experiencePreferred

+ Experience leading cross-functional team meetings

+ LEAN management training Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly Supervises:

+ Director, Health Connections

+ Manager, Community Engagement

+ Grant funded positions to support community work

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