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Reports To: HAH Board of Directors; (For Profit Subsidiary Board of Directors)
Supervises: CFO; Associate VP, Post-Acute Care & Operations; Associate VP of Finance & Public Policy; Sr. Manager, Legislative Affairs; Director of Research (For Profit Sub); Director, Emergency Services; Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs; and Special Assistant to the President & CEO.
This position is primarily responsible for representing the interests of Hawaii hospitals, long term care, assisted living facilities, home care and hospice organizations and providing effective and proactive internal and external executive leadership to HAH members. The President and CEO is accountable for ensuring that approved plans, programs, and budgets are effectively implemented. As a member of the HAH Board of Directors and the Executive committees, the President and CEO formulates and develops broad policies and courses of action to be considered by the HAH board and provides clear direction and specific goals by properly interpreting the Boards’ policies and establishing guidelines for staff. The CEO is on the board of directors of the following organizations: AHA Regional Policy Board – 9, Mountain Pacific Quality Health (MPQH), and the Hawaii Health Information Corporation (HHIC). The CEO is also the state association executive for the American Hospital Association, National Association of Home Care and the American Health Care Association. (National Affiliates)
Develops and administers a Board approved annual association budget of approximately $3.2 million.
Represents the interests of Hawaii hospitals, long term care, assisted living facilities, home care and hospice organizations by providing internal and external leadership.
Performs as the Association’s primary lobbyist and spokesperson at various legislative and regulatory meetings.
Ensures the continued growth and effectiveness of HAH by identifying appropriate opportunities that effectively accomplish HAH’s missions within the dynamics of the political and health care environments.
Develops positions that are attainable and feasible in response to legislative issues
affecting member organizations, including positions and strategies on national issues in collaboration with the National Affiliates, other national groups, Congress, and the
Administration, and on state-level issues in collaboration with constituency groups,
Legislature, Administration, and others.
Provides clear direction and specific goals for HAH by properly interpreting Board policy and establishing policies and guidelines for staff.
Assures acceptance and support from HAH constituents and other related groups through effective leadership and participation in committees, task forces, coalitions, and various consensus generating settings.
Promotes the image and position of HAH by providing leadership and effective participation in meetings with members, staff, constituents, legislators, etc. and serving as a top-level spokesperson and liaison with these and other groups.
Recommends legal action on issues that are key to achieving policy or member objectives.
Provides for organizational effectiveness and management continuity through the effective deployment of accountabilities, staffing, direction, and motivation of HAH staff.
Ensures that approved policies, plans, programs, and budgets are effectively implemented.
Plans or assist in planning for all necessary meetings of the general membership, the
Board and its committees, including annual meeting and retreats.
Leads relations with the association’s legal, accounting and other consultants.
Leads grassroots advocacy efforts on behalf of Association members as necessary.
HAWAII HOSPITAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (HHERF)
Serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Hospital Education and Research Foundation and acts on behalf of its Board of Directors, which is the same as the HAH Board.
Promotes the use of the Foundation for other tax-exempt purposes.
Performs additional duties assigned or delegated by the Board.
Accountable for administering approximately $1 million annual federal grant for state of
Hawaii’s Emergency Management Program, which provides disaster preparedness for public health emergencies.
Serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the For-Profit Subsidiary and acts on behalf of its Board of Directors
Administers annual budget of $582,000
Performs additional duties assigned or delegated by the Board
HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Responsible for working with Board and PAC Committee to establish and meet annual fundraising goals.
Responsible for advising the HAH Board of its responsibilities of meeting the goal set for Hawaii by the annual national fundraising campaign of the American Hospital
Association and leads the organization’s effort to meet the goal.
Engages candidates to ascertain their positions on key health care issues. And, at the same time, uses these occasions as opportunities to educate candidates regarding
Directs the distribution of contribution to candidates on the state level who should receive the financial support of HAH PAC and works with national affiliates to coordinate federal contributions.
Attends various political fundraisers as a means of contributing to political parties and caucuses, using these occasions as opportunities to educate candidates and other leaders regarding HAH views.
POSITION SPECIFICS AND REQUIREMENTS
An advanced degree in the health services, business administration, law, public policy, political sciences or other relevant areas is essential.
Five to ten years experience in an executive position with some healthcare or association background to meet the selection criteria.
Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of health care, in-depth awareness of current issues related to health care (both nationally and in Hawaii), and political acumen.
Leadership: Ability to provide a clear sense of purpose and mission and, through coalition and consensus building, develop a shared vision in the execution of that mission among the Board, membership, clients, and staff.
Proven experience in managing and cultivating diverse staff.
Participates in the annual strategic planning process.
Increases Board and membership support of HAH.
Enhances public perception and support of hospitals, long term care, assisted living facilities, home care and hospice organizations.
Serves as a convincing spokesperson for health care and the membership.
Participates on state and national boards, committees, task forces, commissions, etc. as appropriate.
Provides vision, goals, stability, and counsel for HAH employees and serve as the leader to promote professionalism, accountability, growth, development, esprit de corps, and service to the membership.
Creates a culture of employee equity; organization-wide ownership of HAH’s vision, goals, and priorities; teamwork within the Associations; and individual/collective accountability and acknowledgement for results.
Representation and Advocacy: Ability to influence public policy development and provide leadership and direction in state and federal public policy issues.
Effectively manages a well-organized, highly participatory process to deal with public policy issues.
Develops thoughtful and stimulating public policies and strategies.
Leads public policy negotiations with other associations, organizations, and agencies.
Travel: Ability and willingness to effectively represent HAH in a variety of venues, within the membership and externally, including the willingness to travel extensively, spending up to half-time away from home.
Strategic Planning: Ability to develop and conduct strategic planning for public policy issues and participate in the HAH overall strategic planning process.
Helps to meet total membership goals and improve the value of membership.
Assists in the recruitment of new members and make membership presentations.
Relationships: Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with health care stakeholders, including national, state, and local organizations, special interest groups, and the broad health care community.
Board Relations: Ability to develop strong and mutually rewarding collaborative relationships with the boards of HAH, and other appropriate organizations; support their respective roles and responsibilities.
Operations Management: Proven ability to apply sound leadership and management practices to a complex organization having numerous diverse subject areas of activity with varying objectives, timetables, sets of relationships, and constituencies.
Ensures the association achieves its annual objectives and meets its financial targets.
Builds a solid management team and delegate responsibility and authority in a manner that instills the values of ownership, fiscal responsibility, accountability, achievement, and results, combined with personal and professional growth of the entire staff.
REQUIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Self-Confidence: Presence, dynamism, persuasion, and outstanding communication and motivation skills apparent in:
Presentations/speeches, discussions, and negotiations.
Being comfortable in all social and professional situations.
Contemporary: Being in step with what is happening in the changing health care environment.
Ability to translate broad public policy changes with the potential effect on hospitals, health systems, and patient care.
Creative and Versatile: Ability to conceive new ideas and directions and develop vision and new strategies in response to changing member needs and the environment.
Affecting policy changes to meet new circumstances and future needs.
Ensuring that changes are smooth and appropriate to the evolving members’ needs and political climate.
Confidence and Strength: Having convictions and faith in one’s leadership ability to succeed on a predetermined course of action.
Carrying through on projects and difficult public policy positions.
Possessing tolerance for diversity and ambiguity but also the courage to take a stand when necessary.
Decision-Making: Having the strength under pressure to not hesitate at the time of decision or succumb to criticism and controversy to the point of inaction.
Being proactive in public policy development.
Exhibiting judgment to avoid being paralyzed by a lack of information or consensus.
Flexibility: Ability to deal effectively with a broad range of special interests and socioeconomic-political types of people and organizations.
Being effective in different situations and under dynamic conditions.
Within the policy guidelines HAH, creating win-win situations with conflicting groups whenever possible.
Intelligence: Ability to absorb a wide range of information and organize a variety of tasks, sorting out the important from the less important, recognizing opportunities that fulfill HAH’s mission, priorities, and goals, and using initiative to take action when needed.
Learning about policy and operational concerns of members.
Clear Thinker: Express complex ideas, both orally and in writing, in clear, concise, complete, and convincing language; prepare completed staff work; assume ownership of important issues; and present clear, well-thought-out recommendations as shown in written communications, Board and committee materials and verbal communications.
Communicator: Be effective in verbal and written communications to the various publics of HAH, the membership, and others. Possess strong listening skills and the ability to decipher and assimilate information.
Build Unity: Garner support from membership for targeted public policy positions in an environment that may tend to pull members apart.
Showing diplomacy and tact in political and sometimes emotionally charged situations.
Dedicated: Maintain loyalty to HAH’s vision, mission, and purpose. Demonstrate a passion for work and personal commitment.
Quality-Oriented: Have an acute sense for detail and a high respect for timeliness and completeness.
Maturity: Have the confidence to tackle the difficult jobs, perseverance to see them through, and judgment to know when the difficult is impossible and to cut losses when necessary.
Exercising sound judgment.
Operating with efficiency and effectiveness.
Leading public policy advocacy strategic planning and execution.
Unselfish: Have a predisposition and readiness for participating fully in the process of policy development and execution while operating from behind the scenes in terms of limelight and receiving credit for what is accomplished.
Self-development: Desire to grow in personal achievement and make a meaningful professional contribution to the organization and the health care field.
Recognizing and rewarding others.
Integrity and Credibility: Have the ability to convey a high degree of professionalism and integrity for oneself and the organization; be believable by others.
Maintaining a solid reputation internally and externally.
Conveying a strong sense of value to the membership, staff, and others.
Values: Being an individual of high moral convictions and uncompromising standards relative to business ethics and personal integrity.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
With or without reasonable accommodation(s), the essential functions of this position require certain physical and mental abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 25 lbs.), typing, writing (in English), reading (English), speaking (English), seeing, hearing, driving, basic mathematical calculations, problem solving, reasoning, composition, and decision-making.
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) has been the leading voice of healthcare since 1939.
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s 160 member organizations include all of the acute care hospitals in Hawaii, all public and private skilled nursing facilities, all the Medicare-certified home health agencies, all hospices, all assisted living facilities, durable medical equipment suppliers and ...home infusion/pharmacies. Members also represent other healthcare providers from throughout the continuum including case management, air and ground ambulance, blood bank, dialysis, and more.
The primary focus of HAH is working with healthcare executives and their 20,000 employees on vital industry issues such as advocacy (in DC and Hawaii), quality and reimbursement improvement, strategic education, emergency preparedness, public relations, shared savings and reducing costs.
In a time of unprecedented change in healthcare, The Healthcare Association of Hawaii is committed to working with providers across the continuum of care toward a healthcare system that offers the best possible quality of care to the people of Hawaii.