DIRECTOR OF MISSION JOB
Bon Secours Health System - Newport News, VA

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DIRECTOR OF MISSION

Location: MARY IMMACULATE HOSPITAL, NEWPORT NEWS, VA
Department: ADMINISTRATIVE ADMIN

Schedule:Shift:Hours:Job Details:
I. PRIMARY FUNCTION/SUMMARY
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital is a ministry of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and Bon Secours Ministries. The Director of Mission has responsibility for the integration of mission and values within the organization; leads facility specific mission programs and activities; serves as a member of the facility’s executive leadership team; participates in relevant strategic planning; contributes to community partnerships; collaborates with local churches as appropriate; serve as the mission liaison for advocacy efforts in collaboration with Bon Secours Virginia efforts; and serves as the mission leader for Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital and Bon Secours Hampton Roads Home Health and Hospice.

II. EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
a. Bachelor’s degree required
b. Master’s degree preferred
c. Basic knowledge of Catholic theology, as outlined in CHA competencies for Mission Leaders (Appendix A), required
d. Two years of health care leadership, or administration of ministry-related programs or services
e. Demonstrates ability in some of the competencies for Mission Leaders (see Appendix A) and potential for full development of all competencies

III. Other Qualifications

Knowledge and understanding of:
a. Principles of organizational behavior
b. Management and leadership skills
c. Computer systems around Microsoft Office products

IV. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Sponsorship
1. Promotes the mission interests of Bon Secours Ministries
2. Promotes the mission and values of Bon Secours Health System
3. Represents Bon Secours Ministries, Bon Secours Health System and co-sponsors where applicable to internal and external audiences as delegated
4. Advises CEO/EVP of traditions, priorities and concerns of Bon Secours Ministries and co-sponsors where applicable
5. Promotes relationship with local diocese and parishes
6. Promotes tradition and history of the Sisters of Bon Secours and co-sponsors were applicable
Leadership
1. Provides for the integration of mission and values into the strategic direction of the organization and its related programs, processes and activities
2. Serves as an influential member of the executive team responsible for institutional decision making, policy development and evaluative measures to ensure integration of mission and values
3. Provides for the integration of mission and values in joint ventures, partnerships, physician relationships and other contractual relationships, including facilitation of ethical discernment and mission due diligence processes as appropriate
4. Participates in medical staff meetings and Board of Director meetings as directed to educate, to influence, and to promote integration of mission and values as appropriate
5. Provides visible and effective mission presence to leaders and staff
Communication
1. Communicates markers of Catholic identity and the tradition and history of Bon Secours Ministries and co-sponsors if applicable to internal and external audiences
2. Contributes to communication with the public that accurately reflects the charism of Bon Secours, BSHSI mission and values and co-sponsors where appropriate
Education
1. Orients and educates internal audiences, including medical staff, on mission and values
2. Orients and educates external audiences, on mission and values of Bon Secours
3. Fosters an understanding, especially among leaders, of the theological and ethical dimensions of business practices and clinical processes
4. Assesses and utilizes relevant Catholic Health Association resources
Ethics
1. Educates leadership and medical staff on the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and promotes integration into all relevant dimensions of the organization
2. Educates leadership and medical staff on organizational ethics, facilities ethical discernment, and supports organizational ethics structures
3. Educates leadership and medical staff on clinical ethics, and supports clinical ethics committee structures and case consultation processes
Spirituality
1. Ensures provision of effective and appropriately staffed pastoral and spiritual care services
2. Supports a well-integrated holistic approach to patient and resident care and services.
3. Supports and advances a culture of organizational spirituality and an environment of healing
Community
1. Advocates that the organization is proactive and responsive to community needs and builds on community strengths and capacities
2. Promotes collaboration with other community providers and agencies, with special attention to providing services to persons who are economically poor and underserved
3. Promotes outreach to increasingly diverse populations
Advocacy
1. Advocates internally and externally for Bon Secours Ministries and co-sponsors where applicable, and BSHSI’s commitment to social justice for those who are poor, marginalized and underserved
2. Advocates for and supports workplace justice including: diversity, transparency of decision making and finances, demonstration of right relationship behaviors, and assurance of just compensation and benefits.
3. Advocates for and supports ecological stewardship
4. Supports initiatives that promote and support global ministries
5. Participates in national, regional and local legislative advocacy activities

V. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

VI. WORKING CONDITIONS :
The position requires traveling between Bon Secours Hampton Roads facilities and travel to other Bon Secours sponsored meetings, activities or events as directed; these meetings may occur during the day, evening, night and/or occasional weekends

VI. BON SECOURS REQUIREMENTS, MISSION, VALUES
All employees are responsible for extending the mission and values of the Bon
Secours by understanding each customer, treating others with respect and dignity and by subscribing to the organization’s commitment to providing quality services

VIII. SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES FOR MISSION LEADERS
Working knowledge of Catholic theology and key business practices as outlined in Catholic Health Association Competencies for Mission Leaders (See Appendix A)

APPENDIX A
Competencies for Mission Leaders
Catholic Health Association
2009 Edition

Leadership
Mission leaders bring strategic direction and guidance as well as a collaborative spirit to the organization to ensure that it is faithful to its purpose, identity and values.

Strategic Thinker
  • Thinks strategically and articulates the organization’s mission and values as a credible driving force for the common good
  • Models a leadership style that is collaborative, flexible and goal oriented
  • Knows what needs to happen and is able to work with others for the desired outcomes
  • Develops, supports and engages in a team approach to leadership
  • Displays effective leadership in complex settings marked by religious, cultural and work style diversity
Prophetic Leader
  • Demonstrates a passion for the organization’s mission and interprets it prophetically and appropriately for varied audiences, both internal and external
  • Inspires others to live out the mission
  • Acts with practical knowledge, courage and prudence in conversations and decision making at the executive level of the organization
Formational Leader
  • Forms leaders throughout the organization to integrate the mission in their work using effective group skills and principles of adult learning
  • Analyzes and assesses the organization’s health particularly related to mission and values
  • Mediates and facilitates conflict management processes
Theology
Mission leaders have a working knowledge of Catholic theology and are acquainted with the plurality of religions that will be encountered among the employees, physicians, trustees, patients and other clients who are served within our institutions.

Pastoral Theology
  • Integrates Scripture and the basic principles and doctrines of Catholic theology as articulated by Vatican II and subsequent Church teaching
  • Connects faith with life using various reflection processes
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of world religions and an appreciation for different faith traditions and cultures
  • Expresses the theological understandings of the organization’s mission and values in multiple and engaging ways
  • Communicates the relevance of pastoral theology to the organization’s vision, strategies and operations
Ecclesiology
  • Expresses an authentic understanding and orientation to the Catholic Church as articulated by Vatican II and subsequent Church teaching
  • Articulates the relationship of Catholic health ministry to the broader ministry of the Church
  • Understands and values the significance of sacrament and ritual in the fullness of the healing ministry
  • Applies the moral and social teaching of the Church to the healing ministry
  • Supports the implementation of the Ethical And Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
  • Fosters a collegial relationship with the diocesan bishop
Canon Law
  • Uses and searches out resources as needed to apply Canon Law to Catholic Health Care
Spirituality
Mission leaders are able to articulate their lived faith experience and the meaning it brings to their lives as well as encourage and empower individuals and organizations to do the same.

Personal Spirituality
  • Lives out a spirituality expressed through prayer and right relationships
  • Supports others in integrating human and spiritual development
  • Finds hope within life’s struggles and challenges
  • Provides needed resources based on diverse spiritual traditions and needs
  • Models ongoing spiritual development
  • Speaks with a prophetic and courageous voice
Communal Spirituality
  • Develops spirituality in the work place practices and insights based on the organization’s mission and core values
  • Knows the charism and spirituality of the sponsor organizations and integrates that as appropriate through practice and celebration
  • Translates the sponsors’ legacy into today’s realities, challenges and possibilities
  • Facilitates adult spiritual formation
Spirituality of Change
  • Helps colleagues identify their work as ministry
  • Walks with people during challenging times of change
  • Fosters genuine hope in the midst of difficulties
  • Assists people to apply Christ’s life, death and resurrection mystery to their experience of change, as appropriate
Health Care Ethics
Mission leaders are effective in promoting the development of ethical decision-making behaviors throughout the organization in three areas within the context of the Catholic moral tradition.

Organizational Ethics
  • Informs and promotes dialogue around the Ethical And Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
  • Facilitates corporate discernment and decision-making processes
  • Understands and applies values and principles to the business of health care – issues of management, finance, human resources and networking
  • Assesses spoken and unspoken moral assumptions and habitual ways of acting within an organization
  • Helps shape a work culture rooted in Gospel values
  • Makes moral assessments of conditions which impact the workplace and helps shape a just working environment
Justice
  • Understands and applies the social tradition of the Church to Catholic health care
  • Advocates for special care to and with people in poverty
  • Promotes right relationships throughout the organization and the community
  • Integrates environmental-ecological justice principles within the organization’s role as caregiver, employer, community member and partner
Clinical Ethics
  • Translates and interprets the Ethical And Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services into the organization’s day to day operations
  • Works with a variety of health care professionals in identifying values and principles that guide ethical decision making in clinical matters
  • Develops and monitors appropriate policies and their implementation
Organizational Management
Mission leaders have the management competencies needed to be recognized as a “driving force” in the organization.

Communication and Collaboration
  • Invites, listens and responds to the voices of colleagues
  • Exhibits flexibility and collaborates with people throughout the organization
  • Is knowledgeable about the sponsors’ role and communicates appropriately on issues related to mission and values
  • Possesses and uses effectively good written and oral communication skills
Business
  • Has a working knowledge of the organization’s operations
  • Makes decisions based on the organization’s mission and a functional knowledge of the business and financial realities
  • Integrates mission throughout the culture of the organization, using a systems approach
Management
  • Manages change and helps lead an organization through changing times
  • Organizes and executes actions around the organization’s goals, strategies and priorities
  • Empowers and supports the human potential of colleagues

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