Hennepin Healthcare seeks a Chief Health Equity Officer (CHEO) to provide executive leadership for equity efforts across the organization. This includes assessing, building, and executing system-wide strategies to cultivate a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The CHEO will promote equity ensuring everyone that interacts with the organization experiences a sense of belonging. This includes collaborating with the Chief People and Culture Officer (CPCO), HR staff, and population health staff to build and execute a system-wide diversity, inclusion and equity strategy that contributes to combatting systemic issues within the organization (including but is not limited to addressing racism and mitigating bias to prevent issues of discrimination of protected classes or despaired treatment). The CHEO must champion consistency and apply an equity lens to our internal and external environment. The strategy should effectively prepare and engage staff in the pursuit of equity in practices within or impacting the culture, healthcare for patients and communities we serve.
The CHEO has a pivotal role in defining critical areas for the organization to enhance staff experience. The CHEO incorporates proven practices that foster and affirm an inclusive culture where all have an opportunity to succeed and create a patient care environment where patients can achieve optimal health outcomes. The CHEO collaborates with Executives and Clinical Leaders to further the equity of our patients and communities we serve as well as influences the staff and organizational culture to be continuously more inclusive. The CHEO provides leadership for community involvement through the Community Advisory Board and develops/fosters other alliances and partnerships to strengthen our understanding of and alignment in our care and service models. The CHEO joins Executive Leadership and colleagues to strengthen workforce strategies related to racism, cultural competency and humility, religious/spiritual identify, gender differences, sexual orientation, disability, sexual harassment and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of diversity, equity and inclusion values. The CHEO will effectively focus on maintaining the organization’s compliance with applicable laws. The role partners with key stakeholders to create Equity communication and change management efforts. The CHEO provides leadership on Workforce Analysis and compliance with Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and other applicable requirements. The CHEO provides executive alignment, direction, and improvement across the organization in all aspects of Equity to include but not limited to business functions, staff supports, and community outcomes.
Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred
Minimum of at least ten (10) years of progressive Diversity Management experience, preferably in health care addressing equity
Leaders experience and demonstrated experience working directly in the community and understanding the metro's historic cultural experiences.
Knowledge of current healthcare systems and ability to align organizational goals and outcomes in accordance with them.
Experience leading Equity efforts and belonging strategies in a complex organization and industry with demonstrated experience measurably integrating these principles into systems changes, HR and business processes.
Ability to drive change in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the organization
Ability to quickly and easily identify the culture and norms of the organization and be accountable for organizational information and equitable improvements.
Experience leading and collaborating with multiple levels of management.
Ability to positively and accurately represent the organization and its values to the community (i.e., regulatory bodies, suppliers, government officials).
Proven to have dynamic and empowering leadership skills and possesses a positive attitude that will install a vision for excellence.
Passion for patient care and ability to use passion as a driver for positive change
Ability to speak to equity issues with credibility.
Demonstrated ability to forecast applicable healthcare trends and appropriately implement projections.
Strategy minded; able to focus on the big picture.
Understanding of, and strength in collaboration with local, state, and federal organizations including American Indian tribal governments.
Ability to understand and practice Trauma Sensitive, culturally competency and humility, and strength-based approach with colleagues and communities.
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About Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc.
Located in downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) and its safety net hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is Minnesota's premier Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Committed to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment for patients, families and staff, HHS offers primary care and retail clinics throughout the Hennepin County metro area. We partner with our community, our patients and their families to ensure access to outstanding care. Our mission is to improve health and wellness through patient and community education, teaching and research.