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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 1, 2017
College Degree Required?Yes


Blue Ridge Medical Center is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective mid-September of 2017. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will provide leadership in the development and implementation of the mission, vision and goals of Blue Ridge Medical Center. Blue Ridge Medical Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center and Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home located in Nelson County, Virginia serving more than 10,000 patients annually with a staff of over 90 full-time and part-time members.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Lead, direct and supervise the managerial team. Arrange for coverage of their essential duties during their absence. Ensure adequate staffing for the center, promote healthy employee morale, and promote ongoing educational and professional growth.
  • Make regular executive reports to the Board of Directors, as well as interim reports for urgent issues that arise. Reports include operational updates, financial and potentially legal issues. Collaborate with the Board on organizational policy decisions. Provide the Board with accurate and easy to understand information relevant to their decision-making and oversight responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer in preparing the annual operating budget to achieve the center’s goals and objectives. Seek Board approval for the annual budget, as well as modifications of the budget and all other financial activities needing Board approval. Perform budget oversight ensuring controls and proper corrective action to variances in financial statements.
  • Oversee and approve capital improvements, ensuring their direct relation to established goals/objectives or requirements.
  • Research, propose and manage grant funding from diverse sources to ensure sufficient resources to continue operations and successfully implement programs. Ensure compliance with grant rules and expectations. Research and develop innovative means of funding to adjust to the changing economic and financial needs of the center.
  • Oversee implementation of the center’s continuing quality improvement (CQI) efforts.
  • Provide leadership by planning, developing/reviewing and implementing short and long term short and long term goals and objectives for Blue Ridge Medical Center. Direct and assist department managers and other staff develop the goals and objectives of their departments to ensure they are cohesive with those of the center. Promote intra- and inter- departmental communication and collaboration.
  • Develop new policies and procedures in collaboration with other staff as appropriate. Review existing policies and procedures to ensure a dynamic organization that adapts to new needs, trends and mandates through regulation and new standards. Develop practices and promote effective lines of communication among the staff, BRMC departments, and with the Board, regulatory and funding agencies, and the community.
  • Develop an effective public relations plan and act as the center’s point of contact in dealing with any outside contact. Represent the center at meetings and symposiums, including involvement in community activities to raise awareness, relations and good will for the center.
  • Direct successful marketing strategies for the center and its services.
  • Ensure organizational compliance with federal and state regulations overseeing non-profit organizations, such as the National Center for Quality Assurance and the Joint Commission, and all other essential business compliance such as personnel law and standards. Enhance and ensure that managers and supervisors have the resources needed to comply with these requirements in an informed manner.
  • Conduct staff meetings. Promote sharing and discussion of ideas for the ongoing improvement of the center and the services it provides. Set executive/leadership example of the center’s policies and procedures.
  • Stay current in all matters and expertise on managerial, supervisory, clinician, and non-profit organizational trends, by attending workshops, seminars and others means to ensure own professional growth.
  • Assist the Board with the preparation of meeting schedules, agenda and materials. Collaborate with the Board in recruiting members and ensuring that the agency complies/maintains its adequate Board Member-Client ratio. Research new board members to ensure that they would enhance and/or compliment the Board’s skills and knowledge of matters relevant to the center.
  • Work with the Board of Directors as well as assigned staff members to engage in fundraising for the


Skills Required

Required Skills:

  • Accomplish the executive role of leadership to prepare and ensure success of the center through challenging times.
  • Possess interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with center’s staff and its Board, local/state/federal agencies, fund sources representatives, vendors, other local providers, clients and the public.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of management skills to ensure center’s profit and growth. Possess the knowledge and security to make effective independent decisions and adapt when circumstances warrant it. Know how to read and interpret financial reports and information.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of supervisory practices. Provide clear and concise guidance and instructions. Be a leader and facilitator to the managerial staff, and a good listener. Possess the leadership skills to guide the center through change and difficult times. Be able to gather and utilize talented resources and have the ability to delegate and manage projects effectively with a winning managerial team.
  • Be resourceful and able to seek and accept new methods. Possess excellent research skills, with the ability to analyze data and arrive at reasonable conclusions and decisions. Make effective and persuasive proposals; then lead and oversee successful implementation.
  • Possess organizational skills to maintain the executive affairs and documentation in order. Effective work in a multi-task and team oriented environment.
  • Possess excellent and professional writing and oral communication skills, including grant writing. Be able to make effective and persuasive presentations, and communicate a clear message.
  • Maintain the necessary confidentiality over sensitive and confidential matters of the center and its business.

Additional Info

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in business, healthcare administration, or a related field; or equitable combination of education and experience. A minimum of 5-10 years of managerial experience in a health care organization is required. Evidence of progressively responsible financial and operational management and previous supervisory experience is required.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education and includes a comprehensive benefit package. External applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. Cover letters and resumes may be submitted via email or may be mailed to the address below. All resumes and cover letters are due by March 1, 2017. Visit for more information.

Please mail information to:

Blue Ridge Medical Center

Attn: Bill Martin, Board President

4038 Thomas Nelson Highway

Arrington, VA 22922