Hospital Administrator

Company: Shriners Hospitals For Children ( Learn More )

General Information
Graduate Degree
At least 10 year(s)
Job Description

Position Summary

The Administrator will provide values-based leadership to the Honolulu Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) by providing direction, advice and oversight to the hospitals' management and medical staff in the areas of Hospital Regulations and Bylaws, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of healthcare organizations. This individual will serve as an integral player in the development of a high performance culture required to ensure that Shriners meets its vision and mission. In collaboration with the local Boards, national Boards of Trustees and Directors, management and medical staff at the hospital, other SHC leaders, and Headquarters (HQ) vice presidents, the Administrator will focus on the creation of vibrant, individual and integrated environments for the hospital. He / she will serve as a healthcare leader / role model who is experienced in setting hospital operational strategy and effectively enlisting others in change management and hospital organizational transformation following the direction set forth by the local Boards of Governors and SHC President and Chief Executive Office (CEO).Serving as a thought leader responsible for driving high performance across hospital teams that achieve operational excellence, the Administrator will work with hospital management and medical staff to: Proactively identify high impact operational opportunities for cost savings and drive cross-hospital synergies. Develop operational strategies and plans linked to the overarching SHC strategy. Identify opportunities to shift operational responsibilities and accountabilities, for example, centralize, decentralize and / or via share services models, where feasible. Develop strategies and plans for implementing the proposed shifts in operational responsibilities. Monitor the effectiveness in the proposed adjustments in roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities and make refinements as required. Support the development and execution of hospital system budgets and SHC reporting programs to provide patient and statistical information for administrative, managerial and clinical decision-making, as required. Implement changes to hospital policies and procedures as appropriate and at the direction of the local Boards, national Boards of Trustees and Directors, and SHC President and CEO. Serve as the main contact to troubleshoot communication issues among hospital management, medical staff, the local Boards and HQ, if necessary. Facilitate capturing and sharing of best practices among SHC hospitals. Be an effective mentor and cultivate a talented management team.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION REQUIRED/PREFERRED:  (Please list the requirements and/or preferences for the job, NOT the incumbent’s and distinguish between requirements and preferences)  Minimum level of formal education normally required or preferred (for example, high school graduate, college degree and field of study - Associate, Bachelors, Masters – and professional certifications).

  • Master’s degree in Health Administration, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED/PREFERRED:  Desired number of years of related experience.

  • Minimum 10 years experience in hospital and other healthcare administration, preferably with a nonprofit organization. 
  • Deep experience in health care demonstrating increasing responsibility and successful results in financial, clinical quality and operations.


  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills
  • Current knowledge of hospital industry best practices
  • Experience with acceptance of third-party pay from government and private insurance sources
  • Demonstrated Behaviors:

–       Mission and values focus

–       Fostering a culture that is committed to service excellence

–       Personal and team accountability

–       Ability to educate and transfer knowledge, and serve as an effective mentor

–       Demonstrated ability to establish accountability standards, monitor performance and provide constructive feedback to senior leaders

–       Ability to analyze, diagnose and resolve problems

–       Ability to anticipate and address organizational needs

–       Ability to function as an effective team member

–       Ability to acquire new skills to achieve quality outcomes

–       Ability to demonstrate “out of the box” thinking

–       Ability to be very responsive to requests and adapt to changing circumstances

–       Ability to effectively manage others’ expectations

–       Excellent communicator with an open, approachable style and the ability to inspire others

–       Demonstrated ability to make decisions that require a high degree of judgment significantly affecting multiple areas of the organization.

–       Demonstrated ability to exercise almost complete discretion to define and execute activities within policies.