Workforce Strategies Director
Company: Tennessee Hospital Association
Posted on: January 27, 2023
The Workforce Strategies Director is responsible for serving
Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) members through research,
analysis, collaboration, and leadership regarding workforce issues
that affect hospitals and health systems. Although many workforce
strategies and rural health staff assist with aspects of workforce,
this position will support the Vice President, Workforce Strategies
and Rural Health (VP) for hospital-based workforce and training
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB :
1. The ability to adapt to a changing work environment and meet
challenges presented throughout the day.
2. Performs specific issue management, planning, research, and
analysis of workforce issues affecting hospitals. Assists the VP in
planning and/or developing resources and assistance to hospitals as
they address workforce challenges in their facilities.
3. Maintains an excellent working relationship with workforce
partners including state agencies, K-12 education, post-education
providers, and workforce investment boards. Serves as THA's
workforce point of contact where assigned to state
agencies-including Tennessee Department of Labor (TNDOL), Tennessee
Board of Nursing, Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee Chamber of
Commerce & Industry, and other state-based workforce stakeholders.
Collaborates with the TCWD Director of Workforce Development on
engagement with student organizations such as HOSA and other career
and technical student organizations.
4. Attends career fairs, career days, and other middle school and
high school related functions to educate and demonstrate the
benefits of careers in hospitals.
5. Documents and communicates successful workforce initiatives
developed and utilized by Tennessee hospitals as well as hospitals
throughout the country. Researches and identifies national models
and resources that address healthcare workforce issues and develops
and expands programs for Tennessee as appropriate.
6. Monitors regulatory and legislative activity and public policy
associated with clinical and practice issues, licensure, and
healthcare workforce, career centers, and educational
7. Provides support to statewide healthcare workforce initiatives,
including the development and implementation of plans that ensure
quality and continual growth of the number of nurses and nurse
educators available to the Tennessee hospital community and nursing
8. Aligns healthcare workforce planning efforts through
collaborative partnerships and stakeholder engagement to share
resources and discuss best practices to address the gap between
workforce supply and demand. Convenes statewide healthcare
workforce education working group to address challenges and develop
initiatives to increase the number of healthcare program
9. Assists the liaison to the Tennessee Society for Healthcare
Human Resources Administration (TSHHRA) in meeting the needs of
that allied organization.
10. Supports THA policy groups in areas of responsibility by
providing information, recommendations, and reports, including
providing updates to the THA Workforce Taskforce.
11. Communicates with hospital leadership regarding issues
involving healthcare workforce. This includes newsletters,
whitepapers, website updates, and other communication methods.
12. Provides information and responds to requests from THA members,
legislators, state agencies, and others, as needed or as assigned
by the VP.
13. Creates, prepares, and delivers reports to stakeholders, as
14. Works collaboratively with THA staff and others as needed.
15. Assists the VP by ensuring the Health Resource Services
Administration State Rural Health Flexibility Program (FLEX) Grant
Program requirements are met to include contracts, hospital
applications, narratives, budgets, progress reports, continuing
applications, and other required documents.
a. Reviews grant outcomes and program progress. Performs oversight
of program expenditures and revenues and ensures expenditure of
obligated federal funds.
b. Provides technical assistance to support FLEX hospitals with
implementation, tracking, data analysis, and reporting measurement
quality improvement data and outcomes in partnership with the State
Office of Rural Health (SORH).
16. Must be available in the office during regular office hours
unless job responsibilities require otherwise, or hybrid work
arrangement is in place.
17. Must be available for out-of-town travel approximately 15
percent of the time, including overnight, be able to drive an
automobile and maintain a valid driver's license.
18. Performs other duties, as assigned
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: (Positions reporting directly to this
GUIDANCE & DIRECTION: (Policies, precedents or procedures that
guide this work)
1. The THA Workforce Task Force
2. Small and Rural Constituency Executive Committee Bylaws
3. TennCare Grant
4. Flex Grant Contracts
Educational and Experience Requirements Needed to Perform the
Duties of the Job:
1. B.S. degree in nursing or an allied health field is required.
Master's degree preferred.
2. Experience in project coordination/management or training as a
preceptor is preferred.
3. At least three years of work experience in a hospital is
4. The demonstrated ability to lead and complete project work is
5. At least one year of training students is preferred.
Licensing or Other Special Certifications Required:
Requires a current license in nursing or an allied health
Skills Required to Perform the Duties of the Job:
1. Creativity and innovation.
2. Ability to plan strategically.
3. Effective problem-solving skills.
4. Excellent customer service skills.
5. Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
6. Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
7. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with little or
8. Ability to prioritize and manage work effectively and
efficiently to accomplish tasks while managing multiple projects at
the same time and delivering friendly service.
9. Must possess at least a basic knowledge of the healthcare
10. Must have effective written and verbal communication
11. Must have proficient math skills (basic math principles,
computations and interpretation of graphs).
12. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Teams, Adobe
products, and video conferencing, and have superior Excel
13. Must present self with professionalism while representing THA
14. Must demonstrate respect for diversity and individual
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