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System VP Mission Theology/Ethics

Job ID: 1779
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a System VP Mission Theology/Ethics for a Full Time, Day position. 

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.


Responsible for the strategy to prioritize mission integration, theology and ethics across all PeaceHealth’s ministries. As a member of the senior leadership team, participates in development and achievement of the organization’s long-term and short-term objectives; develops and implements a full spectrum of formational activities in a manner which will spiritually and intellectually enrich the staff and leadership; leads efforts to integrate the mission and values into all areas of operations; fosters ongoing relationships with the bishop, local parishes, church clergy and other leaders in the community; provides oversight for system-wide mission and values integration; and collaborates in leading community benefit programs. Maintains sponsorship responsibility for the PeaceHealth system board and acts as senior lead for system board mission committee.


  • Establishes credibility as an operationally and pastorally astute leader who leads others to better meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Builds relational capital, trust, and confidence with staff and leadership, providing for their spiritual care as an extension of the values.
  • Establishes a balance between healthcare business priorities and mission integration that reflects the link between success of either being necessary to the success of the other.
  • Identifies undeserved areas in the geographies served by PeaceHealth related to mission integration as well as pastoral care that services can reasonably be extended.
  • Creates meaningful measures of community benefit that reflect accurately progress made in addressing specific health issues (e.g., access to healthcare, obesity, teen pregnancy, and others).
  • Manages clinical ethics and key physician leader relationships and protocols.
  • Broadens the reach and effectiveness of spiritual formation within the organization.
  • Partners with Administration in providing leadership visibility.
  • Leads by example the thorough understanding and application of the Catholic Healthcare Directives and Catholic Social Teaching and how it applies in PeaceHealth ministries.
  • Maintains strong community and church relationships with residing archdiocese and local bishops.
  • Fosters good relationships with the sisters, respectful of their history and contributions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration, business, or related field;
  • Master’s Degree or a combination of education and professional experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job.
  • Basic understanding of how healthcare works as a business and ties into passion about mission integration.
  • Practicing Roman Catholic committed to Catholic social teachings and religious directives preferred.


  • Minimum of ten years healthcare leadership experience


  • Deep knowledge and experience in Catholic Theology.
  • Demonstrated success exercising sensitivity to diversity, wisdom in navigating relationships within a religious community, diplomacy in representing the organization in the community.
  • Excellence in team building.
  • Organizational development/change management skills.
  • Adept at managing interpersonal relationships; consensus building; crisis management; and catalytic communication that influences versus demands.
  • Skilled communication abilities, both verbal and written; able to inspire staff and garner the respect of others through responsiveness in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrates professional initiative and follow-through.
  • Proven interdisciplinary critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated personal integrity, professional passion.
  • Personally, committed to the mission and vision of Catholic healthcare.
  • Able to work with ambiguity and bring clarity and focus to tasks.
  • Demonstrated relationship skills that foster trust and teamwork and a common focus on excellence in all areas; clearly demonstrated relational competence.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity; guided by a sound set of ethical principles.
  • Demonstrates leadership style that emphasizes empowerment and visibility, comfortable with an emphasis on structure, discipline, and execution.

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