Vice President, Ambulatory Clinical Practice

Children's Hospital Colorado

Date: 1 week ago
City: Aurora, CO
Contract type: Full time
Children's Hospital Colorado

Why Work at Children's....

Here, it’s different. Come join us.

Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.

Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists, and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit, and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.

We’ve been Magnet-designated four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 11 specialty care centers, 1,300+ outreach clinics and more than 10,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.

Here, we know it takes all of us, every role, to deliver the best possible care to each child and family we treat.

That’s why we build our teams toward a foundation of equity in access, advancement, and opportunity. We know teams of individuals with different identities and backgrounds can nurture creativity and innovation. We know we can see, treat, and heal children better when our team reflects the diversity of our patient population. We strive to attract and retain diverse talent because we know a truly inclusive and equitable workforce will help us one day realize our most basic calling: to heal every child who comes through our doors.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different.

Job Overview


The Vice President, Ambulatory Clinical Practice is responsible for directing and evaluating the clinical, operational and strategic components of CHCO’s Ambulatory Clinical Practices across the system of care. This position partners with administrative, clinical and medical director leadership in performing all aspects of this leadership role. This position is responsible for directing and evaluating designated nursing/clinical functions and implementing and maintaining patient care services, policies and programs that improve the safe, high quality and efficient delivery of clinical services across CHCO’s Ambulatory Clinical Practices. This position has direct reporting responsibility and accountability to the SVP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Executive for clinical and nursing services delivered in all areas of responsibility.


No direct patient care.



An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all the following essential functions. These examples do not include all functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

  • Collaborates with senior leadership team to develop a vision for operations and to ensure alignment with organizational vision and strategy. Develops strategic plans, annual goals, and performance metrics for operations. Reviews and approves strategic plans, annual goals, and performance metrics for areas of responsibility, ensuring alignment to the vision.

  • Participates in leadership activities for the organization, contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives; evaluates operational performance. Creates organizational design for operation based on vision; serves as a champion of organizational culture, influencing culture change to support organizational objectives. Develops, implements, and maintains functions and services within the operation to meet organizational needs. Drives quality, safety, patient experience, and financial/growth outcomes in area of responsibility. Handles operational and customer service escalations for operation.

  • Manages communications to the organization on the vision, strategy, and projects within operations that carry significant impact. Maintains effective working relationships with executives across the organization and medical leadership partners, to drive performance towards the organization’s strategic plan; builds and maintains relationships with external stakeholders and community groups to support both operational and organizational strategic initiatives.

  • Assigns and reviews annual goals and strategic goals; provides work instruction (on the job or formal training), coaching, mentoring and development to leaders. Evaluates performance of leaders, providing continuous feedback and maintaining succession plans. Manages discipline and performance issues, hires and fires leaders. Reviews and approves resource plans for areas of responsibility within operation.

  • Carries overall financial management responsibility for the operations, reviewing and approving recommendations made by leaders for assigned areas, departments, and units.

  • Develops and implements broad operational policies; serves as executive sponsor on major projects for operational areas and those requested by executive leadership. Provides advice and guidance to senior leadership on the operational impact of strategic initiatives.

  • Ensures compliance against federal, state, and local regulations for operations, to include accountability for accreditation readiness for assigned areas, departments, and units.

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Serves as an Associate Clinical Nursing Officer (ACNO), within the Patient Care Services division.

  • Creates vision for areas of focus and ensures connection with vision and operating plans with peers in the Ambulatory, Network of Care and Nursing divisions.

  • Drives safe, high quality and innovative patient care while ensuring the achievement of all clinical and operational outcomes/targets.

  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal care teams and external community groups to further care coordination and population health initiatives. Provides education and leadership as needed.

  • Drives strategy to increase market share across the CHCO’s system of care through achieving optimal performance levels of risk-based contracts, healthcare transformation projects and other population health and care coordination initiatives.

  • Drives organizational level initiatives to advance patient access, enhance the delivery of pediatric care and optimize the experience of patients, families, referring providers and team members.

  • Researches and evaluates best practices for areas of focus to stay current and lead in patient care and oversees benchmarking against national children’s hospitals.

  • Maintains awareness and involvement in national and state child health policies, advocating for the organization’s position.

  • Maintains connections with professional organizations, serving in leadership roles when appropriate.

  • Serves as the administrator on-call as designated.


  • BUILDING ORGANIZATIONAL TALENT - Establishing systems and processes to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented individuals; creating a work environment where people can realize their full potential, thus allowing the organization to meet current and future business challenges

  • COACHING & DEVELOPING OTHERS - Providing feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities, planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

  • COMPELLING COMMUNICATION - Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicating in a focused and compelling way that captures and holds others’ attention.

  • COURAGE - Proactively confronting difficult issues; making valiant choices and taking bold action in the face of opposition or fear.

  • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY – Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.

  • DRIVING EXECUTION - Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.

  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting one’s own and others’ emotions and behavior in the context of the political environment; leveraging insights to effectively manage one’s own responses and reactions.

  • EMPOWERMENT & DELEGATION - Sharing authority and responsibilities with others to move decision-making and accountability downward through the organization, enable individuals to stretch their capabilities, and accomplish the business unit’s strategic priorities.

  • FINANCIAL ACUMEN - Utilizing financial data to diagnose business strengths and weaknesses and identify the implications for potential strategies, keeping a financial perspective in the forefront when making strategic decisions.

  • INFLUENCE - Creating and executing influence strategies that persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals. Cultivates and supports partnerships.

  • LEADING CHANGE - Identifying and driving organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changing market demands, technology, and internal initiatives; catalyzing new approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or products/services.

  • OPERATIONAL DECISION MAKING - Securing and comparing information from multiple sources to identify business issues, committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria.

  • PASSION FOR RESULTS - Driving high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed challenging goals; deriving satisfaction from goal achievement and continuous improvement.



EDUCATIONMaster’s Degree in health-related field is required

EXPERIENCESix years of leadership experience


CERTIFICATION(S) – ANCC recognized certification. Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive Advanced required within 12 months of hire. Active member in a nursing or professional healthcare organization.

LICENSURE - Registered Nurse

Physical Requirements


  • Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good

  • Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good

  • Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Fair

  • Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good

  • Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good

  • Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)

  • Weight Lifted/Force Exerted: Up to 10 pounds: Up to 1/3 of time


  • Exposure: Exposure to chemicals: Occasional.

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.

  • Mental and Emotional Requirements: Manages stress appropriately.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

Salary Information

Hourly Rate of Pay: $.00

Benefits Information

Here, you matter. As a Children’s Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, paid parental leave, 403b employer match (retirement savings), a robust wellness program, and access to a best-in-class education benefit with 75+ tuition-free programs to help you advance your career.

As part of our Total Rewards package, Children's Colorado offers an annual employee bonus program that rewards eligible team members based on organizational performance. If organizational goals are met for the year, the bonus is paid out the following April.

Children’s Colorado delivers annual base pay increases to eligible team members based on their performance over the previous year.

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