Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Vice President, Facilities Planning & Development

Job Locations US-KY-Lexington
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Business Professional
System Lexington
Posted Date
12 months ago(2/10/2022 11:15 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Design And Construction
Day Shift


VP is responsible and accountable for executing or directing all functions and activities within the appointed role, department and any related business units along each domain of the “Triple Aim” (patient safety and quality, service, and financial performance):

  • Patient Safety & Quality – Developing, nurturing and improving a safe and cost-effective clinical culture that produces predictable patient outcomes;
  • Service – Developing, nurturing and improving a service culture that supports and engages employees, medical staff, patients and the community; and
  • Financial Efficiency – Developing, nurturing and improving a cost-effective operating culture that achieves established objectives.

More specifically, the basic purpose and duties of the role are generally described below:

  • Capital Projects – VP will be responsible and accountable for coordinating the design, planning and execution of all capital (land and facilities) project.
  • Lease Management – VP will be responsible and accountable for managing the organization’s property leases, whether ARH is the tenant or landlord. 
  • Other Strategic Initiatives – VP will be responsible and accountable for leadership of, or involvement in, other strategic initiatives as may be appointed from time to time.

At all times, VP will conduct her/himself in accordance with ARH’s behavioral standards and will execute her/his duties in accordance with established laws, rules, regulations and standards of all applicable governmental, regulatory and accrediting bodies, and with the policies and procedures of the appointed department and system.


Beyond those above, the primary duties of VP are generally described below. These essential functions are not intended to

be, and should not be considered to be, a comprehensive list of duties or expectations.

  • Department Performance – VP is responsible and accountable for the performance of the appointed department and its respective business units. As such, VP shall develop and implement impactful strategies and plans to achieve established performance objectives, timelines and outcomes.
  • Project Management and Planning – VP is responsible and accountable for utilizing contemporary project management techniques and practices in her/his daily work, and the daily work of the department and its personnel. VP will develop and implement impactful strategies and plans to achieve established performance objectives for the department, and for each appointed strategic initiative.
  • Financial Effectiveness – VP is responsible and accountable for developing and sustainably improving an operating culture that conducts its daily activities in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and in which achieves established financial performance objectives.
  • Patient Safety & Quality, Accreditation – VP is responsible and accountable for executing all duties of the appointed role and department in a manner that provides for facilities and environments designed to optimize the efficient delivery of safe, high quality medical services. A working knowledge of applicable accreditation standards and building safety codes is required to accomplish that end.
  • People, Service & Engagement – VP is responsible and accountable for sustainably improving the engagement, loyalty, and recruitment and retention of employees of the appointed department. Additionally, VP will interact with employees and leaders across the organization. As such, VP is consistently visible throughout the department and the system’s four regions inspiring conversations that lend to understanding, commitment and loyalty of these key groups.
  • Leadership Development – VP is responsible for establishing a leadership development and succession strategy for the appointed department to ensure a culture that continually advances the leadership potential of its employees. VP possesses the courage to lead, mentor, and coach so as to develop a high-performing collaborative team. VP demonstrates through her/his own behaviors, decision-making and management approaches a culture of learning, growing, performing, and appreciating.
  • Corporate Citizenry – VP is responsible and accountable for being a good corporate citizen. In addition to abiding by established policies and procedures, behavioral standards and other expectations, corporate citizenry includes but is not limited to: working effectively within ARH’s matrixed reporting environment; working effectively with regional- and system-level resources; and embracing ARH’s commitment to optimizing the value of its “system-ness” (e.g. regionalization, collaboration, etc.). Corporate citizenry additionally includes, among other things, managing andmitigating conflict in a constructive manner.
  • Community Citizenry – VP is a leader within the organization and serves as ARH’s appointed representative. As such, VP shall at all times conduct her/himself in a personal and professional manner consistent with ARH’s behavioral standards.
  • “Systems Thinking” – Beyond the primary responsibilities described herein, VP will be engaged in many other endeavors across the system on a regular basis. VP at all times will facilitate collaborative working relationships across the system. VP, via her/his behaviors, actions and execution of day-to-day duties, demonstrates daily her/his commitment to optimizing the value of ARH’s “system-ness”. “Collaboration”, “integration”, “shared planning” – these and others are terms or ideas that VP values as demonstrated through her/his behavior and attitude.

More specifically, the primary duties of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates the development of requisite feasibility assessments, proposals, budgets, timelines and workplans for appointed projects and strategic initiatives
  • Most of the activities of this role will require frequent, constructive collaboration and communication with other internal (accounting and finance, procurement, operators, etc.) and external parties (contractors, inspectors, surveyors, etc.).
  • Develop and lead initiatives to optimize or reduce energy conservation and related costs
  • Coordinates and manages real estate and physical property assessments and valuations 
  • Assures facility, environmental and design/construction code compliance · Secures and oversees architectural and engineering services for the System
  • Assures appropriate commissioning and capital project close-outs
  • Leads process re-engineering activities as they relate to capital projects and new initiatives

All policies, procedures, practices, and standards referenced above and elsewhere in this document are subject to, and likely will, change from time to time. Adherence to any such change will continue to be the responsibility and accountability of VP.


Likewise, the responsibilities, duties and reporting relationships referenced above and elsewhere in this document may change from time to time. VP shall be responsible and accountable for any such change, and the general principles of this position description shall apply to any such change.



Master Degree in Health Administration, Business Administration or equivalent thereof


Minimum Work Experience

10 years in healthcare administration, healthcare capital project management, or combination thereof, required · Healthcare/hospital operations experience preferred


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience with managing large complex projects 
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills · Demonstrated competency in working with senior leadership ·
  • Ability to work with physicians and clinical staff ·
  • Strong team building skills ·
  • Knowledge and skill with healthcare finance ·
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision
  • Knowledgeable about design and construction


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