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Providence Health & Services Vice President – Workforce Planning in Renton, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Vice President – Workforce Planning to Providence System Office in Renton, WA.


The VP, Workforce Planning will be a mission-aligned value creator , who deeply understands our operational strategies and meaningfully contributes to our organization’s success. In this role, the successful candidate would be focused on strategic workforce planning, development, and management, organizational health, the caregiver experience, and effective labor relations. They will also be a data scientist, using workforce data to help us achieve the Quadruple Aim.

The Executive will be responsible for partnering with leaders across the system to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our PSJH workforce (clinical and administrative). This will include creating a strategic work force plan (3-5 years), designing and implementing optimal structural solutions (spans/layers, job design), aligning or streamlining enabling technologies and processes, managing system-level vendor relationships, and consulting with teams across the system to foster success. The position will also ensure appropriate dashboards are in place to ensure local leaders can measure performance regularly, understanding the global and detailed analytics behind what is driving success or needed improvement.

In addition to designing support structures and systems to share with local leaders, the leader in this position will engage regional and functional teams to assist local leaders so they can optimize workforce efficiency in the field, aiming to improve throughput with operational workforce planning (3-6 months), predictive staffing, productivity enhancement, position management, and improve the use of flexible float pools, ultimately reducing workforce cost, while improving value and caregiver experience.

In this position you will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Leads system-wide workforce vision, strategy & priorities (incl. defining future workforce capabilities & constructs).

  • Responsible for maintaining or improving caregiver experience while decreasing workforce costs through improvements in retention, hiring, staffing, productivity, agency, premium pay, job and organizational design, throughput management, and other innovations.

  • Sets direction and consults with local leaders to ensure effective implementation of regional and local workforce efforts.

  • Drives implementation of enabling tools, technology, and processes to improve workforce-related quadruple aim outcomes.

  • Uses workforce’s scorecard/dashboard to identify areas of success and challenge, promulgating practices that are proven to work across the system.

  • Provides ongoing workforce related expertise and support to system executive leadership and management at each region and ministry.

  • Leads system-level Workforce Strategy Steering Committee, facilities the Workforce Strategy Council, and participates in regional workface task forces.

  • Identifies internal leading practices and/or opportunities for projects that could improve work flow, eliminate wastes, reduce costs, improve engagement, optimize organizational or work design, etc.

  • Provides consultative, technical and decision-making support to management and regionally based representatives and workforce specialists regarding financial and operational improvement and program development.

  • Oversees reporting from Enterprise-wide productivity system utilized by al facilities to assist management in monitoring operational and financial performance and evaluate opportunities for improvement. Develops internal benchmarking processes and establish methods in which benchmark data is utilized.

  • Partners with existing regional workforce/staffing roles on various activities, including but not limited to:

  • Proposing productivity standards.

  • Productivity management and variance reporting, including use of productivity system and other tools.

  • Engagement process including Workforce Planning, External Spend strategy and migration strategies.

  • Providing support resources to assist with coaching and project support.

  • Identification of needs/prioritization of projects and support needed.

  • Performs regular reporting on workforce data and takes ad hoc requests for information to system-level leadership and regional leadership as needed.


Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of Providence St. Joseph Health. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.



  • Master’s degree from a recognized college or university in Strategy, Business, Healthcare Administration or a closely relate field.

  • Seven (7) years of business management experience with strong financial and operational background performing or managing workforce management projects to include experience in a healthcare environment.

  • Ability to travel to visit multiple regions (average of 25% travel) to meet with regional, facility and departmental leadership.

  • Proven track record of success at achieving big outcomes on broad-reaching, complex projects.

  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization, changing the way people think, feel or act, including the C-Suite.

  • Servant leader mindset, intent on enabling the success of those around them.

  • Mission-driven mentality, with a values based leadership style, committed to improving health, lowering the cost of care, and building an exceptional experience for caregivers.

  • Ability to cultivate and lead high-performing, highly engaged teams who report directly and indirectly.

  • Adept at building relationships and collaborating with others to achieve success.

  • Effective program and project management.

  • Ability to turn data and information into actionable intelligence.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, speaking, ppt story telling; effective, active listener.

  • A distinct motivation to achieve incredible results and contribute to PSJH’s Health for a Better World vision.

  • Demonstrated success in a matrixed environment with multiple stakeholders.

  • Ability to think strategically and handle complex situations; ability to simplify complex concepts for clarity and ease of action.


Every day, 114,000 compassionate caregivers serve patients and communities through Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. They are a national, Catholic, not-for-profit health system, comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health care is a human right. Rooted in the founding missions of the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, courageous women ahead of their time who brought health care and other social services to the American West when it was still a rugged, untamed frontier, PSJH is guided by a singular commitment to improve the health of all. Now, as the health care landscape changes dramatically, they draw upon their pioneering and compassionate spirit to plan for the next century of health for a better world, especially for the poor and vulnerable.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Executive SVP

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 227255