Employment Opportunities at IHA

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Each person is evaluated on the basis of individual skill and merit and without regard to the individual's race, color, creed or ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at IHA, including recruiting, hiring, assignments, training, promotions, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment. IHA will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor, IHA is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Senior Vice President, Member Relations

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association seeks a Senior Vice President, Member Relations who will be responsible for directing the entire continuum of diverse activities relating to membership recruitment and retention, including membership activities, member service programs, and an educational curriculum that promotes member engagement. Such activities are designed to ensure the voice of the entire membership is heard in a variety of forums and needs are being addressed in the Association's agenda.  Ensures the development and execution of a comprehensive and integrated communications and marketing strategy that successfully promotes the Association's advocacy agenda, policy positions, as well as the products and programs offered through business resources. Assists the Senior Leadership Team in the strategic planning process, oversight of member intelligence and feedback systems, as well as translating such strategic priorities throughout the organization.

Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, as well as at least ten years of experience in a combination of communications and membership/constituency services in a membership organization, preferably with a background and knowledge of the hospital industry. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate, and collaborate, as well as fine-tuned strategic and critical thinking skills, required. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of initiative and a natural creative approach. Regular travel throughout the state of Illinois.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer - race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Posted: 9/22/16


Chief Health Officer

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association seeks a Chief Health Officer to work in collaboration with the senior leadership team, Board of Trustees, the Medical Executive Forum and IHA's members, responsible for providing clinical leadership to IHA's performance improvement and physician engagement agenda. Furthermore, this position will provide clinical input into IHA's advocacy agendas, policy positions and activities, clinical input into activities of IHA Resources and implementing IHA's population health agenda. Provides leadership in supporting members' physician leaders in their evolving roles as a result of delivery system and payment reforms and leads the association's provider alignment/engagement agenda. In addition, serves as a leading spokesperson on clinical issues, quality & patient safety, population health, and health policy to the membership and external audiences consistent with IHA priorities.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a MD or DO with experience in coordinating, leading and facilitating change in quality improvement and patient safety in a payer, health agency, clinical improvement organization, hospital or health system. At least five years of senior leadership experience preferred. Ability to manage project work plans to the detailed task level. Strong problem solving skills, ability to meet deadlines and achieve results. Strong interpersonal, consultative, and relationship building skills in order to develop productive working partnerships at all levels of the organization. Ability to communicate effectively with senior leaders across the organization and its members. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Product Suite, (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio). Strong management skills with proven ability to manage and motivate people and teams. Ability to operate in a self-directed manner under frequently changing structures and requirements and work priorities. Motivated by difficult assignments and new challenges as demonstrated by willingness to learn new things and assumption of tasks beyond current skill levels. Ability to manage project work plans to the detailed task level. Ability to operate effectively in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with staff, members, legislators, and other key constituencies. Ability to provide exceptional membership service and present to Board and committees. Routine travel in and out of state.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer - race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Posted: 8/4/16


Specialist in Poison Information (Chicago)

The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association seeks a Specialist in Poison Information to work for the longest established and largest poison center in the U.S. This individual answers and triages emergency poison exposure calls and information requests from the general public and health care providers. Accountable for efficient, timely and accurate responses and documentation and follow-up to incoming poison information/exposure calls. Receives in-house training in the field of toxicology and preparation for the national poison specialist certification exam. Participates in IPC's robust professional education program, which precepts pharmacy and medical students and residents.

Doctorate in Pharmacy or medicine; or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Pharmacy with three or more years of clinical experience (emergency department or intensive care unit clinical experience preferred). Exemplary clinical pharmacology and calculations skills required. Exemplary organizational, emergency management, communication, and conflict management skills. Maturity, tactfulness and sensitivity to confidential situations. Proficient computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office, database management programs, and the Internet. Incumbent must sit for the AAPCC Certified Specialist in Poison Information Exam during the first qualifying exam cycle, and pass the exam within 2 attempts. Performance of job responsibilities may exceed regular work hours including day, evening, night, weekend, and holiday hours.

We offer an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer - race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Posted: 8/1/16


Policy Manager, Regulatory

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association seeks a Policy Manager, Regulatory. This individual serves as lead staff on a range of health policy issues, including researching and synthesizing issues to inform policy development; advocating IHA policy to state regulatory bodies; negotiating with state agencies and legislative proponents; and coordinating with IHA government relations staff.

Bachelor's degree required with a combination of advanced degree and/or related experience. Broad knowledge of the health care delivery system and/or legislative environment required with a more focused knowledge of hospital management and operations preferred. Prior experience with the regulatory and legislative processes, preferred, and ability to perform statutory and regulatory research. Ability to work with both a broader range of individuals in administration, policy, and clinical areas. Ability to synthesize technical regulations and legislation and present analysis to meet the needs of the target audience. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Periodic travel required.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer - race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Posted: 7/20/16