Embark on an exciting career journey with Oceans Behavioral Hospital, in collaboration with Norman Regional Health System, as they seek an accomplished Chief Executive Officer and Hospital Administrator to lead and oversee their operations!
B.E. Smith is honored to partner with Oceans Healthcare and Norman Regional Health System, in their search for a dedicated leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Hospital Administrator of the new Behavioral Health Center at Porter Health Village. This freestanding, state-of-the-art 48-bed facility located in Norman, Oklahoma, will provide critical a service to Norman and the surrounding communities.
The Chief Executive Officer and Hospital Administrator hold primary responsibility for overseeing the comprehensive leadership and functioning of the facility's services, departments, budget, and operations, with oversight from the Board of Directors. Reporting to the System Chief Operating Officer, the Administrator is tasked with ensuring appropriate staffing levels aligned with the population census and maintaining a consistent presence in the community. Crucially, this leader will play a pivotal role in fostering collaboration between Norman Regional and Oceans Healthcare, acting as a key liaison between the two organizations. Finally, the Administrator will instill a strong culture inspired by the six core values of Oceans: Dignity, Comprehensive Care, Quality, Integrity, Advocacy, and Teamwork.
The ideal candidate for the position should hold a master’s degree in behavioral services, Administration, or a related healthcare field. A minimum of five years' experience in a progressive leadership role is required. The preferred candidate will exhibit strong leadership qualities, being both firm and fair, capable of driving organizational goals. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Moreover, prior experience in a mid-size, Joint Venture Psych facility is considered crucial for the role.
Oceans Healthcare is a nationally acclaimed provider of behavioral healthcare services, addressing a crucial need in communities through its inpatient hospitals and outpatient treatment
programs. Based in Plano, Texas, Oceans provides quality behavioral health care with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. With 36 locations, 25 hospitals, and over 2,300 dedicated employees, Oceans Healthcare is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the surrounding communities.
Historic Downtown Norman is a vibrant destination with top-notch restaurants, distinctive shopping, lively nightlife, and a thriving arts scene. Notably, it is also home to the National Weather Center, housing prominent weather agencies like the Storm Prediction Center, National Severe Storms Laboratory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as the iconic Dorothy and Toto props from the movie "Twister." Within walking distance is the University of Oklahoma's main campus, a distinguished institution. Located just 17 miles south of Oklahoma City, Norman offers a convenient 30-minute drive to the state capital.