Providence Health & Services Chief Executive - Research in Renton, Washington



Providence is calling a Chief Executive-Research to Providence St. Joseph Health in Renton, WA.

The Chief Executive-Research will be responsible for overseeing research in PSJH research centers. The Chief Executive-Research will lead efforts in integration of research across the system where advisable. Research will include basic research, translational research, clinical trials, and outcomes research. The Chief Executive-Research will oversee research administration to advance scientific wellness, genomics and personalized medicine programs and the translation of clinical research to clinical care.

The Chief Executive-Research will: work closely with the Chief Science Officer to ensure alignment of research activities, budgets and administration across PSJH; interface with clinical leadership to implement scientific wellness clinics and translate research to clinical care; identify clinical research priorities; and prioritize research resources. They will be expected to build on the strengths of the current research programs, set priorities for the future and support the translational and clinical research efforts that take advantage of the PSJH System.

In this position you will:

  • Advance the creation within PSJH of an integrated scientific wellness, clinical research and genomics program that is nationally recognized for breakthrough advances

  • Play a key role in developing strategies, programs and partnerships in collaboration with the leaders of clinical and research programs across the system to advance research and its impact on clinical care

  • Integrate budgets and research administration across PSJH to ensure alignment with PSJH strategic priorities

  • Assist the Chief Science Officer in the creation and funding of a Center for Translational Systems Medicine encompassing translational pillar projects, technology platform(s), and Scientific Wellness general and specialty clinics


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 Health & Services. 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.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Established MD, PhD with 15 or more years of outstanding translational research and clinical experience as evidenced by significant publications in peer-reviewed literature, successful long-term peer-reviewed grant support.

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in research administration, prioritization, and program implementation within a large, complex organization.

  • Demonstrated history of successful collaboration and development of research and clinical partnerships.

  • Outstanding track record in successfully translating research to clinical care and of forging industry partnerships.

  • Experience in mentoring and enhancing the career development of young, intermediate and senior level investigators.


Every day, 119,000 compassionate employees serve patients and communities through Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. PSJH is 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.

PSJH uses their voice to advocate for vulnerable populations and needed reforms in health care. They are also pursuing innovative ways to transform health care by keeping people healthy, and making our services more convenient, accessible and affordable for all. In an increasingly uncertain world, they are committed to high-quality, compassionate health care for everyone—regardless of coverage or ability to pay. We help people and communities benefit from the best health care model for the future—today.

With a vision of creating “Health for a Better World,” PSJH is now in the midst of an exciting transformation. The leadership team has aligned itself toward a vision and framework (“Health 2.0”) intended to transform health care to be more patient-centric, using its tremendous data assets to coordinate care, improve operational and clinical efficiencies, and modernize operations through technology.

Since the 2016 merger of Providence Health and St. Joseph Health, areas of focus have included transformation, strengthening of its core, and growth; now, PSJH is undertaking a number of innovative initiatives system-wide. The health system is developing an institute model for specialty care across the seven states it serves – a virtual network that links all of its care locations, solving gaps in continuity of care for patients and creating a seamless experience for them and their families. This model offers clinicians timely access to best-practice findings, data, and reports, and offers patients quality, compassionate care closer to home, with predictable costs and outcomes.

Key features of this institute model include: patient navigation, concentration of multidisciplinary clinical expertise, accelerated research and innovation, a proprietary data repository for genomics, clinical experts from seven states defining quality measures within disease types, a delivery system organized around key treatment locations with best outcomes, a network that ensures that patients have the right care at the right time in the right place, and a focus on care close to home supported by digital technology. The goal is to unify relevant services, resources, and expertise under six clinical umbrellas: Musculoskeletal Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Digestive Health Institute, Cancer Institute, Cardiovascular Institute, and Women and Children’s Institute.

PSJH has extremely attractive markets and well-positioned assets. Over the past several years, the organization has pursued strategies to create the care delivery platform of the future, and has made significant investments in innovation and systems, with over six elite research investments, as well as investments in EMRs. PSJH is working to bring health care into the digital and consumer age with the goal of better serving patients and consumers, delivering care on their terms – where, when, and how they want it. To achieve that goal, the health system has formed three teams that work together to identify, pilot, and drive the adoption of new technologies and business models. The Digital Innovation Group actively builds software to support patients, consumers, clinicians and technology partners; the Consumer Innovation Group creates health-related businesses in areas such as women’s health, senior services, and chronic disease, partnering closely with Providence employees and patients to create new services and tools designed to support a patient’s ongoing health between episodes of care; and Providence Ventures advances health care delivery by funding technology innovations, working side-by-side with colleagues who are actively building a digital platform to make it easier to collaborate with early-stage companies.

Annual revenues are $25B and growing. PSJH currently operates in seven states through 51 hospitals and 829 clinics where over 24,000 physicians serve over 13 million patients each year.

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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: Leadership

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 190622