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Methodist Children's Hospital

Director of Communications

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Directors and Managers • Job ID: 609991

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Introduction

Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a(an) Director of Communications with Methodist Children's Hospital you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!

Benefits

Methodist Children's Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the Methodist Children's Hospital family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Director of Communications to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!

Job Summary and Qualifications

We are seeking a Facility Director of Communications who reports to the MHS AVP, Corporate Communications with a dotted line to the assigned facility CEO. The Director, Communications proactively plans and executes programs designed to meet System communications objectives in accordance with hospital and System strategic plans. This is accomplished through the use of internal and external communications, social media, and key service line initiatives. In addition, they drive MHS community and customer engagement to heighten MHS positive reputation within the community. We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now!

What You Will Do In Your Role:

  • Serves as lead for all PR and communications, as well as an advisor of key marketing initiatives for overall System, hospital services, specific service lines and special projects.
  • Works closely with MHS AVP, Communications to design specific facility and communication plans, and provides input to AVP, Marketing Ops to develop marketing plans, based on MHS business objectives.
  • Works closely with Manager of Community Affairs to implement MHS outreach initiatives (such as Hope Fund, runs, walks, etc) and community partnership activities as well as design and implementation of facility Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP).
  • Seeks out hospital stories to drive positive perception of facilities, programs and people for internal efforts and for earned media efforts.
  • Responsible for advising facility CEO of personal brand image, as well as support CEO communications by writing scripts/emails and assisting with video messages.
  • Supports nursing communications in collaboration with facility CNO.
  • Advises and supports communications strategies for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.
  • Responsible for the development of employee-facing messaging (to include programming for back-of-house monitors), to drive culture and awareness, excluding HR-related information.
  • Provides input to Director, Creative Services to develop materials needed in print, online, digital and video marketing collateral and promotions.
  • Works with Director, Digital and Integrated Marketing to develop editorial social media calendar, blogs and web content and approves facility-specific posts.

What qualifications you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, journalism, English, communications, or related field. Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position that required media relations and event planning.
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate and present to internal audiences, physicians, media, administration and outside vendors.
  • Must have 5 years (intermediate) experience in Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint to include organization-wide communications for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Healthcare experience preferred.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

HCA Healthcare (Corporate), based in Nashville, Tennessee, supports a variety of corporate roles from business operations to administrative positions. Like our colleagues in any HCA Healthcare hospital, our corporate campus employees enjoy unparalleled resources and opportunities to reach their potential as healthcare leaders and innovators. From market rate compensation to continuing education and career advancement opportunities, every person has a solid foundation for success. Nashville is also home to our Executive Development Program, where exceptional employees are groomed to take on CNO- and COO-level roles in our hospitals. This selective program focuses on ethics, leadership and the financial and clinical knowledge required of professionals at this level of the industry.


HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.


"There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Director of Communications opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This position is incentive eligible.

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