Vice President, Clinical Talent Acquisition

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. Our subsidiaries own and operate hospitals and multispecialty physician practices in seven states. Ardent includes 31 hospitals, 4,840 patient beds, 25,000 employees, and 1,150 employed physicians. Within the industry, we are noted for recognizing that every hospital is as unique as the community it serves. This in-depth understanding of how health care works at the local level is one of our great strengths.

The Vice President, Clinical Talent Acquisition will direct and lead all aspects of nursing and allied health talent acquisition strategies and tactics. This role will implement best practice sourcing, recruiting, pre-screening, and selection tools.

Will work closely with Nursing and HR leadership across the enterprise to ensure strategies meet the business strategies. This position will report directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer.


  • Design, direct, and lead all aspects of nursing and allied health full cycle recruitment
  • Implement “best practice” strategies for sourcing and acquiring top talent.
  • Develop recruitment initiatives, processes, and tools that align with the strategic growth of the Company.
  • Direct a remote and matrixed team of recruiters to establish and manage productivity goals and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with key nursing and operations executives to fully understand hiring objectives, and provide service with a consultative approach.
  • Build relationships with key internal/external partners to ensure critical skill talent pipelines are developed and maintained.
  • Assist in the development of an employer brand and employee value proposition.
  • Coach and counsel leadership on talent acquisition strategies to increase their proficiency and engagement in sourcing clinical talent.
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of key recruitment technology solutions across the enterprise.
  • Establish key reporting related to clinical hiring processes, trends, and market intelligence.
  • Establish a consistent company recruitment presence at key industry conferences and professional associations.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field is required
  • Minimum of 15+ years of talent acquisition experience with an emphasis on nurse recruitment
  • Proven “best practice” experience in full-cycle recruitment, including pre-screening, behavioral interviewing, and selection techniques.
  • Experience in managing through a matrix organization and managing by remote.
  • Proven high volume clinical recruitment experience is required.
  • Experience in evaluating and selecting applicant tracking systems and tools
  • Ability to manage and negotiate with external suppliers and vendors


  • Extensive knowledge of nursing and allied health recruitment strategies and tactics
  • Ability to track, prioritize, and drive multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Ability to manage remotely and through a matrix organization
  • Ability to influence and persuade others
  • Strong coaching and advising skills
  • Strong analytical and process skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with others
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time.

Behavior Standards

  • People – Promotes a Collaborative Environment
  • Quality – Clinical and Operational Excellence
  • Service – Patient Centered Customer Experience
  • Growth – Fosters innovation
  • Financial – Business Acumen

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.