Six months since resignation of CEO, LBJ advertises position
After six months of having an Acting Chief Executive Officer oversee the hospital operation, LBJ has advertised the CEO position for ten days.
This is outlined in the advertisement released by the hospital today.
Dr Jean Anderson, a private consultant to the board, was appointed on Monday as Acting CEO by another Acting CEO, Dr Akapusi Ledua.
He was appointed to the position after Moefaauo Bill Emmsley resigned from this position in January.
According to the notice, the hospital Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD) for all operational and administrative aspects of planning, directing, and coordinating current operations, ensuring responsible use of fiscal, human, and physical resources to achieve its vision, mission, goals and objectives.
The CEO is charged with developing and implementing ground-breaking initiatives that will ensure high-quality and cost-effective healthcare to meet the needs of the territory of American Samoa.
The CEO is under the control of the Board and reports to the board, says the advertisement.
The minimum qualifications for applicants must be a Master’s in business administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration, Health Systems Management from a U.S. Accredited Institution or a foreign degree equivalent.
Also, preference is given to a master’s degree in medical management.
Also, applicants must have 15 years of progressive health executive management, including ten years in health management and administration of a specialized clinic or medical/clinical facility.