Health Services Director

Health Services Director                                  

Department:
Health Services                                                                        

Reports To:
Tribal Administrator, Kris Peters                                                                                               

FLSA Status:
Exempt                                                                                    

TS Range:
12/13                                                                                                              

Opening Date:
May 11, 2018                                                                                      

Closing Date:
May 28, 2018

                                                                                   

SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for the overall administrative direction of the Health Services Department to include managing and providing leadership and direction for all aspects of the tribal health programs; i.e. the Squaxin Island (Sally Selvidge) Health Clinic – a primary care medical and dental clinic, a Behavioral Health Program, and a wide range of community health and counseling programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Other duties may be assigned.)

Responsible for oversight of the department and fiscal management, including the development and oversight of complex departmental budgets and expenditures. Participates in negotiations with IHS and oversees third party billing operations for the department.

Develops health promotion and prevention programs in cooperation with other departments and agencies.

Manages and coordinates delivery of community health and prevention services.

Keeps well informed about state and national health issues as they affect the Tribe. Develops Tribal specific strategies to ensure readiness to adapt programs and services to policy and regulatory changes. Ensures internal policies are developed, reviewed and approved.

Negotiates and maintains provider contracts and creates amendments as needed; handles risk management issues and plans for future growth and development.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Tribe’s policies and procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include such things as writing job descriptions, interviewing, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Develops and executes long-term plans and program enhancement strategies.

Represents the department and the Tribe in its relationship with other health organizations, government agencies, and third party payers.

Resolves any medical-administrative problems and keeps lines of communication open with medical staff to ensure high employee morale and professional clinic atmosphere.

Recommends clinic policy positions regarding administrative, financial and legislative matters.

Consults with relevant staff and other departments prior to recommending and establishing new policies to ensure the availability of support and resources.

Coordinates with medical staff in the recruitment, development, and retention of medical personnel.

Monitors quality assurance programs and develops new standards when required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly supervises employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in Health, Public or Business Administration or related field and four years of senior level supervision or management experience in health programs including Tribal health programs and related activities; OR Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Public or Business Administration or related field, and six years of senior level supervision or management experience in health programs including Tribal health programs and related activities; OR Associate of Arts Degree in Health, Public or Business Administration or related field and eight years of senior level supervision or management experience in health programs including Tribal health programs and related activities; OR High School graduation/GED and ten years of senior  level supervision or management experience in health, public or business administration and health programs including Tribal health programs and related activities.

LANGUAGE AND MATH SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.  Ability to create and effectively monitor multiple budgets.  Ability to effectively use computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.         

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance.  Must have current CPR/First Aid certification or must be obtained within six months.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to sit; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms.  The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision requirements for this position are close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee may occasionally be required to work near moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

CONTACT:
Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781. Applications are available on our website at squaxinisland.org