Position Overview The Health Services Administrator functions as the department head for the medical unit departments at local correctional institutions. They are responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising the delivery of healthcare. Included in this is responsibility for budgetary and fiscal matters, patient care, and laboratory and pharmacy operations.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements ? Licensure as Registered Nurse ? Associates, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Business Administration, or health related field preferred. Degree in Health Care Management or Health Services Administration is preferred ? Valid RN license ? Some experience as an LTC nurse preferred ? One year of specialized experience in an administrative, clerical management, or supervisory position in the health care field. Work must have involved (i) a close working relationship with facility members, (ii) analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and (iv) provided knowledge of regulations, requirements, and standards across an assortment of supervisory groups in various administrative areas ? CPR and AED Certification
Competencies ? Clear and effective verbal and written communication with all coworkers, supervisors, jail administration, and patients ? Excellent verbal and written comprehension ? Excellent deductive reasoning and problem-solving abilities ? Excellent organizational skills ? Ability to use a computer and use/learn a variety of software, including site-specific computer programs ? Must demonstrate ability to appropriately and safely use standard medical equipment ? Ability to respect the dignity and confidentiality of inmates Employment Requirements ? Must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. for this position ? Must adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures listed in the Employee Handbook ? Willing to assist coworkers in the job duties and work overtime if required; may act as a resource to other coworkers ? Maintains confidentiality, dignity, and security of health records and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA requirements Security Requirements ? Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test (as applicable) ? Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the client/facility as a requisite for initial and/or continued employment ? Must undergo security training and orientation on facility safety policies and procedures Physical/Mental Requirements This position routinely requires (but is not limited to) the following: ? Ability to both remain stationary and move/traverse throughout the facility, including up and down flights of stairs ? Ability to position oneself in different spaces ? Ability to convey and discern information in a conversation, frequently communicate with patients; must be able to exchange accurate information. ? Ability to identify and detect objects and assess situations from a variety of distances ? Ability to stay calm in stressful and demanding situations ? Frequently transports objects up to 50 pounds
Essential Job Duties? Supervises health services staff, including but not limited to: nursing, dental, medical records, and mental health? Ensuring staffing levels meet contractual requirements and schedules staff to best meet operational needs? Responsible for maintaining revenue goals and controlling all expenses to ensure that the profit goal is met for the assigned facility; may assist in preparation of annual budget? Assists in the development, implementation, monitoring, and annual review of health care policies and procedures within the assigned facility? Meets regularly with correctional facility administrators, the CorrHealth Director of Operations, members of the CorrHealth team assigned to the correctional facility, and staff to review monthly reports, needs, medical services, etc.? Plans and presents new hire orientation and in-service continuing education programs, in accordance with facility and accreditation requirements? Ensures appropriate licensure, certification, and quality standards are maintained and met by all medical and dental professionals? Ensures the CorrHealth program at the facility is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local (if applicable) health care standards for correctional facilities (ACA and NCCHC if applicable)? Assists in the development, review, and testing of a disaster plan for health services? Must be on call at all times to respond to staffing, administrative, or medical situations ? Oversees the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Infection control programs? Capable of giving CPR/AED instructions and able to take charge in a CPR emergency? Monitors use of pharmaceutical services? Ensures that Chronic Clinics are maintained per CorrHealth policy and protocol? Educates patients with regard to diet, hygiene, and methods of prevention of chronic medical diseases? Ensures staff maintains confidentiality and security of health records and medical information in compliance with HIPAA requirements? Must understand functionality of each staff role in facility, and be able to fill in or find appropriate coverage as needed
Additional DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Work EnvironmentWork is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of risk and/or harm by inmates including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected to work in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/or harm to themselves or other employees.OtherEmployee must comply with all current and future State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations, court orders, Administrative Directives and standards and policies and procedures of the site where assigned, including those of professional organizations such as ACA, NCCHC, etc. Employee must treat every other member of the CorrHealth team, all correctional personnel, all inmates and third parties in the facility with the proper dignity and respect. Actions or communications that are inappropriate or degrading will not be tolerated.
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