Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
47641 11 ST A3 N 722-13 03/10/2016
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JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES, CORRECTIONS

JOB CODE: 47641

DEFINITION: This is professional administrative and managerial work directing the health care administration program for the Department of Corrections.

The employee in this job is responsible for developing, planning, managing, and administering all departmental programs designed to maintain the quality of medical, dental, and food service delivery to the Department's inmate population. Work involves the formulation and implementation of all administrative policies and procedures consistent with departmental objectives, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards. Work also involves the coordination and integration of all health care services to ensure quality of care. Administrative oversight is exercised over health care personnel through subordinate administrative and supervisory staff. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative supervisor and is reviewed through reports, conferences, and overall effectiveness of care.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Note: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples):

• Directs the administration of the Department’s food service, medical, and dental programs.

• Develops and implements policies and procedures related to the Bureau of Health Care Services in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.

• Advises health care staff in the development and implementation of integrated health care policies and procedures.

• Reviews facility procedures to ensure consistency and standardization.

• Oversees health care contracts to ensure contract compliance and effectiveness.

• Consults with and advises agency executive staff regarding matters of professional health care and treatment of inmates.

• Oversees the medical budget to ensure operations and staffing fall within constraints.

• Conducts on-site facility reviews to monitor the quality of health care services and compliance with accreditation standards.

• Makes recommendations regarding proposed new facilities, to include identifying medical needs, developing programming, and finding appropriate resources.

• Serves as a member of the Department’s Executive Staff.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational and organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.

ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of health care administration.

• Knowledge of rules, regulations, and standards relating to health care services and programs.

• Ability to analyze and interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These may not be evaluated by the State Civil Service commission or used for Civil Service examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.):

• Knowledge of operating, licensure, medical-legal, and human resource standards required by accrediting entities.

• Knowledge of business or public administration related to human resource administration, procurement and supply, and fiscal management.

• Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in evaluating, formulating, and applying policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Ability to analyze, develop, and revise program plans and health care standards.

• Ability to evaluate, coordinate, and integrate all health care programs, to include medical, dental, and food services.

• Ability to establish innovative processes, procedures, and services to improve quality of care and minimize costs.

• Ability to plan, direct, and assign the work of subordinates to obtain maximum efficiency and achieve desired results.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• Six years of professional experience in the field of health care administration, and a bachelor's degree in hospital or health care administration;

or

• Four years of professional experience in the field of health care administration, and a master's degree in hospital or health care administration;

or

• An equivalent combination of experience and training.