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Date Posted: 2/9/2021

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Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position assists in managing and evaluating all facility health service activities based on company, contractual, and healthcare policies and procedures, goals, and objectives. Implements all contractually required healthcare services as directed. Helps to manage department budget and seeks to improve the operational efficiencies of the facility’s health service program.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with managing the overall operations of a facility’s healthcare operations.
  • Works in unison with the H.S.A. to ensure the healthcare needs of the facility are consistently being met and are in compliance with company’s contractual and healthcare policies and procedures, goals, and objectives.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with correctional and nursing staff, contracted providers, and outside provider agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with the policies and procedures of the company. Utilizes established policies and procedures in making decisions. In addition, works with H.S.A. to make decisions required to complete the duties of the position.
  • Directs the work of other healthcare employees and contract providers. This includes assisting the H.S.A. in selection, hiring, evaluating performance, employee training, promoting, and disciplinary action including termination.
  • Ensures adequate staffing to meet the healthcare needs of the detainees or inmates.
  • In the event a staffing shortage, assumes any role needed and accepts 24/7 on-call status.
  • Ensures appropriate licensure and insurance coverage of all healthcare personnel.
  • Works with H.S.A. to monitor and take appropriate action as needed on operational issues including overtime, issuing appropriate forms, auditing medical files, requesting records, ensuring detainees or inmates with serious health problems receive necessary intervention and treatment, ensuring compliance with all applicable pharmacy laws and physical safety requirements.
  • Assists H.S.A. to ensure that the proper accreditation of the medical program is attained.
  • Assists H.S.A. as needed to complete and submit regular operational reports.
  • Responds to all inquiries and requests for information. Keeps H.S.A. informed about all information requests.
  • Identifies financial responsibilities for all incurred expenses.
  • Evaluates and recommends methods of improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Works with H.S.A. to obtain outside bids for ancillary healthcare services.
  • Maintains and fosters effective external relationships with outside hospitals or agencies.
  • Attends outside educational seminars as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s or bachelor's degree in Health Administration or Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Nursing (current and unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse).
  • Three (3) years of related work experience in a correctional or detention setting with one (1) of these years in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
  • Ability to follow company policies and procedures.
  • Above average verbal and writing skills. Must be able to disseminate verbal instructions or training clearly and in a manner that is understood by the intended audience. Must be able to write memorandums and reports in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of program objectives, policies, correctional laws, applicable court orders, procedures and requirements for managing a secure correctional facility.
  • Outpatient or emergency services experience preferred
  • Experience in healthcare planning, budgeting and meeting contractual obligations preferred.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.


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