Under the direction of the Tribal Council and Health board, the JHHS Director is delegated the authority and responsibility of the overall operation of the Health and Human Services department. Provides leadership, direction and administration of all aspects of the organization to achieve its mission, strategic goals and maintain its financial viability. Represents JHHS in community, Tribal, state and federal health initiatives, insures compliance with grant requirements, accreditation requirements and all applicable federal and state laws. Creates a positive, nurturing, patient/client focused work environment while honoring and respecting Jemez culture and tradition.
• Provides leadership and direction of the primary care, administration, and community programs of the JHHS health services.
• Establishes a compliance program that provides a systematic process to ensure that the organization and its employees comply with applicable laws, regulations and standards.
• Demonstrates a commitment to the mission, vision and values of JHHS; leads the development, implementation and maintenance of JHHS strategic plan.
• Stays abreast of industry trends.
• Represents and advocates for the Pueblo of Jemez in tribal consultations with federal and state entities keeping abreast of policy and regulatory changes that may have an impact on services; provides advice and guidance on federal and state regulations and health policy.
• Assures effective utilization of human resources by developing a sound organizational structure and staffing including recruiting, directing, hiring, evaluating and termination of staff.
• Responsible for overall management of JHHS’s finances with accountability to Tribal Administration and Health Board.
• Maintains the physical environment, plant operations and capital budget.
• Provides leadership and effective communications with all levels of staff, Tribal Leadership, and Health Board and maintains effective community relations to encourage community support and participation in the mission of the department.
• Develops and negotiates contracts, coordinating to ensure all agreements are legally and financially sound.
• Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures. • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
• Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
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.
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in business/public/health administration; AND eight (8) years of direct managerial/executive experience in health systems administration, preferably an ambulatory care or FQHC setting in a Tribal community and experience with Self Governance programs.
• Comprehensive health care delivery and health service administration; planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, work planning, organization, performance review and evaluation, and employee training and discipline, administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program development, implementation and evaluation.
• Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
• Laws, regulations, policies, standards, and instructions that govern good medical practices and the ability to apply them in a medical setting, to include accreditation and certification requirements.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.
• Developing, implementing and administering goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient health delivery programs.
• Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of others.
• Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
• Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
• Developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
• Developing and administering the budget for assigned programs.
• Evaluating and coordinating medical and other services provided to the community.
• Communicating with a variety of stakeholders in health care management.
• Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
• Researching, developing and delivering presentations.
• Preparing accurate, clear and concise medical documentation, reports, correspondence, records and other written materials.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established policy guidelines.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Required certifications, licenses and registrations: A valid New Mexico Driver’s license.