Health Services Director

Squaxin Island Tribe   Shelton, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 20, 2021

• Health Services Director

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SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the development of a comprehensive Health Care delivery system utilizing IHS and other funding resources. Directs all functions of the Squaxin Island (Sally Selvidge) Health Clinic health care programs in keeping with the overall policies and in compliance with regulatory guidelines. Provides leadership and direction in ensuring the efficient, economical, and effective utilization of resources to meet the identified needs of the Squaxin Island community through quality medical care and health service programs. A major responsibility of the Health Services Director is to assure that the Tribe is well positioned for future expansion and improvements to its health care services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Oversee the development and operation of the Medical Clinic, Dental Clinic, and Behavioral Health including budgets and financial management, hire clinic managers, medical and dental providers. Negotiate and maintain all medical and dental provider contracts, and create amendments as needed. Handle risk management issues. Plan for future growth and development, including Medicaid Health Delivery Transformation projects and population health/chronic disease management.

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 Strategically plans for future growth and expansion of services for the Clinic, Dental Clinic, and Behavioral Health.
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, applicable laws, Occupational Exposure Control Plan and HIPPA.
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.
Degree must be within a relevant field of study (i.e., MSW, public health, health care finance, business or related field).
At least five (6) years of experience working in the field of health and human services including experience and
knowledge of large medical clinic businesses or programs.; Demonstrated proficiency in grant and program administration is necessary, as well as experience in grant writing and other procurement of funds.
OR Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Public or Business Administration or related field, Degree must be within a relevant field of study (i.e., MSW, public health, health care finance, business or related field). and seven years (8) of senior level supervision or management experience in health programs including Tribal health programs and related activities;
 Minimum of five (5) years’ experience directly supervising a large staff, and proof of ongoing training in
supervisory and management skills is necessary.
 Proven record of leadership experience in health program and policy development. Ability to evaluate and
interpret health data for Tribal Health Programs.
 Demonstrated ability to maintain professional and ethical standards.
 Project management experience preferred.
LANGUAGE 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. The successful applicant must pass a Squaxin Tribal Court and Washington State Background check.
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.
OTHER: A skill proficiency test may be administered as part of the interview process.
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.