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The incumbent in collaboration with the Health Services Administrator (HSA), the Clinical Director, and peer AHSA's, manages and directs the activities of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who are responsible for medical, dental, and allied health services to the inmate population. This requires an understanding of the critical balance between the administrative and clinical functions in the health care delivery system. It also requires the knowledge and skill to coordinate and control programs and resources to achieve this balance, and knowledge to apply the specialized principles and practices of health care management in directing a health care delivery system.
Incumbent assists the Health Services Administrator and Regional Health Services Administrator to implement the agency's re-entry initiatives including timely Inmate Skills Assessment data entry at admission and evaluation of health status documented in an updated electronic exit summary at release. Assist with monitoring the provision of release medications and electronic transmission of health records to community healthcare providers rendering continued medical or mental health care when applicable.
Incumbent plans and coordinates purchases and/or contracts for supplies, equipment, specialty care or ancillary services, and maintains par inventory levels.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and is performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.
Job family (Series)
0670 Health System Administration
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this grade level.
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility, or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:
Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;
Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and
Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas, such as budget, personnel, and procurement.
Applicants must also possess:
Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate, and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities; and
Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.
Some examples of the qualifying experience are:
Experience in providing managerial oversight and/or directing the activities of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals.
Experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of administrative and clinical policies and programs as it relates to health care services.
Knowledge of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) Ambulatory Care standards, American Correctional Association (ACA), and/or quality review program standards for regulatory compliance in a health care program.
Experience coordinating purchases and/or contracts for supplies, equipment, specialty care or ancillary services and maintaining par inventory levels.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.
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