CDOC Regional Health Services Administrator
CDOC Regional Health Services Administrator
$7,412.00 - $12,013.00 Monthly
Colorado Springs, CO
Department of Corrections
CAA 6216 9/2018 - HP VII
10/9/2018 4:00 PM Mountain
Who May Apply: This position is open to Colorado state residents only.
The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens"
Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow"
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:
Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.
Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.
Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services.
In addition to a rewarding, meaningful career, state employment offers:
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus 401K and 457 plans;
Medical and dental health plans;
Paid life insurance;
Short and long-term disability coverage;
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time;
Employee wellness programs;
Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs;
Training opportunities and more.
Phase I - Minimum Qualification Review
Phase II - Preferred Qualification Review
Phase III - Structured Application Review *
*Subject to change.
Description of Job
This position is responsible for the management of clinical operations through subordinate managers, Health Service Administrators (HSA), in CDOC facilities within a designated region of the state. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Manages and ensures safe clinical practice of providers such as nurses, physicians, dentists, dental assistants, mental health clinicians and drug and alcohol counselors;
Solves issues related to operations of the clinical units or infirmaries beyond the scope of a local HSA;
Resource person to HSA in addressing personnel problems or issues;
Ensures subordinate managers are in compliance with Administrative Regulations, American Correctional Association standards, State/Federal Statues, State Licensing/Credentialing, and Regulatory Board standards;
Ensures that subordinate managers are in compliance with fiscal rules and policies in regards to allocations provided for each clinical unit;
Monitors budgets of subordinate managers to ensure compliance with established guidelines;
Monitors clinical contracts for budgetary guidelines and performance issues;
Ensures compliance of ACA standards in assigned region;
Assigns clinical resources by deploying staff to other facilities within assigned region during staffing crisis;
Develops, modifies, or updates clinical Administrative Regulations, clinical standards, administrative standards, clinical policies or guidelines relevant to the operations of clinical units;
Researches practices, policies and procedures of other established community or national organizations and correctional institutions or agencies to determine best practices for clinical services.
Functions as a member of the management team to develop policy, formulate strategic plans for improving the overall functioning of the operations of clinical units;
Identifies opportunities for improvement and problem resolution in the delivery of health care services statewide;
Evaluates and analyzes local initiatives to determine appropriateness of systemic application;
Designs and implements action plans and strategies;
Responds to correspondence from the Governor's Office as it applies within each region in the established time frames;
Participates in the development of training programs for staff and ensures implementation of these programs;
Assists in developing position descriptions and performance objectives for specific clinical classifications to ensure consistency of practice statewide;
Participates in strategic planning sessions for the delivery of health care services within the clinics.
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Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Applicant must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a healthcare field. You must attach a copy of your transcripts that contain the name of the accredited institution, type of degree received, date the degree was awarded and your name.
Applicant must have six years of professional health care experience. Professional health care is defined as a career in which knowledge is gained by completion of an advanced course of study resulting in a college degree, professional licensure or equivalent specialized experience in providing management or supervisory oversight of health care programs. This experience must include the following:
Two years of experience managing a multidisciplinary health care program that provided medical and behavioral health services in which you established operational or programmatic goals and objectives and developed and managed a budget to achieve those goals and objectives.
Experience in the healthcare field will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in the healthcare field of study may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one year of general experience respectively, but not the experience managing a multidisciplinary health care program that provided medical and behavioral health services in which you established operational or programmatic goals and objectives and developed and managed a budget to achieve those goals and objectives. You must attach a copy of your transcripts that contain the name of the accredited institution, type of degree received, date the degree was awarded and your name.
A bachelor degree that is not in a related field of study, may substitute up to 60 semester hours of core coursework on a year for year basis.
Proven experience in health care management.
Proven experience managing staff with professional health care experience and qualifications.
Proven experience in policy analysis, development and implementation.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and public speaking skills; ability to demonstrate consensus building skills.
Proven lead and operational knowledge of clinical practiced health care management.
Proven ability to provide efficient, effective and elegant customer service, while managing health care in a multiple programmatic organization demonstrating exemplary responsiveness.
Managing effective clinical operations while ensuring health care measures are met.
Provide analytical expertise in health care planning, ensuring effectiveness, progressive establishment and evaluation of measurements.
Ability to identify goals/objectives, analyze needs/issues and offer creative solutions.
Ability to implement and improve operations through effective performance measures.
Two years of experience supervising professional medical and behavioral health staff such as nurses, physicians and mental health counselors. Supervisory experience includes making decisions that affect the pay, status and tenure of subordinate employees.
Experience managing a multi-disciplinary health care program that provided medical, dental, mental health, drug & alcohol and sex offender treatment services.
Experience managing a multi-disciplinary health care program within a correctional organization.
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM AND SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS BY THE CLOSING DATE SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.
Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.
If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.
In order to process a background investigation, your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process.
Conditions of Employment
All job offers are contingent on a satisfactory urinalysis (UA) within 24 hours of contingent offer and a successful medical screening by a health care professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Both the UA and the medical screening will be completed at the applicant's expense (cost is approximately $100). Out of state applicants must perform their UA either pre or post offer at the direction of the department. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the collection of specimens, testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC's consideration of application for employment;
Must be 21 years of age;
Possess a valid Driver's License;
Possess a High School Diploma or GED;
Have NO felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. . The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts, activity, and sexual behavior, in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents;
Successfully complete the Department of Corrections Basic Training upon hire, initial drug screening, and random drug screening throughout employment;
Possess the physical ability to successfully complete PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics);
Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;
Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;
Use arms, palms of hands, shins, and feet to deliver blows;
Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;
Swing a baton in a striking technique;
Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;
Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;
Positions that have direct contact with offenders may be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum;
Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security;
Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;
Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;
Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;
Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and a congenial, personable manner;
Work with people of the opposite sex, diverse racial ethnic groups, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;
Communicate by talking, listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, assignments;
Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;
Willing and able to travel;
Willing and able to work various shifts, days, afternoons, graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;
TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire;
Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant's background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges;
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test will be administered at any part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at
A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be