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Health Service Administrator

Youngstown, OH

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Health Service Administrator - RN Required.

About this role:Our Health Services Administrator (HSA) is a professional administrator who manages and evaluates the Health Care Delivery Program in accordance with State and Local Regulations; ensures medical, dental, and mental health program activities are based upon goals, objectives, aims, and policies and procedures of The Company and the facility; and are compliant with ACA, NCCHC and State accreditation standards.
What you bring to the table

Education for Health Services Administrator:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Nursing School

Experience for Health Services Administrator:
  • Three (3) or more years of administrative, management and supervisory experience
  • Delivery and administration of correctional medical, dental, and mental health care recommended
  • Organizational experience in operations and planning required
  • Sound decision-making skills required
  • Experience in managing budgets and analyzing contracts preferred

Licenses/Certifications for Health Services Administrator:
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state in which you work, or a valid compact state nurse license
  • Current CPR Certification

What you will do:
  • Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of procedures and programs.
  • Evaluate financial and statistical data, program needs and problems, and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Develop, utilize, revise, interpret, and ensure compliance with The Company and facility policies and procedures.
  • Monitor subcontracted services to include pharmacy, lab, x-ray, and specialty providers.
  • Maintain communication and a good working relationship with facility administration, The Company employees, correctional personnel, contracted providers, and outside agencies.
  • Evaluate and recommend methods of improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • Oversee recruitment, orientation, and performance evaluations of employees.
  • Provide regular staff meetings and ensure effective communication with all staff on all shifts.
  • Assume responsibility for planning, providing, and monitoring staff orientation and participation in education and staff development programs.
  • Assist in recruitment of contracted professional providers (physicians, dentists, psychologists, etc.).
  • Ensure appropriate licensure, credentialing, and insurance coverage on all medical personnel, i.e. - physicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists and social workers.
  • Oversee services rendered by contractors and professional staff.
  • Ensure reports are submitted as required in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Audit weekly logs and accounts payable forms, forwards them to the The Company home office as required.
  • Screen all requests for records and approve/disapprove responses as appropriate.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of health records and medical information.
  • Review status of patients with serious health problems ensuring all necessary intervention and treatment is completed.
  • Monitor in-patient hospitalizations closely with utilization management to ensure early release whenever possible.
  • Audit referrals to outside consultants.
  • Closely monitor all potential catastrophic illnesses and explores utilizing all appropriate means of limiting both The Company and contractor's liabilities.
  • Monitor pharmacy use to ensure adherence to formulary.
  • Oversee the utilization of special housing, infirmary beds, and outside inpatient and outpatient services for appropriateness and quality of services provided.
  • Maintain an awareness of overall concepts of managed care and make administrative judgments to ensure care provided is compatible with these concepts.
  • Function as a liaison between other professional organizations.
  • Ensure, where available, NCCHC accreditation of the medical program by ensuring the presence of the required level or organizational efficiency and the provision of approved and appropriate medical services.
  • Accept on-call status.
  • Attend seminars, workshops, and conferences.
  • May be asked to travel overnight for two to four days.
  • May be asked, but not required, to relocate temporarily or permanently as needs require.
  • Promote Quality Improvement standards by actively participating in the quality of care screen audits.
  • Post Orders, if applicable, per site contract.
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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