Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

Provides oversight and direction of clinical operational functions for the Correctional Health Services inside the Harris County Sheriff's Office. This position operates as the conduit between Executive Leadership, custody leadership, and the Correctional Health directors' triad to: ensure appropriate governance structure exists, promote a collaborative performance culture, ensure Correctional Health's goals are in alignment with the organization's strategic plan and achieve the goals, and ensure compliance adherence to policies, procedures, regulations and established metrics. This position must also work collaboratively with system and inpatient leadership to represent Correctional Health Services to meet system initiatives. This is accomplished by monitoring the operations and strategy within clinical and non-clinical service lines. The Administrative Director, Correctional Health Clinical Operations must have strong team management skills in a multispecialty practice and be proficient with operational analysis, financial analysis, and performance improvement development and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters of Healthcare Administration, Master of Business Admin (OR) Masters of Nursing

License & Certifications: CCHP certification, preferred

Work Experience:
Seven (7) Years Work Experience administrative experience in a large health care system preferably within a correctional health environment. Must be knowledgeable of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and Texas Commission on Jail Standards, with experience of successful implementation these Standards within a correctional facility.

Management Experience:
Five (5) Years of Management Experience Or 5 or more years of practice management and supervisory experience in a Correctional Health environment and/or healthcare system of ten (10) or more providers.

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)

Proficiencies: Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Flexible, Holidays, On-Call, Travel

Equipment Operated: Personal computer

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