Southern Indian Health Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has full authority for the overall management of the affairs of the corporation pursuant to the policies established by the Board of Directors. The CEO is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors. The CEO is delegated by the Board the authority to conduct day-to-day operations of the corporation, manage the work force as required to implement Board approved programs, negotiate contracts and agreements, oversee financial operations and overall responsibility for management of fiscal, programmatic, personnel and evaluation functions. The CEO will strive to promote operational efficiency, provide an adequate safeguard of corporate assets, implement programmatic goals and objectives, and obtain favorable reviews by the corporation’s independent and external auditors. The CEO is responsible for implementing and assuring the coordinated delivery of the highest quality standard of health and social services to the service population in compliance with all regulatory and professional guidelines. The CEO is responsible for ensuring an authentic, collaborative leadership approach while promoting the coordination of integrated programs to meet patient care needs within a best practice, patient centered model. The CEO shall comply with all conflict of interest standards and shall ensure that the organization’s officers, employees, and agents comply with laws prohibiting the solicitation or acceptance of gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from third parties.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In cooperation with the Board of Directors, develop and maintain a corporate long range planning process.
Provide the Board of Directors with information and recommendations on corporate objectives and policies. Facilitate on-going strategic decision making by the Board of Directors.
Recommend to the Board of Directors an annual corporate budget plan. Develop procedures, work plans and operating budgets to implement the policy, program, and budget decisions of the Board of Directors.
Develop a culturally competent staff organization to implement corporate objectives, policies and program standards.
Develop procedures and information systems to support corporate objectives and programs: budget monitoring, service utilization, outreach and marketing, patient tracking and outcome assessment, compliance monitoring and reporting requirements, etc.
In accordance with Personnel Policies and Procedures, determine staffing needs and job functions. Determine organizational structure and delegate responsibility for supervision as appropriate.
Ensure compliance with corporate Personnel Policies and Procedures and with applicable statutes and regulations.
Serves as a positive role model for staff members by exhibiting team based collaboration, professionalism, high ethical standards, credibility and integrity
Ensure clear and timely communication within the staff organization including but not limited to conducting monthly staff meetings.
Ensure the development and implementation of procedures for personnel development, to include orientation, in-service training and performance evaluation. Also, timely recognition of quality staff effort.
Supervise, support, and evaluate performance of key management personnel per organizational chart.
Fosters a workplace that supports the development, growth and retention of a high performing and qualified staff and senior leadership team.
Responsible for overseeing key management staff in carrying out day-to-day activities necessary to fulfill Federal Qualified Health Center and grant-funded program requirements
Ensure compliance with contract requirements, ongoing compliance with SIHC grant-funded program requirements and with applicable statutes and regulations.
Ensure that sound fiscal policies and practices are followed and adequate controls are in place. Authorize requests for training and travel, requisitions of equipment and other purchases as appropriate and monitors expenditures.
Ensure that operational performance is monitored on an ongoing basis and that appropriate and timely corrective action is taken when problems are identified paying particular attention to the satellite operations.
Oversee and ensure the timely submission, reporting and implementation of federal, state, county, and private foundation grants and contracts.
Ensure timely completion of annual independent corporate audit as required by U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circulars A-133.
The CEO shall ensure that SIHC and its employees and contractors conduct themselves in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and accreditation and other standards applicable to the organization and its programs, including but not limited to those required by the: Program Administration Manuals, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Substance Use Disorder Patient Record Law and regulations (Part 2), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), Title 22 Code of California Regulations (as applicable), and applicable county, state and federal laws.
Ensure appropriate protection of SIHC data and information systems to protect client and corporation data from being compromised, released or misused by internal or external sources.
Provide leadership to develop new and better ways for the corporation to carry out its mission, vision and values.
Develop programs and obtain contracts and grants to support those programs.
Identify and secure funding by means of participation in networking, public relations and lobbying
Expectation to travel to local, state and national meetings, conferences and other applicable forums representing SIHC’s interests.
Act as the registered agent of the corporation; enter into agreements and contracts on behalf of the corporation to carry out its policies and programs.
Serve as the corporation’s principal spokesperson and represent the corporation with partners, consumers, government, state and county agencies, policy makers, Tribes, Indian people, the general public, media, grant making organizations, healthcare organizations, and other professional organizations.
Educate, advise, and build relationships with relevant local, statewide, and national medical and public health entities and facilities, public agencies , private organizations and policy makers to advance Native American health issues and the mission of the corporation.
Enhance and promote the goals and image of SIHC as a professional, ethical and credible organization in public settings.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Demonstrates open, honest and transparent communication with the Board of Directors.
Provide staff support to the Board and its committees.
Function as a liaison between the staff organization and the Board of Directors.
Provide assistance and consultation to the Board in carrying out its legal obligations and requirements of funding sources.
Ensure implementation of Board policy. Participate in monthly Board and committee meetings.
Informs the Board on current and future trends, issues and activities in health care and community needs.
Provide information and recommendations to the Board in a timely manner, being responsive to the informational needs of the Board to carry out its responsibilities.
Experience/Education: Minimum of (5) years hands on management experience in a public health or health service agency with progressive responsibility for management of programs, grants, fiscal, and personnel functions. Must possess a Masters Degree from an accredited college in one of the following:
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Hospital Administration (M.H.A.)
Public Health (M.P.H.)
Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Education/Experience can be substituted with a Masters Degree from an accredited college in another field with at least (5) years of responsible management experience in a public health or health service agency. Administration of Native American Indian programs desirable. Experience with non for profit Federally Qualified Health Clinics highly desirable. Experience working with a Board of Directors in a relationship built on trust, transparency, mutual respect and principles of effective governance highly desirable. Must be bondable. Must continue education and training to expand knowledge base and stay up-to-date on new healthcare developments.
Competencies: The CEO must have a thorough working knowledge of the operations of a community health center, public assistance programs (CHDP, Medi-Cal, Medicare, family planning, etc.), state and federal health care regulations. Must have the ability to conduct strategic planning, develop and implement programs, policies, and priorities associated with the delivery of health care services in a manner consistent with the health care needs of Tribes, Indian people, and the general public. Must have working knowledge of State and/or national policy advocacy in order to advocate for solutions to issues concerning the vitality of Southern Indian Health Council and the patients it services.
Must have administrative experience which includes developing management and performance standards, departmental policies and procedures, and contract and grant proposal development and compliance. Must have leadership ability to direct the successful accomplishment of the organization plans through multiple health care professional and support staff. Must evaluate program accomplishments for the Board of Directors.
Must have the ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional and personal relationships in the work situation to gain confidence and establish professional relationships with staff, communities, Tribes, Indian people, and the general public. Must possess exceptional oral, written and public communication skills. Must demonstrate a confident yet culturally sensitive, humble minded leadership approach. Must have the ability to: delegate assignments and authority, use informational systems to make solid decisions, resolve conflicts, negotiate solutions, and facilitate collaborative consensus, and to prioritize, meet deadlines, and function in a rapidly changing environment.
License: A valid California driver’s license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Applicant must be insurable under SIHC vehicle insurance policy at the time of hire and throughout employment.
Certifications and/or licenses appropriate to the positions required education and profession must also be valid and maintained.
Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray, and blood/urine drug screening test. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position. Applicants must complete a SIHC application and submit it to Human Resources prior to the close dates indicated. This position also requires a background clearance check through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: In the filling of any SIHC job vacancy, preference may be given to qualified Native American Indians, pursuant to the Indian Preference Hiring Act, 25 USC 472, unless other laws require the filling of a vacancy without regard to Indian preference (e.g. Public Law (P.L.) 94-437, “Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). To receive Indian preference for any SIHC position, the applicant must be enrolled, or be eligible for enrollment, as an American Indian with their Tribe, or must be certified as an American Indian from the designated Tribal Representative. Applicants claiming Indian preference must attach verification of their claim to the SIHC application, including Certification of form BIA-4432, which is available from the SIHC Human Resources Department. If verification is not or cannot be verified, the applicant will not receive Indian preference for purposes of the interview.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package, please inquire for more information.
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About Southern Indian Health Council, Inc
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. (SIHC) in Alpine, CA is committed to protecting and improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our American Indian community. We provide a comprehensive range of professional health care and social services in a manner respectful of Indian values and traditions. Our dedicated staff takes pride in our quality-minded, coordinated approach to personalized care. All services are tailored to be client-friendly, affordable, and easily accessible - with an emphasis on prevention, early detection, and wellness.