Location
Pueblo of Sandia
Job Code
11043
Shift
Day
Pay Rate
$83,806-$113,557 annual
Category
 
Employment Status
Full-Time
Incentive

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Description:

Position Summary

Supervises and direct the provision of health and medical care programs coordinating with the medical director; supervise and direct the community outreach programs; have strong familiarity and understanding of the health disparities related to Native American health.

Supervision Exercised

Reports to the Governor. 

Supervises various health center personnel, may be required to provide oversight to contractual personnel.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Works in concert with medical director to plan organize, supervise, direct, manage and/or perform activities involved in the providing of health and medical care services; complying with tribal, federal, and state programs and services.
  2. Supervise, manage and/or perform activities involved in the providing of outreach programs and services.
  3. Oversight of the federal diabetes program Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI).
  4. Evaluate services proposed and delivered and make recommendations to maximize, integrate and coordinate existing resources to minimize gaps and overlaps in service delivery.
  5. Develop and implement comprehensive employee development and training plans.
  6. Develop, oversee implementation and monitor all aspects of a business office for the purpose of third party billing.
  7. Develop and implement strong linkage with the pueblo’s wellness center programs and other tribal related programs.
  8. Develop, implement and monitor all contractual relationships as approved by the Governor and/or Tribal Council, specifically the Indian Health Service.
  9. Prepare and monitor special agency reports. Identify issues through monitoring and outcome measures.
  10. Ad hoc non-voting member of the Sandia Pueblo Health Advisory Board. Work with board to update and implement overall strategic plan and compliance program.
  11. Prepare and administer a departmental budget.
  12. Research, draft and submit proposals for grant funds and other contributions in all areas of health and community outreach programs.
  13. May serve on and/or give reports to boards, commissions and/or committees at the discretion of the Governor, Tribal Council where personal expertise and/or functional responsibility require participation.
  14. Solicit community involvement with health and community outreach programs.
  15. Perform additional duties and responsibilities as necessary or assigned.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  2. Ability to evaluate health and community outreach programs.
  3. Ability to evaluate and make recommendations for health codes and regulations.
  4. Ability to develop and administer a departmental budget.
  5. Ability to prepare and make presentations, speeches and seminars.
  6. Ability to promote participation in health programs.
  7. Ability to coordinate activities between the Pueblo and government/community agencies.
  8. Ability to assess service needs, personal facilities and equipment.
  9. Ability to provide quality health care services while ensuring financial viability and effective cost containment methods and accountability.
  10. Knowledge of health and social services principles, practices, programs and reporting requirements.
  11. Knowledge of substance abuse programs and services to include laws and regulations, treatment and prevention methods and aftercare procedures.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

Required:

  1. High School Diploma, GED certification or equivalent
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Hospital Administration or related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years’ experience providing medical health care services.
  3. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New Mexico Driver’s License.

 

Preferred:

  1. Prior clinical experience, as well as academic preparation in business or health services administration
  2. Prior supervisory experience

Licensing Status

  1. Must be able to successfully pass a stringent background and character investigation in compliance with PL 101.630.
  2. Will require a post-offer, pre-employment and random drug screening.

Working Conditions

  1. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  2. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  3. No or very limited physical effort required.