Job Title: Health Department Director
Location: San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Administration Office, Tuba City, Arizona
Level/Salary Range: $60,000 – 75,000 DOE
HR Contact: Jack Conovaloff, Tribal Administrator
Date Opened: _September 6th_, 2019; Open Until Filled
The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe is seeking a Health Department Director to develop and expand its newly established Health Department pursuant to a contract with the Indian Health Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The Health Department Director will lead the Department in carrying out its mission to promote the health, safety, and welfare of Tribal members. The Director will be responsible for the oversight and management of all Health Department operations and programs and will be the immediate supervisor to all Health Department staff, to initially include an Administrative Assistant, Community Health Representative, Community Health Educator, Community Health Education Assistant, and Alcohol/Substance Abuse Program Administrator. The Tribe's IHS authorized service area includes Coconino County, Arizona and San Juan County, Utah. The ideal candidate for this position must have an organizational vision for the Health Department’s development, a passion for public service, expert knowledge of tribal healthcare delivery systems, and the ability to lead the Department in accordance with tribal history, culture, and traditions.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Re-establish and maintain the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe Health Department to provide health and wellness services to approximately 300 Tribal members and their families within the service area on a multi-year and continuing basis
- Plan programs and services of the Health Department and direct all Department activities
- Ensure compliance with applicable statutes and regulations
- Oversee Health Department facilities that meet quality of care requirements
- Support the overall mission of the Tribe to provide quality health and wellness services for Tribal Members.
Leadership, Managerial, and Public Relations Duties:
- Supervise all Health Department Staff; provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of staff and promotes cooperation and teamwork
- Oversee management of the following initial Health Department Sub-Programs: Community Health Representative Program, Health Education Program, Alcohol/Substance Abuse Program, and Fitness Center
- Identify hiring needs for additional program staff as funding allows in accordance with the demand and needs of Tribal members
- Represent the Tribe in a professional manner to other tribal, local, and state level health agencies
- Support the Community Health Education Assistant to regularly communicate information regarding public health and the services offered by the Health Department to the public through publications, meetings, and the media
Business, Finances, and Data Management Duties:
- Collect data and information about the evolving health needs of Tribal members and adapt existing programs accordingly
- Oversee budget and financial management of Department and maintain financial reporting systems that provide an accurate depiction of the financial status of the Department
- Review and evaluate Department progress using measurable metrics to ensure high quality, effective, and cost-efficient health services
- Provide administrative oversight of the Health Department; establish Department’s administrative policies and procedures
- Seeks funding from diversified sources
- Occasional travel may be required.
Qualifications and Skills
- Expert knowledge of Indian health policies and regulations
- Experience working with Tribal governments or Tribal organizations in planning, directing, and evaluating comprehensive public health programs or other healthcare delivery systems
- Supervisory experience that demonstrates a level of senior executive management capabilities
- The ability to effectively lead a team toward meeting the Health Department’s vision, mission, and goals
- Skills in grant writing, administration, and oversight
- A working knowledge of the principles and practices of financial and managerial accounting; the ability to manage financial resources strategically and with integrity
- A demonstrated knowledge of information technology and data management
- A working knowledge of computer software application, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and medical records
- The ability to build relationships and coalitions with other Tribes, Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, and internal organizations to achieve common goals.
- The ability to bring about strategic change to meet Department goals
- Bachelor’s degree in health, social services, or a related field or in business or public administration
- At least 2 years work experience in health care administration including tribal health care systems
Background Check: Hire is subject to successful completion of a background check.
Hiring Preference: The Tribe is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who are enrolled members of the Tribe and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position and applicants who are enrolled members of any other tribe who meet the necessary qualifications will be given secondary preference.