Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.
This posting will be open until filled; first consideration will be given to those who have applied by April 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Public Health--Seattle & King County seeks an outstanding operational leader, strategist, and systems-thinker who is committed to equity and serving vulnerable populations, and who excels at inspiring, supporting and managing people, to serve as a Regional Health Administrator within the Community Health Services (CHS) Division. In this position, you will join the CHS Leadership Team, oversee Public Health Centers where CHS delivers services, navigate fluidly in a dynamic political and heavily-matrixed organization, collaborate with internal and external partners, and be accountable for employees delivering compassionate and quality care to clients.
COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES:
King County is seeking to fill a Regional Health Administrator position within Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), Community Health Services (CHS) Division. The purpose of CHS is to assure that basic health and human services are available to the most vulnerable people in King County. CHS provides direct services through its Public Health Center system as well as assures access to quality services through partnerships and regional programs. The Division's 2019-20 biennial budget is $274 million, with more than 580 employees. Approximately 80,000 clients are served annually in the Public Health Center system. In addition, our regional partnership programs support service delivery to more than 300,000 people annually.
The Regional Health Administrator is a member of the CHS Leadership Team and shares in the responsibility to develop and promote a work culture that leads with Racial Justice, promotes resilience, is trauma-informed, and ensures respect between all employees. Equity and Social Justice and Employee Engagement are two overarching County initiatives that guide the work of CHS. Additionally, PHSKC strives to be a trauma-informed agency and in this context CHS focuses on promoting trauma-informed care and promoting resilience in its workforce, clients, and community.
The Public Health Centers provide comprehensive clinical care delivered through a framework of evidence-based practices. Services focus on two primary populations:
- Low income pregnant women and women with young children and
- Low income vulnerable adults including:
- People experiencing homelessness,
- People with chronic and multiple medical, mental health and substance abuse conditions, and
- People with limited access to services due to cultural or language barriers.
- First Steps (Maternity Support Services [MSS]/Infant Case Management [ICM]),
- WIC (Women Infant and Children Supplemental Food Program),
- Family Planning including health education,
- Primary Care,
- Clinical Dental Services, and
- Enrollment into health insurance and other benefit programs.
Not all of the Public Health Centers offer every program. All of the Health Centers offer First Steps and WIC, which account for more than 60% of the services provided by the Public Health Center system. More and more, these services are provided in partnership and integrated with other safety net providers.
ROLE OF THE REGIONAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATORS:
The primary role for this Regional Health Administrator is as a co-leader of the Public Health Center system, with responsibility for oversight, strategic direction, and operational priorities for approximately half of the centers and their employees. This position reports to the CHS Division Director.
The Regional Health Administrator oversees all aspects of an assigned number of the Public Health Centers including direct supervision of those centers' managers and has responsibility for performance of the Public Health Center system relative to program and budget goals and objectives. The Regional Health Administrator is pivotal in building a work environment that promotes inclusion, teamwork, a culture of learning and continuous improvement, and which enables the staff to utilize their skills and competencies to the fullest extent in the service areas provided.
In a heavily matrixed organization, the Regional Health Administrator works closely with CHS Program Quality Manager, Operations Manager and Finance Manager, who provide programmatic, budget and quality oversight of the programs offered at the Public Health Centers as well as the business practices at each site. CHS has Program Managers or Health Services Administrators for First Steps, WIC, Family Planning, Dental, Primary Care, and Health Insurance Enrollment. The Regional Health Administrator also works closely with the CHS Medical Officer and Chief of Dental Services, as well as with Human Resources, in order to ensure that the Health Centers implement sound business practices and provide excellent care.
In order to assure access to comprehensive services, the Regional Health Administrator works to develop and nurture relationships and partnerships with hospitals, other health care organizations, human service agencies, and local governments. In some cases, partnerships are forged to provide integrated co-located services within Public Health Centers or at sites owned by partners.
The Regional Health Administrator is also a public health official assigned to a region of King County. In this role, the RHA is entrusted with providing quality assurance of public health policy and participating in the development and implementation of health care policies and procedures for the department and King County. Further, the Regional Health Administrator partners with department and division leadership, the King County Executive's Office, other King County departments, and the King County Council to set and execute on the strategic direction of the Public Health Center system and CHS.
If you are an exemplary leader, committed to serving the public and making a difference, CHS has an exciting opportunity for you as a Regional Health Administrator.
The open position is the Regional Health Administrator for the Public Health Centers located in Seattle (Columbia and Downtown Public Health Centers and Meridian Center for Health), Bellevue (Eastgate Public Health Center), and Totem Lake (Northshore Public Health Center). Meridian Center for Health provides integrated First Steps, WIC and Enrollment services in partnership with Neighborcare Health, which provides primary care and clinical dental services and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, which provides behavioral health services. This position is also the Regional Health Administrator for the primary care clinic CHS operates at the Navos Behavioral Health and Wellness Campus in Burien – a unique program providing whole person care to those experiencing severe and persistent behavioral health concerns. Additional Public Health Centers may be assigned to this Regional Health Administrator at a future point in time.
This position also provides supervision and direction to the Public Health Center system central operations team. Central Operations includes an appointment and registration call center, business practices development and support, and the system "float pool" which assigns staff and providers to backfill position vacancies.
This Regional Health Administrator position is responsible for leading ongoing strategic planning efforts for the Public Health Center system and supervises the CHS Business Planning Manager. In this role, the Regional Health Administrator partners directly with the Office of Performance Strategy and Budget in the King County Executive's Office and engages stakeholders to develop and facilitate processes to determine: strategic context and drivers, business challenges and opportunities, and actionable priorities for the Public Health Center System. The position then partners with CHS leadership to develop and support a management system to execute these priorities.
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION(S): The King County Chinook Building (401 5th Ave, Seattle). It is also expected that the Regional Health Administrator frequently attends meetings with employees, supervisors and managers at the respective Public Health Centers the position oversees.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates.
Contact: For more information about the application process, please contact Erika Yanak, Human Resource Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
Location: Chinook Building - 401 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington
Agency: DPH - Public Health