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You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
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The HSA, in collaboration with the Clinical Director, manages and directs the activities of a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who are responsible for medical, dental, and allied health services (pharmacy, lab and x-ray) to the inmate population. This requires an understanding of the critical balance between the administrative and clinical functions in the health care delivery system. The health care services provided include inpatient and outpatient care in either an institution setting or at a local hospital, routine health maintenance services, emergency services, chronic care of inmates with long term illnesses and care of inmates released to Residential Re-entry Centers (RRC) or home confinement. The HSA may also manage and direct dental and allied health services such as a pharmacy, lab and x-ray.
The HSA implements the agency?s re-entry initiatives including timely Inmate Skills Assessment data entry at admission and evaluation of health status documented in an updated electronic exit summary at release. Ensures the provision of release medications and electronic transmission of health records to community healthcare providers rendering continued medical or mental health care when applicable.
Incumbent serves as a cost center manager to prepare estimates and administer an annual budget. Manages a procurement system to provide adequate levels of medical, surgical, dental, and pharmaceutical supplies. Incumbent provides administrative supervision either directly or through the Assistant Health System Administrator to subordinate staff, i.e., Mid-Level Practitioners, EMTs, Pharmacist, Clinical Nurses, Medical Record Technician, Dental Assistant, contract medical staff, etc. Develops and coordinates internal review systems to assure compliance of the standards of the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the(JCAHO), as well as other regulatory groups and higher agency authorities.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.