Full-time Health Services Administrator in Los Lunas

POSITION: Health Services Administrator

SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8a-5p

FACILITY: Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas, NM

LOCATION: Los Lunas, NM

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.   

POSITION SUMMARY

  • The Health Services Administrator is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the institution’s overall health care delivery system and monitoring all health service contract activities; consulting with the Regional Manager or designee regarding routine institutional issues of an administrative nature, and discussing issues of a complex or unusual clinical nature involving patient management with clinical leadership.
  • Develop and implement institutional directives and procedures to comply with administrative directives of the facility.
  • Conduct department health and staff meetings (MAC, CQI), and attend facility meetings and training as required.  Ensures meeting minutes are taken and shared with all appropriate staff.  
  • Direct orientation to the facility, the institution, and in-service educational programs for health service staff, to comply with the facilities’, ACA, NCCHC, and JCAHO standards, as applicable.
  • Supervise department staff in the resolution of health care unit personnel issues or complaints, and/or directly intervening in problem areas to ensure prompt resolution involving the institutional administration, contractor, if applicable, or corporate office personnel as necessary.
  • Supervise department staff in the operations of pharmacy, medical records, nursing, lab, x-ray, etc.
  • Provide for the routine meetings and functions required by administrative directives, including Quality Assurance, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Health Care Unit Staff Meetings.  Submit meeting minutes to appropriate Wexford Health and facility leadership.
  • Coordinate and monitor preparation of the institutional health services budget with the Regional Manager and Director, Operations.
  • Supervise requisition of supplies and equipment to ensure appropriate usage and availability; and maintain property and equipment control records as required.
  • Monitors overall performance utilizing national standards and contract deliverables
  • Perform administrative employee relations functions to include: supervision of performance, recruitment and selection, developing job descriptions, conducting performance reviews, implement corrective action and individual development plans, scheduling and approving PTO, etc.
  • Supervise scheduling of patients for outside appointments.  Review initial hospital specialty referrals with the Medical Director to ensure appropriateness and oversee interactions with medical specialists.

BENEFITS

Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase (if applicable)
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Current, valid New Mexico Registered Nursing License

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification

EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited nursing school; BSN preferred

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum two-three (2-3) years of experience in a supervisory role; previous nursing experience in a correctional health care facility environment preferred

EOE/M/F/D/V