Registered Nurse Administrator

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health 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.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Registered Nurse Administrator to join our team of healthcare professionals at the St. Clair County Jail in Belleville, IL.

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

The RN Administrator is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the institution’s overall health care delivery system and monitoring all health service contract activities; consults with the Regional Manager or designee regarding routine institutional issues of an administrative nature, and discusses issues of a complex or unusual clinical nature involving patient management with clinical leadership.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Act as a liaison between Health Services and the institutional administration, department heads, subordinates, as well as with the Pittsburgh Office.
    • Develop and implement institutional directives and procedures to comply with administrative directives of the facility.
    • Conduct department health and staff meetings (MAC meetings, CQI meetings, etc.) and attend facility meetings and training as required.
    • Direct orientation to the facility, the institution, and in-service educational programs for health service staff, to comply with the facilities’, ACA, and NCCHC standards, as applicable.
  2. Supervise department heads 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 Pittsburgh office personnel as necessary.
  3. Supervise department heads in the operations of pharmacy, medical records, nursing, lab, x-ray, etc.
  4. Provide for the routine meetings and functions required by administrative directives, including Quality Assurance, Chronic Clinics, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Health Care Unit staff meetings.  Submit meeting minutes to Regional Manager.
  5. Coordinate and monitor preparation of the institutional health services budget with the Regional Manager.
  6. Supervise requisition of supplies and equipment to ensure appropriate usage and availability; and maintain property and equipment control records as required.
  7. Approve monthly statistical reports and ensure timely submission; complete all necessary reports on a timely basis.
  8. Ensure the confidential maintenance and safekeeping of all medical records and information to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  9. Coordinate the review and approval of all facility health-related billings (AIDS, chronic dialysis treatments, autopsies, etc.)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Resolution of audit findings by the development, implementation and monitoring of corrective action plans.
  • Evaluate and respond to Risk Management department inquiries, complaints or grievances by patients, family members, lawyers or other advocates.
  • Work(s) jointly with Clinical and Education staff to ensure that appropriate training in CPR and First Aid is completed per regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Assist staff with various policies administrative and organizational projects.
  • Collaborate with co-workers and coordinate internal projects, as directed.
  • Participate in a company and state approved CQI Program.
  • Participate in in-service education.
  • Make suggestions for improving work conditions.
  • Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other related duties as required or assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Licensing

Current, unrestricted Illinois Registered Nurse license

Certification

Current CPR certification required.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Health Care related field preferred

Preferred experience

Two to three years of management experience in a health care setting

Other preferred knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Self-directed
  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Flexible, dependable, and reliable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential.
  • Demonstrated experience meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Assume individual accountability for own conduct and maintenance of professional appearance
  • Approach change in a positive manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to function as a “team player” coordinating efforts with managers, peers and subordinates.