Health Administrator positon opening

WILLIAMSON – There is an opening for a local health administrator position at the Mingo County Health Department following the recent resignation of Cathy Headen.

The health administrator nature of work is described as, “Under administrative direction, performs responsible administrative work in the operation of a local health department. Responsible for the development and implementation of local health services; assures compliance with federal and state laws; interprets program needs and objectives; held responsible for the efficient and effective utilization of fiscal and personnel resources in the delivery of health services; supervises professional, technical and clerical personnel. Reports to a local board of health and/ or agency health officer and performs related work as required.”

The health administrator will be administratively responsible for a single county health department.

Examples of work that will be performed include: establishing and administering monitoring systems for program evaluation; interprets policy and provides counsels to the local officials. Negotiates operational agreements and contracts with governmental, community and health care providers in the delivery of local health services. Represents the agency and board in legislative, judicial and administrative hearings; assures compliance with applicable federal and state laws; certification and professional standards. Manages the personnel and fiscal resources of the agency; selects employees; evaluates staff and takes personnel actions; develops internal management procedures for effective and efficient operation of the agency. Establishes goals and objectives for future services. Plans for faculty usage/maintenance/expansion; participates in state and local planning groups. Conducts promotional and educational programs for civic professional and client organizations.”

Applicants should have knowledge of local health programs as well as laws and regulations relating to public health. The applicant should also have knowledge of local governmental and private resources and organizations. They should possess the ability to plan develop and administer a local health agency and formulate account budgets. They should be able to plan, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates and negotiate effectively with government and private community organizations in developing local health resources. The applicant should have the ability to understand medically oriented programs and communicate effectively.

The minimum qualifications include a baccalaureate degree in community health, health administration, nursing or public or business administration. Qualifying experience may substitute for training. This includes four years of full time or equivalent part time paid professional administrative or supervisiory experience in business or public administration, public health administration, primary care or hospital administration or nursing.

A master’s degree from an accredited four year college in public health, public or business administration, counseling and guidance, or health related field may substitute on a year for year basis for the required experience.

Interested applicants can visit the state registry for more information concerning this position.


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