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Director III

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Under the direction of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS and Agency) Associate Commissioner for Regional and Local Health Operations (RLHO), the Superintendent performs highly responsible and complex duties for the effective administration of the Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID), the multi-faceted DSHS campus with facilities for inpatient care and treatment of hard-to-treat M. tuberculosis, Hansens Disease and management of assets used by the community and regional services located on the campus for training, medical consultation and community-based treatment of these infections for authorized service areas. TCID operates as a public health center for clinicians and services from the University of Texas Health Science Centers at Tyler and San Antonio; interagency agreements among DSHS entities; and community resources available to TCID by contract.

The Superintendent is the leader for on-site operations and recommendations to DSHS and HHS leadership about the Agencys communicable disease treatment capacities and the scope of work at TCID, including its service array, human resources, funding, campus, and capital assets. The Superintendent is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of TCID within the authorities granted by HSC13, The Texas Tuberculosis Code; Texas TB Program policies and processes; Health and Human Services (HHS) and DSHS policies; and State Hospitals Section guidelines and policies. The Superintendent is responsible to operate TCID to meet and exceed all expectations for CMS Conditions of Participation and Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation. The Superintendent is responsible for being knowledgeable and prepared to participate significantly in the Agency and regional strategic planning for TB and Hansens disease treatment programs, and for developing the future mission of the hospital. Responsibilities include working within the Agencys organization for governance, planning, organization, budgeting and fiscal implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of services.

The Superintendent serves at the will of the Agency Commissioner and shall act as the authorized representative of the Associate Commissioner for RLHO and the Commissioner of DSHS in all matters designated by the Commissioner and the TCID Governing Board. The Superintendent exercises considerable independent judgment in the performance of duties within the basic and general policies and directives of the Commissioner of DSHS and the Associate Commissioner for RLHO.


Essential Job Functions:
Administers the organization and operation of the hospital so that it functions efficiently and effectively within Agency goals and resources and with patient care and safety as a priority. Assures the care and treatment provided in the hospital are patient-focused and reflecting professionally accepted standards of practice and the most current diagnosis, therapeutic and rehabilitative technologies. Assures the rights of patients are protected in an environment whereby patient feedback and satisfaction is a valued measure of quality. Causes system and processes to be implemented which facilitate accountability and provide meaningful, objective feedback to all stakeholders toward the achievement of hospital goals and objectives. (50%)
Develops and maintains a workforce that is appropriately configured, trained, and supported in its mission to provide high-quality customer service, including patients and stakeholders. Champions diversity in the hospital's workforce to adequately and justifiably represent the diversity of the people in the State of Texas and the diversity of the patients being served. (20%)
Administers hospital resources so the hospital goals and objectives are achieved cost-effectively. Sees that all authorized steps are taken to collect available third-party revenue and works to sustain and enhance out-of-state transfer and community support financial strategies. (15%)
Works within Agency systems to establish a strategic vision for the hospital that is consistent with and supports the agency's strategic plans for the TB and Hansens disease programs, DSHS, and Regional Local Health Operations. (5%)
Leads the development of partnerships within the Agency and stakeholders including advocacy groups, local health authorities with participating TB programs, DSHS public health regions, academic programs, and State and Federal agencies and professional associations focused on treating TB and Hansens diseases and protecting communities in their jurisdictions. (5%)
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. (5%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of Public Health Programs, applicable standards, policy functions, mission, and objectives.
Ability to lead and motivate employees by communicating the mission, goals, and core values clearly and effectively and implementing those goals in actionable ways.
Thorough knowledge of management theory and practice including personnel and financial management, performance improvement, contract scope of work, public information, and public administration.
Thorough knowledge of organizational planning, organizational development, and implementation methods needed to operate complex and comprehensive Public Health support and treatment services established for the Agency and its affiliates.
Working knowledge of TB and Hansens disease treatment programs.
Knowledge of State and Federal Legislation as they relate to Public Health Services.
Working knowledge and understanding of board governance, and accountability systems in public enterprises.
Ability to deal effectively with Federal, State, and local public health officials.
Ability to organize and present information effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to write and interpret policies and develop effective operating procedures implementing the authorities and directives for the related programs and services represented at TCID.
Ability to represent TCID on behalf of DSHS and public health before governmental agencies, committees, and/or other groups.
Ability to analyze and solve problems, make decisions affecting overall hospital operations, and comprehensively and accurately evaluate reports.


Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Preferred Fellow of the American College Healthcare Executive (FACHE) certification.

Initial Selection Criteria:
A master's degree or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in public health, public administration, health care administration, hospital administration, business administration, clinical psychology, or related areas is preferred. A bachelor's degree in one of the above fields and two (2) additional years of experience in hospital administration may be substituted for the master's degree. It is preferred that at least two (2) years of administrative experience demonstrate work with community-based or academic public health services.
Five (5) years of administrative and operational experience with accredited Hospitals.
Experience and knowledge of implementation of Joint Commission and Medicare surveys and standards.
Experience in direct supervision of employees representing diverse skills, interests, and educational backgrounds.
Experience in managing Goals, Objectives, and Strategic Plans.
Experience in managing Operating Budgets.
Experience with academic programs, and professional and advisory groups.
Experience and knowledge of implementation of Joint Commission and Medicare surveys and standards.
Experience and knowledge of DSHS and HHS Rules, Regulations, and Standards.
Experience in organizing and presenting information effectively both verbally and written.
Knowledge of scope and practice options for an external source, third-party reimbursement, and academic affiliations affecting TCID.
Experience working effectively with leads, peers, and staff and maintain a high level of emotional intelligence.

Additional Information:
Req.# 484959

MOS Code:
112X, CMS10, MGT10, 8040, 20C0,

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