Are you looking to change your morning commute? Do you want to be a significant part of a rapidly growing organization on the forefront of physical and operational expansion? Do you want to live and work in a rural setting on the scenic and historical Northern California coast?
Redwood Coast Medical Services, Inc. (RCMS) is a not-for-profit health center providing a full range of healthcare services at its three clinics located along the coast. Services are designed to meet identified needs of the community, are integrated with other existing healthcare services and systems and are evaluated on a regular basis to ensure that community health needs are being met.
In order to address the healthcare needs of our rural community and to support the advanced and enhanced services that are required in the new health delivery environment, RCMS has formed the Mendonoma Health Alliance (MHA), which is an integrated network between RCMS, Coast Life Support District (the regional ambulance service) and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (the level 2 trauma center for the five county region). The MHA has established an infrastructure to expand access, coordinate, and improve the quality of healthcare services to the community. The mission of the MHA is to improve local access to wellness education, prevention services and quality healthcare through creative solutions in collaboration with our community. Through the formation of the MHA, we have begun to address the looming health care issues for our population such as our growing aging in place population, increasing demands on more Urgent Care Services, and access to specialists.
RCMS is currently hiring for a Network Director for the Mendonoma Health Alliance. Reporting to the Board of Directors (BOD), the Network Director (ND) will have overall administrative, fiscal and operational responsibility for Mendonoma Health Alliance’s (MHA’s) staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The Network Director also works closely with stakeholders from across the region to develop consensus around the MHA and its implementation. Job duties of the Network Director include the following:
Leadership & Management:
Serve as Project Director for HRSA funded Rural Health Network Development grant programs.
Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent organizational performance.
Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
Actively engage and energize MHA volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
Help develop a strong BOD
Maintain, and support a strong BOD; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations.
Lead, coach, develop, and retain staff.
Ensure effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Fundraising & Communications:
Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and strategic expansion.
Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
Planning & New Business:
Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.
Be an external local and regional presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.
The ND will be thoroughly committed to MHA’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
Specific requirements include:
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
At least 4 years of management experience and record of accomplishment.
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Action-oriented and adaptable approach to business planning.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
Track record of effectively leading a performance-and outcome-based organization and staff.
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Advanced degree preferred.
Experience managing government grants and/or government contracting.
Past success working with a GB or BOD with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
Strong fundraising experience.
Entrepreneurial and innovative approach to business planning.
Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS), located on the Northern Sonoma and Southern Mendocino Coast of California, opened in 1977, became incorporated and licensed as a community health center in 1978 and was designated in 1999 as a Federally Qualified Health Center. The mission of RCMS is to provide high quality, family-oriented, community-based health care services to area residents and visitors.... As a not-for profit health center receiving public funds, RCMS provides services to qualified individuals on a sliding fee scale, as well as to patients with MediCal and Medicare coverage, private insurance and self-pay status.
The geography of the area is the Pacific Ocean to the west and a coastal mountain range to the east. Communities are clustered primarily in a linear fashion along California Highway 1 with the highway itself being a two-lane winding and hilly route. The RCMS service area stretches from Timber Cove at the southern end to Irish Beach at the northern end.
Benefits for RCMS employees include:
* NHSC qualified loan repayment site
* 3-6 weeks of vacation (based on years of service)
* Group medical, dental and vision insurance (minimum of 32 hrs/week to be
* Jury Duty, Bereavement and other personal leave options
* Reimbursement for continuing medical education and professional licenses for
* Long term disability and life insurance for all staff
* Malpractice insurance for professional staff
RCMS serves approximately 5000 patients per year for a total of 23,000 visits annually between all three RCMS facilities for primary and urgent care, dental and behavioral healthcare. The largest of the RCMS health centers is located in Gualala and 14 miles north is the RCMS Point Arena Dental and Medical centers. RCMS also runs a busy Urgent Care Department and is designated by the state as an Interim Stabilization Facility, allowing the health center to receive ambulance transports. The comprehensive health services of RCMS are a vital resource for area residents and visitors.
We are located on a remote stretch of coastline (about 2.5 hours North of San Francisco), with the closest hospital about 90 minutes away. Some patients needing transfer from our Urgent Care will take a 20 minute helicopter ride to either Sutter or Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. Along with our unique challenges of living in a remote area also comes the reward of a great climate and a unique lifestyle with culturally diverse populations and a great mix of places and activities for recreation.