DHSA: The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) aligns resources and efforts to create a unique, broad-based alliance, focused on establishing innovative collaborations among experts in medical practice, health economics and policy, population sciences, public health, and biomedical sciences and engineering, and was established in 2009 with four founding partners; Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and the University of Delaware. The alliance partner institutions have successfully collaborated in over 100 areas, with individual projects ranging from medical student and resident education, cancer and cardiovascular research, nursing and health professions practitioner training, to research infrastructure development and industrial collaboration. More information can be found on our website at www.dhsa.org
Department of Family and Community Medicine: The Department of Family and Community Medicine is committed to fulfilling the mission of Christiana Care Health System by utilizing the unique perspective of Family Physicians embodied in their delivery of health care services to the community at-large. The department consists of several programs and practices including; 18 School-Based Wellness Centers; New Castle, Ferris, and Stevenson House Juvenile Detention/Correction facilities; Swank Memory Care Center/Geriatric Consultation Services; Independence at Home/Home Visiting Program, the William J. Holloway Program (HIV/HepC); and the Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONs: Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA): Works in partnership with the President and CEO of DHSA to complete operational, program, human resource and financial planning to achieve the mission of DHSA and its community relationships. Collaborates with internal and external partners on business and operational goals for the DHSA.
Family and Community Medicine Department: The program manager partners with the administrative and clinical leaders regarding strategic planning, program and business development, continuous performance improvement, research and financial/budget reporting and monitoring for departmental operations and contractual agreements. The program manager collaborates with other program/practice managers to ensure achievement or program and financial goals.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: DHSA:
Operational Planning and Management: Implements appropriate resources and processes to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Under the direction of the President & CEO, assist in developing an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the Alliance
Program Planning and Management : Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Alliance's programs and services.
Ensure that the programs and services offered by the DHSA contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
Participate and oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of projects
Lead the design of materials and media relating to projects such as handouts, brochures, and website components
Human Resources Planning and Management : Determines staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery with the President & CEO.
Implement human resources policies, procedures and practices (i.e. travel/expense reimbursements/ tracking related to finances)
Financial Planning and Management : Allocates resources as appropriate to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Work with President & CEO and the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget
Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by President & CEO and the Board
Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow
Prepare and monitor invoices for DHSA vendors and partners
Community Relations and Advocacy : Establishes working relationships with community groups, partners, State/Federal organizations, and other organizations to advance the mission of the Alliance with the President & CEO.
Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the DHSA
Establish working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, partners, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the Alliance
Participate with internal and external partners to plan joint events, manage joint projects, and maintain close working relationships.
Department of Family and Community Medicine:
Responsible for negotiation, management and renegotiation departmental grants/contracts which includes the process for drafting and execution of agreements in collaboration with legal.
Partner with the director and business manager in building and managing the departmental operational budget to include but not limited to approval of travel expenses, CME and other departmental reimbursements.
Oversees the invoicing process and collections of payment for the contractual agreements
Serve as a member or leader of special projects including research aligned with the annual operating plan
Manages and supervises day-to-day work efforts of departmental support team.
Liaison for IT, purchasing, materials management, and finance as related to billing, purchasing, and data systems within the department.
Develops tracking tools and manages data collection for internal, state, and federal reporting
Represents department at internal and external meetings as assigned
Mentors students and other learners associated with the assigned projects
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS: Frequent contact with CCHS and DHSA staff, external partners as well as community agencies, community members, government and the general public.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS: Coordinators, Research or Administrative Assistants, and clinical staff
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED: President & CEO, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance Director, Family and Community Medicine Operations The Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics (Research project)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor s degree required in Public Health, Nursing, Public Administration or related field Master's Degree preferred Five-seven years program management An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Strong working knowledge of community resources, state and federal programs Strong working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Adobe, and Excel Ability to relate to people like and different from self Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments Ability to facilitate meetings and make community presentations Skill in collaborating with community and government agencies Preferred: skills in survey programs such as Survey Monkey and RedCap; website maintenance and development
Internal Number: 46970BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.