The St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) seeks an upbeat and engaged healthcare professional to oversee daily operations for Corrections Medicine, including an adult Corrections facility and a Juvenile Detention facility. DPH expects to hire a mission-driven leader with a passion for improving the health of incarcerated population and a vision for system design and innovation. The appropriate candidate shall set achievable goals, engage stakeholders, establish accountable metrics, implement process changes, and show continued improvements. This key leadership position oversees a budget of $6 million and a staff of approximately 60 employees and contractors.
Example of Duties:
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the Department of Justice Services through the Superintendent of Operations and the Director of Justice Services; serve as DPH’s liaison to Justice Services
Design, establish, implement and oversee operating policies and procedures with a focus on innovative strategies to improve the health of vulnerable populations
Enhance operational effectiveness balancing cost containment with mission, vision and quality of care
Provide oversight and management of service contracts, including laboratory, pharmacy, radiology and clinical services
Manage the Corrections Medicine budget
Provide oversight for responsible inventory management
Ensure compliance with all regulatory, licensing, and accrediting bodies governing provision of Corrections Medicine services
Oversee standardized monthly reports of utilization and quality metrics and report to the division Director
Optimize the use of the current electronical medical record for the Corrections Medicine division
Oversee recruitment, hiring, professional development and performance evaluation of employees
Serve as the liaison between Corrections Medicine and related community organizations, payers and partners under the direction of the division Director
Maintain professional affiliations and continuing education
Master's Degree in Hospital Administration, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, Nursing or related field and six year's related experience preferably including experience and knowledge with corrections management.
A successful applicant shall possess the following characteristics:
A personal value system consistent with a strong work ethic, trustworthiness, integrity, and a commitment to removing barriers to health outcomes
A decisive but fair management style
Strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
Caring, sensitive, patient-centered mentality
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About St. Louis County Government
The division of Corrections Medicine provides full scope, non-privatized clinical services to incarcerated individuals at the ACA accredited Buzz Westfall Justice Center and the NCCHC accredited St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center. Services lines include primary care, dental care, psychiatry, immunizations, social work, counseling, care for sexually transmitted infections, as well as pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services. Medical care is provided through clinical assessment at intake, daily medication administration and nursing assessments, an outpatient level clinic, an inpatient unit, and clinical discharge services. The Buzz Westfall Justice Center averages between 900-1,200 incarcerated individuals at any given time. Mean stay is approximately 45 days. The St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center averages 20 incarcerated individuals at any given time. Common medical problems among detainees includes polysubstance use, mental health disorders, traumatic injuries, and common chronic illnesses.