Harris Health System
Vice President of Operations, Correctional Health
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Associations Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The VP of Correctional Health Operations is the leader responsible for the overall operations of Correctional Health. As a direct report to the EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, the VP directly supervises the full array of ancillary and support services. This position also ensures the delivery of comprehensive, high quality patient-centered medical care, meeting the standards of all regulatory and licensing agencies and carries out all ambulatory care services according to the established policies of Correctional Health and Harris Health System as approved by the Board of Trustees.
Supervises all aspects of operations at Harris County Jail and works collaboratively with Chief Medical Officer for Correctional Health and Administrative Director of Nursing for Correctional Health as the triad leadership team responsible for all aspects of health care delivery at Harris County Jail.
Degrees: Master of Business Admin or MPH, MHA or related field
Licenses & Certifications:
Other applicable certificates as required by unit/service.
Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) preferred
Work Experience: Fifteen (15) years work experience in healthcare operations; preferably in a Correctional Health environment.
Management Experience: Ten (10) years of progressively responsible Leadership experience in a healthcare organization( Correctional Health operations experience preferred).
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports
Proficiencies: MS Excel, MS Word, Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Medical Terminology Knowledge
Work Schedule: Flexible, On-Call, Travel
Other Requirements: Healthcare experience with emphasis on improving workflow efficiency and patient-centered care. Experience in physician relations, process improvement, and business development. Ability to package and articulate benefits of change/value propositions to physicians and staff. Excellent human relations skilled required. Ability to understand referral trends and sources and interpret such data.
Strong project management skills and follow-through from vision to execution with measurable results to the bottom line. Ability to instill a higher level of enthusiasm, energy and dedication to all employees. Excellent skills in team building and motivating people.
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.