The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) is seeking a motivated full-time Health Services Administrator who would enjoy the opportunity and challenge to oversee the Department of Corrections, Health Services and provide overall direction and leadership.
This position has oversight of Medical and Mental Health services, Business Operations, Quality and Risk Management, Pharmacy and Dental services in ODOC institutions across Oregon. The successful candidate must follow all Federal, State, and Local laws and be responsible for assuring all ODOC facilities are in compliance with NCCHC and all ODOC accreditations.
Health Services provides health care to inmates at each state institution operated by the Department of Corrections. State and federal laws have established that inmates are entitled to health care during incarceration.
Health care services available to inmates must be consistent with health care provided in the community in order to meet the legal obligation the state has when persons are incarcerated. This means that all types and levels of health care must be provided in a clinically appropriate manner by properly credentialed professionals in settings equipped and designed for the delivery of health care. Health care includes medical, dental and psychiatric/mental health services.
Eight years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) business process improvement and e) budget preparation
In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d), e) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
A Bachelor's degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice Administration, Health Services Administration, Public Administration, Business Management or a related field is preferred but not required. Graduate level courses may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.
Leadership Requested Skills and Attributes
Emotional Intelligence – The ability to consciously recognize understand and manage one's own emotions and to emphatically and judiciously recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others.
Ethics and Values – The ability to behave with integrity, honesty and transparency in accordance with statute, administrative rule, DOC Code of Conduct, DOC Code of Ethics, the Criminal Justice Code of Ethics and the Departments stated values in all actions.
Inspiring a United Vision – The ability to imagine the future with creativity, wisdom and ingenuity. Leaders illuminate the path toward continuous transformation, sparking shred commitment and action in others to reach a common goal.
Strategic Thinking - The ability to forecast a broad range of alternatives, anticipate likely outcomes of individual or group actions and consider all potential risks and impacts to stakeholders and systems. Strategic thinkers recognize the relationships, complexities and implications of a situation. They anticipate possibilities and plan for the future.
Managing the External Environment – The ability to look outside the department and understand the totality of the environment within which leaders operate, engage proactively with all stakeholders and forecast the impact of actions taken inside and outside the department to promote public trust and understanding and ensure conditions are in place to meet the mission.
Influence – The ability to shape opinions, change hearts and minds and motivate others to carry out the goals of the organization by relating their personal motivations to the desired future state.
Planning and Performance Measures – The ability to develop comprehensive pans, provide direction prioritize resources, establish measures of success, inspire action and insure continuous improvement in service of the organizational Mission, Shared Vision, and goals.
Collaboration – The ability to intentionally work together with peers, staff and stakeholders towards shared goals. Collaborative leaders are non-hierarchical and share responsibility, authority and accountability equitable with others.
Team Building – The ability to bring people of diverse thought, experience and skill sets together as a team, identify purpose and goals and manage stages of development to ensure collaboration and overall performance is successful.
Resilience – The ability to overcome adversity, opposition or failure and maintain steady, thoughtful progress towards a goal. (Mental toughness, grit, tenacity)
You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.
Please submit a cover letter that clearly describes your experience in each of the a), b), c), d), e) areas listed above. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
Please describe in less than 3 pages why you think each of the attributes listed under Leadership Requested Skills and Attributes are important and describe how you demonstrated them.
Your cover letter and responses to the above question will be closely reviewed to see if you meet the Leadership Requested Skills and Attributes of the position. Those qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requested skills and attributes of the position will be invited to interview.
Additional Salary Information: BENEFIT PACKAGE:
The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes:
Family health insurance
Optional short and long-term disability insurance
Optional term life insurance
Optional deferred compensation plan
Fully paid retirement program
Paid vacation and personal business days
The Oregon Department of Corrections values integrity, respect, and teamwork.
Mission Statement - The mission of the Oregon Department of Corrections is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.
- Valuing Employee Wellness
- Engaging Employees
- Operating Safe Facilities
- Implementing Innova...tive Business Practices
- Preparing Offenders for Reentry
- Partnering with Our Stakeholders
- Integrity and Professionalism
- Dignity and Respect
- Safety and Wellness
- Fact Based Decision Making
- Positive Change
- Honoring Our History
The department has custody of adults sentenced to prison for more than 12 months, housing approximately 14,500 adults in 14 state prisons throughout the state. ODOC is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education, and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities. Due to these efforts, Oregon’s recidivism rate is about 28 percent.