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Chief Health Systems Administrator

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Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board


Rapid City, South Dakota

Skills And Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of health care delivery systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of various models for care delivery, clinical practice trends, technological changes, health regulatory changes and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the economic and labor challenges facing the local healthcare industry.
  • Knowledge of medical office administration and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational human resource policy and practice.
  • Ability to effectively manage to maximize health outcomes and minimize costs.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; and uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Ability to inspire respect and trust; mobilize others to fulfill the vision; provide vision and inspiration.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and harmonious working environment to maximize employee morale and productivity.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to support and commit to OHC and GPTCHB policies and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate, coach, and develop staff.
  • Ability to display high degree of inspiration for team members to retain focus of providing highest levels of patient satisfaction.
  • Ability to learn and continuously improve, to be audited, observed, and reviewed; is positively responsive to feedback.
  • Ability to work with personal computer and utilize a variety of software applications, including email.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively meet and communicate with the public.
  • Ability to prioritize and shift priorities in a changing environment.
  • Ability to organize the multiple demands of the job.
  • Skilled in critical thinking, deductive reasoning and decision making.
  • Skill in understanding business implications of decisions.
  • Skill in problem solving, mediating and resolving disputes.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health administration management or other related health field plus ten (10) years of broad-based management in health care settings, preferably within a Tribal or IHS multi-tiered health system, five (5) of which must be at a senior management level.  Post-secondary education or experience which provides the expertise required to perform effectively the functions of the position may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis. 

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the Indian Health Service (IHS) agency regulations and operations, including Title V of the Indian Self Determination Education and Assistance Act (ISDEAA).

  • Must have Grant and/or contract management experience. Preference given to candidates familiar with experience with the IHS Purchased/Referred program.

  • Experience with development and implementation of strategic plans, health program development and community wellness initiatives. Must be willing to perform leadership roles and responsibilities to incorporate an Improving Patient Care (IPC) improvement model and patient-centered model of care.

  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of South Dakota with a clean driving record.

  • Must successfully pass a criminal and background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Duties And Responsibilities:

This position is responsible and accountable for the continued development of a comprehensive and quality health care service delivery system; the overall fiduciary and leadership responsibilities for the Oyate Health Center (OHC); development, implementation and evaluation of new programs; and, overseeing the development and results of short-term and long-term strategic plans.

Salary And Benefits:

Competitive Salary

Benefits include: 

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurane
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement - Simple IRA

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Christina Larson

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