The Maniilaq Association (or Maniilaq) provides health, social and Tribal government services to residents in NW Alaska. The Maniilaq service area is a rural, medically underserved, off the road system (approximately 500 miles from Anchorage, AK by commercial airlines). Health services accounts for the preponderance of Maniilaq’s services; these services are provided via a critical access hospital based in Kotzebue, AK referred to as the Maniilaq Health Center or MHC. Village-based services are provided at 11 village clinics. The VP of Health Services is responsible for the planning, delivery, evaluation, and quality improvement of Maniilaq health services, programs and functions. Participates in formulating policies and procedures, strategic planning and annual budget development. Responsible for maintaining Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accreditation and other accreditations as appropriate. Serves as member of Maniilaq Executive Leadership Team (org-wide leadership) and various committees specific to health services. Reports directly to the President/CEO.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of all health programs and services within the Health Services Department.
Works closely with other executive leadership within the organization towards achieving Maniilaq strategic priorities and objectives.
Works closely with Human Resources to ensure recruitment and retention of quality health providers and support staff.
Works closely with the Finance Division on the development of annual budgets including establishment of third-party revenue targets; responsible for reaching annual third-party revenue targets and overall budget compliance annually.
Responsible for compliance to all Federal and State regulations governing delivery of health care (e.g, HIPAA).
Provides reports on Health Service Department programs, services, accomplishments, and challenges to the Maniilaq Board of Directors at each regular meeting.
Represents Maniilaq at various village, State, and national meetings.
Bachelor’s degree required in Health Care Administration, Public Health, Business Administration, or other pertinent field. Five (5) years experience in leadership/management roles in health care.
A Master’s degree is preferred and may substitute for two (2) years of additional work experience. Knowledge of various accrediting agency requirements such as the Joint Commission; also knowledge of Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) including the ability to interpret and implement these standards.
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people to reach common goals that help achieve Maniilaq’s Vision (Healthy people, thriving communities).
Understands the importance of Inupiaq culture and lifestyle in the planning and delivery of services. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are essential.
Knowledge of Public Law 93-638 and the Federal HHS agency Indian Health Service (IHS); general understanding of the Alaska Tribal Health System and/or Indian Health (lower-48 American Indian/Alaska Native health system).
Travel is required, including on small planes to surrounding villages.
Internal Number: 2019:OTZ-150
About Maniilaq Association
Maniilaq Association provides health, tribal and social services to approximately 8,000 residents in Northwest Alaska. The Maniilaq Health Center is a modern 17-bed 88,000 sq. facility with an inpatient, ER, urgent care, and outpatient facilities. Dental, lab, radiology, pharmacy, and a long term care facility are also on site. Maniilaq has great benefits to offer such as sign on, retention bonuses, free health, dental, vision, life, short & long term disability insurance, educational loan repayments, CEU’s, and many more.
Not only will you have a rewarding, meaningful and varied employment experience, you will live above the Arctic Circle, experience Inupiat culture, enjoy the Summer’s midnight sun and really LIVE!