Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs
Connecticut has provided care for Veterans and their dependents for over 140 years. At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we provide general medical care for veterans honorably discharged from the Armed Forces. We have a Health Care Facility that provides extended health care to veterans and a domicile that provides residents with a continuum of rehabilitation care.
We are recruiting for a full-time, Veterans Health Care Services Administrator for the Health Care Center. This is a forty (40) hour per week position and is located in Rocky Hill, CT.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Veterans Affairs this class is accountable for directing the efficient operation of Health Care Services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of health care services via directors of services; coordinates, plans and manages health care activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares facility budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of facility who might impact on activities; participates on and provides medical staff committees with administrative guidance; works with staff to ensure that health care services are in conformance with medical standards; reviews all patient admission applications to verify eligibility and suitability for admission; arranges patient hospitalization or transfer; maintains communications with patients and families to resolve concerns and improve communications; protects human and civil rights of both patients and staff; identifies staffing needs; works with personnel on motivation, recruitment and retention problems; participates in grievance procedures; assists in development and implementation of agency affirmative action plans; reviews and approves requests for equipment and other major expenditures; represents health care facility in meetings of professionals and for community organizations; prepares reports required by Veterans Administration; may participate in negotiation of collective bargaining contracts; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of medical institution administration including personnel, counseling, accounting, budgeting and labor relations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of veteran's organizations and effects of military service on health and quality of life; knowledge of legislation affecting veterans; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional hospital or health care experience in a direct patient care area.
Note: Direct health care area includes such occupational areas as nursing, psychology, social work and rehabilitation therapy. It does not include such occupational areas as security, dietary, plant and maintenance, business or similar areas.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity in administration of a health care facility or for State Employees one (1) year of the General Experience must have been in assisting in directing staff and operations of the health care facility. For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Veterans Health Care Services Assistant Administrator.
Note: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring the budget.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in health care administration, hospital administration or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain current licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Connecticut.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.