Health Administrator

Health Administrator

Kodiak Area Native Association
June 2, 2021
Job Type


Health Administrator

Full Time in Kodiak, Alaska

The Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) has been providing exceptional patient and family focused health care and social services to the people of Kodiak Island since 1966. KANA’s patient-centered medical home model incorporates Behavioral Health, Dental, Pharmacy, and other wraparound services within the primary care setting to facilitate an advanced support system that ensures our patients’ needs are met. KANA also offers Child Services and Youth Prevention programs; Women, Infant and Children (WIC); Vocational Rehabilitation; Employment and Training services; Early Childhood and Infant Learning, and a full service fitness center to support the whole person.

The Health Administrator oversees the performance and operation of KANA’s health services delivery system, providing administrative leadership to all programs within the Health Division. The Health Administrator ensures the highest level of patient service at KANA, promotes integration with and transition between all services, and oversees a patient-centered program sensitive to the needs of a diverse population.

Primary Duties:

Support the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embrace KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporate KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.

Uphold KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.

Provide oversight, leadership, direction and guidance to the Health Division, and ensure effective operation of all health programs. Ensure appropriate standards of care within the Health Division and support of the policies, procedures, mission and direction of the organization. Apply thorough knowledge of applicable regulatory rules and guidelines.

Oversee quality and operational performance of the functions and departments within the Health Division. Work with leadership to define success measures, systems and documentation to monitor activities and assess performance. Coordinate with staff and other departments assigned to projects.

Ensure continuous alignment, consistency, and maintenance of Patient Centered Medical Home and AAAHC accreditations, and HRSA requirements.

Work with Tribal Governments to jointly develop goals and implement strategies for providing quality health services to the villages.

Facilitate new processes to support health services. Develop strategic plans and tactical goals for the Health Division, determine scope and priority of projects, and coordinate resources required to achieve goals. Set expectations and manage strategic planning and improvement processes. Troubleshoot special needs/requests and oversee ad-hoc projects.

Responsible for overall financial management of the Health Division through appropriate delegated authority to program directors and managers. Develop and monitor budgets, contracts, agreements, salaries, and other financial matters. Oversee the identification and management of government and private grant sources.

Lead a team of high-level managers and directors, providing guidance and mentorship for development of their own leadership and problem solving skills. Foster teamwork and collaboration among all departments to plan and develop high quality healthcare services and identify opportunities to synchronize programs and services for a more effective health division

Participate on the Quality Management Committee to ensure that all aspects of the Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance program are properly developed, implemented and coordinated.

Formulate and direct systems and processes for Total Quality Management (TQM) and Quality Assurance (QA). Recommend strategies, objectives and policies. Ensure that communication and exceptional customer service are in place within the Division.

Assure compliance with Federal policy and regulations.

Represent KANA in a positive and respectful manner assisting in the promotion and maintenance of good public relations among staff, community groups, and professional organizations. Participate in ANTHC and statewide meetings representing KANA's leadership interests.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directs the human resources functions within the Health Division, directly supervising Clinical and Program Directors and Health Administration staff.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree in related field preferred. Minimum five (5) years’ experience in managing health care delivery systems to include managing large-scale projects, divisions, and/or corporate wide functions. Cumulative equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated proficiency in working in a rapidly changing and innovative healthcare system. Demonstrated knowledge and compliance with all applicable laws, policies, procedures, bylaws, regulatory requirements, and best practice guidelines regarding Privacy of Healthcare Information, Corporate and Healthcare Compliance. Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing situations, developing, and implementing appropriate solutions; must be able to effectively and efficiently make decisions independently. Strong interpersonal and effective public relations skills are required as well as effective writing, speaking and reading comprehensive skills. Ability to coordinate and effectively lead meetings with groups both internal and external to the organization. Demonstrated understanding of Tribal health care system, organizations and their interrelationships. Solid knowledge of statewide and national health related issues, including P.L. 93-638 contracting procedures.

KANA is an Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) employer exercising Native preference in accordance with P.L. 93.638.

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