Executive Director, Community Health Centers
East Tennessee State University
College of Nursing
Description of Agency:
The FQHC system is a nationally recognized award-winning nurse managed health system that includes clinical sites that provide healthcare for elementary and high school students and community members in rural Hancock County, TN; and for the uninsured, underinsured, homeless, migrant and other underserved groups in Johnson City, TN. The Community Health Center network is a partnership between the Community Governing Board and the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) College of Nursing. The Executive Director (ED) is selected by and reports to the Board and Associate Dean for Practice and Community Partnerships.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of the ETSU College of Nursing Community Health Centers, Inc. and, in partnership with the Community Governing Board, the College of Nursing, and East Tennessee State University, is responsible for the success of the Community Health Centers. Together, the Board and the Executive Director assure the Community Health Center’s relevance to the communities served, the accomplishment of the Community Health Center’s mission and vision, and the accountability of the Community Health Center to its diverse constituents and it’s most important partners, its patients.
The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board, the College of Nursing, and East Tennessee State University Community Partnerships, as the Executive Director of the health centers and is charged with providing leadership, overall direction and administration of the operations of the health centers. The Executive Director provides direction and enabling to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.
The Executive Director is responsible for interpreting and applying the policies of the Governing Board, College of Nursing, and East Tennessee State University. The Executive Director is responsible for establishing and implementing basic procedures within which the various activities of the center will be conducted. The Executive Director will assist the Governing Board in developing short and long-range goals for the organization and evaluate health center activities.
The Executive Director is responsible for the oversight, fiscal, and operational management of the Community Health Centers that are funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Human Services Administration Section 330 funding for provision of health care to the underserved including homeless, migrant, and community health center funding streams.
The Executive Director Represents the CON CHC to a variety of community resources to increase awareness and promote support for comprehensive, sustained community programs designed and targeted to meet the primary health care needs of under-served and special populations.
1. Legal Compliance:
Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations. (Local, state, and federal reporting requirements & including but not limited to grants, statistical requirements, universal data set, cost report, vaccines for children, OSHA, Medicaid, CMS, etc)
2. Mission, Policy, and Planning
a. Helps the Board determine the CHC’s values, mission, vision, and short and long term goals
b. Helps the Board monitor and evaluate the CHC’s relevancy to the community, its effectiveness, and it’s results
c. Keeps the Board fully informed on the condition of the CHC and on all the important factors influencing itfies problems and opportunities and addresses them; brings those which are appropriate to the Board and/or its committees; and, facilitates discussion and deliberation. Informs the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommends policy positions.
d. Keeps informed of developments in human services, not-for-profit management and governance, philanthropy and fund development.
3. Management and Administration
a. Provides oversight of all CHC activities, to include the day-to-day operations that ensures a smoothly functioning, efficient, organization
b. Assures program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation
c. Assures a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff and volunteers. Assures process for selecting, development, motivating, and volunteers. Assures compliance with ETSU policies and procedures on employee evaluation.
d. Recommends staffing and financing to the Board of Directors. In accordance with the Board action, recruits personnel, negotiates professional contracts in alignment with budget and state of Tennessee guidelines and sees that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained through the ETSU job audit process.
a. Helps the Board articulate its own role and accountabilities and that of its committees and individual members, and helps evaluate performance regularly.
b. Works with the Board Chair to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions and facilitated the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members.
c. With the Board Chair, focuses Board attention on long-range strategic issues
d. Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues.
e. Works with the Board officers and committee chairs to get the best thinking and involvement of each Board member and to stimulate each Board member to give his/her best.
f. Recommends volunteers to participate in the Board and on its committees.
a. Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality.
b. Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting and audit.
c. Works with Board to ensure financing to support short-and long-term goals.
d. Assures an effective fund development program by serving as the chief development officer and/or supervising an individual responsible for this activity
1. Helps guide the Board, its fund development committee and its individual members to participate actively in the fund development process
2. Helps the Board design, implement, and monitor a viable fundraising plan, policies, and procedures
3. Participates actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects
4. Assures the development and operation of gift management systems and reports of quality decision-making
6. Community Relations
a. Facilitates the integration of CHC into the fabric of the community by using effective marketing and communications activities.
b. Facilitates the integration of the CHC into the ETSU academic community by assuring integration of faculty and student interprofessional education, research, and practice opportunities.
c. Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to CHC, its services, constituencies, and patients.
d. Listens to patients, volunteers, donors and the community in order to improve services and generate community involvement. Assures community awareness of CHC response to community needs.
e. Serves as chief spokesperson for CHC, assuring proper representation of CHC to the community
f. Initiates, develops, and maintains cooperative relationships with key constituencies.
g. Works with legislators, regulatory agencies, volunteers, and representatives of the not-for-profit sector to promote legislative and regulatory policies that encourage a healthy community and address issues that impact the CHC patients.
7. Executive Limitations
a. The Executive Director (ED) is a grant funded position at East Tennessee State University. The position has dual reporting responsibilities, to the Governing Board and to the Associate Dean (AD) for Practice and Community Partnerships. The ED and the AD work in a collaborative partnership to assure the success and the viability of the CHC through standardization and quality of care that is disseminated across all ETSU CON Practice Network sites.
The FQHC system is a nationally recognized award-winning nurse managed health system that includes clinical sites that provide healthcare for elementary and high school students and community members in rural Hancock County, TN; and for the uninsured, underinsured, homeless, migrant and other underserved groups in Johnson City, TN. The Community Health Center network is a partnership between the Community Governing Board and the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) College of Nursing. The Executive Director (ED) is selected by and reports to the Board and Associate Dean for Practice and Community Partnerships. The ED provides leadership and overall strategic planning, direction, and administration of the community health centers; applies for and manages grant applications to meet the requirements of the funding agencies; and applies the policies and procedures of the Board and ETSU. The ED assists the Board in developing and evaluating goals of the organization. The successful candidate must demonstrate the commitment and/or ability to follow sound business practices in budget and personnel management; work effectively with the Board, the Associate Dean, and the University departments. The ED ensures community awareness of and support for the centers; manages programs; develops and manages grants and secures fiscal support; and supports the college's education, research, and practice missions.
Education: Minimum of a MS/MA degree in business administration, healthcare administration, public health, or nursing administration; executive level management experience in community or public health care; and grants management experience.
Experience: Experience in an academic setting.
ETSU is a doctoral/research university serving approximately 15,000 students. The university is located in the heart of southern Appalachia surrounded by beautiful rivers, lakes, and mountains. The College of Nursing, part of an Academic Health Science Center, has over 50 faculty and enrolls more than 850 nursing students in its BSN, MSN, and DNP and PhD programs. Features of the College of Nursing include:
·Fully accredited BSN, MSN, DNP programs;
·LPN-BSN, RN-BSN, and Accelerated Second-Degree BSN tracks;
·FNP, ANP, GNP, PMHNP, nursing education, nursing administration, and CNL MSN specialties;
·Participation in the state-wide MSN-Regents Online Degree Program;
·A PhD program with emphasis on rural health research;
·Collaborative relationships with regional clinical agencies; including fiscal support;
·Interdisciplinary programs and research with other health sciences and liberal arts colleges and community partners;
·A Center for Nursing Research;
·A history of over $3 million, annually, in grants and contracts for education, research, practice, and service initiatives;
·Comprehensive Office of Student Services, and Testing Center, and
·A network of nine nurse-managed primary care clinics caring for rural and underserved populations, including 2 Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administration
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