HHS IHS seeking Chief Executive Officer

The Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS), is seeking a Chief Executive Officer


  • Develops, evaluates, and adjusts organizational structures and systems to accomplish local goals assuring consistency with Area level and Indian Health Service goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective communication with recognized leaders of tribes served within the service unit.
  • Assures that the service unit has a systematic plan to improve, assess and monitor the quality of the organization’s management of clinical and support processes.
  • Responsible for the service units Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) Program and evaluates the need for contracted services provided.
  • Delegates authority to and provides general program direction to subordinate service unit supervisors on various administrative matters.
  • Formulates the budget for the service unit and makes final decision on fund allocations and expenditures.
  • The incumbent directs the total health care delivery system of the service unit and is fully accountable for managing all aspects of the facility including health care delivery activities.
  • Monitors the Service Unit’s financial health as well as the quality and type of health care programs presented with planned evaluation throughout the fiscal year.
  • Responsible for adherence to FMFIA, GPRA and maintaining standards of accreditation from the Joint Commission, AAAHC and other accreditation agencies.
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of operating plans and objectives of service unit program functions to the Indian Health Service (IHS) Albuquerque Area Office.
  • Leads in developing and formulating sound human resources management, policy and programs for the service unit.

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