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Assistant to the Prison Health Care Manager
JOB CODE:120768
SALARY RANGE:$30,681 - $52,231
Emergency Medical Services
Under the general direction of the Prison Health Care Manager, performs responsible administrative and supervisory work assisting in directing, planning, coordinating, and supervising the delivery of health care services to inmates at the Parish Prison. Work also involves responsibility for assisting in ensuring that equipment and supplies are adequately maintained and appropriate for the provision of health care services. Work is performed with considerable independence and performance is reviewed through periodic conferences and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
Assists in planning and directing the activities of professional, sub-professional, and clerical employees engaged in providing prison medical services. Assists in monitoring and evaluating the delivery of prison health care services to ensure compliance with applicable policies, procedures, standards, and court orders. Assists in the management of the administrative functions of the division including fiscal control, payroll/personnel, procurement, and data processing. Supervises clerical staff; counsels staff members as problems arise; oversees the smooth functioning of the division of assignment. Manages the process of all requisitions and purchase orders of supplies, services, and equipment; maintains inventory of division property; reviews documents and correspondences; assists with the negotiation of annual contracts for pharmaceutical, laboratory, and medical supply services. Coordinates with other agencies for delivery of services; consults with other health care providers and colleagues in the correctional facility as needed.
Knowledge of the health care administration. Knowledge of the principles of business and government management, including personnel, purchasing, public finance, budgeting, and administrative and supervisory practices and methods. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. Knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, standards, and court orders regarding prison health care services. Ability to analyze complex situations and make responsible decisions. Ability to delegate and supervise the work of subordinates. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to negotiate contracts with professional health care personnel. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
Bachelor's degree in business administration, health or a behavioral science field, and three years of progressively responsible administrative/managerial experience in public administration, a health care facility, or a correctional institution.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.
For security purposes, all applicants/employees of EMS-Prison Medical Services must obtain and maintain security clearance with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office throughout employment in this classification.
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.