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Assistant to the Prison Health Care Manager
 
JOB CODE:120768
 
PAY GRADE:2160
 
SALARY RANGE:$30,079 - $41,636
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
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, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
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.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business administration, health or a behavioral science field, and three years progressively responsible administrative/managerial experience in public administration, a health care facility or a correctional institution.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain throughout employment in this classification.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Must pass a Microsoft Windows proficiency test. 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.
 
NOTE:
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.