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Director of Health Systems

Kenai, AK, USA | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director of Health Systems acts in a leadership role within Kenaitze Indian Tribe. Primary responsibility is the oversight of the Dena'ina Wellness Center's (DWC) business operations and facilitating the integration of care model.The Director of Health Systems provides guidance to the Executive Leadership in planning health & wellness strategies, integration of care, goals, initiatives and structure in alignment with the Tribe's values and vision.The Director reports to the Executive Director of Tribal Administration and responds to budgetary and performance measures, achievement of goals and strategies, and results of monitoring functions. Responsible for the design and delivery of efficient, high quality health care services that meet the needs of our customer (un'ina). This position prepares a budget for Health Operations that includes revenue and expense targets and financial management methods to meet both budget targets. This position is responsible for continuous improvement for health systems processes and employee performance.

Essential Functions

Oversight of Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Wellness, Infection Control/Health Specialist, Health Systems Executive Assistant, and working collaboratively with the Medical Director and medical team. 

Ensures a work environment promoting un'ina and employee safety at all times.

Participates in the development of DWC, strategic and annual planning. 

Develops and adheres to Tribal and DWC operational policies and procedures.

Evaluates and monitors key performance dashboards and development of designs and executes actions to improve dashboard metrics.

Identifies grant opportunities and assists in the preparation of grant applications.

Explores clinical expansion, specialty clinics and other opportunities for DWC services.

Administers grant awards and ensures funding compliance.

Achieves and maintains operations that meet accreditation that may include CARF, AAAHC, FAHQ, ACHC or equivalent and recognized standards.

Champions the implementation of integrated care through proven and innovative un'ina care models and best practices.

Directs, mentors, and supervises DWC Leadership Staff and assures that Leadership Staff executes effective supervision of all staff.

Collaborates with staff to ensure the Tribe's representation at essential local, state, and federal health & wellness program meetings and activities.

Responsible for DWC internal and external customer service, quality assurance, and process for resolution of un'ina concerns, complaints and grievances in a timely manner.

Ensures workplace safety guidelines are followed for staff, vendors, and un'inas.

Responsible for meeting healthcare regulatory requirements to include risk management, infection control, and customer safety.

Communicates to staff Tribal updates, events, and activities.





 Comments: Travel required for training and meetings.

Required Skills


Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration, Clinical or directly related field or a combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree. 

Master's degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Policy or directly related field preferred or a combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree.


Seven (7) years of healthcare operations experience with oversight of over five direct managerial reports.

Non-Degree equivalency is five years managerial experience directing a budget of more than $10M and a minimum of three supervisory direct report positions during those five years.

Experience in the development of health program strategies and service delivery.

Experience in policy and procedure development & implementation.

Experience with the development of quality assurance standards, and quality improvement.

Experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people.


Have a valid Alaska driver's license or obtain within 90 days and remain insurable under Kenaitze Indian Tribe's policy.

Special Skills

Solid working knowledge of budgeting and grants management.

Solid working knowledge of health accreditation standards and implementation.

Knowledge of primary care, dental, behavioral health operations, service delivery and an integrated model of care.

Knowledge of healthcare regulatory requirements, risk management and privacy compliance.

Knowledge of change management techniques.

Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.

Aligned with Kenaitze Indian Tribe's history, governance structure, subsistence, Tribal enrollment, and cultural heritage, as well as factors impacting sovereignty and self-governance.

Knowledge of legal, political, social, cultural and economic issues of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe.

Knowledge of the Alaska Tribal Healthcare System, Indian Health Service and Self-Governance.


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