Correctional Health Services Administrator

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,976.62 - $133,294.10 Annually
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 12, 2022
Full Time
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Serves as division commander of Support Services, manages, directs, and coordinates the medical services provided by staff in the Adult Detention Center’s Medical Section; manages, oversees, and provides guidance for all medical staff, including nurses, contractors, case managers, technicians, and clerical workers; develops institutional standards to ensure compliance with all agency, state, and national health care standards; and performs related work as required u nder the direction of the Deputy Sheriff Major .

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Oversees and directs the efficient provision of medical and dental services for inmates of the Adult Detention Center;
  • Coordinates with specialty supervisors to provide guidance for all staff;
  • Develops and maintains institutional standards to ensure compliance with agency operating procedures and health care standards adopted by the American Correctional Association, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, the Virginia Board of Corrections, and the Virginia Board of Health Professionals;
  • Coordinates the Branch's budgetary and accounting functions;
  • Works in conjunction with Financial Services Branch in the management of all medical related contracts;
  • Oversees establishment of fees and rates for co-pay services;
  • Coordinates and oversees development and maintenance of programs for services, research, and preventive medicines;
  • Serves as the agency's liaison with community health and welfare programs;
  • Evaluates medical services and care to ensure their effectiveness;
  • Represents the agency at interagency and community meetings, board meetings, etc.;
  • Prepares reports as necessary.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Extensive knowledge of health care policies, procedures, and practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of agency operating procedures and health care standards adopted by the American Correctional Association, National Commission on Correctional Health Care, Virginia Board of Corrections, and Virginia Board of Health Professionals;
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, techniques, and procedures;
    Strong Organizational skills in the area of operations, budget, and project administration;
    Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with diverse groups;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, subordinates, other staff members, inmates, and their families and attorneys;
  • Skill in managing the work of subordinate health care professionals.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Nursing, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Business Administration or a related field; plus seven years of professional experience in a health care setting, including two years of program administration and/or managerial experience.

  • Experience working with grants, budget processes or other financial and funding programs.
  • Experience with non-profit programs that provide medical and mental health services.
  • Experience managing a Medication Assisted Treatment program.
  • Experience leading integrated health care initiatives, including primary and behavioral health care integration.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, pre-employment medical evaluation, polygraph exam, psychological exam, and tuberculosis test to the satisfaction of the employer.

Duties are performed in a correctional facility medical environment. Ability to work effectively under stress. Ability to communicate clearly & concisely, both oral and written. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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