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Company: Seattle Indian Health Board
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Seattle Indian Health Board - Seattle, WA Position Type Full Time Job Category Executive Description Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB)--is searching for a Chief Traditional Health Officer. SIHB is a thriving Urban Indian Program in Seattle, Washington serving the urban American Indian/Alaska native community. SIHB Core Competencies Core Competencies are foundational commitments and skills that all SIHB staff are expected to develop. These competencies define common measures for performance that are applied to every role in the organization.

  • Commitment to Indigenous and Organizational Values : Everything we do at SIHB is centered on Traditional Indian Medicine. It is our responsibility to maintain cultural integrity in all that we do.
  • Accountability : All employees of SIHB effectively manage their own work and the work of their teams. We take ownership of our actions and decisions. We all strive to deliver the highest quality work and care, while respecting our teammates and relatives.
  • Collaboration : SIHB is a team-oriented organization. As team members, we share the responsibility of working toward a common purpose. We collaborate with our colleagues across the organization to deliver the highest quality of care and results in alignment with our mission, vision, values and Theory of Change.
  • Communication : We practice effective and clear communication with staff, relatives, teams and community. We demonstrate empathy among each other and with those we serve, and transparency in our decision making.
  • Customer Service Orientation : All employees of SIHB recognize the needs of the diverse community we serve. We put the needs of our relatives first by delivering the highest quality, professional, responsive, and innovative care. Our relatives come first and deserve the best. Position Summary: The Chief Traditional Health Officer (CTHO) is a vital member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). The CTHO ensures the Seattle Indian Health Board is defined by Indigenous cultures and traditions. The CTHO will lead the integration of Traditional Medicine into all SIHB programs. The CTHO is responsible for the direct supervision of the Traditional Health Director and will ensure that all program development is aligned with SIHB's mission and theory of change. The CTHO is responsible for leading the expansion of Traditional Medicine and Cultural Practices throughout the agency. The CTHO will also develop and lead an expansive network of Traditional Health Practitioners while building a sustainability strategy to support these services. Organizational Structure/Reporting Relationships: This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. This position has direct reports. Organizational Responsibilities
    • Hold Indigenous values and practices with respect and integrity
    • Hold yourself accountable to the highest standard by being resourceful, innovative, creative and solutions-oriented
    • Actively participate in organizational activities with the understanding that success is achieved through teamwork.
    • Recognize that communication is central to the organization's success and actively champion your words and actions to maintain respect for others, encourage constructive feedback, be open to share laughter and acknowledge differences in skills and opinions, all while keeping others' best intentions in mind.
    • At SIHB, we refer to our customers as Relatives. Our Relatives come first and deserve the best. Serve the needs of our Relatives first by delivering the highest quality, professional, responsive and innovative care. Job Responsibilities
      • Oversee the Traditional Health Division with respect to diversity of services, practice supervision, integrity, efficiency, productivity and economic stability.
      • Provide leadership to ensure high quality service delivery and health outcomes improvement for relatives.
      • Lead the development of a diverse Network of Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Cultural Teachers.
      • Lead the implement SIHB's cultural framework.
      • Collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors in the strategic planning of the agency, including the expansion/addition of traditional health/cultural services and programs.
      • Collaborate with the ELT to ensure effective and continuous communication, optimal flow of pertinent information, and systems improvement between departments.
      • Responsible for the annual review and updating of all Traditional Health policies, procedures and protocols (e.g. peer review, quality assurance).
      • Ensure Traditional Health staff adherence to department and agency policies, procedures and protocols, including HIPAA compliance and maintenance of patient confidentiality.
      • Provide leadership and facilitate teamwork in support of optimum program development and community care.
      • Collaborate with Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to ensure proper provider staffing levels are maintained at all times.
      • Network and develop relationships with other community agencies to ensure a comprehensive referral base, to position SIHB for successful partnerships, to share resources, and to implement new programs based on community need.
      • Collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team to guide the agency toward new accreditations such as: CARF, and Patient Centered Medical Home.
      • Support and advance the efforts to institute agency-wide Continuous Quality Improvement program and champion change management, including the use of clinical information systems.
      • Advance quality improvement efforts between all clinical departments to ensure seamless integration of clinical services by developing and strengthening of interdisciplinary programs and practices.
      • Conduct or oversee skills assessment/privileging of Traditional Medicine staff when appropriate.
      • Performs special assignments and other duties as required.
      • Actively participates in and guides internal quality improvement teams. Works with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.
      • At all times demonstrates cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, clients and the community.
      • Works extremely well under pressure; meets multiple and often competing deadlines.
      • Other job-related duties as assigned Background Qualifications Required: --
        • Master's degree in Health Care Administration, Public Health or related field. PhD preferred.
        • Minimum of seven (9) years of experience in management position for a health, human, or social service organization.
        • Proven experience in management and process strategy.
        • Must have strong performance orientation and skillful strategic thinking; establishes clear expectations; and continuously measures performance.
        • Demonstrated leadership success in operations improvement efforts, cost management initiatives, and health system development and management.
        • Must have successful executive management level experience in staff supervision and administration; must have the ability to train, coach, mentor, and motivate all levels of staff.
        • Experience working collaboratively across functions and services to achieve sustainable outcomes.
        • Must have good interpersonal skills and able to deal with staff and managers of diverse backgrounds and skill levels with tact and diplomacy.
        • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and effective manner verbally and in writing.
        • Meet Traditional Health practitioner qualifications which includes being totally abstinent from alcohol and drugs. Preferred:
          • Experience working collaboratively with physicians and other clinicians.
          • Expert knowledge of the principles and practices of health planning and management as well as working knowledge of the purpose, organization, and policies of community health systems. Work Environment: Office hours are 8-5, Monday through Friday with occasional extra hours for events or to meet deadlines. Occasional field work required and out of town/state travel.

Keywords: Seattle Indian Health Board, Seattle , CHIEF TRADITIONAL HEALTH OFFICER, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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