Correctional Health Services Administrator

Serves on the Medical Services Leadership Team and manages all aspects of high-quality jail-based health care services, including health clinic operations, medication dispensing, chronic disease management, specialty care, adjunct services, and administrative operations. Manages contracts and contractors necessary for health services operations including medical director, pharmacy services, dentistry, radiation, physical therapy, infectious disease care, and related services. Manages nursing and administrative staff. Responsible for oversight of the electronic health record performance, system changes, improvements and contractor. Ensures collaboration and whole health management with behavioral health partners. Adheres to confidentiality regulations and standards. Develops and maintains institutional health care regulations and accreditation standards and assures compliance. Ensures that standard operating procedures align with national and state regulation and mandates. Manages training needs of diverse workforce from onboarding to ongoing workforce development.

Illustrative Duties
  • 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 the Financial Services Branch in the management of all medical-related contracts.
  • Oversees establishment of fees and rates for co-pay services.
  • Coordinates and oversees the 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
  • 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 and/or monitoring budgets with multiple funding streams, i.e., grants.
  • At least five years supervising in a correctional healthcare setting or similar environment.
  • At least four years of program administration in a correctional healthcare setting or similar environment.
  • Experience managing electronic health records.
Not applicable.
Prior to appointment, must successfully complete a criminal background investigation, a polygraph examination, and a psychological examination. Must undergo medical screening prior to starting work.
Duties are performed in a correctional facility medical environment. Ability to work effectively under stress. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

A panel interview that may include an exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.