California Prison Health Care Services

Receiver's Nurse Executive (Headquarters)

Job Location

Elk Grove, CA, United States

Job Description

Do you want the challenge of a leadership role in an organization committed to change management, process improvement and better health care outcomes? 

Then consider this nurse executive opportunity with California Correctional Health Care Services.

# of Positions:3

The positions are located at Headquarters in Elk Grove, California and Santa Ana, California.

About this position

Under the direct supervision of the Statewide Chief Nurse Executive (SCNE), the Headquarters Chief Nurse Executive (HQ CNE) is responsible for the comprehensive management of the delivery of nursing patient care and the administration of nursing programs for the Whole Person Care Program (WPCP). Provides executive oversight of the WPCP and ensures the delivery of nursing patient care on Complete Care Model (CCM) initiatives such as Addiction Services for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment, Hepatitis C treatment (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus treatment (HIV). The HQ CNE provides overall leadership, direction and monitoring of nursing services and related clinical operations Statewide within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and ensures that nursing practices comply with evidenced based practice and appropriate professional standards.  Indirect responsibility for all clinical functions pertaining to patient care to ensure consistency in the quality of clinical performance, access to care, and continuum of care. This position has the possibility of extensive travel with limited notice.

Provides executive oversight and coordinates the effectiveness of patient care delivery of WPCP within the CCM.  Utilizes the CCM as a framework in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive patient care services. Responsible for the integration of chronic care management principles within the CCM to identify and stratify at-risk populations, ensure illness prevention and appropriate patient-centered treatment. Remains aligned with healthcare trends in the management of complex chronic conditions; such as but not limited to, SUD, HCV, and Diabetes to ensure the highest standards of care.  Collaborates with the Deputy Medical Executives, Addiction Specialist Providers, and other internal and external partners, including the Division of Rehabilitation (DRP), The Division of Adult Parole Office (DAPO), Probation, Department of Health Services, local counties and community agencies. Ensures an effective, comprehensive transition and community entry system for high risk patients. Maintains an ongoing program to deliver, monitor, and improve the quality and appropriateness of all nursing care. Directs the development of regulations, policies, procedures and protocols.  Ensures effective implementation of nursing services and resource management to achieve program goals.  Develops and implements strategic plans and directs staff on program initiatives.  Collaborates with institutional leadership and interfaces with programs relative to the WPCP.  Identifies problems and implements solutions for operational and organizational issues.  Formulates operational and capital budgets, makes decisions to support program initiative.  Leads interdisciplinary forums for program development, across departments and agencies.
Develops and supports community partnership networks for patient re-entry into the community.  Determines strategic priorities, develops policy and provides clinical direction and oversight for all clinical policy and guideline activities within NS and in collaboration with other key stakeholders to ensure full continuum of health care services. Trains and develops nursing leaders and other health care staff on policy and guideline requirements. Develops and maintains an on-going program to deliver, monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality and appropriateness of all nursing standards of care and practice statewide.  Implements and monitors statewide policies, procedures, care guides and protocols for patient care services. Identifies problems and implements solutions for operational and organizational issues pertaining to nursing care and practices. Identifies and develops innovations for quality improvements of nursing care services. Utilizes principles of change management and effective leadership to promote professional development, a positive work environment and effective performance management. Uses current clinical standards to identify and correct potential gaps in the chronic care management and transitioning of patients within the care delivery system, from the point of entry to release. Establishes communication pathways along the continuum of care that involves the patient, families, care team, specialty services and community providers to improve patient and healthy system outcomes.
Develops and evaluates the effectiveness of the nursing program and health care delivery system.  Participates in the assessment and monitoring of productivity, workload, administrative, support systems, and internal reporting relationships as directed; identifies and makes recommendations for improvement and assists in the implementation of changes.  Develops budget change proposals and establishes collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  Assists with the formulation of operational and capital budgets and makes decisions or effectively recommends a course of action with regard to management of the unit’s budget.
Acts as Subject Matter Expert and as a representative of the SCNE in meetings and statewide initiatives relating to patient care services and nursing practices, including communications with other government agencies and outside entities as assigned.  Prepares annual reports for Legislators, Receivership, Staff Recruitment, and succession planning.  Participates in ad hoc workgroups and attends all trainings, meetings, and committees as directed by the SCNE.  Other related duties deemed necessary to operate the Health Care Services Division.

We are looking for an individual with the following Core Competencies:

     ·  Professional/technical expertise
     ·  Customer focus
     ·  Teamwork
     ·  Valuing diversity
     ·  Managing performance
     ·  Leadership
     ·  Planning and organizing
     ·  Organizational savvy
     ·  Process improvement 
     ·  Developing others
     ·  Managing change
     ·  Strategic view
Desirable Qualifications
Clinical nursing experience in a correctional facility; Masters Degree in nursing or other health care related field; and experience in health care system and program design, development implementation and evaluation.
Special Personal Characteristics
Incumbents must possess the willingness to work in a correctional facility; possess a sympathetic and objective understanding regarding the problems of inmate-patients; and be tactful and patient.
Special Physical Characteristics  
Incumbents must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job without endangering their own health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, forensic clients, patients, inmates or the public.

The Salary Range
$165,588 - $275,160  annual salary
Salary based on assignment and qualifications.

And here are just some of the benefits of the job:

     ·  Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
     ·  Paid Holidays
     ·  Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
     ·  License renewals reimbursed
     ·  State Safety Retirement
     ·  401(k) and 457(b) available: tax defer up to $35,000 a year

Money in the Bank - Our Retirement Program
The final and best benefit of all is our ensured retirement program – money you can count on for the rest of your life – very similar to an annuity.  Even after working as little as five years.


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Minimum Requirements


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How To Apply

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Appointments to these positions are limited-term (at will) for the first two years, with a possibility of becoming permanent, followed by a one-year probationary period.

About Eligibility
You must have List, Lateral or Reinstatement Eligibility for this classification to apply for this position. If not, you must complete the Online Self-Assessment for this classification.

The challenges of our work are tremendous. But the rewards of making such a significant difference in people’s lives are even more impressive. We provide competitive compensation as well as the superior California State Employee benefits and retirement package. 

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The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Location: Elk Grove, California, US

Posted Date: 5/10/2019

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May 10, 2019
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