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State of Nebraska Norfolk Regional Center Hospital Administrator in Norfolk, Nebraska

Norfolk Regional Center Hospital Administrator


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Norfolk, NE

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Health & Human Services Department

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is a state agency that, "Helps People Live Better Lives" every day through our five different divisions; one being our Division of Behavioral Health. Our Division of Behavioral Health is seeking a Regional Hospital Administrator to lead the Behavioral Health Regional Center in Norfolk. The candidate must be dynamic and experienced with the proven experience to lead a hospital or facility. The Regional Centers care for individuals committed by a mental health board or the court system where we serve approximately 400 individuals. For more information on the regional centers, click here: If you are a strategic thinker, dedicated to servant leadership and change management, possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to develop rapport, build relationships and align talent with strategies, this may be the job for you. What Can We Offer? • On day 1, eligibility to earn and use health benefits, retirement, vacation and sick leave • Retirement Contribution Match of 156% • $20,000 Basic Life Insurance at no additional cost Check out more of our benefits here: DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics. Hiring rate is commensurate with related education, experience and qualifications

Hiring rate of position: Commensurate with related education, experience and qualifications

Location of position: Norfolk Regional Center; 1700 North Victory Rd

Work schedule: 8am-5pm M-F

Examples of Work

This discretionary position will serve a critical role in assisting with the operations at Norfolk Regional Center. The Hospital Administrator will plan, direct, and coordinate operational programs, policies, objectives, and initiatives for the Norfolk Regional Center under the direction of the Regional Center Chief Executive Officer. This role will also supervise the Clinical Director; Director of Psychology; Director of Nursing; Social Work Director and Admission Coordinator; Facility Maintenance Director; Director of Health Information Management; Dietician; Building Services Director and Risk Manager; and Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following job duties:

  • Act on behalf of the Regional Center Chief Executive Officer in absence. Develop plans, organize and administer facility policies and procedures to ensure operational objectives are achieved.

  • Assist in preparing the facility budget and direct and monitor expenditures of department funds. Determine the requests staff, material and equipment needs for the facility.

  • Complete evaluations as scheduled.

  • Assist NRC in survey preparation and with Corrective Plans of Action. Complete reports for Administration, Program Managers, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Governing Body as requested.

  • Chair, direct, and participate in a variety of facility committees. Represent and promote the facility within state government, community groups, federal agencies, surveyors, and public agencies.

  • Confer with facility directors and other agency managers to discuss and solve facility programs and issues that impair effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Communicate with and advise supervisors and staff, exchanging information on facility operations, policies, procedures, initiatives, and objectives. Demonstrate a good working knowledge of state, federal and quality of care standards and regulations that are applicable to the facility.

  • Complete performance evaluations as scheduled

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Business, Public or Healthcare Administration or other appropriate discipline and five years of related administrative / managerial experience. Knowledge of the facility's population; principles & practices of institutional programming including educational/vocational training & rehabilitation programs; and security requirements & techniques required.

PREFERRED: Master's Degree in Business, Public or Healthcare Administration or other related field. Knowledge of Health and Human Service Systems organization, programs, services, missions, goals, objectives, rules, administrative regulations, accreditation standards, policies and facility policies and procedures. Knowledge or experience in management principles & knowledge or experience with relevant case law and ability to supervise management staff strongly preferred.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.