Director V - Superintendent in Big Spring, TX
Would you thrive in an environment where you learn and grow personally and professionally all while helping make a positive impact on people's lives? Do you appreciate being around others like yourself who are dependable, trustworthy, hard workers who believe in the value of each other, teamwork, and inclusivity? HSCS is dedicated to building a diverse community atmosphere where employees feel valued, supported and accepted while providing specialized care for Texans in need. If providing hope and healing through compassionate, innovative, and individualized care interest you, we welcome your application for the position below.
Under the direction of the Associate Commissioner for the State Hospital System, the State Hospital (SH) Superintendent performs highly advanced and complex duties for the effective oversight and administration of all program and services at the SH, which provides 24-hour inpatient psychiatric care. All state hospital system facilities are accredited by The Joint Commission. The SH provides comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. By directing the multi-faceted and professional workforce, the SH Superintendent oversees the day-to-day operations of the SH, ensuring the effective integration of all program activities, as well as ensuring a safe environment for the patients and staff. The SH Superintendent sets the facility vision and strategic direction, and oversees business functions for the SH. The Superintendent, along with his/her leadership team, provides effective communication to and engagement with the SH staff and patients, as well as with external stakeholders such as Legally Authorized Representatives (LARs)/guardians, the Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs), Local Behavioral Health Authorities (LBHAs), local and area elected officials, law enforcement/members of the judiciary, patient advocates, patient families, and the local citizenry. Through the SH's leadership team, the SH Superintendent oversees and ensures recruitment, retention, and effective deployment of the SH's large and diverse workforce to accomplish their vision. The SH Superintendent leads the SH with integrity and transparency, establishing goals and objectives, develops standards for achieving established goals, and develops guidelines to fairly administer and enforce policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. The SH Superintendent identifies risks and other areas for improvement within the SH and directs, coordinates, and oversees quality improvement plans. The SH Superintendent must have a deep understanding of requirements of The Joint Commission for accreditation and licensure, and skill in developing and implementing innovative approaches that provide efficient and effective operations and services for patients, as well as fair and accountable working conditions for employees. The Superintendent exercises considerable independent judgment in the performance of duties within established laws, regulations, standards, rules, and agency policies of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Serves on workgroups/committees to enhance stakeholder partnerships and provides input to HHS executive leadership to influence positive change.
Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
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