Health Services Administrator Correctional Healthcare

Location: Kearny, NJ

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Our client services correctional facilities, jails, prisons and detention centers of every size and scale.

Health Services Administrator  Correctional Healthcare

This role serves as the chief on-site administrative manager responsible for the delivery of contract services, and supervision of personnel & liaison services within the institution.


  • Direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of the health service unit assigned staff.
  • Coordinate the healthcare delivery system with other institutional functions.
  • Develop healthcare policies and procedures.
  • Provide administrative support to the medical director.
  • Meet with the institutional authority or his/her designee on a regular basis to optimize healthcare services within the institution.
  • Provide administrative support for activities of the Medical Audit Committee.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Annual In-service Training Program and Quality Improvement program with the assistance of the Director of Nursing as needed.
  • Coordinate the recruitment and selection of candidates with the Human Resources Department. 
  • Ensure that a proper orientation is provided to all new employees.
  • Develop and maintain a personnel staffing schedule to meet contract requirements.
  • Approve all employee and independent contractor time records and ensure that payroll/reimbursement information is forwarded to central office within the established time frames.
  • With assistance from Human Resources, enforce progressive discipline policy, including termination of employees.
  • Coordinate with hospital administrators the delivery of services at outside the institution.  When appropriate, negotiate third party contracts for the institution.
  • Prepare and submit monthly statistical data and other required reports to the Institutional Authority.
  • Coordinate the Annual Health Services Planning Process.
  • Manage the financial performance of the contract site, by evaluating and approving all expenditures before payment and ensuring the cost-effective controls are established & operating without sacrificing the quality of healthcare.
  • Develop and maintain the contract services budget.

Report monthly to the CEO regarding: 

  • Budget variances.
  • Progress of the Operational Plan.
  • Communications with client representatives.
  • Pertinent changes affecting the contract.
  • Activities of all health services department.
  • Operational reports .
  • Attend all required staff meetings at the central office.
  • Makes recommendations for the improvement of services to the CEO.


  • RN, PA or Nurse Practitioner with corrections management experience.
  • Must attend and participate in continuing education consistent with the requirements of the State Board of Nursing. 
  • Must update and maintain skills and knowledge related to correctional health
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