The Iowa City VA Health Care System Director, is responsible to the VA Midwest Health Care Network, ( VISN 23) Director. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of the Iowa City VA Health Care System. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating and improving medical, administrative and supporting operations of a health care system which administers a variety of medical care and treatment for a large rural geographical area covering more than 50 counties in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and northern Missouri.
High level leadership, oversight and responsibility for developing a vision which has a direct and substantial effect on the health care organization and programs. This includes decision making responsibilities relating to affecting the nature, scope and quality of, and emphasis in, the systems patient care programs and activities. Delegates authority as appropriate and holds the organization as well as leadership responsible and accountable for the performance of the product lines and services. Exercises senior management level supervisory responsibilities.
Provides opportunities for union leadership and management to engage in active collaboration regarding mission goals and their impact on union members to include complaints and grievances, and ensures managers and supervisors are actively involved with negotiated agreement issues. The incumbent deals with personnel management policy matters affecting the facility, involving such matters as: initiating appropriate personnel actions when appropriate; resolving differences between key management officials in the system; and identifying and resolving problems which may inhibit accomplishing the patient care mission and public policy objectives.
Provides high level oversight and final approval of fiscal year plans that meet the objectives of current and proposed programs; develops a balanced financial plan designed to meet realistic needs of the facility and the network; allocates available resources to provide the best possible patient care in line with established priorities; protects the integrity of the budget, position management, classification and other processes to ensure compliance with existing statutes.
A large portion of the work involves making decisions and determination for which there are no written precedents. In the multitude of professional and administrative matters involved, consistent use of sound management judgment is required. In order to operate effectively in this position, the Director must demonstrate health system administration skills and maturity of judgment reflecting significant leadership experience at a highly responsible level in a comparable health care environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters a culture of excellence through organizational learning, commitment, cooperation, and teamwork.
Experienced at creating a culture of continuous improvement by developing a change ready environment that enables managers and executives to lead successfully ongoing change implementation.