Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Dena'ina Wellness Center - Administration
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

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Job Title:

Director of Health Systems

Revision Date:



DWC Administration

Employment Status:

Full Time


Health Systems

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Executive Director


40 hours/week


Director of Clinical Systems, Health System Administrators, Facilities Manager, and Operations Assistant

Posting Period:

 2/18/14 - Open until filled


Job Summary

The Director of Health Systems acts in a key leadership role within Kenaitze Indian Tribe whose primary responsibility is the oversight of the Dena'ina Wellness Center's (DWC) business operations.  The Director of Health Systems provides guidance to the Executive Director in planning health & wellness strategies, goals, initiatives and structure in alignment with the Tribe's values and vision.  The Director reports to the Executive Director, and responds to budgetary and performance measures, achievement of goals and strategies, and results of monitoring functions.  The Director has oversight of the DWC compliance, risk management, and quality assurance.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for DWC strategic and annual planning
  • Responsible for the development of operational policies and procedures for the DWC
  • Responsible for dashboards, grants and budget oversight
  • Responsible for award administration and funding compliance
  • Provide guidance, mentoring and support to DWC Leadership Staff
  • Collaborate with DWC supervisors to identify the needs of the staff for education and training
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure the Tribe's representation at essential local, state and federal Health & Wellness Program meetings and activities
  • Responsible for DWC customer service and quality assurance, and process for resolution of customer concerns
  • Ensure workplace safety guidelines are followed for staff, vendors and customers
  • Responsible for meeting healthcare regulatory requirements to include risk management, infection control, customer safety, and privacy compliance
  • Responsible for working with the Executive Director and the Director of Clinical Systems on contract service negotiations (i.e. Central Peninsula Hospital, South Central Foundation, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and other outside agencies as needed)
  • Responsible to communicate to staff Tribal updates, events, and activities
  • Adhere to the Tribe's Policies & Procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Physical Requirements 

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Repetitive Motion


OSHA Categories

 Category III – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid


Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job:  Computer, fax, scanner, copier and other office equipment.

List Tools: N/A

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal







Comments: Travel required for training and meetings.




  • Master's degree in Healthcare Administration



  • Ten years of healthcare operations, and personnel management experience
  • Knowledge of primary care, dental, behavioral health operations, service delivery and an integrated model of care
  • Experience in the development of Health Program strategies and service delivery
  • Experience in policy and procedure development & implementation
  • Experience with the development of quality assurance standards, and quality improvement
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people



  • None


Special Skills

  • Solid working knowledge of budgeting and grants management
  • Solid working knowledge of health accreditation standards and implementation
  • Knowledge of healthcare regulatory requirements, risk management and privacy compliance
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the Alaska Tribal Healthcare System


This Job Description reflects Kenaitze Indian Tribe's best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Kenaitze Indian Tribe


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