Cabarrus Health Alliance CEO Position

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General Description:  This is a Board-appointed position and serves as the designated Health Officer for Cabarrus County per NC General Statute.

The Health Director/CEO guides the implementation of public health policies and programs; works with the Board and community partners to identify and address the highest priority issues affecting the health of Cabarrus County residents; ensures that health department programs are meeting their performance goals while adhering to all statutory and accreditation requirements; plans and innovates to assure the growth and ongoing development of a leading organization;  identifies priority areas in which to advance strategic efforts of collaboration.

Essential Functions:

Leads, energizes, and engages a staff of over 200 employees; manages mandated public health programs and services; manages non-mandated public health programs and services that are deemed necessary for the overall health of the community; enforces state and local laws and ordinances; develops and implements policies for programs and services including supportive workplace policies for employees.

Illustrative Duties/Responsibilities:     

  • Develops an organization culture that supports employee engagement, empowerment and innovation.
  • Develops and recommends appropriate policies and procedures to the Health Alliance Board.
  • Ensures the provision of accurate and timely information to the Cabarrus Health Alliance Board.
  • Assesses community needs through relevant data and reports and assures the development of programs to meet those needs.
  • Ensures the investigation of reportable diseases, enforces immunization requirements, ensures that appropriate infectious, communicable diseases are investigated and treated, exercises quarantine and isolation authority when appropriate, in conjunction with Communicable Disease staff.
  • Investigates causes of death and disability and creates goals and strategies to address them along with Communicable Disease staff.
  • Investigates public health hazards and nuisances and enforces relevant laws, regulations and ordinances when necessary along with Environmental Health staff.
  • Responds to issues and concerns from the general public.
  • Oversees budget development and monitoring of expenditures along with CHA CFO.
  • Negotiates contracts as needed.
  • Seeks out and supports the development of grant proposals to public and private funders along with the CHA Grant Writer/Finance.
  • Supports the dissemination of public health information along with the CHA PIO.
  • Provides support and guidance to Human Resources staff as they engage in staff conferences, staff development projects, service programs, etc.
  • Engages with the public – local, state, and national – through active participation on boards, committees and through community events and public speaking engagements
  • Performs advocacy roles at local and state levels; meets regularly with Cabarrus County legislative delegation; consults with municipal and elected officials on pertinent issues; forwards issues of concern to county commissioners or legislators.
  • Embraces a culture of continuous Quality Improvement within CHA, by actively participating in QI trainings, opportunities, and projects by utilizing QI concepts and techniques.
  • Serves as the incident commander and/or departmental representative to the Emergency Operations Center during public health emergencies.  Serves as the primary on-call public health staff for after hours.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Education/Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in public health, public administration or related field and extensive administrative and extensive management experience in the public health field.  10 years of progressive leadership experience preferably in a comparable Health Director leadership role. County residency is expected.

Skills:  Ability to direct divisions or activities of the department; ability to analyze a variety of complex administrative problems, make sound recommendations for their solutions;  prepare policies and procedures; develop budgets; effectively communicate ideas orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, public officials, civic and business leaders, Board of Commissioners and the general public; ability to develop leaders across the organization.  

 Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of public health laws and regulations and local ordinances; comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of general and preventive medicine; comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of public health administration; extensive knowledge of business and management principals involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources best practices, leadership techniques, and principals of customer service. 

 Statement of Understanding: 

This is a supervisory position.

This position is required to participate in all local emergency response activities as deemed necessary by national, state or local emergency management officials.

This position description does not constitute a contract for employment.