Health System Administrator (Deputy Director of Quality)


Health System Administrator (Deputy Director of Quality)

Indian Health Service
  • 上海市, China



This position serves as the Deputy Director of Quality, Compliance & Patient Safety and is in the Indian Health Service (IHS), Great Plains Area Office (GPAO), Office of Quality, Compliance & Patient Safety (QCPS). The incumbent reports to the Health System Administrator (Director of Quality, Compliance & Patient Safety).
• Provides consultation & guidance regarding Quality, Compliance & Patient Safety to support the delivery of safe and high quality clinical and administrative programs.
• Assists with the development of the Great Plains Area's quality assurance, safety, and accountability reporting structure and provides associated training programs.
• Ensures that the Area Field Programs operate in compliance with applicable regulations and provides written policies and procedures governing the administration of the health care program on issues pertaining to clinical quality, safety quality assurance and reporting accountability.
• Prepares, plans, coordinates, and manages the Area's quarterly performance improvement meetings and associated outcomes and deliverables. The coordination and management of data and associated outcomes is at all levels of the Area including governing board, executive leadership, Area, and field improvement processes.


Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a trial/probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

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Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Basic Requirement(s)

General Schedule Qualification Standards - Health System Administration Series 0670

Individual Occupational Requirements

Undergraduate and Graduate Education:

Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration.



Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5):


Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:
• Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;
• Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and
• Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.

Applicants Must Also Possess
• Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities; and
• Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

Minimum Qualifications

Experience requirements

The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.

GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Administers oversight of health care delivery activities related to Quality, Compliance & Patient Safety to ensure program compliance with regulatory requirements; analyzes internal processes to make recommendations and corrective action plans; implements procedural and policy changes; develops partnerships with various healthcare organizations to create innovative strategies and actions to improve operations.

Time In Grade (Merit Promotion Candidates Only)

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


There are no education requirements, however education may be used to meet the individual occupational requirement (IOR) listed above. If you are utilizing education to meet the IOR, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit

Additional information

This position is eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

Merit Promotion Only - Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at:

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Great Plains Area

115 4th Avenue Southeast

Aberdeen, SD 57401


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree


Category : System Administrator
Posted : December 7, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 14 Months

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