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Health Care for the Homeless Network Regional Health Administrator (Seattle, WA)

Public Health—Seattle & King County (PHSKC) seeks an outstanding operational leader, strategist, and systems-thinker who is committed to equity and serving vulnerable populations, and who excels at inspiring, supporting and managing people, to serve as a Regional Health Administrator. In this position you will serve as the leader of the PHSKC Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) and be responsible for the oversight, strategic direction, and operational priorities of the Network. HCHN provides critical health care and support services to some of the most vulnerable residents of King County.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES AND HCHN
King County is seeking to fill a Regional Health Administrator position within Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), Community Health Services (CHS) Division. The purpose of CHS is to strengthen King County’s safety net services and partnerships to deliver equitable and responsive health care for marginalized communities. CHS provides direct services through its Public Health Center system as well as assures access to quality services through partnerships and regional programs The Division’s 2019-20 biennial budget is $274 million, with more than 580 employees. Approximately 80,000 clients are served annually in the Public Health Center system. In addition, our regional partnership programs support service delivery to more than 300,000 people annually.

Health Care for the Homeless Network provides quality, comprehensive health care for people experiencing homelessness in King County. In 2018, HCHN providers delivered care to over 21,000 individuals: single adults, individual members of homeless families, and unaccompanied youth and young adults.  These individuals received over 113,000 visits at clinic and community-based service sites, including outdoor sleeping locations.

HCHN services are tailored to address obstacles to maintaining good health and addressing chronic physical and behavioral health conditions faced by people experiencing homelessness.  HCHN employs a variety of evidence-based and patient-centered strategies to improve outcomes, not only related to health but also to housing and other social services.

Broadly, these strategies include:

  • Integration of physical health, behavioral health, housing, and social services
  • Specialized and far-reaching outreach, engagement, and relationship building
  • Intensive and flexible case management and care/service coordination
  • Mobile clinical services, including physician, dentist, nurse, behavioral health provider, and social worker
  • Technical assistance and education for shelter, housing, and encampment operators related to tuberculosis and other disease prevention
  • Delivery of services using best-practices of Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction approaches to meeting client’s needs.

The HCHN administrative team (11 staff) is part of Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Community Health Services division. HCHN providers are either directly employed by Public Health  or contracted through community partner agencies including Country Doctor Community Clinic, Evergreen Treatment Services, Harborview Medical Center, HealthPoint, Neighborcare Health, Catholic Community Services, University of Washington Adolescent Medicine, Friends of Youth, and the YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish.

HCHN’s service delivery model combines clinic-based and community-based services. Clinic services include but are not limited to Seattle & King County Public Health Centers; Neighborcare’s Ballard and 45th Street Clinics; Teen Clinic at Country Doctor; and Harborview Medical Center’s Third Avenue Clinic, Boren Clinic, and Robert Clewis Center Clinic. Community-based services meet patients where they spend time: on the streets, in encampments, in homeless shelters, day centers, meal sites, and within transitional housing and supportive housing buildings.

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