Executive Director

Application Deadline: 2022-07-14
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Purpose of the Position:

North Central Health Care (NCHC) is a healthcare organization formed and owned by three Central Wisconsin counties – Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon. NCHC is governed by a board of directors composed of both appointed and elected officials from the three counties.

Programs and services offered include outpatient, day treatment, community treatment, inpatient psychiatry hospitalization, residential treatment, outpatient and detoxification services for alcohol and drug dependency, and vocational, life skill training, early intervention, housing and care management services for developmentally disabled individuals. In addition, Marathon County’s skilled nursing facility at the main campus in Wausau serves individuals in need of short-term rehabilitation or post-acute care with complex physical needs, and those in need of specialized nursing care for dementia, psychiatric and neurological diseases, or behavioral problems.

The Executive Director is a visionary who can lead a complex organization, build strong relations, and exhibit a passion for working with those less fortunate while serving as the highest administrative position for NCHC.

Key responsibilities of the Executive Director are administering the policies and directives of the NCHC Board of Directors, with a key reporting relationship to the Executive Committee of the Board.

Key accountabilities for the Executive Director are informing these bodies of progress in the coordination of major organizational activities and in the development and maintenance of effective service delivery systems for the communities it serves. The Executive Director assists these groups in their policy deliberations with data, information and advice. This position serves as an influential community leader in matters of Behavioral/Mental Health initiatives interacting with other community leaders, non-profit groups, and the business community.

Education, Licenses, Certification, Skills and Experience Requirements:

• Minimum Education:
o Master’s Degree in Health Care, Human Services, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field earned from an accredited college or university.

• Minimum Work Experience:
o Ten or more years of Health Care Management, Human Services Management, Business or Public Administration, and/or Behavioral Health/Mental Health services with five or more years in executive management.

• Required Skills:
o Experience supporting policymakers/elected leaders in their governance role.
o Experience in building collaborative relationships with other organizations and/or Community Leaders.
o Experience in overseeing large capital projects

• Driving Requirements:
o Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and appropriate auto insurance coverage as required by North Central Health Care.
o Must have the use of a personal vehicle.

• Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Education, Licenses, Certifications and Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintains direct operational authority over all North Central Health Care programs through delegation of authority as deemed appropriate to Executives, Directors, and Managers.
• Participates as a member of various teams, committees, and taskforces to create innovative solutions associated with the provision of NCHC services.
• Plans, directs and reviews services and outcomes rendered by all programs for continuous improvement in meeting business priorities and community expectations.
• Responsible for keeping the Board apprised as to how overall operations and services are meeting the Board’s expectations.
• Monitors ongoing monthly performance and makes appropriate adjustments to ensure budgetary and operational success.
• Maintains regular communication with the administrative officers and county boards of Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon counties to develop effective working relationships in supporting NCHC’s mission.
• Directs the preparation of monthly and annual reports to report results to the Board of Directors. Ensures that all applicable legislation and government regulations are enforced and in compliance.
• Directs the preparation and submission of an annual budget showing current financial status and anticipated overall revenue for Board approval.
• Develops, for Board approval, long-range strategic plans and targeted service improvements. Recommends changes in Board policies for approval by the Board of Directors.
• Models and carries out the organizations Mission, Vision and Core Values as overviewed below:
• Vision: Lives Enriched and Fulfilled
• Mission: Langlade, Lincoln, and Marathon Counties partnering together to provide compassionate and
specialized care for people with complex behavioral and skilled nursing needs
• Core Values
o Dignity: We are dedicated to providing excellent service with acceptance and respect to every individual, every day.
o Integrity: We keep our promises and act in a way where doing the right things for the right reasons is standard.
o Partnership: We are successful by building positive relationships by working across the organization and as a trusted County partner.
o Accountability: We commit to positive outcomes and each other.
o Continuous Improvement: We embrace change, value feedback, creativity and the advancement of excellence.
• Maintains regular on-site attendance
• All other duties as assigned.

• Manages change through alignment of mission, vision, core values and organizational goals
• Uses team-based leadership to inspire and foster commitment, cooperation, pride, trust and outcomes
• Uses performance coaching and development to attract, motivate, manage and retain high performing employees
• Creates a culture of safety for employees, clients, residents and the community
• Is fiscally responsible
• Participates in NCHC sponsored events and is a community ambassador representing NCHC
• Continuously Engages in professional development activities
• •by fostering a culture of trust and safety.
• •that is values and respect based.
• •that offers choice, input and involvement.
• Adheres to professional boundaries, ethics, confidentiality and privacy practices, policies and procedures.
• Takes responsibility for individual actions in order to achieve consistent results.
• Identifies problems and uses logical analysis to find information, understand causes, and evaluate and select
• best possible courses of action.


Deadline Note:

WCA Pres. & CEO Mark O'Connell spoke as a member of the @WiHealthNews Panel Series discussion on “Tackling the Opioid Crisis” today, with Dr. Rhitu Bhatnagar of WI Society of Addiction Medicine; Paul Krupski, of @DHSWI & @RepJesseJames @NACoTweets

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