CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR 2
( Bilingual )
This is full performance public health administrative work. An employee in this class either directs a health center providing categorical services or serving a neighborhood within a health district, acts as an assistant director of a large health district, or directs a specialized phase of limited scope of a major city-wide health services program. The employee supervises lower level public health administrators as well as medical, paramedical, nursing dental, environmental, and clerical personnel.
Conferring with officials of community groups and providing liaison between the program units, central departmental administrative units and the health districts are important aspects of the work. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior.
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- This position must perform full performance public health administrative work directing either a health center providing categorical services or serving a neighborhood within a health district, acting as an assistant director of a large health district, or directing a specialized phase of limited scope of a major city-wide health services program.
- This position must be located in the Health Department.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Performs the duties described below with English language speaking and designated non-English language speaking populations.
- Administers aspects of a specialized public health program of limited scope in a central health services division; directs research projects; develops program procedures and standards to evaluate program effectiveness; analyzes reports and interprets health statistics; confers with health department officials to evaluate program objectives or protocols; develops and presents proposed changes to superiors for consideration including budgetary and staffing changes; may direct program in the absence of superior.
- Directs the operations of either a categorical health center providing specialized health services for a small neighborhood health center within a health district, or serves as a Deputy Director of a large health district; receives and performs assignments relating to the analysis of program activities within the health center; insures that center activities conform to prescribed administrative and clinical protocols; advises personnel on operational problems encountered in work; gathers data on specific aspects of center operations and performs analyses to evaluate program effectiveness; prepares recommendations for revision of procedures concerning delivery of health services.
- Supervises medical, paramedical, environmental, dental, nursing, and clerical personnel in assigned areas of responsibility and coordinates activities to achieve program goals.
- Maintains liaison between the health district or program with other administrators and program units in the department; maintains liaison with other health agencies, professional and community groups and with other governmental agencies.
- Speaks to community groups to inform them of public health facilities and community leaders; supervises the distribution of brochures and other informative materials.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles, practices, goals and programs of public health administrators
- the methods of health services delivery
- public health law
- the principles and practices of personnel and fiscal administration
- the concepts and uses of broad methodological tools in public health such as epidemiology and statistics
- the appropriate use of professional personnel in various public health disciplines and the ability to analyze and assign functions accordingly
- supervisory methods and techniques
- speak, read and write fluently in a specified non-English language and the English language for the Bilingual specialty
- evaluate programs, systems and activities through analyses of data, and to take actions necessary to implement desired change
- make sound decisions
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, administrative officials, interested groups and the general public
- express ideas effectively both orally and in writing
- effect sound management policies in the administration of public health programs
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 10/99.)
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, industrial management or engineering, business administration, hospital administration, public health, or a master's degree in political science with major concentration in public administration.
- Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and a designated non-English language.
- One year of public health administrative experience in a large, complex personal health services agency.
- One year of public health administrative experience in a large complex, personal health services agency above the trainee level.
- One year of public health administrative experience in a large complex personal health services agency performing the administrative supervision of health science personnel engaged in the delivery of personal health services directly to patients.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department, which has included a master's degree as the educational minimum and the specific experience as described above.
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this
PAY RANGE: EP24
CSC: 6/68, Ad Board: 6/68
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 9/99, Ad Board: 10/99
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