The National Commission on Correctional Health Care seeks a highly qualified and dynamic President and Chief Executive Officer. This individual will lead and expand NCCHC’s position as the preeminent body providing standards, certifications and educational programs for health services in the nation’s 5,000+ correctional systems housing over 2 million potential patients.
Numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions have affirmed that correctional systems are obligated to provide necessary health care to those they incarcerate. NCCHC, a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body, is the leader in providing standards that advance the delivery of medical and mental health care in these systems. Its accreditation and other programs guide the field to more effective and efficient patient care, greater organizational effectiveness, and responsible use of public resources.
The President and CEO reports to the board of directors. The board includes liaisons from 33 supporting organizations representing the fields of health care, corrections and the law. Its constituents include a wide variety of health professionals as well as the leadership of adult and juvenile correctional systems at county, state and federal levels.
Develop and promote contemporary and ethical principles, policies and standards for accreditation, certification and education
Shape, articulate and promote matters of governance and mission
Provide leadership and vision to programs, services, and operations
Effectively lead and motivate staff
Achieve high customer satisfaction, retention and growth
Build external relationships with diverse constituencies that increases the organization's impact and adds revenue
The President & CEO position is of national prominence and has high visibility. The ideal candidate will possess a master’s or higher degree with at least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience, including a minimum of 7 years at the executive level; demonstrated ability to think creatively, both strategically and tactically; broad-based business acumen including in a not-for-profit environment; and excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact at all levels. Additional desirable qualifications include executive leadership expertise in health care, justice systems, public health, or related not-for-profit organizations, as well as national policy formulation and accreditation systems.
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early. For the latest information about this position, please visit http://www.ncchc.org/CEOposition. For confidential consideration, please send a cover letter (including salary requirements) and CV to CEOsearch@ncchc.org. No phone calls, please.
Additional Salary Information: salary is negotiable
About National Commission on Correctional Health Care
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of health care in our nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. NCCHC is supported by 33 major national organizations representing the fields of health, law, and corrections It is highly successful and the recognized leader in correctional... health care evaluation, education, policy, and technical assistance.
NCCHC grew out of a program begun at the American Medical Association in the 1970s and became separately incorporated in 1983.
Today, NCCHC’s leadership in setting standards for health services and improving health care in correctional facilities is widely recognized. Its Standards for Health Services are written in separate volumes for jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. The Standards represent NCCHC’s recommendations and expectations for the proper management of a correctional health services system. The Standards have helped the nation’s correctional systems improve the health of their inmates and the communities to which they return; increase the efficiency of their health services delivery; strengthen their organizational effectiveness; and reduce their risk of adverse legal judgments.
As well as establishing standards, each year NCCHC sponsors the field's premier educational conferences. In addition, it operates the national certification program for correctional health professionals (CCHP) and publishes numerous support texts as well as research on the correctional health care field, including CorrectCare magazine and the Journal of Correctional Health Care.