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In headquarters, under the direction of the Deputy Director of the Hospital Operations Division, to provide budget management services for the State hospital programs; to provide administrative reviews of State hospitals; to provide consultation to the Deputy Director, his/her staff, and other departmental units on the administrative services operations of the State hospitals; and, on behalf of the Deputy Director, to consult with the Executive Directors of the State hospitals, the Hospital Administrators, other personnel, and persons outside the department on matters pertaining to the organization and operation of State hospital administrative services; and to do other related work.
In headquarters; develops long-range strategies for the administrative services of the State hospitals; serves as an overseer for the management of the State hospital budget; reviews hospital administrative services operations and provides recommendations to the Deputy Director, Executive Directors, and other headquarters staff as well as hospital personnel on the hospitals' administrative functioning, including recommendations on improved performance or change; provides consultation to Executive Directors and Hospital Administrators on budget preparation and utilization, assists them in their preparation of budget requests or budget changes, and interprets the requests to headquarters staff upon receipt in headquarters; devises strategies for the change of hospital administrative services operations to reduce duplications, to provide economies of operations, and to develop new and modern technologies, thus reducing administrative cost and providing improved service; develops allocation strategies for the operating expense and equipment budget and develops budget proposals to improve hospital administrative services operations; monitors expenditures and initiates transfer of funds between facilities; and leads special task groups assigned highly complex tasks in resolution of administrative issues both on an individual hospital basis as well as systemwide.
In California state service, two years of experience performing the duties of an Assistant Hospital Administrator.
Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in hospital administration which must have included at least two years with responsibility for supervision over a broad variety of major administrative management and support services comparable to those found in a large hospital; and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in hospital, public, or business administration or in a related field. (A Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration may be substituted for one year, or a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration, including an approved residency, may be substituted for two years of the required general experience above.)
(Greater weight will be given to experience which is supplemented by an advanced degree in a field of study related to hospital administration.)
Knowledge of: Principles and current practices of public, business and hospital administration, with special reference to organization, fiscal and personnel management, budgetary preparation and control, fiscal and management information data systems, methods of program evaluation and auditing, current approaches to energy conservation, and current trends and developments related to serving the mentally and developmentally disabled in California; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Develop and install new methods, procedures, and policies; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with officials and staff members, public agencies and interested community and professional groups; utilize and apply effectively the required technical knowledge; coordinate various specialized projects; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.
Experience in departmental headquarters with responsibility for coordinating services to the hospitals.