Sault Tribe
  • - Health
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Dependent Upon Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The Operations Manager, under the direction of the Division Director, is responsible for coordinating all preparation activities to achieve compliance with all of the Federal, State, Safety, Infection control, OSHA, HIPAA, Life Safety code, IHS regulations, Performance Improvement and the Accreditation Standards for AAAHC and CARF for the Health Division in order to attain and maintain quality, standards of care and the safe delivery of services by the organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Serves as the primary resource for Organization's accreditation for Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Prepares and ensures compliance with the standards that are incorporated in all aspects of the delivery of care in all of the organizations work processes.
  • Maintains compliance with Federal and State regulations that include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), building safety codes and life safety codes.                    
  • Supervises, directs and provides leadership to supply and procurement and emergency preparedness team members and coordinates with designated safety team members.
  • Functions as the point of contact for all incident reports, risk management concerns, customer complaints, any root cause analysis, investigation-resolution and write up for closure.
  • Maintains and updates health care regulation changes to the Sault Tribe Health Center Policy and Procedure Manuals and biomedical waste and environmental control policies.
  • Plans, prepares, monitors, analyzes trends, forecasts and modifies budget and cost centers.
  • Manages contracts, grants and special funded projects with ITC-Environmental and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Chairs Infection Control Committee, Safety Committee and Performance Improvement Committees.
  • Manages supply operations and General Services Administration (GSA) vehicles for Sault Tribe Health Center.                                                                             

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Reviews environmental and safety reports from contracted staff.
  • All other job related duties as assigned.                                                                


Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, and managers in other departments, State, Federal and local government representatives, AAAHC and CARF review teams, community agency representatives, and other Tribal representatives.


Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, smell, near vision, color vision and typing; frequent walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, reaching, midrange/far vision, depth perception, field of vision, travel, bending; occasional standing, pushing/pulling, climbing, crawling and manual handling. Working conditions include frequent exposure to weather, extreme cold, noise, air quality and occasional exposure to extreme heat and vibration. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent equipment use and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, high exposed places, chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure, patient contact and equipment use.  Personal Protection Equipment needed to perform functions of the position as required during drills, inspections, emergency operations, remodeling and reconstruction projects.                                                                                                    


Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Health Management or health related field required or five years demonstrated ability in related work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.  Master's Degree in Business preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience working with regulatory agencies, statues, health policy, and standards of care, National Accreditation Associations, i.e. AAAHC, JCAHO, and experience in organization emergency preparedness required in addition to above stated degree requirements.

Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of health care accreditation organizations and standards required. Knowledge of budgeting and accounting and fiscal management principles required.  Knowledge of infection control, safety and performance improvement standards required. Knowledge of management and supervision principles required. Knowledge of Tribal organizations and Tribal or IHS Health Care Systems preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing and in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Ability to understand building codes, life safety, fire codes, engineering, bid processes and procurement processes preferred. Ability to develop and revise policy and procedures due to regulations and new expectations and requirements to remain compliant required. Ability to budget and manage multiple cost centers and manage grants required. Ability to supervise diverse team of front line staff required. Must be able to compile and analyze information and prepare a spread sheet. Knowledge and ability to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software required. Must be able to communicate in stressful situations and mediate and calmly resolve complaints, presenting information in a formal setting.  Must be able to manage time, prioritize work schedule and multitask. Native American preferred.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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