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Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America Req #1076
Friday, May 15, 2020
The ancestors of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation existed many centuries ago as a community of people…a Tribe living together, farming, hunting and fishing to survive.

Much has changed since that time.  Today the Sycuan Tribe governs its Reservation, owns and operates a Casino and a Golf Resort, and owns a number of other business ventures in the San Diego Region.   

One attribute that remains unchanged, however, is Sycuan's sense of community.  Sycuan is more than just a business.  Sycuan is a community of people working together toward a common goal.  Whether you work in our state-of-the-art  Casino, our beautiful Resort, or become a staff member in our Tribal Government division, you will be part of the Sycuan family.

Job Purpose:

Oversees the direction and implementation of health programs serving members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and the surrounding community

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at the sole discretion of Sycuan management at any time.)

  1. Plans and administers the delivery of health services as approved by the Tribal Council
  2. Develops and maintains close interagency working relationships with Federal, State and local public officials, executives of community based organizations, and community leaders and groups
  3. Oversees the operation of the Medical/Dental Center (SMDC) within the framework and policies established by the Tribal Council
  4. Reviews, evaluates and monitors the performance and achievements of the SMDC, its personnel and consultants, for compliance with overall program objectives
  5. Implements and maintains policies and procedures to ensure the confidence and privacy of the Tribal Council, staff and patient communications and records
  6. Recommends policy changes as needed to the Tribal Council
  7. Provides periodic and on-going reports to the Tribal Council on the operations, challenges, opportunities, fiscal condition and future projections of SMDC     
  8. Recommends and implements, within budgets and policies established by the Tribal Council, procedures that will facilitate achievement of SMDC established goals and objectives
  9. Recommends SMDC plans and goals to secure revenue opportunities that will support the approved budget
  10. Reviews Clinic budgets with Financial Operations Controller in preparation for Tribal Council review
  11. Monitors staff performance, provides team members with regular feedback and performance appraisals and conducts disciplinary actions as needed
  12. Establishes staffing requirements and interviews and selects qualified candidates as needed
  13. Negotiates with funding organizations to optimize SMDC funding opportunities
  14. Participates in negotiations with provider organizations to optimize pricing levels for SMDC
  15. Reviews and plans methods of payment to professional and institutional health care providers
  16. Reviews and implements the fiscal year plan, departmental budgets and coordinates staff efforts to prepare such budgets and other necessary data to present to the Tribal Council
  17. Obtains, as needed, consulting services for program planning, development, implementation and expertise in specialized fields
  18. Provides the Tribal Council with professional research of operational data to assist its committees with decisions regarding the clinic and its operations

Job Specifications:

Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field or equivalent experience
  • 10 years of progressive health clinic management experience
  • 2 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and community groups serving ethnic minorities, seniors and low-income individuals


  • Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field
  • Tribal clinic experience

Skills & Knowledge:


  • Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, local and private funding sources and regulations related to healthcare management
  • Thorough knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles of healthcare administration including personnel management, public relations, financial planning and budgeting
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make sound decisions
  • Ability to develop and execute business and operational strategies
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to conduct effective oral presentations
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and guidance to staff
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and composure
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism


Supervisory/Managerial Accountability:

Direct:  Assistant Clinic Administrator, Financial Operations Controller

Indirect:            All Clinic Personnel

If you enjoy being part of a community dedicated to creating a memorable guest experience, we invite you to explore career opportunities with Sycuan and join our winning team!

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  • Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America