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Corizon Health VP Operations in Topeka, Kansas

About Corizon Health

Corizon Health is the pioneer provider of correctional healthcare in the United States. We are a company built on more than 40 years of innovation and expertise in the industry. Our people, our practices, and our commitment to success are the traits that make us the ideal employer as you begin or continue to advance your correctional healthcare career.


The Vice President Operations (VPO) is ultimately accountable for the delivery of Corizon’s healthcare services within their assigned region. In this role you will work collaboratively with Corizon’s operational and corporate leadership in order to determine, implement, and manage the strategic direction and plan for their region. In conjunction with executive medical leadership, the VPO is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective clinical quality oversight for their assigned region. You will negotiate contract terms, amendments, and extensions and act as the proactive leader with development of new bids- proactively identifying potential business opportunities and participating in the pursuit of new contracts and clients. Travels within the regions and to corporate office as required based upon business need.

  • Serves as the primary strategic, operational leader with clients’ key senior-level team to ensure client satisfaction and continued business opportunities.

  • Will work with lobbying teams to ensure goals and priorities are carried out for Corizon Health and our partners.

  • Ensures regional resources are directed accordingly for implementation of client contract support and personnel programs.

  • Participates in marketing and sales process by providing operational input on staffing development, proforma and proposal development, as well as bid conferences and presentations. Markets Corizon contract services on an on-going basis.

  • Responsible for public relations within the region including interfacing with government officials providing testimony at legislative hearings and organizations.

  • Reviews and analyzes the financial reports for the region and takes corrective action as needed.

  • Oversees regional budgeting and leads operational planning processes to include staffing, revenue, offsite services, pharmacy, medical supplies, other COSP and CERs.

  • Ensures that each assigned region submits timely and accurate reports to the client and Corporate Office. Prepares a monthly summary of the status of the region’s operations.

  • Proactively monitors labor management and takes appropriate corrective action, ensuring staffing is maintained consistent with contract requirements.

  • Develops, maintains and delivers a monthly Client Report, annual report of Client Satisfaction survey using various support departments to aid in this requirement.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all Provider Contracting activities are reflective of clinical/program services identified by client contract.

  • In partnership with the Talent Acquisition team, sets strategic plan and direction for operations recruitment, maintaining and monitoring effective selection and retention practices.

Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Business or related field required. MHA, MBA, or comparable postgraduate degree preferred

  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of healthcare (preferably in correctional environment) or corrections experience

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience

  • Multi-site management experience required

  • Strong analytical and financial acumen required

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills; ability to prioritize and align others to vision

  • High client service orientation

  • Willingness to “roll up sleeves” and evaluate operations first-hand, applies thoughtful judgment and problem solving skills. Demonstrates maturity, credibility and self-confidence to function effectively in demanding environment as a balance of both strategic and hands-on leader

  • Expert in operating Windows Office Suite applications and ability to learn computer applications

  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements


We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes health benefits, 401k with matching funds and a generous PTO plan.

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

Job Locations US-KS-Topeka

Category Clinical & Operations Leadership

Position Type Regular Full-time

Shift / Schedule Weekday Day