Under the direction of the Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services (HHS) and in cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Integration Council (HIC), oversees and directs the strategic development and advancement of a Fairfax Health Safety Net Provider Network that is built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. As lead staff for the HIC, oversees the implementation and evaluation of identified strategies for achieving Triple Aim and other system-wide objectives. Facilitates the development and monitoring of system performance measures and tracks outcomes. Oversees the analysis of patient and provider data and development of approaches and mechanisms to manage utilization and expand service capacity. Promotes and expands the use of evidence based practices within the network. Facilitates data-sharing within participating organizations and other stakeholders. Represents Fairfax in the community and promotes positive partnerships with all stakeholders. Partners with local, regional and state safety net providers and funders to enhance service access. Seeks funding opportunities, responds to funding (grant) announcements and oversees the financial performance of the network. Develops, negotiates and monitors contracts, ensuring contract provisions meet program specification and goals. Interprets federal, state and local legislation and provides guidance to senior level managers.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in health care administration, health systems management, public health or related field, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in administering healthcare programs and financing.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Due to the nature of work and the interpersonal skills required to perform in this position, candidates selected for interviews will have many of all of the following preferred qualifications:
Work Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible work experience in administering healthcare programs and healthcare financing. Performing statistical analysis of program data and reporting; Health Net experience and in-depth knowledge preferred; managing health care environment with direct responsibility for provider contracting, servicing benefits interpretation, service utilization analysis and performance measures, and internal operations of provider relations function required.
Knowledge of: Extensive knowledge of healthcare systems and delivery models; public health practices and public health preparedness; principles and practices (including strategic planning process; finance and budget preparations and control and management analysis).
Ability to: Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; exercise judgment and discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures and be comfortable dealing with issues that require sensitivity, discretion, and careful judgment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the BOS, Health & Human Services Senior Management and staff, service providers, community leaders, and the public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and have a persuasive nature when presenting complicated issues; negotiate appropriate solutions to conflicts within work groups and community planning groups; work independently with little direction; and analyze situations accurately, and adopt an effective course of action.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to drive a vehicle. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up or carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
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