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HEALTH CARE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER I
Salary: $5,079.00 - $6,127.00
Posted: 12/18/2012

Job Description:
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application to the address listed and state your basis of eligibility, such as list or lateral transfer. Interested candidates with SSM I list eligibility are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. Hiring will be conducted within the SROA guidelines.

Duty Statement - Health Program Manager I

Job Summary - Under the general direction of the Chief of the Monitoring and Oversight Section (HPM II), the Health Program Manager (HPM I) will supervise a unit of professional staff performing journey level work in planning, implementing and developing monitoring and oversight activities relative to the Developmentally Disabled Services (DD) Waiver.

The incumbent must possess knowledge of public health, mental health, and health care services and trends, principles and methods of public administration and procedures; planning, implementation, and monitoring of Medicaid home and community-based services waiver programs. The incumbent is expected to possess knowledge in the following areas: personnel management; analytical evaluation of procedures; training and teaching techniques; effective supervision skills; Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; quality assurance and utilization review standards; laws and regulations pertinent to monitoring of Medicaid waivers; legislative processes and gain knowledge of the DD Waiver requirements. The incumbent should communicate effectively, both in written and verbal context, and work within short time frames to meet performance requirements.

The HPM I is expected to work effectively with political and media-sensitive issues, should consistenly exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, and originality in performing assigned tasks, and providing appropriate direction to assigned staff.

The incumbent will be expected to assume duties, which vary according to specific topic and vary in technical complexity.>BR>
Supervision Received: General direction from the Health Program Manager II

Supervision Exercised: Nurse Evaluator III, Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Description of Duties: See detailed duties below:

Percent of Time - Essential Functions

40% - Plans, develops, coordinates, and supervises professional staff in the administration of monitoring activities for the DD Waiver. The incumbent will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of staff including scheduling, assignment delegation, and management of onsite review processes and the resulting work products. Serves as liaison with other departmental programs, other state agencies, provider groups, consumer advocates, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the general public about matters related to the DD Waiver and the monitoring activities. Represents the Unit in meetings and task forces, interpreting and conveying official policy to others, and providing consultation on official policy matters of impact regarding any proposed changes in program requirements or services. The HPM I will provide professional consultation and technical assistance on health issues related to the care of persons enrolled in the DD Waiver. The incumbent along with program staff will develop the day-to-day procedures and coordination activities related to the federally required monitoring and oversight of services provided to beneficiaries enrolled in the DD Waiver.

25% - Coordinates and collaborates with intra- and inter-Departmental staff to develop criteria for on-site reviews and, in some cases, reviews level of care determinations for individual program participants. Assumes responsibility for review, analysis, and problem resolution including coordination of consultations between unit staff, other Branch staff, Legal, or Medi-Cal Policy Division staff to ensure statewide uniformity and consistency in program implementation and compliance with state and federal regulations, guidelines, and procedures.

15% - Reviews and assesses program monitoring and oversight activities, procedures, and documentation. Participates with other intra- and inter-Departmental programs and the Department of Developmental Services on taskforces or discussion groups on the development of waiver monitoring and interagency agreement protocols, procedures, and information/data collection and analysis; and review of the DHS/Department of Developmental Services Interagency Agreement. Assesses local and statewide health program needs and resources on behalf of DD Waiver, including the availability of and training for staff and service providers. Assess the need to develop provider competency; addresses problems with service delivery and with establishing community relationships. Is responsible for planning and for coordination of program implementation with local and federal agencies, affected and interested private agencies, and other health care providers.

15% - Coordinates, prepares, and presents written communications and verbal responses on monitoring and oversight issues and problems. Develops internal processes for capturing information relative to monitoring and oversight activities and documentation of findings with recommendations on any needed modifications of processes and data collection. Develops appropriate systems for information sharing on monitoring activities with appropriate intra- and inter-Departmental programs. Identifies, analyzes, and recommends Budget Change Concepts and Budget Change Proposals in relation to the needs of the Unit.

Percent of Time Marginal Functions

5% - Other duties as required. The nature and extent of the duties of this position necessitate travel, which may be extensive and may require overnight stays.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Health Program Manager I 805 - 050 - 8427 - 002
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
01/04/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Utilization Management Division, Recruit Unit LTC
P.O. Box 997419, MS 4506
Sacramento, CA 95899-7419
Raberta Gannon
650-0258

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