Drug Systems Director (WMS Band 2) - DOH4289

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by Washington State Department of Health

Olympia, WA 98501
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Description NOTE: This position has been reposted to invite additional applicants to apply. It is to the advantage to the applicant to apply early. Applicant review will be on-going and this recruitment may be closed at any time.
Drug Systems Director (WMS Band 2)
Office of Health Professions
Tumwater, Washington
DOH4289
Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Professions (OHP), the Drug Systems Director administers two (2) statewide programs, the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and the Safe Medication Return (SMR) Program.

This Drug Systems Director is responsible for implementing, operating, and improving drug systems to include the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) (mandated by Chapter 70.225 RCW), the Safe Medication Return Program (mandated by Chapter 69.48 RCW) and assisting in facilitating the Unintentional Poisoning Workgroup. These highly visible, high risk programs are designed to prevent drug misuse and unintentional poisoning deaths related to drug misuse, as well as to provide valuable information to health care providers and thus enhance the quality of care for patients. This position is responsible for a staff of eleven (11) and for biennial budget of approximately $5.5 million.

The Office of Health Professions (OHP) is responsible for the regulation and support of the health professions (including the regulatory boards, commissions, and committees), impaired practitioners, medical marijuana and prescription monitoring program.

The Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) is responsible oversight of Washington State's health care delivery system which includes licensing and regulating over 460,000 healthcare professionals and 5,000 facilities. HSQA also works closely with communities and local health partners to build strong health systems and prevention programs across the state to help ensure communities have access to good health care and emergency medical services.
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About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to !

DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
  • We are committed to diversity and inclusion . DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
  • We have an engaging program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
  • We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
  • We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
  • We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
What we're looking for

Success in this position requires that one be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interaction, and who listens and understands how their words and actions affect others.

Our ideal candidate is a transformative leader comfortable with innovation and ambiguity, who is able to problem-solve complex policy and technical issues and can create meaningful partnerships inside the agency and with our external partners and customers. Our ideal candidate will make difficult decisions with transparency and integrity, and have a demonstrated record of working collaboratively to accomplish shared objectives. Our ideal candidate will be a leader that respects, supports, and empowers staff, who appreciates the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization, and who is able to create a climate where people are motivated to do their best.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following DESIRED education and experience:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in public administration, business administration, health care administration, computer sciences, or a closely allied field.
  • Five (5) or more years of relevant management experience in the following areas:
  • Managing projects, including competitive bid processes, and working with IT proposals.
  • Applying laws and rules relating to controlled substance prescriptions and patient confidentiality and analyzing trends in prescription drug misuse and abuse.
  • Implementing or managing a prescription monitoring program. Relationship building, facilitation and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Two (2) or more years of supervisory experience to include recruitment, performance management, and coaching/mentoring.
As well as demonstrated leadership competencies in the following:
  • Organizational Relationships - Collaborates with partners and stakeholders to improve agency performance; identifies and includes key internal and external players and stakeholders in collaborative venture; identifies external and internal issues that may impact the delivery of essential public health services; and works effectively within the political environment to meet customer expectations.
  • Leadership skills - Effectively leads policy development and technical implementation; establishes clear goals and expectations and measurement techniques; develops practical strategies to accomplish goals; creates an atmosphere of continual learning and growth for staff; effectively coaches staff and trains staff to be successful in their jobs; provides all employees with regular, timely feedback on their performance and actively monitors employees' progress and performance; asks employees for quality improvements and feedback on processes; counsels staff members on significant challenges; fosters development of interpersonal skills in others; earns the trust, respect, and confidence of subordinates, coworkers and customers through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Communicates Effectively - Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Manages Conflict - Manages conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Problem solving skills - Facilitates the problem-solving process by identifying and communicating key issues, encouraging others to offer solutions, acknowledging and building on good ideas, and directing the group through productive discussions; logically integrates various ideas, intentions, and information to form effective goals, objectives, timelines, action plans and solutions. Addresses problems with new and effective solutions.
  • Strategic, Financial, and Project Planning - Aligns activities and resources with the mission and strategy of the organization; anticipates problems and develops contingency plans; states policy options and writes clear and concise policy statements; and develops and tracks budgets within budget constraints.
  • Independence - Functions independently, and makes independent decisions.
  • Analytical Skill - Identifies key facts in an array of data; detects when information may be incorrect, missing, or require verification.
  • Plans and Aligns - Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals and expectations.
  • Stress Tolerance - Copes with potentially stressful situations.
  • Builds Effective Teams - Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Confidentiality - Ensures confidential information and materials are properly protected and maintained.
  • Computer skills - Navigates and utilizes word processing, database, and internet programs (to include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook).
  • Ethical Conduct - Demonstrates consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Customer Focus - Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.
  • Attracts Top Talent - Attracts and selects the best talent to meet current and future business needs.
  • Manages Complexity - Makes sense of complex..... click apply for full job details

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