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Director of Quality & Accountability

Posted on May 18, 2019 by VT Department of Human Resources

Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Research & Development
23 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Overview The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a skilled leader to provide effective direction, oversight, and coordination of quality, performance improvement, accountability, and reporting activities for the department. Specific examples include initiatives to implement value-based payment models, performance-based contracting and grants management, as well as implementation of results-based accountability frameworks, and developing process and protocols for payment reform. You will manage performance measurement reporting, including, but not limited to scorecard software, for public performance accountability reports and legislative presentations. You'll also manage relationships with community partners, department program directors, legislators, and community providers to advance a culture of accountability and data­ driven decision making.

This position requires significant interaction with treatment providers, federal agencies and advocacy and consumer groups as well as close collaboration with the department leadership. Work is performed under the general direction of the DMH Commissioner.

We're seeking candidates with thorough knowledge of administrative and/or operational experience in a healthcare or mental health setting or comparable regulatory environment, considerable knowledge of statistical analysis tools such as SPSS and SAS, and considerable knowledge of performance and quality improvement methodologies.

Specific duties of the Director of Quality & Accountability include:
Assist with project management for Departmental initiativesProvide leadership in long-range quality and performance improvement, planning and evaluation for the divisions of the Department as well as the range of community and inpatient mental health services overseen by the Department.Oversee Medicaid waiver quality, accountability and performance improvement responsibilities related to mental health and to the Department. Support Department reporting to the legislature and to federal partners.Collaborate with AHS, DVHA, and Performance Accountability Liaisons across state government to ensure consistent approaches to program and clinical performance oversight and improvement initiatives.Write, implement, and monitor grantsSupervise staff who oversee designation for hospitals and community agencies to provide mental health services. Who May Apply This position, Director of Quality & Accountability (Job Requisition #1465), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights. Environmental Factors Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Frequent travel to attend provider and public meetings requires that private means of transportation be available and may entail some work outside of normal office hours. Frequent interaction with governmental staff, service providers, consumers and families may involve conflict and strong feelings and require the ability to facilitate meetings toward productive ends. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in business administration, health care administration, human services field AND two (2) or more years of administrative and/or operational experience at a supervisory level in a healthcare or mental health setting or comparable regulatory environment INCLUDING quality improvement, planning and evaluation.
OR Bachelor's degree AND four (4) or more years of administrative and/or operational experience at a supervisory level in a healthcare or mental health setting or comparable regulatory environment INCLUDING quality improvement, planning and evaluation Perferred Qualifications Reviewer experience for a national accreditation organization (CARF, JACHO) Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
80% State paid medical premiumDental Plan at no cost for employees and their familiesFlexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accountsTwo ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) planWork/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible scheduleLow cost group life insuranceTuition ReimbursementIncentive-based Wellness ProgramQualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website. AHS Affirmative Recruitment The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here. Equal Opportunity Employer The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.   Category: Quality Control , Keywords: Quality Control / Quality Assurance Director

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