Chief Executive Officer(Job Id 51702)

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 months ago

Arizona Department of Child Safety

A New Beginning for Arizona's Children


Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
3003 N. Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85012

DCS Mission Statement

Successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency.


The Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP) is the health plan responsible for ensuring, in partnership with foster care providers, the provision of appropriate and quality health care services for the well-being of Arizona's children in foster care.

The Department of Child Safety is in search of a CEO with health care administrative leadership experience to oversee its CMDP program. The CMDP CEO will have overall accountability for producing desired health plan results for CMDP in accordance with policies and strategic direction established under the Department of Child Safety.

The integration of behavioral health services with physical health has already begun and this leadership position will pull together the efforts that are underway. Physical and Behavioral Health Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), Quality Management and Chief Operational staff are in place. The CEO will complement these resources in knowledge, skills and abilities as well as leadership style.

The CMDP CEO will oversee the administering of the integrated healthcare services delivery for children in out of home foster care and will be responsible for collaborating with community leaders, state legislative and regulatory leaders, and DCS leadership to drive strategic alignment related to child welfare policy and the overall goals of improving health outcomes for Arizona foster children.


  • Partners and serves as the principal link between health plan activities with community stakeholders, and providers to establish strategic vision, operational plan objectives, and policy to evolve the healthcare delivery system for foster children

  • Accountable for the overall health plan service-oriented culture, quality clinical outcomes, and development and management of the health plan's integrated model of care

  • Directs and ensures the effective identification, recruitment, development, and ongoing training on management principles for current and future organizational needs

  • Sets clear expectations across teams and holds team members accountable for producing desired outcomes

  • Educates the internal leadership team on legislative and regulatory changes

  • Develops new business initiatives, implements plan to meet business needs with focus on delivery of timely, quality services through efficient utilization of resources and meeting overall strategic objectives

  • Monitors reporting of business outcomes leading counter measure actions to improvement results

  • Oversees financial viability of the health plan

  • Represents DCS and the health plan in legislative hearings, community and industry activities backing and support of the DCS and health plan policies and initiatives

  • Aligns support and cooperation with the stakeholders on issues impacting the health plan


Knowledge of:

  • Medicaid Healthcare Operations Delivery System CSOC (Children's System of Care) experience preferred

  • Leadership and organizational principles, oversight and regulatory methodologies, state government and DCS management practices

  • State legislative laws, regulations and rules related to physical and behavioral health care and child welfare

  • Principles of financial/budget management

  • Principles of managed care

Skill in:

  • Strength in change management

  • Critical thinking, problem-solving skills

  • Leadership development

  • Child Welfare Community Advocacy

  • Driving strategic and performance outcomes, as well as accomplishing organizational goals

Ability to:

  • Drive community and network alignment on key initiatives

  • Effectively communicates health plan, organizational, and industry information

  • Promote effective working relations and facilitate the plan's ability to meet its goals and objectives

  • Manage detailed, complex concepts and problems and to make rapid decisions

  • Navigate information systems


Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid Level 1, DPS issued FBI finger print clearance card and a state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment.

Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see AAC R2-10-207.2).

Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration.

Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from the CPS Central Registry.


  • Health plan experience with community representation


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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