The Director for the Policy Modernization Team is selected by and reports to the Deputy Director of the Results Management Office. The director performs advanced management and oversight functions relating to Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs, policies and initiatives. Leads development and implementation of a major new initiative to modernize Medicaid and CHIP policies, processes, and governance. Initial work will be focused on developing and implementing a broad plan to restructure Medicaid and CHIP Services policies. Directs, manages, hires, and develops staff. Provides timely and clear communication to leadership and all impacted areas of the department. The director works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Essential Job Functions:
1.Develops strategies, goals and objectives that align with both the Medicaid and CHIP and HHSC strategic plans and support successful implementation of Medicaid and CHIP policy modernization to include developing and implementing a plan to restructure clinical, financial, and operational policies supporting Medicaid and CHIP managed care, the Medical Transportation Program, 1915(c) waivers, Medicaid State Plan services in fee-for-service, dental, and pharmacy. The Policy Modernization Team will complete and maintain a full inventory of current policies, coordinate with experts and leaders across Medicaid and CHIP to conduct a detailed examination of policies, assessing any gaps in policies; research and identify best practices; develop a plan to restructure Medicaid and CHIP Services (MCS) policies; and lead the execution of the plan. The result will be a revised set of policies that clearly define Medicaid and CHIP operational and program requirements for managed care organizations, providers, and other Health and Human Services contractors serving individuals enrolled in the Medicaid and CHIP programs, including the home and community based services waiver programs. (40%)2.Provides effective direction and leadership to staff on the Policy Modernization Team and holds them accountable for providing effective project implementation. Directs, manages, hires, and develops staff. Identifies, addresses, and escalates risks and issues as necessary to maintain effective program progress. (30%)3.As a member of the Results Management Office leadership team, works to analyze, evaluate, and implement new direction and initiatives from HHSC leadership, integrate activities across the MCS department, and coordinate efforts across the Medical and Social Services division. (20%)4.Provides timely and clear communication to leadership and all impacted areas. Keeps the Deputy Director of the Results Management Office informed of program implementation issues; communicating project goals, objectives, and changes to project staff; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and responding to requests for information in a timely manner. Leads and coordinates workgroups with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of projects and ongoing collaboration with internal partners. Develops executive briefing documents, issue papers, and memorandums for executive decision making and delivers executive level briefings as needed. (10%)Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college. Position related experience may substitute for a college degree.
At least three (3) years of experience working with Medicaid and CHIP programs and four (4) years of experience managing complex projects is preferred. Experience in leading or managing staff.Additional Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.MOS Code:
Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position.
All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
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