Legislation and Rules Consultant - Health Services Consultant 4
Within the Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance, the Pharmacy Commission regulates the practice of pharmacy and the distribution, manufacturing, and delivery of pharmaceuticals within and into the state. The commission protects and promotes public health and safety by issuing licenses, registrations, and certifications to qualified persons and entities and responding to complaints or reports of unprofessional conduct.
The commission is currently engaged in a comprehensive rule re-write project. The scope of the project is to modernize the rules around the practice of pharmacy in Washington State. The project includes developing a new set of rules that would replace the commission's existing thirty-four chapters of administrative rules. This work will also include developing regulations for the entire drug supply chain from manufacture, to wholesaler and end user as well as other drug-related facility licenses.
As a Health Services Consultant 4, you will take a lead role and provide technical assistance in the development, review, analysis, and impact of rule development, health legislation, and policy and interpretive statements for the commission. This position is the unit specialist on rules and related policy issues affecting the commission and HSQA.
You will have the opportunity to act on behalf of the commission and HSQA in discussions of policy issues with the public, elected officials, elected official representatives, Governor-appointed board and commission members, and HSQA program staff. You will also be coordinating work to ensure a consistent process for rulemaking, and for prioritizing rulemaking workload. Learn more about HSQA and the Pharmacy Commission.
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 Work@Health!
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.
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We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
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What will you be doing? Duties include:
Coordinate, review, develop and analyze rules, policies, procedures and interpretive statements as mandated by legislative acts, executive orders of the Governor and department directives and policies. This includes analysis of legislative intent, statutory authority and need.
Provide Significant Analysis, Small Business Economic Impact Statement, and Cost-Benefit Analysis of rules and policies as needed.
Develop new regulations, review and amend existing regulations, and to develop work plans.
Evaluate legislative proposals, bill analysis, fiscal worksheets and legislative updates.
Work with Commission members and HSQA staff to implement legislation.
Apply quality improvement thinking and tools to improve accuracy, timeliness, and overall quality.
Lead the administration of the pharmacy rules process.
What we're looking for
Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.
Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
Research and analytical: which includes experience researching, evaluating, and drawing conclusions from data; supporting recommendations with facts and analysis; and interpreting laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
Consulting: which includes experience identifying writing strengths of others; and coaching, mentoring or consulting with others to develop and improve their writing skills.
Relationship building: which includes experience developing positive, productive, and respectful working relationships with customers and co-workers.
Admission to practice law in any state or graduation from an accredited school of law.
Experience in pharmacy and drug-related policy development.
Experience with Washington state rule writing and procedure, legislative analysis, and working with boards or commissions to perform the core business of the organization.
Additional related professional management or consultative experience in a health services program.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
Work in a tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free environment.
Occasionally work outside of regular office hours or as assigned on holidays during the annual legislative session to meet workload demands, and to travel in-state to approved public meetings, hearings or training including some overnight travel.
Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
Occasionally travel throughout the state (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
Interact and work with customers, some of whom may be frustrated or distressed in a positive, friendly and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
A current resume.
Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
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This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office.
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