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Job Title: Deputy Director, Office of Health Professions
Job Number: DOH4175
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posted: 8/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Injury Control and Prevention
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Olympia,  WA    USA
Position Description: Reporting to the Office Director of Health Professions (OHP), the Deputy Director has operational oversight for the office and directs and manages administrative functions including strategic planning, budget development, contracts, personnel, rules and legislation development, administrative policy development and quality improvement initiatives. This position directs special projects of high visibility and sensitivity and is responsible for implementing project management principles and practices across the office, as well as oversees policy and information technology decision making for the prescription monitoring, drug take back and medical marijuana programs. This position acts on behalf of the OHP Director in all office administrative functions, has supervisory responsibility in the absence of the Director, and acts on behalf of the office on multiple division and agency-wide administrative matters. The Deputy Director is responsible for a staff of 21 (8 direct reports) and controls the direct expenditure authority for the prescription monitoring, drug take back, medical marijuana and HEAL WA programs. This position is responsible for managing expenditures to prevent exceeding either allotments or revenues and for a biennial Office of Health Professions budget of $80M derived from several different funding sources. The Office of Health Professions 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. Learn more about the Office Health Professions. 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.

Qualifications: Success in this position requires 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 operational issues, lead system and process improvements, create meaningful partnerships and work collaboratively to meet shared objectives as well as create a climate where people are motivated to do their best. A leader who supports and empowers staff when making tough decisions, who is willing to address difficult issues and say what needs to be said, and who recognizes the values that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Organization Description: 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.

Closing Date: 11/6/2018
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Contact Name: Zach Covington,  Deputy Director, Office of Health Professions
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