NASHP Job Opportunities
Project Director, Center for State Health Care System Costs NASHP seeks a project director for its Emerging Policy Issues Team to help organize and lead The Center for State Health Care System Costs (The Center), a new NASHP initiative supported by Arnold Ventures. The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and demonstrated expertise in hospital and health system financing and costs, and their impact across all payers, as well as knowledge of innovative state efforts to curb rising health costs. Experience in state government is strongly preferred and the ability to develop and support practical solutions that states can implement a must. More information and to apply.
Research Analysts for Emerging Policy Issues and Child and Family Health Teams NASHP is growing! We are looking for several qualified research analysts (RAs) to work on our Emerging Policy Issues and Child and Family Health teams. RAs are responsible for a wide range of activities for projects designed to support state officials and program administrators as they develop and implement effective health policy. This work includes assisting NASHP team members with planning and execution of virtual and face-to-face symposia, providing support at meetings, assisting in designing and implementing qualitative studies and analyses including literature reviews and syntheses, key informant interviews, case studies, and state surveys. RAs also participate in the design, drafting, and editing of written analyses, briefs, fact sheets, proposals, and presentations that are shared with stakeholders, funders, and the general public. More information and to apply.
NASHP is growing and is seeking candidates to fill policy associate (PA) positions on its Emerging Policy Issues, Chronic and Vulnerable Populations, and Child and Family Health teams, based in its Washington, DC office. At NASHP, PAs are mid-level positions that require substantive as well as practical content expertise in state health policy. PAs conduct qualitative policy research and analysis, assist with project development and management, write policy briefs, blogs and other related resources, and work directly with state health policy officials including governors’ staff, executive branch officials, legislators, and staff from attorney generals’ offices. PAs must have strong analytic and writing skills and a proven record as a strong team player. More information and to apply.
Opportunities in the States
Maine Office of Child and Family Services Medical Director The Maine Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) is looking for a new medical director and welcomes qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants to apply for the position. The director is responsible for providing clinical leadership, strategic policy direction, technical assistance, and clinical support for OCFS program and staff, and supports OCFS goals and objectives established in coordination with the OCFS director and the commissioner’s Office of the Department of Health and Human Services. The director supports development and implementation of policy that aims to improve health outcomes for Maine children and families by improving both their experience of care and population health outcomes. The director will provide consultation and technical assistance to OCFS staff and community-based providers; participate in relevant advisory groups; and when needed, interact with state legislature and legislative committees at the direction of OCFS leadership. The position is expected to be 0.8-1.0 FTE and is based in Augusta. Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Lisa Letourneau at email@example.com with any questions, along with a resume. (10/17)
Pew Charitable Trusts Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative Officer The substance use prevention and treatment initiative provides direct technical assistance to states on how to improve access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for people with substance use disorders and implement other strategies to reduce overdose deaths. The position, based in Washington, DC and reporting to the manager, policy and analysis, conducts research and analysis and provides technical assistance in states to support the policy and programmatic objectives of the substance use prevention and treatment initiative. The work includes leading the development of Pew-branded publications; serving as the subject matter expert and lead for state engagements; generating analyses to support state and federal policy efforts; creating resources for policy makers; and developing issue area expertise on priority topics in the substance use field. 10/9 More information and to apply.
Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst UMBC is seeing analyst to join its Aging and Disability Studies team. Hilltop conducts research and policy analysis to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. With access to an extensive onsite data repository that includes Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and all-payer claims data, Hilltop conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to inform health care payment, program design, monitoring, and evaluation. Hilltop’s Aging and Disability Studies team works with the Medicaid program and the Developmental Disabilities Administration within the Maryland Department of Health as well as other state agencies to improve access to long-term services and supports and advance new service delivery and financing models for people with chronic conditions and disabilities. 10/1 More information and to apply.
Idaho Division of Medicaid Programs Bureau Chief for Care Management The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid, is recruiting a programs bureau chief who will direct the work of bureau employees and provide oversight of complex contracts, programs, and related functions in support of Idaho’s managed care delivery system and related care management functions. This is an opportunity for a self-directed professional to provide strategic leadership in overseeing planning, procurement, implementation, operations, and evaluation of multiple programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in managed health care, public procurement, vendor management, quality management, and compliance, who is also adept at cultivating strong stakeholder relationships, managing program performance and outcomes, and addressing issues that are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas. 9/26 More information and to apply.
Rhode Island HealthSource RI Director The RI Department of Administration seeks a director who will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination, direction, and administration of the RI Health Benefits Exchange – called HealthSource RI. The director provides vision, leadership, and policy development to ensure that individuals and employers have the opportunity to compare and buy health insurance while ensuring all statutory obligations are carried out as described by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The director administers the program in an effective manner while developing relationships as a reliable and trusted source of health care information. The director works under the Director of Administration with wide latitude for the exercise of authority, initiative, and independent judgment in the formulation of policy and programs. The director plans, assigns, coordinates, directs and reviews the work of administrative, management, professional, technical staff. (9/16) More information and to apply.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Management Services Division Administrator The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is searching for an executive level division administrator to oversee its Contracts and Procurement Services, Financial Services, Audits and Investigations, and Facility Services for the state’s largest agency. This position is instrumental in supporting programs designed to help people live healthy and productive lives, while strengthening individuals, families and communities. The department oversees nearly 2,900 employees working at 40 offices, two hospitals, two residential care facilities, and a state laboratory. The division administrator is a key member of the executive leadership team, reporting to the Deputy Director and Director of Health and Welfare. This position will work directly with department executives, other state agencies, and the state’s Executive and Legislative branches as necessary. 9/16 More information and to apply.
Hilltop Institute Programmer Specialist The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a specialist to join its Programming Operations team. The team conducts programming to transform, standardize, and load data into a central repository and relational database. Data sets within the repository include Medicare and Medicaid administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and long-term services and supports assessment and program participant data. Hilltop conducts programming to restructure and format data in order to support evaluations of health care quality and performance measures, conduct program evaluation, and perform rate setting. The specialist must have Tableau®, Python, SAS, and/or SQL programming experience, analytical skills, and an understanding of data management. 9/3 More information and to apply.
MaineCare Medical Director The director is responsible for providing clinical leadership and policy direction and oversight to the Department of Health and Human Services’ MaineCare program and staff and supports MaineCare goals and objectives established in coordination with the MaineCare director and the commissioner’s office. The director supports development and implementation of policy that aims to improve health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries by improving population health outcomes and member experience and promotes the cost-effective use of resources. The director directly communicates with health care providers in the state, participates in relevant advisory groups, and when needed, interacts with state legislature and legislative committees at the direction of OMS leadership. The position is expected to be 0.8-1.0 FTE and is based in Augusta. 8/27 For additional information about this position, contact Lisa Letourneau MD, MPH, DHHS senior advisor at (207) 415.4043 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania State-Based Marketplace Leadership Team Pennsylvania is seeking dedicated leaders to guide the implementation of its state-based health insurance exchange. The Commonwealth is recruiting members of the exchange’s core leadership team to champion the implementation of this impactful and exciting transition from a federal exchange to a state-based exchange.
The following positions are open:
- Executive Director,
- Chief Technology Officer,
- Chief Financial Officer,
- Chief Counsel,
- Human Resources Director,
- Communications Director, and
- Project Manager.
Qualified individuals will have subject matter expertise in health insurance operations, technology, and vendor management. In addition to a dedication to improving health care access and affordability for consumers, ideal candidates will possess the drive to create novel solutions to resolve potential issues and persevere through operational challenges. Familiarity with existing state-based exchange operations is preferred, but not required. Geographic basis within Pennsylvania is preferred. Interested applicants should send resumes to RA-IN-SBEInfo@pa.gov and clearly indicate the position of interest in the body of the email. 7/9
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