Opportunities at NASHP

Research Analyst – Long-Term Services and Supports Team
NASHP is looking for a Research Analyst to join the organization’s Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Team. The team’s work focuses on state innovations to improve health outcomes, promote independence, and lower costs for populations who use long-term services and supports, and for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles. More information and to apply. 

Opportunities in the States

Director – Washington State Health Care Authority
The Director of HCA is appointed by the Governor and serves as a member of the Governor’s Executive cabinet. The Director is responsible for ensuring high-quality, affordable health care coverage for more than 2 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and provides coordination and leadership for other state purchasers of health care. The Director oversees an organization of 1,100 employees and manages a biennial budget of more than $10 billion, which makes up nearly 20% of the State’s overall operating budget. The Director is responsible to articulate and advocate a leadership vision for statewide health care. As the leader of the largest health care insurance purchaser in the State, the Director engages in proactive budget and policy engagement with legislators, health care partners, and stakeholders and is responsible for leading change in how health care is paid for and delivered in Washington State. More information and to apply.

Director (Secretary) – Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
The Secretary is responsible for leading a staff of approximately 18,500 employees, most of whom are represented by labor unions. The biennial budget totals $14 billion. Federal grants make up nearly half of the budget. The Secretary of DSHS provides executive leadership, overall direction and strategic vision to the Department in comprehensive administration, integration, accountability and coordination of care for individuals and families with economic, social, health, long-term care supervision or related needs. More information and to apply.

Supervisory Policy Analyst – Department of Health Care Finance, Washington, DC
This position is located in DC Department of Health Care Finance, Health Care Policy and Research Administration. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that the DHCF maintains the Medicaid State Plan, which governs eligibility, scope of benefits and reimbursement policies for the District’s Medicaid; and initiates, amends, and or negotiates waivers of the Medicaid program, and represents the DHCF with federal agencies, including CMS, OMS and the Social Security Administration. Provides for the effective administration of special projects as well as oversees and reviews the State Plan, and provides for policy and procedural documents that may become amendments to the State Plan. Implements, develops and evaluates the activities of the Division to ensure compliance with federal and District laws and rules, policies and procedures and the Medicaid State Plan. More information and to apply.

Senior Government Relations Officer – The University of Vermont Medical Center
The Senior Government Relations Officer is responsible, under the direction of the Senior Vice President for External Relations, for managing government relations in the State of New York for the University of Vermont Health Network and its New York affiliates. The Senior Government Relations Officer deals with complex regulatory matters and public policy having significant impact on the UVM Health Network Adirondack Region hospitals, the Network physician organization and the Network as a whole. The position requires specialized skills and deep knowledge of New York State law and regulations as well as the ability to navigate regulatory processes and build consensus to enact public policy changes that are favorable to Network organizations. The position requires working closely with Presidents and senior executives at the Adirondack Region hospitals and UVM Health Network as well as senior officials in the legislative and executive branches of New York State government and key community stakeholders. The position also involves managing external government relations contractors engaged by the Network and its affiliates. More information and to apply.

Program Manager – Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety, Boston MA
The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety is a state agency that uses communications, research, and data to analysis to support the efforts of providers, policymakers, and consumers working toward safer health care in Massachusetts. The Center was re-established by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and reducing Costs through Increased Transparency, Efficiency and Innovation, and its operations are supported by the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA). The Program Manager supports the Center’s ongoing initiatives through project coordination, stakeholder outreach, and research. The position is based in Boston and reports to the Executive Director. More information and to apply.

Vice President of Policy and Communications – Connecticut Health Foundation
The new Vice President will partner closely with the President and CEO and an engaged board in developing the Foundation’s policy agenda and will seek innovative opportunities to integrate policy and advocacy efforts into CT Health’s programmatic and grant making activities. S/he will shape and implement the new strategic communications plan and build capacity internally and externally to advance CT Health’s policy goals. S/he will lead government relations efforts, developing and nurturing both strong bipartisan relationships throughout Connecticut government and diverse coalitions to improve the health and health care of Connecticut residents with special attention to underserved populations. More information and to apply.

Director, Center for Health Policy and Programs – New York Academy of Medicine
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the new Director will provide strategic direction and leadership to the Center’s key priorities areas of healthy aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and reducing health disparities. S/he will bring deep experience shaping, developing, and advancing an evidence-based policy agenda, and will have a keen understanding of the political dynamic at the city and state levels in New York. The new Director will build strong and diverse networks that support the Center’s current and emerging priorities, nurture existing funding relationships and identify opportunities for new funding streams, lead and develop a strong, collaborative team of 15, and manage an annual budget of $1.8M. More information and to apply.

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