NASHP Job Opportunities
Policy Associates 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.
Research Analysts The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is growing! We are looking for several qualified research analysts to fill new positions on our Emerging Policy Issues, Chronic and Vulnerable Populations, and Child and Family Health teams in our Washington, DC office. More information and to apply.
Opportunities in the States
Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director of Policy The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) within DHHS administers the state’s Medicaid program and coordinates several major health care financing programs for Maine. The Division of Policy within OMS is responsible for the development of policies for services and programs that provide eligible Maine citizens with access to comprehensive, affordable, evidence-based health care. The director of policy leads and oversees the strategic design and evolution of policies detailing MaineCare’s covered services as well as the attainment of the proper state and federal authorities necessary for approval and implementation of these policies. The director’s duties include analyzing and evaluating current and potential policies, programs and procedures; ensuring legislative and budgetary rulemaking is accomplished within established timeframes; and ensuring timely State Plan Amendment and waiver review and submission to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The application deadline is Nov. 14, 2019 More information and to apply.
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.
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