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The Director of the Minority Health Commission is responsible for ensuring that the same caliber of health care services is provided to all residents

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Examines issues relating to the access to health services for minority residents of Arkansas. Identifies health service delivery system disparities directed towards minority individuals. Develops recommendations for additional state government departments and legislative bodies for improvements for access to health services for minority individuals. Develops recommendations as to whether services are available for future assurance that the health care needs of minority individuals are easily accessible. Ensures that the health care available to minority individuals is not only comparable but equivalent to the health care available to the majority of individuals. Supervises intradepartmental personnel for the commission to create preventive communication procedures for educating numerous types of minority populations located with Arkansas about diseases and disorders that are prevalent among them. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of general budget management procedures. Knowledge of general administrative and management procedures. Knowledge of budget and legislative processes for the state of Arkansas. Knowledge of legal aspects of health services administration. Knowledge of approach methods for health policy and management. Knowledge of interrelationships between health care and state politics. Knowledge of modern microeconomic theories. Knowledge of general health care economic analysis procedures. Knowledge of practical economic analytical approaches for solving financial problems. Knowledge of community development procedures directly related to minority public health. Ability to apply the language of biostatistics to data collected from numerous sources. Ability to apply modern microeconomic theories to existing minority health care problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree of business administration or a bachelor’s degree of public health; plus four years of experience working in a health related field, including three years in a supervisory role. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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