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The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Assistant Director of Administrative Services is responsible for overseeing operations in the Arkansas Health Center. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Directs the activities of divisional personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Responsible for overseeing departments within the Arkansas Health Center: human resource and finance, quality assurance and compliance, staff development, resident admissions and medical records, recreation activity, and rehabilitation therapy departments. Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, requirements, and procedures governing programs and services. Participates in the preparation and monitoring of budget and program expenditures by reviewing, compiling, and submitting program projections to management and executive staff. Establishes and maintains external relationships with other agencies, individuals, and external organizations. Responsible for decisions and final recommendations to the Director of Administrative Services, which may result in the formulation of strategic plans of action to achieve the goals of the agency. Serves as a liaison in absence of the Director of Administrative Services. Prepares various reports, correspondence, and forms, as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management, human resource management, and public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration within a health care setting. Knowledge of state and federal quality assurance and compliance laws governing long term care. Knowledge of strategic planning to achieve agency objectives. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and direct the work of others. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of lower level supervisors and subordinates. Ability to coordinate multiple departments, systems, and services of a health care center. Ability to communicate by preparing and presenting oral and written reports. Ability to interpret laws and regulations through the development of policies and procedures. Ability to manage and monitor budgets for long term care programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, social work, psychology, health care administration or a related area; plus five years of experience in business management, public administration or a related field, including three years in a professional management capacity.

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